Lesson 41 – Watching Movies

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My Favorite Deadpool Quotes XLI

On the way home after a comedy show (I recorded the best joke out of it, you can hear it in lesson 42), I decided to share a little more of my knowledge in the form of Deadpool quotes! Here is the result…

 

Sergiu: Voi face ce a făcut Limp Bizkit muzicii la sfârșitul anilor ’90.  Unele dintre cele mai bune povești de dragoste încep cu o crimă. Ah, mă ating seara asta. Piciorul tău drept este Ziua Recunoștinței și cel stâng e Crăciunul, pot să vin să te vizitez între sărbători? Nu poți să cumperi iubirea, dar poți s-o-nchiriezi pentru trei minute.

I’ll do what Limp Bizkit did to music at the end of the 90’s. Some of the best love stories start with a murder. Ah, I’m touching myself tonight. Your right foot is Thanksgiving’s Day and your left foot is Christmas, can I come visit you between the holidays? You can’t buy love, but you can rent it for three minutes.

Grammar XLI

Nouns

Something we really need to get into today is the dative form of nouns. You’ve lived without it for long enough.

The indefinite articles in the dative form are as following: Unui (m.), Unei (f.), Unor (Pl.)

Îl dau unui băiat. Îl dau unei fete. Îl dau unor câini.

I give it to a boy. I give it to a girl. I give it to some dogs.

Note that Unei accepts the plural form of the noun it precedes.

Definite nouns in the dative case have the following terminations: -lui (m.), -ei/ii (f.), -lor (Pl.)

Îi dau băiatului. Îi dau fetei. Le dau câinilor.

I give to the boy. I give to the girl. I give to the dogs.

Îi and Le are doubling pronouns that do not bring any new information to the sentences but are compulsory nonetheless. We learned about dative personal pronouns in Lesson 4.

The good news is that if you know the dative….YOU KNOW THE GENITIVE CASE TOO because it acts in very similar ways. Nice job there!

Vocabulary XLI

Cinema – Cinema

Sfârșit (n.) – End (Pl. Sfârșituri)

Început (n.) – Beginning (Pl. Începuturi)

Unul/Una/Unii/Unele dintre cei/cele/cei/cele mai + Adj – One/Some of the most + Adj.

Poveste de dragoste (f.) –  Love story (Pl. Povești de dragoste)

Crimă (f.) – Murder, crime (Pl. Crime)

A atinge – To touch

Picior (n.) – Foot (Pl. Picioare)

Drept – Right (Dreaptă, Drepți, Drepte)

Stâng – Left (Stângă, Stângi)

Ziua Recunoștinței – Thankgsiving’s Day

Crăciun (n.) – Christmas (Pl. Crăciunuri)

A vizita – To visit

Sărbătoare (f,) – Holiday (Pl. Sărbători)

Între – Between

A închiria – To rent

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3 thoughts on “Lesson 41 – Watching Movies”

  1. N-am avut timp să mă apuc de cursul tău, dar găsesc, că e foarte tare ce faci și îmi place foarte mult cum faci și explici gramatica.

    Cu toate cele bune
    Salutări din Berlin
    Diego

  2. I may be confused, but is it possible you’ve mixed up a few of the words on the dative examples here (i.e. Îl instead of Îi)?

    “Îl dau unui băiat. I give to a boy. ” Shouldn’t this be “I give IT to a boy”?

    and similarly … “Îi dau băiatului. I give it to the boy.” Shouldn’t this be “I give to the boy” (without “it”)?

    1. No, you’re right.
      When I translated Îl dau unui băiat. I must have seen Îi instead of Îl. Sorry for that mistake.
      With “Îi dau băiatului. I give it to the boy.” I hesitated to write without “it” in English, because “I give to the boy” sounded wrong to me, but it’s better to keep “it” out.
      Now I changed the translations, thank you for noticing these things!

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