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"They felt a great shame!"

Translation:Ei au simțit o mare rușine!

September 23, 2017



Why is it mare rușine instead of rușine mare?


Although adjectives generally come after the nouns they determine, the order can be reversed to emphasize the adjective. It is also reversed in some fixed expressions.


We have the same phenomenon in other Romance languages like French and Italian, for instance "mon petit chat" (my little cat) or "una grande città" (a big city). I think it works mainly with adjectives like small, big, beautiful...

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