Translation:Good afternoon, he is Michael and she is Jane.
Names shouldn't be translated to another language. Ioana is Ioana, not Jane. If I'd use this I'd make a complete fool of myself to my mother-in-law. She's named Ioana.
So why Joan is wrong and Jane is right? It looks like splitting hairs here, especially when we are learning Romanian and not English.
1) It keeps telling me that Buna ziua means good afternoon, which I'm pretty sure it's an error 2) Do we have to translate the names too ?? (I don't know if I got wrong only because of the buna ziua thing or also because of the names)
Good afternoon is put as a best translation. But Good day is a secondary and correct answer as well. ;-) Possible translations for Mihai - Michael/Mike and for Ioana - Joan/Joanna/Jane.
My mother is called ioana and since we live in germany her name is still ioana. I dont understand why there is a need to translate it in this app
you probably got it wrong because you didnt translate the names, although through all my experience with romanian all names are the same in english and romanian
You don't have to translate the names. "Bună ziua" does mean "good afternoon" and if you got it wrong, I'm assuming that Duolingo wants it to mean "good afternoon" and not anything else. However, it can also mean "good day"
Well, it's really weird, because ziua literally means day in romanian. Buna dupamasa would be the exact translation for good afternoon
"Bună ziua" is not explicit used after noon! I can also be used in the later (mid)morning. I think "Good day" is the exact translation, but uncommon (not used in English). This would equal the German "Guten Tag", which is used after the explicit Morning.
Yes. You do have to translate the names. I got michael wrong because i couldnt remember how to spell it in romanian
Jane is not Ioana. Ioana is translated more like Joanna or Jo but Jane is not correct.
I'd like to know how my first name (being of Greek origin) is translated and pronounced in Romanian. :)
Yeah, I put Hello and Joanna and it marked me wrong - not sure which was the reason.