Tuesday, February 12, 2008

005 - Romanian-Podcast.Net - De unde eşti? (Where are you from?)

Hello, episode five has now been released. Lear how to say where you come from, what languages you speak and whether you understand or not.

The files: audio (mp3) and the transcript (pdf).


Izabel said...

hello, i just want to let know that i am enjoying the lessons and appreciate you putting in your time to teach us and thank you very much for the pdf form, i wondering if maybe you will have lists of alphabet and numbers and how to pronouce and accents and such? but again, thank you very much i am learning alots of information!

Anonymous said...

Hello, i am really enjoying your lessons. Very clear and easy to follow. Thanks a lot. I have been searching around on the internet to find something like this. Cosmic Eagle

Florin said...


I am really glad you find the lessons useful. I will take your proposals in the coming episodes.

Pe curând,

Anonymous said...


Are all of the feminine forms of nationalities in the pdf correct? My girlfriend says that, for example, "englez(ă)" should be "englez(oaică)".

Otherwise, no complaints. Keep up the good work.


Florin said...

Hi Mikko,

I chose to list only those feminine forms of nationalities, as they are simpler (and they are all adjectives which can be used as nouns also). The Romanian dictionary DEX accepts the form "engleză" as both adjective and noun, though it might be less used when expressing nationality. On the other hand, the "-oaică" forms are only nouns.

To make it clear, let's take "englez":
One can say: "Sunt engleză" or "Sunt englezoaică". Romanians are more used with the "-oaică" form. The dual usage is more obvious in the plural (and they sound equally usable and are equally used by Romanians):
Ele sunt engleze. = Ele sunt englezoaice.

However, not all the nationalities have that form. Indeed, most used forms are the ones with -oaică, for those nationalities for which they exist.

I will come back to this in a later lesson.