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"Eu îi dau o prăjitură bunicii."

Translation:I give a cake to the grandmother.

November 27, 2016

5 Comments


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

Is there a reason why "I give a cupcake to grandmother (grandma)," without the definite article THE is not accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex502643

Why not: I give grandmother a cake?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ejfubb43o

Late to this but that implies that the grandmother is yours, and not just a grandmother. If I were to say "I give mother a cookie" I'm implying that it is my mother, but if I say "I give THE mother a cookie", I'm saying it could be any mother, not mine. The sentence doesn't imply the grandmother is yours. Hope this helps and I'm sorry if I'm incorrect.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ANfg91

Is anyone able to explain how we know that it is grandmother rather than grandfather and direct me to the section to look at again? Thank you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Einer273137

to the grandfather would be 'bunicului'

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