"I see the blue color of the platform."

Translation:Eu văd culoarea albastră a peronului.

July 6, 2017



What is the function of the word, "a"?

July 6, 2017


It corresponds to "of" in the English sentence. There is a detailed explanation here.

July 6, 2017


Thank you Lurch_M.

July 8, 2017


However helpful Lurch's explanations usually are, here they might be a bit misleading for speakers of certain languages. Saying that “a” corresponds to “of” might suggest that it is a preposition; instead it is a kind of article-pronoun, and the “of” is in the genitive of “peronului.”

Speakers of certain languages (such as mine) might have an easier way thinking of “the blue color the one of the platform.” The “a” would then correspond to “the one.”

Lurch, please don't take it personally.

February 3, 2019
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