Can el pan only be used singular?
Can el pan only be used singular? Will it be wrong to say los panos?
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The plural of el pan would be los panes. However, I see no reference to bread in the plural form in the dictionary..so it may not be used.
pan is a countless noun like glass, water, dirt, fish, etc., but most of those can be made plural when talking about different varieties, types, brands, etc.
Wheat, rye, oat, corn, pumpernicklel, Italian, French, pumpkin, prune, leavened, unleavened are examples of the many different breads produced around the world.
or varieties of bread
grass is countless, but when you start talking about varieties it becomes grasses.
Rice is countless until you start discussing categories.
even water (bottled water, tap, boiled, frozen, distilled, river, lake, rain, ground, etc) can be referred to as waters
and so on.
In Colombia they sell bread by price. So, you can have un pan de 200 pesos or dos panes de 100 pesos, If you are really hungry and can afford it, you can buy tres panes de 100 pesos or un pan de 100 pesos + un pan de 200 pesos.
The plural form is quite common - especially in a bakery (panadería).
En las panaderías de allá, se encuentran muchas formas del famoso "Pan Dulce" y a esto, siempre se refiere "Panes."
El pan de esa pastelería siempre están calientes. The bread from this bakery is allways hot.
Todo el pan en esta canasta esta tieso.Todos los panes en esta canasta estan tiesos All the bread in this basket is hard. *I think that the plural does not work well *
But Martini seems to be correct.
I think maybe panes = loaves of bread