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"a man, two men"

Translation:un bărbat, doi bărbați

December 15, 2016



is there a rule for t becoming ț in the ending when we change the word? and how does ț actually sound in such case?


When adding an "-i" at the end (either with some plurals or second person singular verb conjugations), the "t" becomes "ț" (there are exceptions):
un robot - doi roboți (a robot - two robots)
eu strănut - tu strănuți (I sneeze - you sneeze)

In this case, the "ț" at the end is palatalized. Try pronouncing "nazi" in just one syllable.


What's the difference between "doi" and "doua"? (Can't use accents, sorry)


doi is masculine, doua is femine, i believe


Doi is masculine (as in doi baieti), Doua is feminine (as in doua fete) and doua is neuter (as in doua mere)


Can someone explain how, upon hearing man or men, one is supposed to know-- I'm not hearing a single difference in pronunciation.. they both sound like "borbat"... the i at the end apparently isn't pronounced. Are we to strictly figure it out from context? Just curious.

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