"Zilele sunt calde, nopțile sunt reci!"

Translation:The days are warm, the nights are cold!

April 12, 2017

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

Wouldn't another valid translation include, "The days are hot, the nights are cold!" - yes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martie730972

Hot is hotter than warm, so they're not the same words...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/digestives27

Living in Romania currently and every native speaker I've spoken to has told me that "cald" is not specific to "warm" but basically all forms of the temperature being "hot". Unlike in England, where we tend to have varying descriptions of the heat level to define how hot it is, I'm just told that "cald" is "hot". Maybe I'm being informed incorrectly, but might be worth revisiting it for this exercise as I was marked incorrect for saying "The days are hot, ..."


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

In a similar vein, could "reci" be "cool", or is there actually another word for that? My memory is failing me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngel41311

Hot shoud be accepted


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

in my ears calde is not warm but "calde > colde > cold" :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/razvan.marin

I remember that once, as a young Romanian learning English, I had to overcome the same issue :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngel41311

Probably it comes from Latin, "calidus"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/277.U9mYvwMQgBPO

It was the same problem for me learning chaud in French!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cathy192352

We would say hot weather, rather than warm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dino_-_-_

As a romanian whenever i say it is a very hot day i say "este o zi foarte caldă", not "este o zi foarte fierbinte" ( which is the only word I can think of that describes something hotter than "cald" ), hot should have been accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JkumC5vF

Hot for Cald must be accepted

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