Thursday, September 30, 2010

Register as member and get a free document

As announced before, the podcast has moved to a new webpage. Register as a member on www.Learn-Romanian-Magazine.Net/forum and get a 10 page list of Romanian basic words and phrases.

By registering you can participate in discussions related to the published articles or podcast episodes and you can ask any grammar or vocabulary related questions. I will answer them gladly.

Watch out for the first issue of the Learn Romanian Magazine (for September - October 2010).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Learn Romanian Magazine goes live, replacing Romanian-Podcast.Net!

Today is the big day, the day that will hopefully pleasantly surprise the “Romanian Podcast” site subscribers. I know I have not released any podcast episodes for a while. I have decided to rework the site and provide a more comprehensive way of learning and practicing Romanian. At the same time, all the old podcast episodes have been transferred and they will continue to be available on the new site. The old site will not be maintained anymore.

Let’s talk now about the features of this new site.

* Articles will be published on a regular basis on 3 difficulty levels: UŞOR (easy), MEDIU (medium) and DIFICIL (difficult). In each article, the words which are considered challenging for that level will be underlined and an explanation will be available on a mouse-over gesture. The explanation will be in Romanian, using basic words, synonyms, etc.
* Each article will have an audio recording available, where a genuine Romanian speaker will read it.
* The articles difficulty grade can be rated by the users (scale 1…10). This will be an important feedback for me, as I can tune the content to match the expected difficulty level of the users. For example, if a text marked as UŞOR (easy) would seem ok, the grade would be 5. If it is on the easy side, mark it under 5, it is a bit too difficult for an easy text, mark it 6-10.
* Feeds will be available for the whole content, and also separately for podcasts and for the texts with audio.

IMPORTANT: If you want to follow the new site, you will have to subscribe with your email addres or with the new feeds / iTunes links.

Depending on the success of this new format, new features will be developed. I hope you’ll find this useful and will enjoy it, and I will be glad to get your feedback.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

018 - Romanian-Podcast.Net - A placea.pdf

Hello podcast listeners,

The new episode in the romanian podcast series explains the usage of the verb to like - a plăcea. This episode is a bit longer than the previous ones. You can download here the audio (mp3) and the transcripts (pdf).

Thank you everybody for the ideas and suggestions for future episodes.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Call for podcast lessons ideas!

Hi everybody.

This is not a podcast episode, this is an article to call for your ideas to create the following podcast episodes. Please reply to this post with anything you would like me to use as topics for the coming episodes.

I am really looking forward to your replies so that I can resume the podcast episodes.

Have an inspired weekend!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

017 - Romanian-Podcast.Net - Apartamentul meu

Hello everybody,

Here is episode 17, where you will find some useful vocabulary describing an apartment.

And here are this episode's files: the audio (mp3) and the text file (pdf).

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Podcast New Episode - Coming Soon

Hello everybody.

This is a post to let you know that this podcast is still alive. Unfortunately I have had not time at all to prepare the new episode. My real job is challenging and I enjoy it very much. In addition, I am also studying a master's programme, so my 24/7 nowadays is only work and studies.

I am planning the next episode for sometime in March. Until then, please have a look at this link, where you can find some useful Romanian phrases accompanied by their pronunciation. Some of them must be know to you if you have gone through these podcast episodes.

So here is the link:

Stand by for the next lesson!

Pe curând!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

016 - Romanian-Podcast.Net - Sărbători Fericite!

Hello and welcome to a special Christmas episode of the Romanian podcast. This lesson focuses on some Christmas specific vocabulary and greetings and whishes of the winter season.

As promissed in the podcast, here is a link where you can find lots of traditional Romanian Christmas songs:

And here are this episode's files: the audio (mp3) and the text file (pdf).
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2009!
Crăciun Fericit şi La Mulţi Ani 2009!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

015 - Romanian-Podcast.Net - Săptămâna


I am back now with episode number 15 where we talk about my weekly program. Find out what are the days of the week in Romanian language and how you can use them to express the time of different actions.

You can download here the audio file (mp3) and the transcript text file (pdf).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

014 - Romanian-Podcast.Net - De la ce ora?

Hello and welcome to episode number 14. In this episode you will learn how to ask at what time things happen and some more similar phrases. We also have a conversation in real language where these phrases are used.

The podcast files are available here: the audio file (mp3) and the transcript (pdf).

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Extra - Romanian-Podcast.Net - Lecţia


I have prepared for you an extra episode of the podcast series. You will hear a fragment from a theater play by Eugen Ionescu - "The Lesson" ("Lecţia" - in Romanian). The language is simple and clear, you will also find some words and phrases explained.

This episode has no transcript. As a homework, please try to write down yourself the dialog and post it on the forum. I will be glad to check it.

You can download the audio (mp3) file.