"Ele sunt tinere și deștepte."

Translation:They are smart and young.

February 18, 2017

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Gender - singular - plural

Masc. - tânăr - tineri

Feminin- tânără - tinere

Neutru - tânăr - tinere



Gender - singular - plural

Masc. - deștept - deștepți

Feminin- deșteaptă - deștepte

Neutru - deștept - deștepte

care înțelege cu ușurință și exact ceea ce citește, aude, vede; ager la minte, inteligent.

who understands easily and exactly what he reads, hears, sees; Clever, clever.

Om deștept. - a clever man

O faptă deșteaptă. - a smart act

(fam.) șiret, viclean, șmecher. - (Fam.) Cheeky, cunning, slicker.


Is it only me that hears something between sunt and tinere in the audio?


Nope, not just you. "sunt" seems to sound more like "sunt-tă." I reported it on April 30, 2018.


Is this smart as in intelligent or as in neatly dressed or can it be either as in English?


Looking it up, it's smart as in clever.

For non-natives:

  • Smart (British English) = Usually means neat, tidy, well-presented
  • Smart (American English) = Usually means clever


I'm British English and would say smart simply means either of these according to context and that neither one nor the other is more usual than the other.


I think the difference is that in America we would almost never use the first definition of smart. So while you may use both, the first is only used British English and the second is the only way we would use it in America, if that makes sense. Thats how I interpreted that comment at least.


who understands easily and exactly what he reads, hears, sees; Clever, cunning


Deștept reminds me of the Belarusian дасьціпны or Ukrainian дотепний (witty). There has to be a connection.


As a native Ukrainian, I did not notice a slightest hint here. However, with the antonym, prost ("stupid") it's better. As in Ukrainian prostý (adj.) means simple, prostak (n.) - simple/stupid person


Shouldn't the right word order be "they are young and smart"?


I agree with you. I do not understand why the translation is in a different order. Can someone explain this?

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