"She is not a child."
Translation:Ea nu este copil.
The sentience is "she is not a child" so in the multiple choice why is the correct answer "ea nu este copil" shouldn't it be ea nu este un copil or is there a reason why it's not required in this sentence if so let me know. Vă rog şi mulțumesc
We, romanian people speak very much and for make our life more simple, we "cut" propositions. These language is our usually language. Duolingo try to make you speak and write our usually language.<h1>CENTENAR</h1>
It is just a grammatical error because the words "a" or "an" mean "un" and "o"
it seems like 'Ea nu e un copil' should be a second correct response if 'e' is the short form of 'este' and copil is masculine. The 'report a problem' button didn't give "my answer should be accepted" as an option.
Further question... I learnt/heard that "nu este" = "nu e" = "nu-i" is like the same. Especially the last form could be accepted here? Unless of course I am totally mistaken. :)
The reason it doesn't accept "nu-i" is because it is very rarely used and because "nu este" is the most grammatically correct
It is like "It is not"(Nu este) "It isn't"(nu e) and It's not (nu e). There is the prescurtations of .... the verb.
You use a different form of each verb depending on who's doing the action. This way, you can leave the subject out altogether and still be understood!
A FI - to be
So basically, ești = you are and este = he is / she is.
"Copil" is masculine in Romanian. Therefore:
un copil, doi copii
"O" is only used for feminine nouns:
o fată, o mașină, o persoană etc.
Yes - while there is some leeway (especially when writing for effect e.g. in prose, novels etc) generally word order does matter if you want to be technically correct. And with more complex sentences, not ordering your words correctly will either make the sentence nonsensical or just wrong.