"Băieţii mănâncă mâncarea."
Traducere:The boys eat the meal.
It depends on how many "i"s has the plural form without the article.
To add the article ("the") we add one more "i" at the end.
This rule is for masculine nouns in the plural form.
Example (i -> ii)
- boys = băieți
- the boys = băieții
- men = bărbați
- the men = bărbații
Example (ii -> iii)
- children / kids = copii
- the children / the kids = copiii
- sons = fii
- the sons = fiii
We also have the word "copii" as a feminine noun (so it follows another rule to add the definite article), but it means something else (a xerox copy for example):
- copies = copii
- the copies = copiile
When we want to say kids, the stressed part is the "ii", when we want to say copies, we stress the "o".
Also, "a fi" means "to be". And the imperative form for the third person singular in the affirmative is "fii" (but in the negative is "nu fi").
"Be there!" = "Fii acolo!"
"Don't be sad!" = "Nu fi supărat!"