"She is not a child."

Translation:Ea nu este copil.

November 20, 2016



What's the difference between e and este?

February 4, 2017


"e" is the short version of "este".

February 25, 2017


No its not!

September 28, 2017


It is but it is used informally

December 4, 2018


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

May 3, 2017


why is there no "un" before "copil" in the romanian sentence?

September 29, 2017


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.

December 8, 2018


It is just a grammatical error because the words "a" or "an" mean "un" and "o"

December 4, 2018


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.

June 5, 2017


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. :)

July 9, 2018


The reason it doesn't accept "nu-i" is because it is very rarely used and because "nu este" is the most grammatically correct

December 4, 2018


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.

December 8, 2018


What's the difference between ești and este?

May 5, 2018


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
(eu) sunt
(tu) ești
(el) este
(noi) suntem
(voi) sunteți
(ei) sunt

So basically, ești = you are and este = he is / she is.


April 18, 2019


Different conjugation- eşti (I am), este (he/she is)

May 21, 2018


Actually, ești is 2nd singular (you are) not first singular (I am) but yes. Different person in the verb conjugation.

July 12, 2018


why is ea nu e o copil wrong?

November 20, 2016


"Copil" is masculine in Romanian. Therefore:

un copil, doi copii

"O" is only used for feminine nouns:

o fată, o mașină, o persoană etc.

November 20, 2016


understood thanks

November 21, 2016


Does word order Actually matter?

October 8, 2018


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.

October 9, 2018
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