Lesson 16 – Days, numbers and months

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This guy really finds numbers relaxing 🙂

This week I’m taking a day off from harassing people on the streets and focusing on the boring stuff (see title).

 

Zi (f.) – Day (Pl. Zile)

Săptămână (f.) – Week (Pl. Săptămâni)

LuniMonday
MarțiTuesday
MiercuriWednesday
JoiThursday
VineriFriday
SâmbătăSaturday
DuminicaSunday

Numbers from 1 to 12 are unu, doi, trei, patru, cinci, șase, șapte, opt, nouă, zece, unsprezece, doisprezece.

The indefinite article is actually just a variation on the number one: unu.

In English the indefinite article is a/an. We use un (from unu)/o for this.

So if you want to say A woman you have to say O femeie and not un femeie.

For masculine and neuter nouns Un works perfectly all the time.

Doi has the feminine counterpart două. Doi oameni means two people, however you must say două femei for two women.

Un balcon – Două balcoane

A/One balcony – Two balconies…The word balcony is not feminine, it is neuter but as you should remember, neuter means: “masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural”.

Doisprezece also has a feminine form: “douăsprezece” when counting nouns that are feminine in the plural form.

Lună (f.) – Month (Pl. Luni)

An (m.) – Year (Pl. Ani)

IanuarieJanuary
FebruarieFebruary
MartieMarch
AprilieApril
MaiMay
IunieJune
IulieJuly
AugustAugust
SeptembrieSeptember
OctombrieOctober
NoiembrieNovember
DecembrieDecember
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