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"Zidarii și tâmplarii lucrează."

Translation:The masons and the carpenters work.

January 25, 2017

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LABv7L1N

Saying 'they work' seems obvious; 'they are working' seems to make more sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inga89619

true. and it has been accepted just now. :)


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

This sounds like they're working on a cathedral in the twelfth century. Historically, masons were stone workers and bricklayers. In the present day, "mason" means a member of the Freemason fraternal organization.


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

I'm happy to read a story set in the twelfth century. Wouldn't it be capitalized Mason when referring to a Freemason?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paolo70924

what's the difference between "tamplarii" and "dulgherii"?


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

Mason = builder? No?


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

No. A mason is a stoneworker. They're probably not very common in Australia/Canada/US/New Zealand these days, but they still exist in Europe working on old buildings. And even in the new world we have some older buildings using stone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inga89619

could it not simply be a brick layer?

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