"Noi îi lăudăm pe părinții noștri."

Translation:We praise our parents.

April 9, 2017

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What is "îi" here for? Tips and notes only tell that there is "le" for the 3rd person plural, so it should be "Noi le lăudăm pe părinții noștri" according to the information given to the learner.


yes, both of you are right. i was going to ask the same. I do not understand the reason of " ii "in this`sentence


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|


But this sentence was in an accusative lesson, there shouldn't be usages of dative.


Does lăudăm take accusative? Is îi accusative? If so, why isn't "îi" on the tips and notes for this lesson?


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.


Why doesn't it accept "laud"? It's a cognate with laudă and it literally means the same thing...


”Laud” is for the first person singular. Here we have plural.


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!

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