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"Tu îi dai lui un cățel."

Translation:You give him a puppy.

September 11, 2017

7 Comments


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

Would ""Tu îi dai un cățel lui." also be correct in Romanian, just like the sentence with mie at the end?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena982328

cățel=puppy/dog


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mila79498

What is îi? Does it refer to tu, to lui, or to cățel?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarloGamag1

Both ii and lui are datives one stressed and the other unstressed. Wouldn't one be enough like in Italian tu gli dai un cagnollino or in Spanish to le das un cachorro?( Sorry for the misspelling of ii) .


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

Yes, the unstressed form îi is mandatory, while the stressed form lui is optional and used to add more emphasis that it is HIM you give the puppy to.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarloGamag1

Thanks . I have some problems with this construction and Duolingo demands the use of both in this lesson

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