"Noi îi lăudăm pe părinții noștri."
Translation:We praise our parents.
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ok| so i'm not sure but i find that many times there is no difference between dative and accusative| for instance 'îţi iert' and 'te iert' means the same (the first is the dative)| so 'îi' is actually dative but appearently for some verbs they rather use dative and for other accusative| and 'a lăuda' is the dative kind of verb|
the translation is NOI LAUDAM PARINTII NOSTRI . if I see that sentence, I immediatelky know what it means. It is 90% pure Latin. BUT, with ii and pe, i dont see what it means.Could a native speaker please give me an explanation about the necessity of these 2 words? Many thanks in advance
Hello, Germain. It is more or less like in Spanish: Noi îi lăudăm pe părinții noștri = Nosotros los alabamos a los padres nuestros, even though in Spanish this sintaxis is only usual in Argentina and Uruguay; anywhere else it is normally Nosotros alabamos a los padres nuestros (without los). In Romanian pe is a marker of accusative, just like Spanish a is a marker of accusative too.
They mean the word 'laud' in English which is a cognate (having the same linguistic derivation from another word) of the Romanian 'a lauda'.
In other words, in English 'laud' means to praise, and in Romanian 'laud' means to praise... but if you type the answer 'we laud our parents'... you are told it's incorrect!