"Acea pălărie e mai mare."
Translation:That hat is bigger.
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this is the video i found from Learn Romanian with Nico on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sfzIcIVVcw
i picked up that when we are using the words as a noun (ie. that is my brother. or those are my sisters) we us these words:
this/these (formal) acesta (ms) aceasta (fs) aceștia (mp) acestea (fp)
that/those (formal) acela (ms) aceea (fs) aceia (mp) acelea (fp)
but we can also use these shorter casual forms
this/these (informal) asta (ms) asta (fs) aștia (mp) astea (fp)
that/those (informal) ala (ms) aia (fs) aia (mp) alea (fp)
when we are using the words as an adjective (ie. 'that boy is my brother' or 'those girls are my sisters') it makes a difference if we put it before or after the noun. These are the words to go before a noun:
this/these acest (ms) această (fs) acești (mp) aceste (fp)
that/those acel (ms) acea (fs) acei (mp) acele (fp)
If you want to put the word after the noun you use the same as the noun form and can be either the proper long or casual short form
sometimes I feel that I don't really benefit from reading the TIPS. It is crazy that they are not available on the phone app, only on the computers. But it is even crazier how much they differ from the sentences in the lessons.
I used to copy down the tips and try to learn them before starting a lesson. But too often I end up more confused.
Duolingo is still the best (free) app out there, but I struggle with the inconsistency.
fwiw I use the phone app and haven't looked at the tips yet. Between the lessons and the comments I'm able to follow along, though I did have some background before starting Duo. I ran into trouble initially with the demonstrative pronouns, but it sounds like the tips had some gaps in content for that lesson, so I'm not sure how much I missed.