"Two boys write and two girls read the letter."
Translation:Doi băieți scriu și două fete citesc scrisoarea.
I thought it was me just thinking it was so hard.glad im not alone with my thinking.
This is indeed hard. I keep screwing up the A-circumflex and the A-breve and the I-circumflex. Remembering all the verb conjugations like scrie, scriu, scrim, screieti, etc is making my brain hurt, haha.
For second person plural I am always unsure whether the pronounciation is correct. Is the I at the end (e.g. băieți) really silent?
The 'I' at the end of 'băieți' isn't exactly silent, it's much shorter (little to no emphasis). It slightly changes the pronunciation of the 'ț' at the end. Now that I think about it, to a non-native speaker it's really difficult to distinguish between 'ți' and 'ț', but there is a slight difference. For now, just pronounce it as if there was no 'i' at the end.
As you listen to native speakers (e.g. on TV or radio broadcasts you can find online), you'll be able to pick up on the nuances in pronunciation.
The voice pronouncing words in the Duolingo course mispronounces several things. I've found it to be pretty accurate, but I've also found a significant number of mispronunciations throughout the course. So if something sounds off, don't be afraid to ask in the comments to be sure.
Why do the verbs look like 1st person singular indicative active when the subjects are 3rd person plural?? My native Romanian bf says this is right but I'm confused and he isn't sure why it is that way either.
Does anybody know the pronouns for 'read' and 'write'? This is confusing... they should at least teach you things like this at the beginning of each lesson.
I don't understand why it's "citesc" when "citesc" is used for first person as well. For example "Tu scrii si eu citesc".
Why does English has "read" for all persons except he/she/it?. That's the conjugation of the verb. :)
A citi / To read - present tense
Eu citesc - I read
Tu citești - You read
El/ea citește - He/she reads
Noi citim - We read
Voi citiți - You read
Ei/ele citesc - They read
Ok, thank you. I'm assuming all conjugations for both first person, and third person plural are shared.
Most of them and only in present tense, but it is not a rule.
I got the entire sentence correct except I left the final a out. So they marked the entire sentence as wrong. I was so close!