Romanian grammar doubt: Possessives

My horse is fast, yours is beautiful.

Calul meu este rapid al tau este frumos.

Why can't it be mea and ta?

May 31, 2019


The word "cal" is masculine, so you must use masculine determiners and pronouns: "un cal" (a horse), "calul" (the horse), "calul meu" (my horse), "calul tău" (your horse), "al meu" (mine), "al tău" (yours), etc.

Words like "mea" and "ta" are used with feminine nouns: "o casă" (a house), "casa" (the house), "casa mea" (my house), "casa ta" (your house), "a mea" (mine), "a ta" (yours), etc.

May 31, 2019

Thank you very much.

By the way, what languages can you speak, understand, read,write ?

And for how many years have you been using Duolingo?

May 31, 2019

Simply because horse is masculine. Un cal, calul meu. Had it been cat mea would have worked. O pisică, pisica mea.

June 1, 2019
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