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"Care este culoarea cerului?"

Translation:What is the color of the sky?

March 18, 2017



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"?


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.


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

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