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DefinedMeaning talk:rice (395506)

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Question:

I wanted to add this DM as in the sentence "I eat rice" (je mange du riz). We don't eat the plant, but its grain. Then, I thought to add synonym: "rice" = "rice grain" ("riz" = "grain de riz"), but I'm disturbed by the fact that "rice" seems to be uncountable whereas "rice grain" seems to be countable (same thing in French):

  • He ate much rice
  • He ate many rice grains.

Do we still consider them as synonyms? Kipcool 12:46, 30 November 2006 (CET)

It's the same in German: "Reis" is uncountable, "Reiskorn" is countable. I think they should be seperate DMs. The present DM only describes the countable word. --Tosca 23:34, 30 November 2006 (CET)
The noun "rice" is uncountable but the definition and some translations refer to "rice grain" (countable). See discussion above and wikt:en:rice. --Ortografix 00:15, 1 December 2006 (CET)
I changed the definition to a plural (i.e. uncountable). The definition for the countable word is Expression:rice grain. --Kip 12:30, 8 January 2012 (UTC)