"Castravetele este în salată."

Translation:The cucumber is in the salad.

November 24, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DanaMootII

why is there no article necessary for 'salată' in this sentence?

November 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Caesar_Imperator

When using nouns with certain verbs you simply do not use an article. It is the case for motion verbs (a merge, a se duce, a veni) and for the verb „a fi”. Examples:

Du-te la mașină și ia plasele. - Go to the car and take the bags.

Eu vin de la poștă. - I am coming from the post office.

Sunt la universitate. - I am at university.

There might be exceptions, but I was unable to find any, it seems to be a pretty consistent rule.

November 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MaartenStaa

I believe it's because the noun is placed after a preposition. All nouns coming after a preposition are not articulated. The only exception, I think, is with the preposition "cu", or if the noun has to be articulated, like for the possessive.

Te-am văzut la televizor - I saw you on the TV. (Televizor comes after the preposition "la", and should not be articulated) Merg cu cartea - I walk with the book. (Cartea comes after cu, the only(?) preposition after which you should articulate the noun) Sunt în casa mea - I am in my house (Casa comes after în, but is articulated for the possessive)

December 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/violeta877655

I think we learn this in school, but I don't remember the rules anymore. :) ”Cu” seems to be one preposition requiring a noun with article. There are also the (slightly less used) prepositions/prepositional locutions with accusative/genitive/dative din cauza/în spatele/mulțumită, where one has to use an article: din cauza unui băiat/din cauza băiatului - because of a boy/because of the boy.

https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locu%C8%9Biune_prepozi%C8%9Bional%C4%83

https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prepozi%C8%9Bie

December 27, 2016
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