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rogue_tyrannyFriday 11th of March 2005 03:45:59 AM
Confusion with phrases! - Iíve been teaching myself Romanian (well, trying anyway!) over the internet and lately Iíve become confused at finding so many various phrases which can be used to say one thing. Iím not sure if some of the websiteís Iíve been visiting have incorrect information or if there really are several different ways to say one thing.

Two example's:
1) What is your name? = cum te cheamă?/cum vă numitíi?
2) My name is Chela = Numele meu este Chela/Buna ma numesc Chela/Ma numesc Chela.

Iím beginning to become very confused as to which phrases are the correct oneís to use so any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
-Chela.
La PluieFriday 11th of March 2005 04:18:49 AM
- What about mă cheamă...? Nu ştiu, but I suspect that all of them are technically correct... Like in English, you can say "I'm..." or "My name is..." I guess English isn't a good example, though, but still... There are multiple ways to say a lot of things in certain languages that there may only be one way to say in others.
Friday 11th of March 2005 06:31:38 AM
- "cum te cheamă" - semi literal: "how are you called?"

"cum vă numiţi" - semi literal: "how are you named?"

Also, "cum te numeşti" can be used in a less formal situation. "cum te cheamă" is less formal than "cum vă numiţi" аs well.

"numele meu este ..." - my name is ...
"Mă numesc ..." - I am named ...
Those are used usually after the "numiţi" question

"Mă cheamă ..." is the answer to "cum te cheamă?"

I hope I cleared some things up for you.

-Jeremy
Jeremy87Friday 11th of March 2005 06:32:14 AM
- "cum te cheamă" - semi literal: "how are you called?"

"cum vă numiţi" - semi literal: "how are you named?"

Also, "cum te numeşti" can be used in a less formal situation. "cum te cheamă" is less formal than "cum vă numiţi" аs well.

"numele meu este ..." - my name is ...
"Mă numesc ..." - I am named ...
Those are used usually after the "numiţi" question

"Mă cheamă ..." is the answer to "cum te cheamă?"

I hope I cleared some things up for you.

-Jeremy
rogue_tyrannyFriday 11th of March 2005 06:42:35 AM
- Oh okay, thanks. I wasn't sure if that was the case, or if some sites had wrong information (You know how some sites can be %)). Multumesc!
-Chela