Lesson 6 – Places

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Mercury park in Cluj-Napoca. It’s at a 20 minute walk from the Simple Romanian Headquarters. A very good place for socializing 😉

Street Conversation VI

Undefeatable, I can now go to women and ask them where they’re going. It’s a fun way to spend your lunch-break.

 

Sergiu: Bună ziua. Cum sunteţi?

Hello. How are you?

Park girl: Bine, mersi.

Good, thanks.

Sergiu: Şi eu sunt bine. Unde vă duceţi?

I’m good too. Where are you going?

Park girl: Momentan mă duc la un birou mobil de la serviciu.

At the moment, I’m going to a mobile office from work. (There is no such thing as a mobile office from work, I have no idea what drugs that woman was on)

Grammar VI

Verbs

 

Today we’ll learn how to conjugate the verb to go and to arrive. A se duce and a ajunge.

Mă ducI go
Te duciYou go
Se duceHe, she goes
Ne ducemWe go
Vă ducețiYou go
Se ducThey go

A se duce means to go but a duce means to carry.

 

AjungI arrive
AjungiYou arrive
AjungeHe, she arrives
AjungemWe arrive
AjungețiYou arrive
AjungThey arrive

Both these verb end in –e in the infinitive mode. They belong to the same group and have the same conjugation patterns. Can you find them?

An –e verb has the following terminations. / -i –e –em –eți /

/ means no termination.

Dialogue VI

 

Sergiu: Bună ziua, cum sunteți?

Hello, how are you?

Daniela: Sunt bine, dumneavoastră?

I’m good, you?

Sergiu: Și eu sunt bine. Unde vă duceți?

I’m also good. Where are you going?

Daniela: Mă duc la școală.

I’m going to school. (The funny thing with this dialogue is that A used polite form with B who’s old enough to still be in school).

Key Vocabulary VI

 

Unde – Where

Momentan – At the moment

La – To

Școală – School

Firmă – Firm

Magazin – Store

Acasă – Home

Aeroport – Airport

Parc – Park

Departe – Far

Aproape – Near

Birou mobil – Mobile office

Serviciu – Job

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2 thoughts on “Lesson 6 – Places”

  1. Funny, how the verb “A Duce” and the Latin “Duco, Ducere, Duxi, Ductus” have slightly different meanings,
    For, Duco, Ducere in Latin means “To lead, conduct, guide, direct, draw, bring, fetch, escort.” Il Duce Mussolini.

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