So I'm guessing there is no estar/ser like in Spanish? Is there just 1 way to say "is"?
I am = Eu sunt You are = Tu eşti He is = El este She is = Ea este We are = Noi suntem You are = Voi sunteţi They are = Ei/Ele sunt (depending on gender)
In English, it's more common to say:
Thanks a lot (informal)
Thank you very much (formal)
Maybe she is trying to break into a typically male profession. I can't wait to hear what she answers back!
I might be getting ahead of myself as this is only my second lesson, but what are the rules about the placement of ”nu”?
I'm not 100% but I think it's Pronoun - Negative - Verb. So for example, I not am a girl, rather than I am not a girl. Imagine the positive version of the sentence "I am a girl" and then put in "not" after "I". Hope that helps.
Never mind the rest of the sentence. The negation always comes immediately before whatever it's negating.
Do you pronounce "nu un" as "nuun" as if you're saying it with no pauses or do you say it as "nu-un" with a pause in between the two if that makes sense?
Normally, final Is are spoken softly in Romanian (if you know Russian, think about the soft sign ь). That's why it seems there is an ellision. :)
"Female" is an adjective. Besides, it fails to specify girl or woman. There is a difference between the two.
Romanian doesn't really have a word for "female" that can be applied to humans. The equivalent word "femelă" is reserved for animals (and, as such, insulting when used for people).
I've only done 2 lessons, but I am interested to know what the accent marks do to the pronunciation. I am not used to words with accent marks.
Note that that's ești and sunteți, not esti and sunteti. The ș sounds like "sh" and ț sounds sort of in between "ts" and "ch".
sunt /sunt/ (soont)
ești /jeʃtʲ/ (yesht)
este /ˈjeste/ (YES-tay)
suntem /ˈsunt.em/ (SOON-tem)
sunteți /sunˈtet͡sʲ/ (soon-TETSCH)
Probably just a bad computer voice. I'd report (flag) this. Given that this is the beta release, I'm sure there are a lot of issues that the team needs to shake out.
Maybe the fact that the last syllable and vowel are clearly spoken (as it should be) (almost accented) gives you this impression. There is no N or M.
The infinitive is
eu sunt; sînt
el este; e
ei sunt; sînt
I said "You are a woman, not a man." but said incorrect and fixed it like "You are a woman and not a man." Why i should write "and" even if there is no "and" in romanian sentence?
Duolingo is wrong. Next time this happens, flag it and report "My answer should be accepted."
Female and male are adjectives and can be applied to many different things, like female cats and male dogs, as well as different ages. A girl is a female child and a boy is a male child. Woman and man are nouns and generally only refer to adult human beings.
The sentence correctly translated is "You are a woman, not a man."