Lesson 7 – Joy

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Street Conversation VII

This conversation was actually really good, so I decided to teach you more words than usual today.


Sergiu: Cum te simţi azi?

How are you feeling today?

Market girl: Mă simt foarte bine. Pe dimineaţă mi-o* înflorit floricica care ieri încă nu avea floare, deci o început super fain şi pe lângă asta** că mă duc la repetiţie.

I feel very good. This morning the little flower that yesterday didn’t have any flower yet blossomed, so it started super beautifully, and other than this because I’m going to rehearsal.

*O is the regional version of a (helper word used to form the past tense).

**Pe lângă asta is the expression that if you translate word for word in English you are going to go nuts. Pe (On) Lângă (Next to) Asta (This): “On next to this” or the correct translation, “other than this”.

Grammar VII


Today we will say we are hungry/thirsty.

To say you’re hungry or thirsty, you will have to use the stuff you learnt in lesson 4. Please go back there if you forgot what it was about.

Here is the formula of hunger and thirst:

îmi, îți, îi, ne, vă, le + e or este + foame (hunger) or sete (thirst)

Example: Le e foame – They’re hungry.

Mi, ți, i, ni, vi and li are the even shorter forms of îmi, îți, îi, ne, vă, le.

We can also use -i instead of e or este in the above structures, so combine the shortest forms above with -i and you get the final sequence: mi-i foame, ţi-i foame, i-i foame, ni-i foame, vi-i foame, li-i foame.

You can use all of the above principles to say you’re scared. Ți-e frică? (Are you scared?)


Today we will see one exception to what we learnt in lesson 4. Adjectives ending in -d and t have the termination -zi and -ți respectively in the masculine plural form. Check out the examples (obosit and flămând) in the key vocabulary below.

Dialogue VII


Sergiu: Cum ești azi?

How are you today?

Daniela: Foarte bine. Tu?

Very good. You?

Sergiu: Așa și așa. Azi sunt foarte obosit.

So so. I’m very tired today.

Daniela: Serios? De ce?

Really? Why?

Sergiu: Pentru că sunt foarte ocupat.

Because I’m very busy.

Key Vocabulary VII


A se simţi – To feel

Pe – On

A înflori – To blossom

Floare – Flower

Floricică – Little flower

Azi – Today

Ieri – Yesterday

A avea – To have

Care – Which

Încă – Yet

Deci – So

Pe lângă asta – Other than this

A începe – To start

Repetiţie – Rehearsal

Așa – So

Și – And

Foarte – Very

Obosit – Tired (F. Obosită, M.Pl. Obosiți, F.Pl. Obosite)

Serios – Really

De ce? – Why?

Că – Because

Pentru că – Because

Somnoros – Sleepy (Fem. Sg. Somnoroasă)  ( Masc. Pl. Somnoroși )  (Fem. Pl. Somnoroase)

Flămând – Hungry (F. Flămândă, M.Pl. Flămânzi, F.Pl. Flămânde )

Confortabil – Comfortable (F. Confortabilă, M.Pl. Confortabili, F.Pl. Confortabile)

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