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"Care este culoarea cerului?"

Translation:What is the color of the sky?

March 18, 2017

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

Why not "Ce este culoarea cerului?"? If you say "care", why don't you translate it by "Which" or "Which one is the color of the sky"?


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

A literal translation wouldn't work here. When someone asks "Ce este something?", they mean "What IS that?", and want to know what it is, and understand it as a thing/concept.
In this sentence, the speaker just wants to find out the color of the sky.


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

Thanks, it's good to know that "ce" implies a definition rather than the answer to a choice.

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