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Dominick_Korshanyenko
Sunday 21st of October 2007 11:35:35 AM
Romanian Game 4: This game is meant to go with Lina's lesson on Adjective comparison. In game three we have been using the positive degree. "El este fericit." In this game you will use the degree of superiority, inferiority, or equality. Here's how the game works.

1. Write a Romanian sentence based on what the person above you said and translate it to English.
2. give an adjective
3. give two nouns to compare
4. give the degree
5. Celebrate! :)

*So the next person writes their sentence based off of the last persons step two, three, and four.

I'll begin,

1. Cartea este mai mare decât scrisoarea.
The book is bigger than the letter.
2. fericit
3. Un om ?i o femeie.
4. inferior
5. :)


Lina
Sunday 21st of October 2007 07:56:28 PM

Your game is very well structured!

1. Un om este mai pu?in fericit decât o femeie.
A man is less happy than a woman.
2. frumos
3. La munte ?i la mare(at mountain and at seaside)
4. equality
5. :):)


Dominick_Korshanyenko
Sunday 21st of October 2007 08:06:33 PM
Thanks Lina. :)

1. La munte este la fel de frumos ca ?i la mare.
At the mountain is as beautiful as at the seaside.
2. luminos
3. Soare ?i luna
4. superiority
5. :)


Lina
Sunday 21st of October 2007 08:37:25 PM
1. Soarele este mai luminos decat luna.
The sun is brighter than the moon.
2. pl?cut
3. A citi ?i a asculta muzic?
4. equality
5. Am uitat zâmbetul:)


Dominick_Korshanyenko
Sunday 21st of October 2007 09:13:59 PM
1. A citi este la fel de pl?cut ca ?i a asculta muzic?.
Reading is as likable as listening to music.
2. înalt
3. zgârie-nori ?i cas?
4. superiority
5. :) Acum nu ai uitat zâmbetul.


Lina
Sunday 21st of October 2007 09:29:42 PM

1. Un zgârie - nori este mai înalt decât o cas?.
A sky - scraper is taller than a house.
2. repede
3. O ma?in? ?i o biciclet?
4. superiority
5. :)



Dominick_Korshanyenko
Sunday 21st of October 2007 09:40:50 PM
1. O ma?in? este mai repede decât o biciclet?.
A car is faster than a bicycle.
2. lent
3. Un cal ?i un melc
4. inferiority
5. :)


Lina
Sunday 21st of October 2007 09:50:59 PM

1. Un cal este mai putin lent decat un melc.
A horse is less slow than a snail.
2. scump
3. O br??ar? ?i un ceas
4. equality
5. :)


Dominick_Korshanyenko
Sunday 21st of October 2007 10:09:04 PM
1. O br??ar? este la fel de scump ca ?i un ceas.
A bracelet is as expensive as a watch.
2. frumos
3. O ciuperc? ?i o floare
4. Inferiority
5. :)


Lina
Thursday 25th of October 2007 02:20:54 PM
*scump?(o bra?ar? - dou? bra??ri, feminine)

1. O ciuperc? este mai pu?in frumoas? decât o floare.
A mushroom is less beautiful than a flower.
2. harnic
3. O albin? ?i un greier
4. Superiority
5. Acest joc imi place cel mai mult:)




Dominick_Korshanyenko
Saturday 27th of October 2007 11:47:44 PM
1. O albin? este mai harnic? decât un greier.
A bee is more hardworking than a cricket.
2. brav
3. soldatul ?i to?i
4. Superiority
5. Mul?umesc! :)


Lina
Sunday 28th of October 2007 12:00:10 AM
1. Un soldat este mai brav decat toti
A soldier is more brave than all.
2. puternic
3. un gladiator si un lupt?tor
4. inferiority
5. este frumoas? poezia ta:)



Dominick_Korshanyenko
Friday 09th of November 2007 03:10:49 AM
1. Un gladiator este mai pu?in puternic decât un lupt?tor.
A gladiator is less powerful than a fighter.
2. frumos
3. o fat? ?i o floare
4. Equality
5. :):):):):):):)


Lina
Saturday 17th of November 2007 10:37:17 PM

1. O fat? este la fel de frumoas? ca o floare.
A girl is as beautiful as a flower.
2. interesant?(interesting)
3. o carte ?i un film(a book and a movie)
4. equality
5. :)


Simeon_C
Tuesday 20th of November 2007 01:27:35 PM
1. o carte este la fel de interesant? ca ?i un film.
a book is as interesting as a movie
2. frumoas?
3. o fat? si un b?iat (a boy and a girl)
4. superiority
5. :)

*plz correct me if I'm wrong, multumesc


mike111
Wednesday 21st of November 2007 01:21:22 AM
Welcome Simeon_C,

1. Fata este mai frumoas? decât b?iatul
The girl is prettier than the boy.
2. vechi
3. un copac ?i o floare
4. inferiority
5. :):)

I'm not sure I used the correct form of frumoas?.


Lina
Wednesday 21st of November 2007 03:14:34 AM
Originally posted by Simeon_C


1. o carte este la fel de interesant? ca ?i un film.
a book is as interesting as a movie
2. frumoas?
3. o fat? si un b?iat (a boy and a girl)
4. superiority
5. :)

*plz correct me if I'm wrong, multumesc

Bun? Simeon_C, bine ai venit!

R?spunsul t?u este corect.




Lina
Wednesday 21st of November 2007 03:38:02 AM
Originally posted by mike000


Welcome Simeon_C,

1. Fata este mai frumoas? decât b?iatul
The girl is prettier than the boy.
2. vechi
3. un copac ?i o floare
4. inferiority
5. :):)

I'm not sure I used the correct form of frumoas?.

Mike, you have changed the rule but you used correct the definite article:)

Yes, you used the correct form of "frumoas?/beautiful".

pretty/dragu??


1. O floare este mai pu?in veche decât un copac.
A flower is less old than a tree.
2. mic?
3. o pas?re ?i o pisic?
4. inferiority
5. :)


mike111
Wednesday 21st of November 2007 06:56:22 AM
Lina, as always, thank you for the instruction. Are you the only native romanian that frequents this site?

1. O pas?re mai pu?in mic? pisic? decât.
A bird is smaller than a cat.
2.Mare
3. Un autobuz ?i o ma?in?
4. Superiority
5.:)

Mike


Lina
Saturday 24th of November 2007 06:13:02 PM

I'm the "Last Mahican":D

Mike, check the "constructing sentences in Romanian"

*O pas?re este mai pu?in mic? decât o pisic? - in this case, the order is like in English

1. Un autobus este mai mare decât o ma?in?
A bus is bigger than a car
2. portocalie
3. o mandarin? ?i o portocal?
4. Equality
5. :)



mike111
Monday 26th of November 2007 11:33:57 AM
Salut Lina,

Thanks for the correction.

Sorry to hear you are the last. I am very grateful for your assistance and commitment here. I hope I don't bore you away. :)

1. O mandarin? este la fel de portocalie ca ?i o portocal?.
A mandarine is as orange as an orange.
2. Rece
3. Ploaie ?i o z?pad?
4. Inferiority
5. :)


Lina
Wednesday 28th of November 2007 12:01:52 AM

About this, me being the last:), can you think of anything to change this situation? I mean if you have any propositions to make this forum more attractive for natives and Romanian language learners.

1. Ploaia este mai pu?in rece decât z?pada.
The rain is less cold than the snow.
2. str?lucitor
3. soare ?i lun?
4. superiority



mike111
Friday 30th of November 2007 09:10:41 PM
Hi Lina,

I will give this some thought and respond in a few days. I will update the thread "Share ideas, ask what you need
Împ?rt??i?i idei, cere?i ce ave?i nevoie" as that would be more appropriate for the continuation of this topic.

1. Soare este mai str?lucitor decât luna.
- The sun is more bright than the moon.
2. nostim
3. comic ?i profesor
4. superiority

Does "soare" really the same with both indefinite article and definite article singular? (a sun, the sun)This doesn't look right to me but is what I found on dictionare.com.



Lina
Sunday 02nd of December 2007 09:34:47 PM

Hi Mike,

Eventually that thread will save us;) Just kidding!

We need the definite article:

"Soarele este mai str?lucitor decât luna"

We cannot say : "A sun is more bright than a moon"

a sun = un soare
the sun = soarele

1. Un comic este mai nostim decât un profesor.
- A comedian is more funny than a teacher.
Comicul este mai nostim decât profesorul.
- The comedian is more funny than the teacher.
2. atent
3. un elev ?i un student
4. equality


mike111
Tuesday 04th of December 2007 08:42:31 PM
Soarele is what made sense to me.

I have a few ideas that "might" help attract other Romanians and language students, I will post on it sometime this week...hopefully ;)...and see what you think.

1. Un elev este la fel de atent ca ?i un student.
- A pupil is as attentive as a student.
Elevul este la fel de atent ca ?i studentul.
- The pupil is as attentive as the student.
2. mare
3. o u?a ?i o fereastr?
4. superiority
5. :) i liked the extra step above.


Lina
Saturday 08th of December 2007 02:17:44 AM
I'm sure you'll find something new and attractive for this forum. You really want to learn Romanian and your observations are always good! Thanks for your help!


We have to move forward step by step if we want to achieve more!


1. O u?? este mai mare decât o fereastr?.
- A door is bigger than a window.
U?a este mai mare decât fereastra.
- The door is bigger than the window.
2. în?elept
3. un tân?r ?i un b?trân
4. inferiority
5. :)



mike111
Saturday 08th of December 2007 11:35:12 AM
I couldn't agree more.

btw, I put some of my ideas in "Împ?rt??i?i idei, cere?i ce ave?i nevoie"

1. Un b?trân este mai pu?in în?elept decât un tân?r
- A junior is less wise than the elderly (man)
Bâtr?neii este mai pu?in întelept decât tân?rul.
- The junior is less wise than the elderly (man).
2. rapid
3. ?arpe ?i ?oarece
4. superiority
5. :)



Lina
Thursday 13th of December 2007 02:59:26 AM
Mul?umesc pentru ajutorul t?u/Thanks for your help!

1. Un ?arpe este mai rapid decât un ?oarece.
- A snake is faster than a mouse.
?arpele este mai rapid decât ?oarecele.
- The snake is faster than the mouse.
2. periculos
3. un urs ?i un tigru
4. equality
5. :)


mike111
Sunday 16th of December 2007 10:52:06 AM

1. Un urs este la fel de periculos ca ?i un tigru. - a bear is as dangerous as a tiger.
Ursul este la fel de periculos ca ?i tigrul. - the bear is as dangerous as the tiger.
2. Savuros
3. O Bere ?i un vin
4. equality
5. :)



Dominick_Korshanyenko
Saturday 12th of January 2008 10:12:02 PM
1. O bere este la fel de savuros? ca ?i un vin.
A beer is as delicious as a wine.
2. alb
3. Un iepure ?i un munte
4. equality
5. :)


Lina
Sunday 13th of January 2008 02:35:28 AM
1. Un iepure este la fel de alb ca un munte?!
O rabbit is as white as a mountain.
2. rece
3. ghea?a ?i ploaia
4. superiority
:)


mike111
Friday 18th of January 2008 09:01:17 PM

1. Ghea?a este mai rece ca ploaia.
- The ice is more cool then the rain.
2. piatr?
3. O vac? ?i un taur.
4. Inferiority
5. :)


Lina
Wednesday 23rd of January 2008 02:51:03 PM

Ceva(something) este gre?it(wrong)aici! Nu ?tiu(I don't know) s? scriu(write) o propozi?ie(sentence) cu aceste cuvinte : piatr?(stone), vac?(cow) ?i taur(bull). Dar voi încerca:D

1. Vaca este mai pu?in "de piatr?" decât taurul.
The cow is less "stony" than the bull(figurative - insensible).
2. puternic
3. Un elefant ?i o c?mil?
4. Inferiority
5. :):)


mike111
Tuesday 29th of January 2008 05:37:34 AM
Sorry about that! I must have made a mistake on dictionare.com. I don't remember what adjective I intended to use but that certainly wasn't it.

1. Un elefant este mai pu?in puternic decât o c?mil?.
- A camel is less powerful than an elephant.
2. tare
3. Un ciment ?i un copac
4. superiority
5. :)


Lina
Thursday 07th of February 2008 03:08:08 AM

Da, pân? la urm? am reu?it s? fac o propozi?ie!

Yes, finally I managed to make a sentence!

1. Un ciment este mai tare ca un copac.
A cement is stronger than a tree!
2. cald
3. Vara ?i iarna
4. Superiority
5. :)


mike111
Tuesday 26th of February 2008 04:56:35 AM
I gave you a tough one to do. :)

1. Vara este mai cald ca iarna.
The Summer is more warm than the winter.
2. verde
3. z?pad? ?i iarb?.
4. inferiority
5. :)


Lina
Tuesday 26th of February 2008 04:55:48 PM
1. Iarba este mai pu?in verde decât z?pada:p
The grass is less green than the snow!
2. rotund
3. p?trat ?i glob
4. equality
5. :)


Simeon_C
Sunday 09th of March 2008 01:22:14 PM
double post



Simeon_C
Sunday 09th of March 2008 01:29:18 PM
1. un p?trat este la fel de rotund ca ?i un glob
a square is as round as a globe
2. de?tept
3. Batman ?i Superman
4. superiority
5. :)

Lina, thank you for all your hard work in supervising this forum. It has helped me go a long way in learning Romanian.


Lina
Sunday 09th of March 2008 05:48:50 PM

Multumesc Simeon! Glad to see you again in the forum:)

1. Batman este mai destept decat Superman, nu-i asa?
Batman is smarter than Superman, is it?
2. comic
3. Stan si Bran
4. inferiority
5. :)


Simeon_C
Sunday 09th of March 2008 10:21:50 PM
I came up with the Batman and Superman comparison from a joke:

Intrebare: Oare Superman este mai destept decat Batman? Raspuns: Cu siguranta nu! Pentru ca Superman isi trage chilotii peste pantaloni


1. Stan este mai pu?in comic decât Bran
Stan is less funny than Bran
2. curat
3. pisic? ?i câine
4. superiority
5. :)


mike111
Monday 10th of March 2008 07:56:10 PM
1. O pisic? este mai mare curat ca un câine.
- A cat is more clean than a dog.
2. sigur
3. un autobuz ?i o ma?in?
4. Equality
5. :)


Simeon_C
Tuesday 11th of March 2008 10:01:05 PM
Does curat represent the feminine form as well, or do we need to modify it somehow?

Mike I think you got a bit mixed up, pisic? is a cat and pe?te is a fish.

1. un autobuz este la fel de sigur ca ?i o ma?in?
an autobus is just as safe as a car
2. ieftin
3. masina ?i avion
4. inferiority
5. :)


mike111
Wednesday 12th of March 2008 06:48:21 PM
Yes, my mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. I have fixed my post. I am not sure about curat. Everytime I think I got it right, I make a mistake :p. Probably curat? is correct. Is that what you think?

1. O ma?in? este mai pu?in ieftin? decât un avion.
- A car is less expensive than an airplane.
2. frumos
3. trandafir ?i p?p?die
4. superiority
5. :)


Lina
Wednesday 12th of March 2008 11:35:57 PM
Originally posted by Simeon_CI came up with the Batman and Superman comparison from a joke:

Intrebare: Oare Superman este mai destept decat Batman? Raspuns: Cu siguranta nu! Pentru ca Superman isi trage chilotii peste pantaloni




It's a good joke:)




Lina
Wednesday 12th of March 2008 11:39:13 PM
Originally posted by Simeon_C

Mike I think you got a bit mixed up, pisic? is a cat and pe?te is a fish.



It seems that the cat and the fish is the same thing for Mike:p


Lina
Wednesday 12th of March 2008 11:58:21 PM
Originally posted by mike0001. O pisic? este mai mare curat ca un câine.
- A cat is more clean than a dog.
2. sigur
3. un autobuz ?i o ma?in?
4. Equality
5. :)

It is no need to use the adjective "mare"(big)

O pisic? este mai curat? ca un câine.

o pisic? curat?(f,sg.)/ dou? pisici curate(f,pl.)
un câine curat(m,sg.)/ doi câini cura?i(m, pl.)
un scaun curat(n,sg.)/ dou? scaune curate(n,pl.)


Lina
Thursday 13th of March 2008 12:14:35 AM
Originally posted by mike000Yes, my mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. I have fixed my post. I am not sure about curat. Everytime I think I got it right, I make a mistake :p. Probably curat? is correct. Is that what you think?

1. O ma?in? este mai pu?in ieftin? decât un avion.
- A car is less expensive than an airplane.
2. frumos
3. trandafir ?i p?p?die
4. superiority
5. :)


*O masina este mai pu?in scump? decât un avion
O ma?in? este mai ieftin? decât un avion


1. Un trandafir este mai frumos decât o p?p?die
A rose is more beautiful than a dandelion
2. mare
3. o geant? ?i un portofel
4. superiority
5.:)





Simeon_C
Friday 14th of March 2008 11:39:47 AM
1. O geant? este mai mare decât un portofel.
A purse is larger than a wallet.
2. tare
3. bebelu? ?i b?iat
4. superiority
5. :)

Maybe we can go to the next step of the game by providing examples such as:
The new car is faster than the old car
Would that be just:
ma?ina nou este mai rapid decât ma?ina vechi


mike111
Saturday 15th of March 2008 02:45:37 AM
I like your idea simeon. I would like the extra adjective practice personally. :)


Lina
Saturday 15th of March 2008 11:13:30 PM

Ei bine, hai s? încerc?m/Well, let's try!

1. Un b?iat mare este mai tare decât un bebelu? plâng?cios!
O big boy is stronger than a weeping baby
2. frumoas?
3. lalea galben? ?i mac ro?u
4. equality
:)


Simeon_C
Thursday 20th of March 2008 12:03:49 PM
1. laleaua galben? este la fel de frumoas? ca ?i macul ro?u
the yellow tulip is as beautiful as the red poppy
2. vesel
3. culoare verde ?i culoare albastru
4. superiority
5. :)


Lina
Saturday 22nd of March 2008 05:02:15 PM
Your sentence is perfect!/ Propozi?ia ta este perfect?!

*culoare albastr?

1. Culoarea verde este mai vesel?(vioaie) decât culoarea albastr?.
The green colour is more jolly(lively) than blue colur.
2. în?elept
3. un adolescent optimist ?i un adult pesimist
4. superiority
5. ;)


Simeon_C
Sunday 23rd of March 2008 09:14:08 AM
Am folosit dic?ionarul ?i spune c? albastru este albastru, nu albastr?, acum sunt confuz.

(I used the dictionary and it says that blue is albastru, not albastr?, so now I'm confused.)
(I'm guessing 'spune' does not apply well in Romanian when trying to say 'the dictionary says')

1. un adolescent optimist este mai în?elept decât un adult pesimist.
an adolescent optimist is wiser than an adult pessimist
2. dragu?
3. pisic? ?i pisicu??
4. inferiority
5. :)




Simeon_C
Monday 24th of March 2008 11:01:26 PM
Ooops silly question, albastru is the masculin, albastr? is the femanine. For some reason I got it into my head that the adjective rules did not apply to colours.


Lina
Tuesday 25th of March 2008 07:34:27 PM

Did you see how easy it is! For more information look for the lesson "the adjective".
In our case, the noun "culoare" is at feminine, singular - the adjective take the ending "?" : culoare albastr?
If the gender is masculine or neuter, singular - then the end of adjective is "u" :

pom/tree(m,s) albastru
stilou/pen(n,s) albastru


*Este corect? ?i aceast? expresie "dic?ionarul spune"





Lina
Tuesday 25th of March 2008 11:23:40 PM

1. O pisic? este mai pu?in dr?gu?? decât o pisicu??.
A cat is less nice than a kitten.
2. r?u
3. câine s?lbatic ?i lup s?lbatic
4. equality
5. :)


Simeon_C
Thursday 27th of March 2008 10:39:56 AM
1. un câine s?lbatic este la fel de r?u ca ?i un lup s?lbatic
a ferocious dog is as bad as a ferocious wolf
2. prietenos
3. casier famel? ?i casier masculin
4. superiority
5. :) eu zâmbesc, tu zâmbe?ti ?i noi tot zâmbim

I'm not sure if I set it up properly for the next person, but I was curious how you would compare female cashier with a male cashier.




Lina
Thursday 27th of March 2008 06:06:18 PM
*casiera(feminine); casier(masculine)

1. Casierul este mai prietenos decât casiera!
The male cashier is more friendly than the female cashier
2. atent
3. ?ofer sau ?oferi??
4. inferiority
5. Propun s? schimb?m semnul, putem râde:p


mike111
Tuesday 08th of April 2008 04:18:19 AM
1. ?oferul orb este mai pu?in atent dâcut ?oferi?a.
(The blind male-driver is less attentive than the female-driver) :D
2. complex
3. biciclet? ?i ma?in?
4. inferior
5. :)


Simeon_C
Wednesday 09th of April 2008 12:01:22 PM
1. un biciclet? este mai pu?in complexa dec?t un ma?in?
A bicycle is less complex than a car
2. periculos
3. ap? verde ?i ap? curat
4. superior
5. Zâmbesc când joc ace?ti jocuri


Lina
Friday 11th of April 2008 01:03:22 AM
Originally posted by Simeon_C1. o biciclet? este mai pu?in complex? decât o ma?in?
A bicycle is less complex than a car
2. periculos
3. ap? verde ?i ap? curat
4. superior
5. Zâmbesc când joc aceste jocuri


o ma?in? - dou? ma?ini(f)
o biciclet? - dou? biciclete(f)
un joc - dou? jocuri(n)

1. Apa verde este mai periculoas? decât apa curat?.
The green water is more dangerous than the clear water.
2. transparent
3. ceai verde ?i ceai negru
4. equality
5. Da, se spun lucruri ciudate pe aici:)


mike111
Monday 21st of April 2008 11:58:00 PM
1. ceai verde este la fel de transparent ca ?i ceai negru.
(Green tea is as transparent as black tea)
2. acri?or
3. var verde ?i l?mâie galben
4. equality
5. :)


Lina
Thursday 24th of April 2008 11:29:58 PM

It is necesarry to use a form of the article, definite or indefinite :

Un ceai verde....un ceai negru
Ceaiul verde....ceaiul negru

Mike, I believe you meant something else. There are several meanings for "lime" in Romanian : green lemon/l?mâie verde, linden/tei, quick lime/var nestins


1. L?mâia verde/varul verde:D este la fel de acri?oar? ca ?i l?mâia galben?
Green lemon is as sourish as yellow lemon
2. dulce
3. zah?r brun ?i m?r ro?u
4. inferiority
5. :)



Simeon_C
Friday 02nd of May 2008 12:20:10 PM
repost


Simeon_C
Friday 02nd of May 2008 12:21:30 PM
1. zah?rul brun este mai putin dulce decât m?rul ro?u.
the brown sugar is sweeter than the red apple.
2. repede
3. pisic? b?iatului ?i câine fetei
4. superiority
5. zâmbesc :)


Lina
Tuesday 06th of May 2008 11:42:35 PM

*pisica b?iatului
câinele fetei
(see the lesson "Articles" - definite article)

1. câinele fetei alearg? mai repede decât pisica b?iatului
The girl's dog run faster than the boy's cat
2. aproape
3. ?coala lui ?i ?coala ei
4. superiority
5. :)


mike111
Tuesday 27th of May 2008 08:05:38 AM
Bun? Lina,

How is aproape used as an adjective? I can only find a noun (neighbor) and an adverb (near, almost). Mul?umesc.


Lina
Thursday 05th of June 2008 05:45:45 PM

You are right, it's an adverb! The sentence I've thought about it is the following:

1. ?coala lui este mai aproape decât ?coala ei
His school is nearer than her school
2. curat
3. gr?din? ?i parc
4. equality
5. :)




mike111
Tuesday 17th of June 2008 06:16:26 AM
1. Gr?dina este la fel de curat ca ?i parcul.
2. savuros
3. ciocolat? întunecos ?i ciocolat? alb
4. equality
5. :):)

In case I am way off. the 2 words are supposed to be (dark chocolate and white chocolate)


anda
Tuesday 17th of June 2008 02:07:02 PM
*gr?dina=substantiv feminin(feminine noun)=> gr?dina curat?

dark chocolate=ciocolat? am?ruie
am?rui=bitter

1.Ciocolata am?ruie este la fel de savuroas? ca ?i ciocolata alb?.
2. albastru
3. cer, mare- sky, sea
4. superiority
5. :)




mike111
Saturday 10th of January 2009 02:47:04 AM
How did this game slip past my eyes for so long?! :P

1. Cerul este la fel de albastru ca ?i marea.
2. înalt
3. fat? ?i b?iet
4. inferior
5. :)


Albina
Saturday 10th of January 2009 04:06:59 AM
1. B?ie?ii sunt mai înal?i decât fetele.
2. ieftin
3. gheat? ?i cizm? - shoe and (rubber) boot
4. inferior
5. It took me a little while, until I understand what this is all about :)


mike111
Tuesday 13th of January 2009 11:43:46 PM
1. O Gheat? este mai putin ieftin? c? ?i o cizm?.
(A shoe is less expensive than a rubber boot.)
2. Trist
3. pisic? ?i câine
4. inferiority
5. :)


anda
Wednesday 14th of January 2009 06:38:52 PM
Mike, then=adv of time; in Romanian= atunci; apoi
Eg. I turned to leave then I changed my mind.
M-am întors s? plec apoi m-am r?zgândit.

than=used with the comparative; in Romanian= decât
Eg. Jack is more famous than John.
Jack este mai celebru decât John.


mike111
Thursday 15th of January 2009 03:33:54 AM
:P I guess it is good we have an English teacher on the Romanian forum! :D Mul?umesc Anda.


Albina
Friday 16th of January 2009 03:33:46 AM
1. Pisica este mai trist? decât câinele.
(The cat is as sad as the dog.)
2. adânc
3. mare ?i lac
4. inferiority
5. :D

Anda or mike, can you tell me, what are those M-am, L-am, te-ai... I have seen a lot of them, but I don't know where they are coming... (Though, I have a suspicion)
And why for example m-am has only 1 letter before the avea-verb but te-ai has 2 letters...


mike111
Friday 16th of January 2009 04:15:28 AM
Originally posted by Albina
Anda or mike, can you tell me, what are those M-am, L-am, te-ai... I have seen a lot of them, but I don't know where they are coming... (Though, I have a suspicion)
And why for example m-am has only 1 letter before the avea-verb but te-ai has 2 letters...

Anda, please correct me if you disagree with my verbiage...

They are a combination of the pronouns in the accusative case (unstressed) with a past tense verb.

Unstressed accusative pronouns are: m?, te, îl, o, ne, v?, îi and le.

So for example:
- Present Tense:
. I love you = Te iubesc
. You kill me = M? omori
. You see him = îl vezi

- Past tense :
. I loved you = Te-am iubit (te + am)
. You Killed me = M-ai omerât (m? + ai)
. You saw him = L-ai vazut (îl + ai)

This is a good resource that I look at frequently. Check out the pronoun section. It's a 183 pages on Romanian grammer.

http://www.seelrc.org:8080/grammar/pdf/stand_alone_romanian.pdf



anda
Saturday 17th of January 2009 12:41:30 AM
Yes, Mike is right.




mike111
Friday 06th of February 2009 10:15:00 PM
1. Lacul este mai pu?in adânc decât marea.
(The lake is less deep than the sea.)
2. eficient
3. ma?in? ?i autobuz
4. superiority
5. :D

EDIT: multumesc Anda. Este corect acum. :)


anda
Saturday 07th of February 2009 05:24:44 AM
Mike, "lac" is neuter so the adjective is supposed to be in the masculine.
So, Lacul este mai pu?in adânc decât marea.


mike111
Saturday 14th of February 2009 01:54:33 AM
1. O ma?ina este mai eficient decât un autobuz.
(A car is more efficient than a bus)
2. moale
3. pern? ?i pan? (pillow and feather)
4. equality
5. :)



mike111
Tuesday 07th of April 2009 07:59:49 PM
1. Al perna ea este la fel de moale ca ?i al pana lui.
2. prietenos
3. câine ?i pisic? (dog and cat)
4. superiority
5. :)


mike111
Wednesday 26th of August 2009 12:40:54 AM
1. Câinele meu este la fel de prietenos ca ?i pisica ta.
2. copil?ros
3. adolescenta ?i copil
4. equality
5. :)

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