sau -> a word obviously comes from latin ''aut'' , there is a resemblance :D
romanian is descended from vulgar latin, adopted in Dacia by a process of romanization
Pretty much, although I think "ori" can also be used as the exclusive "or", while "sau" can only be used for the inclusive "or".
Programmers know :) : an "inclusive" or is when one or BOTH sentences can be true. "Exclusive" or (usually "xor" in programming) is when either one or the other sentence is true but NOT BOTH. In Romanian, an exclusive or is marked by doubling the word (sau/ori): "Bei SAU apă SAU lapte" (that means you have to choose, there can't be both). When there is a single SAU (or ORI) it usually means an "inclusive" or (but leaves room to some ambiguity).
What do you mean by inclusive or? In my head it's always exclusive, since it's one thing or the other. Do you have an example?
Put it this way: Do you love your mother or your father? You're not necessarily limited to strictly only the one or only the other. As the meme goes, "¿Por qué no los dos?"
What would the correct word be for drink? In previous answers I've put bei and it's been marked as wrong, as well as when I've put bea. In what instance would I use each?
@Louise.Joy ”bei” is correct. ”A bea” goes ”(eu) beau, (tu) bei, (el/ea) bea, (noi) bem, (voi) beți, (ei/ele) beau”. Maybe you had some typo in your sentence and it was marked incorrect.
A bea-to drink Eu beau-I am drinking Tu bei-you are drinking El\Ea bea-he\she\it is drinking Noi bem-we are drinking Voi beți-you are drinking Ei\Ele beau-they are drinking
Where do I find the prepositions, etc.? The pictures only give the nouns. I am guessing the verbs because they are similar to Italian.
Later: OK, I have discovered that everything is there, I just need to move the cursor over the sentence on the left. I guess I was going too fast.
Sorry if this sounds stupid but why wouldn't this be "Are you drinking water or milk"? Besides the fact that the sentence itself doesn't have a question mark, if you did add one could it be a correct question? (This is a bit confusing ;-;) Honestly this sentence doesn't make much sense having "or"/"sau". It would have been better with "and".
That's right, the only reason you can't translate it like that it's because the Romanian sentence lacks a question mark and thus isn't a question.
Yes, you are right. I am Romanian. But there is a difference, because there is pronounced the letter "l" in "apple", no ?