"They are men and they are women."
Translation:Ei sunt bărbați și ele sunt femei.
I too wish to know the difference. This has happened on a number of occasions on the first lessons. Multiple words for or and and can lead to some confusion early on for learners. I'm okay, I can deduce that there may be multiple ands or ors in any language, however it can confuse certain learners or without even a slight explanation as to why one and is preferred over another it can distract learners. It's okay if there are multiple words that mean the same thing, but why not give an explanation at the very least.
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I agree. I speak both Romanian and English, and I've always used "iar" to mean "but". I would not have used "iar" to translate this sentence. "Iar" would translate to English as "they are men but they are women," which is not the sentence they asked us to translate. (I grew up in America, and am trying to improve my native Romanian.)
Ok, first: 1. "iar" wasnt introduced which is confusing, but ok and 2., why can't "Ei" be used twice in the same phrase, if it's neutral? Couldn't it be "ei sunt bărbați și >ei< sunt femei"? If someone could explain to me I would be very grateful!! I just feel like it doesn't make sense, so I guess there's a gramatical explanation to it or something...
The correction is wrong because the Romanian does not correspond to "They are men and they are women" but to "They are men, they are women" the "și" is missing from the "correct" choice offered.