"You and the girl speak English."

Translation:Tu și fata vorbiți limba engleză.

February 16, 2018

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So when do I use limba + language (eg: limba engleza) and when to say just plain engleza?? There must be a hidden difference cause i get it wrong sometimes when i put it and other times when I dont


Eu vorbesc limba română = I speak Romanian (language) (It is more formal. It is more used in writing)
Eu vorbesc româna, engleza și franceza = I speak Romanian, English and French (usullay in spoken language)
It is the same thing like: El este = El e


I was about to ask a similar question... I'm beginning to suspect that Duolingo might need to do some revision work...


I'm constantly confusing this type of sentence with 'vorbeste' instead of 'vorbiti' because of the girl. Can someone confirm that it'd be the 'you' (pl) because we're talking about the one person AND the girl as two.

I feel I understand the rule more when I understand how the sentence pulls together - getting my head around the sentence in Romanian isn't always too easy

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You got it right. Here we have what is called a subiect multiplu (multiple subject) - more than one subjects doing the same action. The action is expressed using the verb conjugated at plural.

a vorbi - present tense

  • eu vorbesc = I speak
  • tu vorbești = you speak
  • el/ea vorbește = he/she speaks
  • noi vorbim = we speak
  • voi vorbiți = you speak
  • ei/ele vorbesc = they speak


is vorbiți the conjugation for second person plural?

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Yes, "voi vorbiți".


The format of this question is confusing, and on my screen difficult to read, is anyone else having this trouble?


Should say speak the romanian language


the word "language" is missing when duolingo insists on "limba"

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