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"Grădinarul vorbește cu tâmplari."

Translation:The gardener speaks with carpenters.

July 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve660836

I expected to be told I'd made a mistake when I wrote"the gardeners", but a natural English translation would almost always include the definite article with carpenters, even if the Romanian doesn't.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miepsa1

If you still are not si familiar with Romanian language, it is ver hard to guess the word grădinarul. I heard something like gurudinarul.....


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

gard-/grăd-: There is an ancient etymological link between garden and city/home/castle as in Belgrade, Asgard, Hradčany (Prague castle).

tâmplar ~ Lat. templum (temple - as sanctuary and on the forehead as "cut out" special sections)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cosmo-pedant

That is true about gard/grad "root'; I forget now which basic word(s) in Swedish (!) use it. I also see a clear connection to the Knights Templar in the word for carpenter. I have a feeling no other language appreciates this connection with such "usage".

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