"Papagalii sunt ai noștri!"

Translation:The parrots are ours!

April 15, 2017

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Ok, I am determined to gain a full understanding of Romanian grammar so will probably be asking a fair few questions and todays question is : Is it the "ai" that is determining the "nostri"? (Had to choose from nostri and nostra for the question!


Ai is because the parrots are grammatically male and there are multiple of them. Noștri is used for the exact same reason: The parrots are male and they are many. Noastră would have been used if the subject were female and in singular. (de exemplu: „Vaca este a noastră”) I suggest you learn this topic with a table, it really helped me.


Thank you, I most certainly will do that..did you download a table or make your own?


I wrote down the one in the description of the Possessive Adjectives skill. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Possessives


What is the "ai" for in the first place? Why can't it be justy "Papagalii sunt nostri"? What would a literal translation of the "ai" be?


The role of "ai" can be compared to the final "s" in "ours." Without ai the sentence would be grammatically wrong, just like "the parrots are our*".

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