"Fratele meu înoată în fluviu în fiecare dimineață."

Translation:My brother swims in the river every morning.

December 20, 2017

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

How and why does râu (river) become fluviu (the river)? They don't share any similarities as other declensions do - they don't even have the same stem! Are there any other words like this in Romanian?


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

They might have the same translation in English but they mean different things in Romanian. " fluviu" is a big river that ends in an ocean or in a sea, and "râu " is a smaller river that ends in a "fluviu". The same situation is in French ("fleuve " , "rivière ") as this comes from Latin ("fluvius ", "rivus ")

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