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"În luna lui ianuarie noi mâncăm mere."

Translation:In the month of January we eat apples.

1 year ago

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What is the use of 'lui' here?

1 year ago

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To be honest, as a native speaker, using "lui" seems less natural than not using it, even though I am familiar with this form.

1 year ago

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It means "of". You can omit it when talking about months, so it's optional in this case.

1 year ago

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and i suspect we could omit 'luna' also... and just say "in ianuarie"... but it might be more useful to leave it in for let's say "in luna martie" to be clearer what we are saying...

5 months ago

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You are correct, although I wonder what "martie" could be confused with? Marte?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Romanophile

Tuesday (marti)

2 months ago

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Interesting! To me, as a native speaker, "marți" and "martie" sound quite different, but the spelling I guess is fairly similar, especially if you omit the diacritics. :) And they both have to do with time, so I can see how it could be tricky.

One thing to be aware of is that you can say "în martie," but not "în marți."

2 months ago