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"Mie îmi aduce un pahar de apă."

Translation:He brings me a glass of water.

December 8, 2016



How do i know it is he not she that brings the water. Would DL let me translate it with the neuter singular 'they' I wonder. To truly translate the ambiguous Romanian form should i say 'someone brings'?


No, "they" is an abomination. In Duolingo, you can pick either the masculine or the feminine form whenever the original sentence is gender-ambiguous, and if otherwise correct, your answer will always be accepted. So you can do "she brings me a glass of water." Try it!


Technically is a"pahar cu apa", paharul itself is of glass".


Hahahaha... tecnically... but not really... something similar happens in spanish, some people say it's a 'cup of water', and some people say the correct way is 'cup with water'... but both sentences are correct, because when you say 'cup of water' you are not talking about the material the cup or container is made of, you are talking about the amount of water.

If you say a 'cup with water' in an extrem case, the other person could understand you want a cup, and an amount of water on the side.


Similar to French: "a glass of water" is "un verre d'eau" whereas "un verre à eau" is a "water glass."


If the verb is "aduce" the only possible pronouns are " he, she or even it". DL doesn't give any clue but you cannot use "they" because the verb form would be "ei / ele aduc".


Is it better to say: El/Ea imi aduce un pahar de apa...thanks in advance


pahar cu apa, neaparat


Why does this sentence require both stressed and unstressed pronouns when the previous sentence did not??

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