Are there collective nouns in Spanish?
Following from "Phrases and idioms" would you have a list of collective nouns as there are in English for Animals , for example. A colony of Ants A shrewdness of Apes. A troup of Babboons. An obstinacy of Buffalo. An intrusion of Cockroaches. A pride of Lions. A gaggle of Geese. A murder of Crows. A swarm of Bees. A culture of Bacteria. An exultation of Larks. A dazzle of Zebra. An ambush of Tigers. A Rhumba of Rattlesnake. A Parliament of Owls. ¿ Is there anything like this in Spanish or better?
Yes, they exist in Spanish also.
Spanish also has uncountable nouns just as English does.
As to whether we have a list, you could check the Vocabulary lists. If we don't have one, why not make your own and then announce its publishing?
I created a small flashcard set on collective nouns. Feedback on nouns worth adding is welcome. Thanks.
In English there is a mountain of collective nouns for different animals, there do not seem to be so many in Spanish. Does anyone know if this is a peculiarity of English or are there other languages with tons of collective nouns for animals?
Of course, like any other language, Spanish has collective nouns. These nouns can be used in singular and refer to a "group of..." Examples:
jauría de lobos [pack of wolves] bosque [forest: group of trees] gente [group of people] muchedumbre [crowd] bandada [flock of birds] rosal [rose garden, group of rose bushes] ganado [cattle]
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