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"Băiatul mănâncă mărul."

Translation:The boy eats the apple.

November 25, 2016



Hi, I'm original from Romania, so I know that there are two answers: "Femeia" ; "Băiatul".


Right .I have the same opinion . Duolingo must agree the 2 answers


So -ul adds "the" to every word?


NO not every word, it depends if its feminine too!


The exercise for me was ... Mănâncă mărul, with 2 of the multiple choice options being băiatul and femeia, i picked băiatul which was marked correct, but shouldn't femeia be equally correct here? The boy, or the woman?


You are correct


I'd like to know why Femeia was wrong in this case


This multiple choice question is idiotic. There were two valid options, Femeia and Băiatul. Besides, in an earlier question, the woman ate the apple.


I don't understand, does the verb conjugate depending on the definiteness of the object, or was the point of the lesson to recognise that there needs to be an article, so only the definite form was correct?


What do you mean? You can not say "Băiatul mănancă măr" (as in an apple, where it becomes "un măr", never just "măr"), because the final "ul" is equivalent to "the"


Okay that's what I thought, you just need there to be an article.


the conjugation of the verb has nothing to do with the definiteness or undefiniteness of the object ....

You use the same verb form ( here 3 rd pers. sing. "mănâncă ") concording to the SUBJECT "Băiatul" to express that

"the boy eats an apple" or that "the boy eats the apple"....

the clue in this exercise is to recognise that the only thing he can EAT is an object like : an apple ( "un măr" ) or the apple ( "mărul" )

the five other listed objects were things you can DRINK ....


how would I know to understand that duo wants the boy to be correct when one of the answers to select is femeia ... am I supposed to mind read duo when there is more than one correct answer for fill in the blank???


It is incorrect exercise

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