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assaf_hSunday 19th of December 2004 10:39:49 PM
Reading - Hi.

I've been trying to do some reading, but the sites I found (mostly news sites) are still too complex for me. I've been wondering if there are any Romanian sites more fit for beginners (for example sites for children, etc).

Same goes for reading materials (Children books, and so on).

RawkstahMonday 20th of December 2004 01:29:12 PM
- heh i was sucked into Romanian pop music and reading those lyrics. if your interested check out the group O-zone the lyrics are on the site and since you have my MSN name IM me sometime and i can send you the songs
Anca+Friday 14th of January 2005 06:36:37 PM
o-zone - I recommend you NOT to read the lyrics from o-zone!
the guys from o-zone are from moldavia rep. and they're romanian is not very good... many lyrics make no sense...
eg."chipul tau si dragostea din tei, mi-amintesc de ochii tai" = "your face and the love from the linden tree remind me about you eyes" (well, maybe this is not the most significant example, but I hope you can understand what I mean...)
as for what to read, try this essay about romanian xmas tradition....
rbrumaFriday 14th of January 2005 07:31:37 PM
- Those lyrics make no sense not because they are from Moldavia. They are simply a bit illogic, not wrong from the linguistic point of view.

Anca's recommendation still stands, though. You can find better texts to get yourself acquainted with Romanian.
Assaf_HSaturday 15th of January 2005 02:36:09 PM
- Thanks for your help, everybody :)

Rbruma: I'm open for suggestions...

sandmanSaturday 15th of January 2005 09:11:31 PM
- pop culture is stupid by definition %)

what about reading - i can suggest this:
the little prince by exupery (if you have it also in your native language then you can use dual reading method, which is pretty effective, the zip contains also the russian version, which may help or be thrown away %)):

and these:
Petre Ispirescu. Legende sau basmele romanilor (*zip, 395 kb)

Camil Petrescu. Ultima noapte de dragoste, intaia noapte de razboi (*zip, 277 kb)

Mihail Sadoveanu. Tara de dincolo de negrura (*zip, 139 kb)

Ion Creanga. Novels (*zip, 68 kb)

Biblioteca Romaneasca

Romanian poetry (with Phrases to some other languages)

Selected works on romanian poetry

links to romanian news sites