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"I show you a fat rabbit."

Translation:Ție îți arăt un iepure gras.

December 27, 2016

11 Comments


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

The Romanian sentence is unnatural: we say ”Îți arăt (ție) un iepure gras”


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

Also, it's unwise to let people know that you possess a fat rabbit.


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

It depends... Romanian is similar to spanish and sometimes we have until three or four ways to say the same thing (in spanish)... in this case we can say:

TE voy a mostrar un conejo gordo.

Voy a mostrarTE un conejo gordo.

and a very extreme case, this way is no longer in use

VoyTE a mostrar un conejo gordo. (Medieval Spanish)

obviuously, not all the people use the same way, some people use the first, some people use the second, but both sentences are understandable.

I have understand the same situation happens in romanian, probably not all the sentences can be said in many ways, but some of them have more than one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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It is correct, but the emphasis is that I am showing you a fat rabbit, and not to anyone else.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miki8307

This one is quite natural. The others aren't :)))


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

I completely agree with Gustawsohn, it sounds weird and Spanish isn't an argument, would be better if some one put a link that explains this grammar issue. I have found only one form (in grammar books) - before and after key verb


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeff572054

Gustawsohn is correct. The correct Romanian sentence should be: Îți arăt (ție) un iepure gras


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8OhQ2fAw

Why is "Eu-ți arăt un iepure gras" not correct?

According to Duolingo: The unstressed short forms without î- (with the î- elided) are always attached to another word that begins or ends in a vowel: Mi-a explicat asta. (He explained this to me.)


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

Oh no! Is it the Big Chungus?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-masteRice-

Shouldn't: "Voua va arat" also be accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bev225554

Why does this response require both stressed and unstressed forms? Theres nothing to imply that I'm showing it only to you.

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