Lesson 37 – Nightlife

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Looks like this guy saw all the Zoolander movies.

Street Conversation XXXVII

I finally had the courage to promote Euforia so I can make more money with Simple Romanian.


Sergiu: Care club îți place mai mult? Noa sau Euforia?

Which club do you like more? Noa or Euforia?

Girl: Euforia.

Sergiu: De ce?


Girl: Că lumea care merge acolo știe să se distreze mai bine și muzica-i mai ok.

Because the people that go there know how to have more fun and the music is better.

Sergiu: Bine, mergem acolo atunci.

Fine, we’ll go there then.

Grammar XXXVII

Ordinal numbers

You should know by now how to say a lot of numbers. However do you know how to say first, second and so on? Today we’ll teach you.

1st – Singular forms: Primul, prima (the first one). Plural forms: primii, primele (the first ones)

2nd – Masculine and feminine forms: Al doilea, a doua

3rd – Al treilea, a treia

4th – Al patrulea, a patra

5th – Al cincilea, a cincea

6th – Al șaselea, a șasea

7th – Al șaptelea, a șaptea

8th – Al optulea, a opta

9th – Al nouălea, a noua

10th – Al zecelea, a zecea

11th – Al unsprezecelea, a unsprezecea Short forms: Al unșpelea, a unșpea

12nd – Al doisprezecelea, a douăsprezecea, al doișpelea, a douășpea


Today we’re also going to learn how to put a definite article on nouns ending in -i and -u.

For the -u nouns we have:

Membru – Membrul

Lucru – Lucrul

Indiciu – Indiciul

Călău – Călăul

We just add another l to the word.

For the plural all you have to do is add -le or -i (if the plural already ends in one single -i but not in -uri).

Membrii, Lucrurile, Indiciile, Călăii

For the few nouns ending in -i, add an -ul for the singular form.

Add a -le if the plural ends in -uri, otherwse use -i.

Dialogue XXXVII


Sergiu: Ești a treia cea mai frumoasă fată pe care am văzut-o în seara asta.

You’re the third most beautiful girl I saw this evening.

Kati: Mersi, nu am cuvinte.

Thanks, I have no words (I’m speechless)

Sergiu: Vrei să mergem mai târziu acasă la mine?

Do you want to go to my place later?

Kati: Doar dacă-mi cumperi niște băuturi alcoolice tari.

Only if you buy me some strong alcoholic drinks.

Sergiu: Asta și intenționez. Hai să ne distrăăăm!

That’s what I plan. Let’s have fuuun! (the word și here stresses the action)

Vocabulary XXXVII

A se distra – To have fun

Muzică – Music

Cuvânt (n.) – Word (Pl. Cuvinte)

Alcoolic – Alcoholic

Tare – Hard, strong (Pl. Tari)

A intenționa – To intend, plan

Hai să – Let’s

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