"You have boys."

Translation:Voi aveți băieți.

December 17, 2016



i don't understand why this was marked as wrong if i meant to say "tu ai băieți". You is the equivalent to both "tu" & "voi" in romanian

January 6, 2018


I prefer “Aveți băieți” because it rhymes.

August 20, 2017


If boy is băiat, why is it the plural băieți and not băiati? As for bărbat, bărbati (if I'm not mistaken). Is it because of the diptongue ia? And why does it change from t to ț? Thanks.

December 17, 2016


I don't remember any rule, however I do remember even the natives having to learn quite a few irregular plurals. Here are some more:

  • halat/halate, palat/palate, ducat/ducate
  • pat/paturi
  • prelat/prelaţi

Look at the bright side: you have to remember only the plural, and you automatically know the gender of the noun based on the termination.

December 17, 2016


Oh, righ, the irregular plurals! We have a lot of them also in Italian... Thanks!

January 5, 2017


It depends. At this day we still debate on some plurals. There isn't any rule for them you just have to learn them over time

February 10, 2019


In spite of Romanian's slavic influences, it has some wonderful conservative features as a romance language, sometimes as conservative as Sardinian or Italian. In this example, "aveți" follows its root, the Latin "habētis" so closely, virtually identical to the Italian equivalent "avete" or the Sardinian "aviti". A fascinating language.

April 14, 2019


You can really see the resemblance side by side:

habēo / am / ho
habēs / ai / hai
habet / are / ha
habēmus / avem / abbiamo
habētis / aveți / avete
habent / au / hanno

It's cool to see the different ways Latin evolved in each area.


April 19, 2019


Romanian is a beautiful lanfuage, different from the other Romantic languages IMHO.

May 19, 2018


And faster, less wordy, and to the point with the grammar compared to its sister languages.

June 29, 2018


"tu ai baieti" si "ai baieti" sunt de asemenea corect. eu stiu. sunt roman.

August 1, 2018


Both "voi aveți băieți" and "tu ai băieți" should be correct, producing the result "Other correct answers:" at the bottom indicating plural/singular.

February 21, 2019
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