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"The children are his, not mine."

Translation:Copiii sunt ai lui, nu sunt ai mei.

November 2, 2017

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

I believe "Copiii sunt ai săi, nu ai mei" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alba512857

why it cannot be : copiii sunt ai sai nu sunt ai mei?


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

Can anyone explain the grammar here?


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

Maybe you can say "copiii săi"(his children) but you can't say "copiii ai săi", only "copiii lui"(children are his).


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

You are correct. Confirmed by my Romanian wife!
So you don't say "copiii sunt ai săi, nu ai mei" but must use "lui" in this context. So ""copiii sunt ai lui, nu ai mei" is the correct form. Although the former is not technically incorrect though - it is merely not said!

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