Translation:They are boys and they have a newspaper.
Asking if they have either a book or a newspaper in the answer. Not quite sure how you're supposed to "fill in the blank" when they're both just nouns.
Indeed, I went with book since I figured boys would be reading that instead of a newspaper LOL
Still got it wrong ;0
So I thought about it some more and realized what was wrong. It would have been "o carte", instead of "un ziar". So since they gave us "un", it had to be newspaper. (Unless of course I'm remembering the question wrong now...)
Thank you for the help. Does this help explain that carte is feminine and ziar is masculine?
bravo1125 - I believe that "ziar' has neuter gender, so . . . we need to memorize the "Tips and Notes" for the section concerning "Plurals".
Not necessarily, that just comes down to memorization of which noun is feminine or masculine. I think this question just gives you the gender context to pick the correct one from the drop down list.
Sunt is used for both 1st person singular (I/eu) and 3rd person plural (they/ei/ele). Suntem is used for 1st person plural (we/noi).
A fi is a fourth conjugation verb, so 1st sing and 3rd pl are the same. Suntem is only for 1st pl (noi).
a fi (to be)
If ever I'm confused about something, the first place I check is Wiktionary. They usually have more than enough information about it. Here's the page for a fi: