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"Ei toarnă un pahar cu apă."

Translation:They pour a glass of water.

November 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_SallySparrow_

Why isn't "They fill a glass with water" not accepted? I'm not a native English speaker but "They pour a glass with water" sounds weird ...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PirvuOctavian97

pour = toarnă / fill = umple


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

"They pour a glass with water" would be weird. I wrote the more usual "They pour a glass of water," which was accepted. It does not capture the "cu," but it is the only possibility that sounds right to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SunnyCane

Doesn't cu translates to : to, of and with?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

I guess it does. I just think of it being the Latin "cum" and related to the Spanish and Italian "con" and the Portuguese "com," all of which simply mean "with."

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