In what situation is " nouă" a translation of "new" ? Not here I guess.
We have the adjective nou meaning new. All of it's forms, depending on gener and number, are:
- câine nou (new dog - masculine singular)
- pisică nouă (new cat - feminine singular)
- câini noi (new bears - masculine plural)
- pisici noi (new cats - feminine plural)
The number nine is nouă.
In this particular scenario it is obviously the number nouă because nouă (as new) would've been noi here.
Usually we don't have issues figuring it out because we say:
- Eu am nouă pisici (I have nine cats)
- Eu am o pisică nouă (I have a new cat)
- Pisica este nouă (the cat is new)
- Pisicile sunt noi (the cats are new)
- Pisicile sunt nouă (the cats are nine)
Tu ne dai nouă o pisică nouă ori nouă pisici noi? Sorry, nu m-am putut abține. Great post! :)
Wow that's an awesome way to break it down. Tell me why you are learning Romanian again....?
In the Romanian town of Reșița there is a school bearing the number nine (9). Its claim is „școala nouă – mereu nouă” (school nine – always new), if I remember correctly.
what's the difference in english between " i have nine sheets of paper" and " I have nine paper sheets ?" personally, as far as I can remember, i have certainly always said I have nine paper sheets, or anything similar and nobody ever told me it was wrong.