Uva (grapes) is a singular (feminine) collective noun naming the fruit. What we think of as individual grapes are called chicchi or acini. Un grappolo is a bunch of grapes. It’s what hangs off the vite (grapevine).

So, for example, if you’re buying grapes, you might start out by asking for dell’uva(some grapes). Then, you could get more specific by indicating quel grappolo lì (that bunch over there).

It’s completely natural to mention the different types of fruit in the plural, and slip into the singular for grapes. It just takes a little getting used to!

Parliamo di: pesche, albicocche, fragole, ciliegie, anche l’uva.
We’re talking about: peaches, apricots, strawberries, cherries, also grapes.UVA-COPERTINA-CESTO-Copia

Italian words: uva – grapes
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