"Țara noastră nu are multe autostrăzi."

Translation:Our country does not have many highways.

December 20, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElijahLynn

For the non-romanian learners, this statement is literally true. Romania doesn't have that many highways and it takes a while to travel across the country.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poftim

Yep, it's become a pretty hot topic. "Vrem autostrăzi" is a fairly common bumper sticker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grizzo94

Yeah, last year I went on a trip in Romania and I had to travel from Timișoara to București and since it had snowed it took me five hours to go from Lugoj to Deva. Then six months later they did finally open that section of the A1 ahah. It took me sixteen hours to complete the trip, so I am not going to return in Romania during the winter, but I am planning to bring my girlfriend with me this summer if the Corona virus lets us! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nic496324

motorway is the same thing as highway


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarsawWill

"motorways" accepted 08/2021


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hptroll

Couldn't "ţara" be understood as "land", here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/splittongue

Certainly not. We have different words for it. Beside of some figurative speech, ”țară” only means country (well, mostly...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hptroll

Understood, thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cosmo-pedant

I found the word "pamint" for "land" in Romanian. (The "a" has a "smiley-type" accent and, I guess, the "i" [which has the other diacritic] can be the "a" with the other diacritic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malena_2212

It doesn't accept "a lot of"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkFuller7

Just for reference: in England we don't have "highways". We have dual-carriageways or clearways or motorways.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarsawWill

Actually we do have highways, it's just that every public road in the UK is a highway. :)

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