Until now, ,in spite of the fact that the preceeding lessons could not be discussed because there was no access , i see with great satisfaction that Romanian is very close to French and Italian,l with some sprinkling of Spanish/Portuguese and even Romantsch (Reto-Romanico) from Switzerland. The main difference is that the article appears AFTER the noun. But it will certainly become more difficult grammatically, I am afraid ! especially if it stays close to French and Italian..What do the native Romanian speakers think about that ?
The article following the noun could be influence from neighboring Bulgarian where that is also the case (as in Macedonian, too) even though the two languages are otherwise not related..
You are right, it is similar to the languages you mentioned. Although I would add that the Portuguese accent is difficult to comprehend (but when reading the words it is a bit better). Regarding the grammar, maybe it is not easy for a native to say how difficult it is. I think it is not far away than that of other latin languages, although I have heard people saying that Romanian grammar is very similar to that of Portuguese. Succes la învățat :)
I think at this point than romanian is one of the closest language of latin. With italian of course.
i find it is closer to French. so many words or complete sentences are exactly the same. it comes from the heavy borrowing of French vocabulary in the 19th century.when Romania was again born as an Independent State and wanted to stress it Latinity by eliminating many hungarian, turkish and slavic words..So it turned to France which was, and still is, the strongest of the Romance speaking countries ( I'm NOT French but ROMAND, that means a French-speaking Swiss that's what we are and what we SHOULD be called.: ROMANDS , Not Suisses-Francais.! Our fellow citizens from the Alamanic-speaking part of Switzerland call us " :DIE WELSCHEN." which is exactly like" THE WELSH "in English.. It is the ancient Germanic word which was used to name the non-Germanic- speaking peoples living together or very near the Germanic peoples. (Alamans - Saxons ). The so -called Swiss Germans do not speak German ( they learn it at school and call it Schriftdeutsch, that is " written German" They speak Alamanisch which is - at least - as different from German as Portuguese is from Spanish. Of course, they can speak German with somebody who doesn't speak Alamanisch.
and, of course, it is the same name as Valachia, Valachians. Vallachs.or Walllachs, Walachia etc. " Jene die nicht Deutsch sprechen. " and Wallace in English.
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So, I was told by the first person to teach me Romanian that this is, (at least in part) because romania has been invaded and occupied by so many different countries. But i can't speak to the accuracy of that statement. What say you, native Romanians?
Is the "-a" ending on "limba" the accusative (direct object) or is it the definite article "the Romanian language"?
-a at the end of limba is definitely the definite article, but limba română in this sentence is also in accusative, so maybe both? :)
She doesn't know how to speak ever Romanian,she got wrong the most of the things that she says
Ok, girl. No need to speak that fast to prove I don't speak or understand Romanian.
There is, altough subtle in some cases. For example, you cannot say "tu nu vorbeşti limba româneşte".
We have three options for translating "We speak Romanian." All three are correct and common in standard Romanian.
I. "Vorbim româna" = We speak Romanian. (Româna is the name of the language. Grammatically, it is a noun.)
II. "Vorbim limba română" = "We speak the Romanian language."
This is a useful construction if, for example, you want to say: "Vorbim limba română nu limba germană." You can also say "Vorbim româna nu germana."
"Vorbim limba română" adds more emphasis and is a bit more formal, but it doesn't contain more information.
III. "Vorbim româneşte."
"Româneşte" is an adverb. "Vorbim româneşte" still means "We speak Romanian." The verb "vorbim" allows the use of an adverb like "româneşte" but also the use of a noun like "româna" because it is a transitive verb (all transitive verbs allow the subsequent use of a noun without a preposition).
So, the difference is technical (i.e., grammatical).
Vorbim româneşte = Transitive Verb + Adverb
Vorbim româna = Transitive verb + Noun (direct object).
no because it's the definite form of limbă so it changes to limba but adjectives (română) don't change
same way for example as:
o fată bună = a good girl
fata bună = the good girl
I feel called out lmao. The second i read it, the first thing to react to it with was laugh.