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The word "There" Acolo sunt cinci case Sunt cinci case. Is the word "there" every really necessary in sentences like this? Is it bettero r more common to just keep sunt and drop acolo? Mulţumesc
5 de oct de 2012 23:30
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I am not Romanian, but my Romanian boyfriend explained to me that the use of acolo in that manner would provide emphasis that the five houses are *there* (and not here, for example). As a general rule, he told me to drop acolo in such a sentence unless really needed for clarity's sake.
9 de Noviembre de 2012
Sper ca am inteles cu exactitate ce ai zis. I was about to write in romanian what is next. :)) So... I think you should mention a certain context whith the tow sentences. Both are sound correct if you say them this way. I guess, when you wrote "Acolo sunt cinci case", you were thinking at "There are five houses". When I started first to learn english I saw this difference. When you, in english, say "there are", we only say "sunt", "exista", without "there", in romanian "acolo". Maybe that's why you were a little confuse. :)
6 de Octubre de 2012
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