According to wiktionary, ”bărbat” comes from the Latin word for ”bearded” (”barbatus”).
Romanian comes from Latin.
Would "un om" also work?
It does. ☺
Why does she sound so angry? She spits the words. Is Romanian typically a harsh language?
The synthesised speech on this course is terrible. I find it best using a couple of other apps alongside DuoLingo to get an idea for what Romanian should sound like when spoken naturally.
It's true. In Duolingo Romanian sounds very harsh, not so beautiful and musical as I have heard.
Real people pronouncing Romanian here: https://forvo.com/languages/ro/
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!
om means 'human' :)
Ah thank you!
Ok. . . Duolingo is weird om
Bărbat means man