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"Vinetele sunt mov."

Translation:The eggplants are mauve.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alur_blaze

Why is it not purple?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastienBaill
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I was wondering the same... do you guys use "mauve" in English?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Millerkate74
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Mauve to me (native English speaker) is definitely a light purple colour, almost pink. Aubergines (eggplants) can be light purple but are usually a dark purple, almost black. I think a native speaker's input is needed here...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meepsicle83

Native English speaker seconding this.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alur_blaze

Why does Duolingo teaches us that color, and not how to say purple? How do you say it in Romanian?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/potestasity
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"purple" = "purpuriu"

I think translating colors is complicated. "Purple" is a more common English word than "mauve", but "mov" is a more common Romanian word than "purpuriu" [citation needed]. I'm a native speaker and I'm not good with colors, so I would probably translate "purple" as "mov" and use "mov" to refer to anything from "indigo" to "violet", so I went and tried to search for some "official" answers, based on definitions from DEX:

mov is the color of the flower "stânjenel" (iris), and it's referred to as a "light-violet"

purpuriu is the color of the dye obtained from the snail "Murex brandaris", and it's referred to as a "dark-red"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Holley472244

I am.a native english speaker. Reading comments, I wondered the same thing. While most Ive seen are dark purple, I googled it and there is a type of eggplant that is mauve.

1 month ago

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In my world ;) ”vinetele sunt vineții” (and I think it is funny, like ”roșiile sînt roșii”).

https://dexonline.ro/definitie/vine%C8%9Biu

VINEȚÍU ~e (~i) Care are culoarea apropiată de cea vânătă; care bate în vânăt; cu nuanță vânătă. /vânăt + suf. ~iu

https://dexonline.ro/definitie/v%C3%A2n%C4%83t%C4%83

VÂNĂTĂ vínete f. 1) Plantă erbacee legumicolă cu fructe comestibile, mari, ovale, cărnoase, de culoare violetă. 2) Fructul acestei plante; pătlăgică vânătă. /Din vânăt

VẤNĂT, -Ă, vineți, -te, adj., s. n., s. f. I. Adj. 1. De culoare albastru-închis (cu reflexe violete).

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