Comida francesa.... sea salad*o* (?) o dulce

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Comida francesa.... sea salad*o* (?) o dulce

I just took a quiz that included this (correct) answer: "ya sea salado o dulce" to complete the sentence "Me encanta la cocina francesa...." Why doesn't the 1st adjective change to agree in gender with "cocina"? I picked it anyway, as there was no option with "salada" (and it was the best available  option) but it still struck me as incorrect.

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Karamy

You could actually use it in the feminine form "salada" as in "cocina francesa salada" or "cocina francesa dulce" - agreeing with cocina as you said. But we don't normally use it this way because it'd sound a bit odd to classify French cuisine as salty or sweet. 

We are using it in the masculine singular form here to express something like "anything/any dish that is salty [within French cuisine]" or "anything/any dish that is sweet [within French cuisine]" - it is using a more neutral adjective. For this neutral effect the tendency is to use the masculine singular form - this is the reason.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma 

Comida francesa.... sea salad*o* (?) o dulce

I just took a quiz that included this (correct) answer: "ya sea salado o dulce" to complete the sentence "Me encanta la cocina francesa...." Why doesn't the 1st adjective change to agree in gender with "cocina"? I picked it anyway, as there was no option with "salada" (and it was the best available  option) but it still struck me as incorrect.

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