groente

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From groen +‎ -te.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣrun.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: groen‧te

NounEdit

groente f (plural groenten or groentes, diminutive groentje n or groentetje n)

  1. (uncountable, collective) Vegetables.
  2. (countable) A (type of) vegetable.

Usage notesEdit

  • Groente is typically not used for a single piece of vegetable; instead that is called (een) stuk groente. However, it is used as a countable noun in both the singular and plural for a particular type (species, genus, cultivar, etc.) of vegetable.
  • While groentetje is the regular form of the diminutive, it is not often used, likely because of its more difficult, less smooth pronunciation. Groentje is the commonly used dimunitive.

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