According to wiktionary, ”bărbat” comes from the Latin word for ”bearded” (”barbatus”).
Romanian comes from Latin.
Would "un om" also work?
It does. ☺
It keeps telling me to pay attention to my accents... But I don't have accents available on my keyboard. Any suggestions?
If you are using an Android phone it is easy to install a Romanian keyboard. If you are using a computer, Duolingo provides on-screen buttons for ă, â, î, ş, and ț.
You can click on the letters ăîșțâ.
For English keyboard: Hold your finger on the latter that is meant to have an accent, e.g. "e", and then it will have a popup with all sorts variations for this letter - just tap the one you need.
What the's difference between "un bărbat" and "un om" ?
DuoLingo just casually threw "un om" in as an answer despite never showing me this word before!