Romanian Verbul Neregulat. Know Your Irregular Verbs.

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Josh.
Sunday 13th of November 2005 01:45:17 PM
Verbul Neregulat.: I've started this post before, but no one replied. So I thought I would start it again. As the natives know "Verbul Neregulat." means "The Irregular Verbs". I thought if both students+natives could help us establish some posts of the irregulars and their conjugations. I guess I'll start first.

A Sta - To Stay

Eu stau.
Tu stai.
El/Ea sta.
Noi stăm.
Voi staţi.
Ei/Ele stau.

who wants to post the next verb? :)

(oh and Lore: how do I say "who" in Romanian?)


lorelai
Sunday 13th of November 2005 07:47:35 PM
Originally posted by Josh.
A Sta - To Stay

Eu stau.
Tu stai.
El/Ea stă.
Noi stăm.
Voi staţi.
Ei/Ele stau.

Also Josh
oh and Lore: how do I say "who" in Romanian?

It's "cine?" so your question would be "Cine vrea să posteze următorul verb?"

I guess that would be me. :D Why don't we start with one that is surely useful and certainly irregular in any language:
a fi - to be

Just to mention it: "verbul neregulat" means "the irregular verbs", and "the irregular verbs" would be "verbele neregulate". (Hehe, just got an idea for the Plurals thread :p).



Josh.
Wednesday 16th of November 2005 07:13:13 AM
A Fi - To Be.
Eu sunt.
Tu eşti.
El este.
Ea este.
Noi suntem.
Voi suneţi.
Ei sunt.
Ele sunt.


lorelai
Wednesday 16th of November 2005 09:13:35 PM
Great job, Josh! :)

Now how about... "a lua" - to take.


stjerne
Saturday 19th of November 2005 03:34:27 PM
A lua: To Take

Eu iau
Tu iei
El ia
Ea ia
Noi luăm
Voi luaţi
Ei iau
Ele iau


lorelai
Saturday 19th of November 2005 11:33:00 PM
Excellent, Stjerne! :) And this was a "really irregular" :D one.

The next one often present even native speakers with problems; but I'm sure you'll "conquer" it. ;)

a mānca - to eat


Josh.
Sunday 20th of November 2005 11:47:04 AM
Sunt māncānd pasta. :p

a mānca
eu mănānc
tu mănānci
el/ea mănāncă
noi māncăm
voi māncaţi
ei/ele manāncă


stjerne
Sunday 20th of November 2005 03:30:06 PM
mersi Lore :)

Is there more than one verb meaning to eat.. I only know of: a mīnca


lorelai
Sunday 20th of November 2005 05:42:01 PM
Originally posted by Josh.
Mănānc paste. :p

a mānca

eu mănānc
tu mănānci
el/ea mănāncă
noi māncăm
voi māncaţi
ei/ele mănāncă

Remember, there is no Present Continuous tense in Romanian so we use the Present Simple for progressive actions also.
"Mănānc paste" can be both "I eat pasta" (generally) or "I'm eating pasta" (right now), depending on the context.

Originally posted by Stjerne.
Is there more than one verb meaning to eat.. I only know of: a mīnca
If you're talking about the difference between "a mānca" and "a mīnca" then no, they are actually one and the same verb. Actually, you can only differentiate between them in writing, as the letters "ā" and "ī" represent the same phoneme. However, in 1993 the Romanian Academy introduced a spelling reform and, since then, the letter "ī" is only used at the beginning or the end of a word or inside a word only if this was formed by adding a prefix (e.g. "a īmpăca" - to pacify > "a reīmpăca"). In all other situations we use "ā" ("cānd" - when, "gānd" - thought).
Therefore, "a mānca" is the only correct way of spelling the verb "to eat" (at least for the time being).
By the way, this was the same reform that transformed "sīnt" ("a fi", I person, sg. and III person pl.) into "sunt". "sīntem" into "suntem", "sīnteţi" into "sunteţi."

If you were referring to synonyms for "a mānca", off the top of my head "a se alimenta" (to feed oneself), "a consuma" (to consume), "a se hrăni" (to nourish oneself). There are also "a hali" and "a hapli", "a hăpăi" but these are really colloquial and not perfect synonyms, they lean towards "to devour", "to eat heartily and quickly".

Let's go on with: a vrea - to want.


stjerne
Monday 21st of November 2005 08:13:29 AM
ahhh mulţumesc foarte mult!! :)

A Vrea: To Want

Eu vreau
Tu vrei
El/Ea vrea
Noi vrem
Voi vreţi
Ei/Ele vor


lorelai
Tuesday 22nd of November 2005 12:07:16 PM
Cu multă plăcere! :)
You're very much welcome for this and to ask any further questions. And, if you want :p, to attempt this new verb:

a şti - to know


Jeremy87
Tuesday 22nd of November 2005 02:49:06 PM
a şti

Eu ştiu
Tu ştii
El/Ea ştie
Noi ştim
Voi stiţi
Ei/ele ştiu


lorelai
Tuesday 22nd of November 2005 10:12:23 PM
Good job, Jeremy! :)

Next in line: a (se) usca - to dry, to dry off

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