So, "Fructe" = fruit and "Fructele" = the fruit. But, when followed by "lor", "Fructele" = "Fructe"? What kind of nonsense is that? (I confirmed it with my Romanian partner, she said that's just how it is. But I can't accept this lack of logic. I just spent at entire section adding 'the' to words I've already learned. And now you're telling me that even though I'm hearing 'the' variant, I'm just supposed to pretended you said a different version of the word? Madness.)
Why do we still need the word 'the' in this sentence in Romanian? I'm just struggling to understand why you would be effectively saying a sentence like "their the fruit are sweet". I speak other Latin rooted languages (Sp, Fr and It) and none of them do this, so I am struggling to get my head around this rule and remember it properly. Any advice greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!