Lesson 20 – Expressing where you live

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The street I live on.

Street Conversation XX

I’m back on the streets and this time I wanted to see if I can get a girl to tell me where she lives…you won’t get her apartment number though, you filthy stalkers!

 

Sergiu: Care e adresa ta?

What’s  your address?

Girl: Adresa mea este strada Plopilor numărul paisprezece Mănăștur.

My address is Plopilor street no. fourteen Mănăștur. (Mănăștur is a neighborhood).

Sergiu: Care număr?

Which number?

Girl: Numărul paisprezece.

Number fourteen.

Sergiu: Și ce etaj?

And what floor?

Girl: Șapte

Seven.

Grammar XX

Verbs

 

Let‘s learn how to conjugate the verb “to live in”. In this lesson we talk about living in an apartment.

LocuiescI live in
LocuieștiYou live in
LocuieșteHe, she lives in
LocuimWe live in
LocuițiYou live in
LocuiescThey live in

Nouns


Today we will also learn how to form the plural in nouns that end with an “ă” and nouns that end in the vowel “e”. The first column has the noun with the gender in parenthesis and the second column will show the plural of this noun.

Seară (f)Seri
Firmă (f)Firme
Marfă (f)Mărfuri
Nume (n)Nume
Mâncare (f)Mâncăruri
Pește (m)Pești

You can see that both type of nouns have the exact same plural formation. The only rule here is that neuter nouns ending in e also have the plural ending in e.

There are a few special words that end in -ie, like baie and farfurie. These will remove the e in the end before adding nothing or i. Words that end in a vowel followed by -ie do not add anything after removing -e. Baie becomes băi. Words that end in a consonant followed by -ie add an -i after the -e removal. Farfurie becomes farfurii.

Dialogue XX

 

Sergiu: Salut. Care e adresa ta?

Hi. What’s your address?

Kati: Stau pe strada Nicolae Titulescu într-un apartament de 2 camere .

I live on Nicolae Titulescu street in a 2 room apartment.

Sergiu: La ce număr?

At what number?

Kati: Pe Nicolae Titulescu numărul 420. E bulevard, nu stradă.

On Nicolae Titulescu no. 420. It’s a boulevard, not a street.

Sergiu: La ce etaj?

At what floor?

Kati: Etajul 5. O să mă găsești la apartamentul 39. Orașul meu natal e Cluj-Napoca.

The fifth floor. You’ll find me at apartment 39. My native city is Cluj-Napoca.

Sergiu. Ok… (At this point he’s wondering if she forgot her pills at home).

Key vocabulary XX

Cu siguranță – With certainty, of course

A locui – To live at

Oraș (n.) – City (Pl. Orașe)

Țară (f.) – Country (Pl. Țări)

Sat (n.) – Village (Pl. Sate)

Consătean (m.) – Fellow-villager (Pl. Consăteni)

Etaj (n.) – Floor (Pl. Etaje)

Stradă (f.) – Street (Pl. Străzi)

Număr (n.) – Number (Pl. Numere)

Bulevard (n.) – Boulevard (Pl. Bulevarde)

Apartament (n.) – Apartment (Pl. Apartamente)

O să – Future construction, you create one form of  future with o să.

A găsi  – To find

Baie (f.) – Bathroom (Pl. Băi)

Cameră (f.) – Room (Pl. Camere)

Farfurie (f.) – Dish (Pl. Farfurii)

 

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