Lesson 28 – Facebook friends

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Street Conversation XXVIII

Probably the funniest conversation so far. I pretended to know the girl from Facebook, as if I’m some kind of stalker…hahaha. I’m not.

 

Sergiu: Arăți puțin diferit în realitate.

You look a little different in real life.

Girl: Dar cine ești, de unde mă știi?

But who are you, where do you know me from?

Sergiu: Suntem prieteni pe Facebook, știu că mâine e ziua ta de naștere.

We’re friends on Facebook. I know tomorrow’s your birthday.

Girl: Serios, așa de interesat ești?

Really, are you that interested?

Sergiu: Da.

Yes.

Grammar XXVIII

Verbs

Today’s two verbs are going to be a întâlni and a arăta – to show, to look like. We met a întâlni before in the various lessons concerning întâlniri de afaceri (business meetings).

Mă întâlnescI meet
Te întâlneștiYou meet
Se întâlneșteHe meets
Ne întâlnimWe meet
Vă întâlnițiYou meet
Se întâlnescThey meet

You translate literally with “I meet myself, you meet yourself, we meet ourselves etc.”

 

Mă întâlnesc cu cineva.  (The word cu is mandatory with this verb)

I am meeting with someone. Literally I am meeting myself with somebody.

ArătI show
ArățiYou show
AratăHe, she shows
ArătămWe show
ArătațiYou show
AratăThey show

Ți-aș putea arăta lucruri incredibile.

I could show you incredible things.

How do you say I would go, I would meet etc. You don’t know because most beginners courses don’t cover this VERY important subject. People use “would” more than you think. This is very simple to express in Romanian. Use the following particles before the infinitive form of the verb depending on the person.
Aș, ai, ar, am, ați, ar.

 

Aș mânca – I would eat

Ai trece – You would pass

Ar avea – He, she would have

Am merge – We would go

Ați întâlni – You would meet or v-ați întâlni – literally (you would meet yourselves/each other)

Ar vrea – They would want

Dialogue XXVIII

 

Sergiu: Arăți puțin diferit în realitate.

You look a little different in real life.

Daniela: Cine ești?

Who are you?

Sergiu: Suntem prieteni pe Facebook. Știu că mâine e ziua ta de naștere.

We’re friends on Facebook. I know tomorrow’s your birthday.

Daniela: Nu prea întâlnești lume nouă, așa-i?

You don’t really meet new people, do you?

Sergiu: Nu.

No.

Vocabulary XXVIII

Cine – Who

De unde – Where from

Serios – Seriously

Așa de – So

Interesat – Interested

Lucru (n.) – Thing (Pl. lucruri)

Incredibil – Incredible

Cineva – Somebody

Diferit – Different

Realitate (f.) – Reality, real life (Pl. realități)

Zi de naștere (f.) – Birthday (Pl. Zile de naștere)

Lume (f.) – World, people (Pl. Lumi)

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