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Romanian "iar" and "și"

Can anyone explain the difference in the usage of "iar" and și" for the English "and" in Romanian? I have been reading beginning Romanian books . They use "iar" several times. Grammatically how do you know when to use it instead of "și"?

December 9, 2018

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

They are both ways to say "and".
Și can be used everywhere, while "iar" is specific to making comparisons.
For example:
You can say "Eu sunt un băiat iar ele sunt fete." (I am a boy and they are girls) you can use either/or in this situation.
It would be incorrect to use iar when not comparing or contrasting two different things :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gritsgirltn00

Thanks! That helps a lot. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Happydad10

Thanks, I couldn't figure that out either


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j.p.haaleb

D3XT3RYOnuT, Iiai, Alex Dionescu.....why your "explanations(??) or observations in limba romana???? we the pupils here are ALL beginners...how should/how can you make out what you are trying to say??? to me it is All abracadabra.... please make the effort to translate so that we can "learn" also......multumesc

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