Discussion in 'Română (Romanian)' started by babaz, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. babaz Senior Member


    What distinguishes "acum" and "acuma" ?

    Thank you !
  2. Reef Archer Senior Member

    Nothing, it's the same thing.
    The latter is slightly archaic or used in fixed idioms.

    „Acuma, vezi dumneata...” = Now, you see...
  3. farscape mod-errare humanum est

    Ottawa, Canada
    Hey Reef Archer,

    I give up: I can't find any examples of a fixed idiom which requires the form acuma; I came up with a couple of examples where you can't use it as in "acu-i acu" and in the national anthem but nothing else.

  4. oprea_Rd Member

    Most probably you won't find any.. is not that "fixed" and is not that "archaic" either ; acuma is just a variant of the same word; there are some other variances but acu, acum and acuma are probably the most used and they are all used with the same frequency (even thou acum is commonly considered to be more accurate and literary correct)
  5. irinet

    irinet Senior Member

    I would say that the difference of those 2 variants stand in the USAGE: 'acuma' is extensively used in conversation while 'acum' in writing. Of course, the latter is academic.
    e.g " Hai odata, mai repede!"
    "Acuma vin!"

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