Translation:I passed the exam answering a question!
This is a case where literal translations are false friends:
- If you passed an exam, you would say "am luat examenul" (took) or "am trecut examenul" (passed).
- If you failed an exam, you would say "am picat examenul" (fell). Or you'd say you didn't pass.
- If you took an exam, you would say "am dat examenul" (gave) or "am susținut examenul" (sustained).
Not confusing at all, eh? :-)
So from a teacher's perspective, how would you say that the teacher gave an exam?
Oh wow, haha. Good to know, thanks. I figured that there was a good chance it'd be something like that.
In cases like this, the gerund takes the meaning of "by (doing something)". If you answer this with "I passed the exam by answering a question" it will accept it as correct. Probably something they should explain in the lesson notes.