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  • This post discusses 2 common ways to express a verb in the future tense - a how-to if you will. There are two common ways to say and write the future tense. Depending upon your learning style, choose the method that works best for you. Ultimately it will be to your benefit to know both but choosing one method to start is more productive.

    verb tense – the future – viitor

    This post discusses 2 common ways to express a verb in the future tense – a how-to if you will. There are two common ways to say and write the future tense. Depending upon your learning style, choose the method that works best for you. Ultimately it will be to your benefit to know both but choosing one method to start is more productive.

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  • Basic greetings, formal and informal in romanian - hellos & goodbyes

    bineţe-greetings-general-hello-and-goodbye

    Basic greetings, formal and informal in romanian – hellos & goodbyes

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  • soăre = sun (sori/pl) soărele = the sun soărele apune – the sun sets – apus (vest) sau asfinţit – asfinţit derivitive of a sfinți – to bless a home...

    Vocabulary – the sun

    soăre = sun (sori/pl) soărele = the sun soărele apune – the sun sets – apus (vest) sau asfinţit – asfinţit derivitive of a sfinți – to bless a home…

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  • Lovey dovey when I first wrote this post, it was spring. Spring stirs in feelings of renewal, rebirth, growth, potential and of course love! Back in 2006, I watched an...

    vocabulary – dragoste, iubire

    Lovey dovey when I first wrote this post, it was spring. Spring stirs in feelings of renewal, rebirth, growth, potential and of course love! Back in 2006, I watched an…

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  • A little text/video to help you to learn the verb a avea in the present tense. Learn romanian!

    A avea – to have (present tense video)

    A little text/video to help you to learn the verb a avea in the present tense. Learn romanian!

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  • writing numbers…..punct si virgula = point and comma For americans – just use the reverse american system = 10,000.00 romanian system = 10.000,00 Most of the world depicts dates as...

    numbers, dates, time, clocks

    writing numbers…..punct si virgula = point and comma For americans – just use the reverse american system = 10,000.00 romanian system = 10.000,00 Most of the world depicts dates as…

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  • Sticlă is a catch all for bottles in general. So if you’re unwell and need to go to the farmacie and buy one of those hot water bottle things to...

    measures and containers – more about them

    Sticlă is a catch all for bottles in general. So if you’re unwell and need to go to the farmacie and buy one of those hot water bottle things to…

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  • ceva = something Even though ceva ends with an ‘a’ it is a neuter word -when you use an adjective with this you will always use the masculine singular form....

    gender & usage – something or ceva

    ceva = something Even though ceva ends with an ‘a’ it is a neuter word -when you use an adjective with this you will always use the masculine singular form….

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  • a usca = to dry eu usuc tu usuci el, ea usucă noi uscăm voi uscați ei, ele usucă Share this...

    a usca – to dry

    a usca = to dry eu usuc tu usuci el, ea usucă noi uscăm voi uscați ei, ele usucă Share this…

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Vocabulary, Situations and Conversations
  • “Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in...

    Benefits of knowing 2 or more languages

    “Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in...

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  • Dogs, dawgs, dogs…I love dogs! Here is a list of words relating to our beloved furry friends. I have also provided 2 links for people in romania who might want...

    vocabulary – dogs, câini

    Dogs, dawgs, dogs…I love dogs! Here is a list of words relating to our beloved furry friends. I have also provided 2 links for people in romania who might want...

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  • Uşa does not equal USA! ușa = door Unfortunately there is a lot of anti-american sentiment in some countries (not completely unwarranted.) This is not the case here in romania...

    ușa does not = USA

    Uşa does not equal USA! ușa = door Unfortunately there is a lot of anti-american sentiment in some countries (not completely unwarranted.) This is not the case here in romania...

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  • pots and pans tigaie = frying pan oală = cooking pot with small handles cratiță = cooking pot with long handle capac = lid Share this...

    in the kitchen I – în bucărtărie

    pots and pans tigaie = frying pan oală = cooking pot with small handles cratiță = cooking pot with long handle capac = lid Share this...

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  • temperatură = temperature minima termică = minimum temperature maxima termică = maximum temperature temperatura corpului = 37C (98.6F) = human body temperature temperatură critică = critical temperature temperatură de aprindere...

    temperatură = temperature

    temperatură = temperature minima termică = minimum temperature maxima termică = maximum temperature temperatura corpului = 37C (98.6F) = human body temperature temperatură critică = critical temperature temperatură de aprindere...

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  • When refering to a season of the year you use anotimpul – when refering to a season of sports or some other season use sezon. anotimpuri/anotimpul = the seasons of...

    seasons or anotimpuri

    When refering to a season of the year you use anotimpul – when refering to a season of sports or some other season use sezon. anotimpuri/anotimpul = the seasons of...

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  • o conservă, doua conserve = tin (s) o sticlă, doua sticle = bottle (s) o cutie, doua cutii = box (es) un borcan, doua borcane = jar (s) un pachet,...

    measures & containers

    o conservă, doua conserve = tin (s) o sticlă, doua sticle = bottle (s) o cutie, doua cutii = box (es) un borcan, doua borcane = jar (s) un pachet,...

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  • și = and (that is in most cases) It can also mean…also. și = also Here Iulia meets up with Ion - Romanian Iulia: Ce faci? Ion: Bine! Si tu?...

    și = and or also

    și = and (that is in most cases) It can also mean…also. și = also Here Iulia meets up with Ion - Romanian Iulia: Ce faci? Ion: Bine! Si tu?...

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  • To anyone who is not just beginning this might seem obvious, but this blog highlights all kinds of situations and confusions that I have experienced.  Maybe someone else has these...

    differences – unde ești și de unde ești? (informal)

    To anyone who is not just beginning this might seem obvious, but this blog highlights all kinds of situations and confusions that I have experienced.  Maybe someone else has these...

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  • The preposition pe can sometimes mean something as a direct translation in english or not. As with many rules we often find exceptions Here is how „pe” was explained to...

    prepositions – a close look at pe

    The preposition pe can sometimes mean something as a direct translation in english or not. As with many rules we often find exceptions Here is how „pe” was explained to...

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  • a ruga = to ask for te rog = please (informal) use with friends and close relatives, peers vă rog = please (formal) use with all persons to other then...

    a ruga – please

    a ruga = to ask for te rog = please (informal) use with friends and close relatives, peers vă rog = please (formal) use with all persons to other then...

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  • Cu placere = with pleasure or your welcome. You thank someone – Mulțumesc! (thanking someone – I thank you) or Mulțumim! (thanking the person as a group – we thank...

    it was nothing or you are welcome!

    Cu placere = with pleasure or your welcome. You thank someone – Mulțumesc! (thanking someone – I thank you) or Mulțumim! (thanking the person as a group – we thank...

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