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"Care sunt invențiile tale?"

Translation:What are your inventions?

September 30, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoaoJosede1

Interesting from wikitionary on the word sunt: This word was spelled sînt until the 1993 spelling reform (which also changed sîntem to suntem and sînteți to sunteți). Indeed, the sînt spelling is still used by some in Romania (especially among the older generation), and remains common in the Republic of Moldova


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

Haha indeed, you may even find the 'sind' writing just to make things even more confusing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

Wow! I'm steering clear of Moldova, then.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JABL-BCL

This was something that I always find fascinating too, the various changes that have happened within the language. Sebastian Stan (who plays The Winter Soldier/Bucky in the Marvel movies, among other things) is Romanian and he left right after the Revolution, which was several years before the spelling reform. As a result, he learned the older spellings and he still uses them now. When a fan asked him to write "I'm with you to the end of the line" in Romanian, he wrote "Sînt cu tine pînă la sfîrșit." rather than "Sunt cu tine până la sfârșit." - though he did misspell "sfîrșit" as "sfîrcit". But he was also only eight when he left Romania and he did warn the person to double-check the spelling on it, so I think that's forgivable. LOL

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