"Eu sunt bărbat."

Translation:I am male.

December 25, 2017

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The Romanian phrase is missing an indefinite article as in the English translation. It should read, Eu sunt un bărbat.


Thanks for the clarification!


It doesn't miss anything. It is a correct sentence. Don't get confused by similarities of Romanian and English. The Romanian syntax is really different and is much more complicated than it seems (sorry, but it's true).


I put "i am man" because of this and was marked wrong


Eu sunt bărbat means that I have all the general qualities of a man (biologically, psychologically or both).

Eu sunt un bărbat means that ”I am a man” and it can have more interpretations: I am a man like many others, I am a man (from a specific group of men) etc. In some contexts it might be understood like the first sentence.

So, from en->ro: ”I am a man” can mean both ”Eu sunt bărbat/Eu sunt un bărbat.”

In Romanian, there are general statements that gives a general qualification to the subject like: Eu sunt elev. - I am a pupil. Ea este profesoară. - She is a teacher/professor.



I am hearing "o" before "bărbat" in the audio.


You are correct. I think it's a glitch with how the audio for sunt got cut.

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