"Eu am patru gene."

Translation:I have four eyelashes.

January 8, 2017

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In English, an eyelash is one single hair growing from the eyelid, upper or lower. It is not a collective noun like eyebrow. So, for example, you wouldn't say "my left eyelash", but you could say "my left eyebrow".


How is gene pronounced struggling to hear it


Actually, the spelling is extremely wrong at this word. "Ge" is prononced like in the word "gelly" and the rest is just a normal "ne". I don't know why they complicate it so much.


The problem here is that the TTA sometimes mistakingly pronounces Romanian words according to English pronunciation rules, because there are words in English that are spelled exactly the same (you probably know that 'gene' is a word in English too but has a totally different meaning there). The Romanian word 'gene' is pronounced 'djeh-neh'. This is a glitch that occurs in other Duolingo courses as well.


Nu reusesc sa inteleg cun din 20 de milioane de romani s-a ales aceasta tipa care isi bate joc de limba romana.


The pronunciation of "gene" is still wrong on 7/17/2018. Reported it.

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