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”.
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.
If you want to sound native, use this sequence:
Mi-e foame (I’m hungry), ţi-e foame (you’re hungry), i-e foame (he or she’s hungry), ni-e foame (we’re hungry), vi-e foame (you’re hungry), li-e foame (they’re hungry)
Mi, ți, i, ni, vi and li are the even shorter forms of îmi, îți, îi, ne, vă, le.
In the Transylvanian dialect we use i instead of e or este in the above structures, so this is the Transylvanian sequence: mi-i foame, ţi-i foame, i-i foame, n-i foame, v-i foame, l-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.
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?
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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