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Dominick_Korshanyenko
Thursday 14th of February 2008 05:46:12 AM
Articole: What are Articles?

[color=orange]Aricles[/color] clarify nouns. Usually they are used to determine if something is specific or non-specific. There are four kinds of articles in Romanian: Indefinite, Definite, Demonstrative, and Genitival Articles.

The Indefinite Article

I'll start with the Indefinite Article because it is the easiest. The Indefinite Aricle is the same thing as the word "a" in English. The Indefinite Article in Romanian works the same way as the Indefinite Article in English, except in Romanian there is one for each gender.

- un is used for the [color=blue]Masculine[/color] and [color=green]Neuter[/color].
- o is used for the [color=red]Feminine[/color].

Singular
[color=blue]Masculine[/color][color=red]Feminine[/color][color=green]Neuter[/color]
un b?iato floareun teatru


*In the plural there is only one Indefinite Article for all genders: ni?te.

Plural
[color=blue]Masculine[/color][color=red]Feminine[/color][color=green]Neuter[/color]
ni?te b?ie?ini?te florini?te teatre


The Definite Article

The Definite Article is the same thing as the word "the" in English. In Romanian it is different. Instead of being put befor the word. The Romanian Definite Article is attached to the end of the noun.

For [color=blue]Masculine[/color] and [color=green]Neuter[/color] nouns:

- add ul if it ends in a consonant or i.
- add l if it already ends in u.
- add le if it ends in an e.

For [color=red]Feminine[/color] nouns:

- Change the ? to a.
- Add a to nouns ending in e.
- Change the ie to ia.
- Add ua to nouns ending in a, ea, or i.

Singular
[color=blue]Masculine[/color]b?iatulochiulfiulperetele
[color=red]Feminine[/color]casafloareafemeiacafeaua
[color=green]Neuter[/color]manualultramvaiulteatrulnumele


*In the plural the Definite Article follows these patterns.

For [color=blue]Masculine[/color] nouns:

- Add i.

For [color=red]Feminine[/color] and [color=green]Neuter[/color] nouns:

- Add le.

Singular
[color=blue]Masculine[/color]b?ie?iiochiifiiipere?ii
[color=red]Feminine[/color]caseleflorilefemeilecafelele
[color=green]Neuter[/color]manualeletramvaiurileteatrelenumele


Review & Exercises

1. Articles ____________ nouns.
2. There are four kinds of Articles in Romanian: ___________,____________,_____________, and ____________.
3. Say what these nouns are with the Indefinite and Definite Article:

mas?
tigru
elefant
cap
profesoare
student
?ar?
introducere
cuvânt
iubire
hran?
stea
birou
lucru
loc
sor?

[color=red]NOT DONE: still need to post the other two types of Articles and the usage of them all.[/color]


Lina
Sunday 09th of March 2008 11:37:04 PM

Review & Exercises

1. Articles ____________ nouns.
2. There are four kinds of Articles in Romanian: ___________,____________,_____________, and ____________.
3. Say what these nouns are with the Indefinite and Definite Article:

mas?
tigru
elefant
cap
profesoare
student
?ar?
introducere
cuvânt
iubire
hran?
stea
birou
lucru
loc
sor?

Mike, cum mai stai cu articolul?:p

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