Lesson 44 – Tinder Friends

 

Tinder fire.

Tinder Conversation XLIV

Since I am clearly a player, I might as well teach you how to speak to a girl on Tinder, if you wanna get laid that is. Stick to this script and you’ll be gold!

A: Dacă am fi ultimii supraviețuitori ai Apocalipsei, ai face dragoste violentă cu mine?

If we were the last survivors of the Apocalypse, would you make violent love to me?

B: Nu.

A: Cine m-ar opri? Și oricum e Apocalipsă. Free Nutella peste tot.

Who would stop me? And anyway it’s an Apocalypse. Free Nutella everywhere.

B: Îmi place Nutella.

I like Nutella.

A: Vreau să te tăvălesc prin Nutella și apoi să te domin ca pe un cartof obraznic.

I want to roll you in Nutella and then dominate you like a naughty potato.

B: Nu știu ce să zic.

I don’t know what to say.

A: Ceva gen: “oh vai, sunt măgulită, mereu am vrut să fac asta, numărul meu este 07xx-xxx-xxx”.

Something like: “oh my, I’m flattered, I’ve always wanted to do that, my number is 07xx-xxx-xxx”.

B: LOL 0766-123-456

Grammar XLIV

Verbs

“To guess” and “to get drunk” are going to be our main culprits today. Enjoy learning how to say you like to get drunk.

A ghici (to guess)

Ghicesc, ghicești, ghicește, ghicim, ghiciți, ghicesc

A se îmbăta (to get drunk)

Mă îmbăt, te îmbeți, se îmbată, ne îmbătăm, vă îmbătați, se îmbată

Lasă-mă să ghicesc, îți place Nutella.

Let me guess, you like Nutella.

Mă îmbăt cu vin.

I get drunk with wine.

Nouns

Remember when I said that the Dative and Genitive cases are practically the same? It wasn’t that long ago, so you gotta remember. We still have to learn how to say “of the” to really finish things off.

“Of the” can be said in Romanian in the following ways:

Al (“of the” for masculine singular objects )

A (“of the” for feminine singular objects )

Ai (“of the” for masculine plural objects )

Ale (“of the” for feminine plural objects )

If you put al, a, ai, ale in front of the possessive adjectives that you learned in lessons 18 and 21, you get the possessive pronouns. Think of al, a, ai, ale as replacing the nouns.

Al meu, a mea, ai mei, ale meleMine
Al tău, a ta, ai tăi, ale taleYours
Al său, al lui, a sa, a lui, ai săi, ai lui, ale sale, ale luiHis
Al ei, a ei, ai ei, ale eiHers
Al nostru, a noastră, ai noștri, ale noastreOurs
Al vostru, a voastră, ai voștri, ale voastreYours
Al lor, a lor, ai lor, ale lorTheirs

Examples on how to use these words are below:

Supraviețuitorul este al tău

The survivor is yours

You can say this to a woman or a guy, al tău takes its gender from the object being owned, not from the person owning it.

Apocalipsa este a mea.

The apocalypse is mine.

Un supraviețuitor al apocalipsei.

 A survivor of the apocalypse.

O apocalipsă a supraviețuitorilor.

An apocalypse of the survivors.

Supraviețuitori ai apocalipsei.

Survivors of the apocalypse.

Apocalipse ale supraviețuitorilor.

Apocalypses of the survivors.

One more thing, if you want to remove those pesky words (a, ai, al, ale) All you have to do is articulate the first noun like this.

Supraviețuitorul apocalipsei (The survivor of the apocalypse/Apocalypse’s survivor)

Supraviețuitorii apocalipsei (The survivors of the apocalypse/Apocalypse’s survivors)

Don’t worry! Both these rules and the word apocalipsă are confusing even for natives.

Just treat a, ai, al, ale as they were connected to the first noun, which in normal Romanian texts always functions as the subject in this type of structure. The exception sometimes comes in poetry where we can see: “Al apocalipsei supraviețuitor”.

Your homework is to write the following sentences in Romanian: “The survivor of an apocalypse” and “Survivor of an apocalypse”

Bonus word XLIV

Drac (m.) – Devil (Pl. Draci)

Ce dracu’ – What the hell?

Ce dracu’? Nu am primit niciun match pe Tinder.

What the hell? I didn’t get any match on Tinder.

Vocabulary XLIV

Supraviețuitor (m.) – Survivor (Pl. Supraviețuitori)

Apocalipsă (f.) – Apocalypse (Pl. Apocalipse)

Violent – Violent

A opri – To stop

Gratuit – Free

Peste tot – Everywhere

Oriunde – Everywhere

Orice – Anything

Oricum – Anyhow, anyway

A tăvăli – To roll

Prin – Through

A domina – To dominate

Obraznic – Naughty

Măgulit – Flattered

Mereu – Always

Întotdeauna – Always

Niciodată – Never

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