"Fusta Gabrielei pare scurtă."
Translation:The skirt of Gabriella looks to be short.
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I presume that the english translations given in sections of this type (presenting details of various grammatical constructions) are designed to illustrate the logic behind the expressions rather than to attempt fluent translations. Actually, that is probably a good idea, as it tends to reinforce an understanding of the grammar of the source language, and draw attention to the different approaches compared with the target language. The student may safey be left to complete the translation to local idiom, should it be desired. This is probably even more important for translations from an inflected language like Romanian to a relatively non-inflected language like English.