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Cat e ora/ceasul?

Discussion in 'Română (Romanian)' started by Setwale_Charm, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Salut! The book suggests two possibilities of asking the time:

    Căt e ora? and Căt e ceasul? Is there any stylistic/regional difference betwen them and which is most common?
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  2. OldAvatar Senior Member

    Bucharest
    Romanian
    1. The correct word is Cât but not Căt.
    2. The most common is Cât e ceasul?.
    3. It is not about geographical influences, it is more about culture. Ceas is of Slavic origin, as far as I know, while ora is a neologism, borrowed from Italian language.

    Best regards,
    OA
     
  3. Vã multumesc foarte mult.
     

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