Lesson 21 – Lifestyle

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Home Conversation XXI

Tired of walking the streets, I took another break and started to ask my girlfriend where she lives, even though I KNOW where she lives because she’s my girlfriend…anyway fun fact of the day: Cur means Ass.

Sergiu: Unde locuieşti?

Where do you live?

Kati: Pe strada Dorobanţilor, Cluj-Napoca.

On Dorobanţilor street, Cluj-Napoca.

Sergiu: Stai la casă?

Do you live in a house?

Kati: Din păcate, nu.

Unfortunately not.

Sergiu: Interesant, poate vin şi eu zilele astea. Cur…

Interesting, maybe I’ll come these days. Yar…

Kati: Unde?

Where?

Sergiu: Cum unde? Unde stai tu.

What do you mean where? Where you live.

Grammar XXI

Possessive Adjectives

Today we pick up from lesson 18 and give you the pronouns we use when there are several objects being owned, not just one.

Câinii mei, camerele meleMy dogs, my rooms
Câinii tăi, camerele taleYour dogs, your rooms
Câinii lui, camerele lui, câinii săi, camerele sale, câinii ei, camerele eiHis dogs, his rooms, his dogs, his rooms, her dogs, her rooms
Câinii noștri, camerele noastreOur dogs, our rooms
Câinii voștri, camerele voastreYour dogs, your rooms
Câinii lor, camerele lorTheir dogs, their rooms

As you can see, the pronouns change according to the gender of the noun (lui, ei and lor are the only ones that don’t change).

Verbs

The verb for today is a regular one. The verb a găsi (to find – past tense găsit)

GăsescI find
GăseștiYou find
GăseșteHe, she finds
GăsimWe find
GăsițiYou find
GăsescThey find

Dialogue XXI

Sergiu: Unde locuiești?

Where do you live?

Daniela: Într-un cartier de oameni bogați. Andrei Mureșanu.

In a rich people neighborhood. Andrei Mureșanu.

Sergiu: Stai la casă?

Do you live in a house?

Daniela: Clar. E o casă în stil baroc. Mașină nu am, dar fac 10 minute pe jos până în centru.

Of course. It’s a baroque style house. I don’t have a car, but I make 10 minutes by foot to downtown.

Sergiu: Interesant. Poate vin și eu zilele astea. Curte ai?

Interesting. Maybe I’ll come too one of these days. Do you have a yard?

Daniela: Acolo stau mai tot timpul, sunt scriitoare și îmi place să scriu dar cel mai mult stau afară.

That’s where I sit almost all of the time, I’m a writer and I like to write, but I stay outside the most.

The word tot from Totten (inside joke) means “all” so when you say tot timpul it means “all the time”. You can also say MAI tot timpul which is “almost all the time” and another interesting fact is that you can articulate the word tot so it becomes totul (everything).

Totul este în regulă.

Everything is alright. (literally: “the all is in rule”)

Key Vocabulary XXI

A sta – To sit, to live

Din păcate – Unfortunately

Cartier (n.) – Neighborhood (Pl. Cartiere)

Om (m.) – Man (Pl. Oameni – People)

Bogat – Rich

Casă (f.) – House (Pl. Case)

Clar – Of course

Stil (n.) – Style (Pl. Stiluri)

Mașină (f.) – Car (Pl. Mașini)

Pe jos – By foot

Până în – Until

Centru (n.) – Downtown (Pl. Centre – Centers)

Interesant – Interesting

Poate – Maybe

Și eu – Me too

Zilele astea – These days

Scriitor (m.) – Writer (Pl. Scriitori)

Dar – But

Cel mai mult – The most

Afară – Outside

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