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French term or phrase:mangues
English translation:Mangoes
Entered by: Poornima Iyengar
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06:11 Sep 3, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: mangues
What IS the plural in English : "mangos", or "mangoes".

The latter has more success in terms of number of hits, but that is not proof enough. My dictionary sources are conflicting.

Any support for one or the other?
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 03:49
Mangoes
Explanation:
Mango is the singular form and Mangoes is the plural form.
I am an Indian, from the land of Alphonso Mangoes.
HTH
Poornima :-)

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Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 08:19
Grading comment
I always cringe at the sight of "potatoe" and "tomatoe", but that's for the singular. Suddenly I was less sure of my ground for the plural here and the more I looked, the less sure I was. Thanks Porrnima!


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Summary of answers provided
naMangoes or mangos
Alexandra Hague
namangoesElizabeth Duke
naMangoes
Poornima Iyengar
namangoes
Olivier San Léandro
naMangoes
Maya Jurt
namangos/mangoesSerge L
naMangoes
Maya Jurt


  

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3 mins
Mangoes


Explanation:
My Indian friends offer me mangoes. But is that proof enough?

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 03:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 412
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4 mins
Mangoes


Explanation:
My Indian friends offer me mangoes. But is that proof enough?
And Madhur Jaffrey's book on "Indian Cookery" spells it this way.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 03:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
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6 mins
mangos/mangoes


Explanation:
My Dutch-English dictionary gives "mangos" as the plural form. Between brackets it says (also: mangoes). According to my dictionary, the best form would be the first one. My first reaction, though, was "mangoes". Strange...

HTH,

Serge L.


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Serge L
Local time: 03:49
PRO pts in pair: 227
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6 mins
mangoes


Explanation:
dictionnaries (larousse + Harrap's)
+ web sites


    Reference: http://www.google.com
Olivier San Léandro
Local time: 03:49
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 181
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7 mins
Mangoes


Explanation:
Mango is the singular form and Mangoes is the plural form.
I am an Indian, from the land of Alphonso Mangoes.
HTH
Poornima :-)

For confirmation check the link below



    Reference: http://southernfood.about.com/library/weekly/aa062401a.htm
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 08:19
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 174
Grading comment
I always cringe at the sight of "potatoe" and "tomatoe", but that's for the singular. Suddenly I was less sure of my ground for the plural here and the more I looked, the less sure I was. Thanks Porrnima!

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15 mins
Mangoes or mangos


Explanation:
The OED gives both but 'oes' comes first. It just seems to look right to me.


Alexandra Hague
Local time: 03:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 116
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18 mins
mangoes


Explanation:
my 'Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors' (edition 2000) only goves mangoes and not the option of mangos

Elizabeth Duke
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: Native in AbkhazianAbkhazian, Native in EnglishEnglish
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