"Nu am mere, așadar nu mănânc."

Translation:I do not have apples, therefore I do not eat.

January 25, 2017

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So, așadar and atunci are synonyms then? Any notable differences between these two words that we would be good to know, or are these two words fairly interchangeable?


Așadar =therefore, atunci=then and used to imply something that takes place after another event that has already been described. E.g. cumpăr mere. Atunci le mănânc.= I buy apples. Then i eat them


Wouldn't 'I don't have apples, so I don't eat' work? 'So' and 'therefore' being synonyms in English...


asadar sounds strange to my ears. where does it come from ?


I was just wondering as to which words (and there must be many) derive from the Turkish occupation of Romania for oh so many generations. I love questions (and answers) about etymology!


I have a Turkish friend andd when I hear her speaking Turkish, I hear the very occasional similarity to Romanian sounds and words, however she tells me that the two languages are not at all similar and Turkish is a language all on its own. I think that Romanian is mostly derived from Latin and then adapted with the Slavic influences over the years


2019-08-28 To me, because of its heavy inflection for gender, number, and article, Romanian seems like a Slavic language that has adopted many Latin words. Just goes to show how perspective can make a big difference in perception!


I'd say it is the other way round: Romanian is a latin language (romance, say the linguists) that got many words from slavic and turkish languages (hungarian and german too, but to a lesser extent), not to mention the original dacian words still existing. But the structure is definitely latin, as it is often possible to translate word by word towards italian or spanish (french a bit less).


As a native Slavic who has been learning Spanish for a long type, and also familiar with all other Roman languages, including Latin itself, i might say that for me Romanian is a typical Roman language with its own unique features which makes it harder to learn in comparison with some other Latin languages. Occasionally I see words with slavic roots (e.g. ceașcă, război, trebuie etc) which make understanding the logic of a sentence a bit easier.


You can find the answer here https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/a%C8%99adar

The Wiktionary usually explains the etymology


'I don't have apples so I 'm not eating' was not accepted. I see no reason why not


should this be 'I do not have apples, therefore I do not eat any.' ??

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