"Are these the clothes of someone?"
Translation:Hainele acestea sunt ale cuiva?
How do you distinguish in Romanian between "Are these clothes someone's?" and "Are these the clothes of someone?" ?
Are these the clothes of someone or shall I put them in the re cycling bag? I guess that makes sense, but otherwise don't all clothes belong to someone unless they are from buying in a shop????
Maybe they've been abandoned (yes, by someone). Poor lil' orphaned clothes... :-)
When you have the article "-le" at the end of the noun in a possessive clause like "someone's clothes", you mustn't use the possessive pronoun "ale". It sounds weird and redundant if you do (and is incorrect).
So your translation should be:
"Are these someone's clothes?" = "Acestea sunt hainele cuiva?"