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Michael: Welcome to 3-Minute Romanian, Lesson 7 - Do You Speak English?
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question Do you speak English? in Romanian.
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Michael: Here's the formal way to ask 'Do you speak English?' in Romanian.
Larisa: [Normal] Vorbiți limba engleză?
Michael: First is a word meaning 'do you speak'
Larisa: [Normal] vorbiți [Slow] vorbiți
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'language'
Larisa: [Normal] limba [Slow] limba
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Larisa: [Normal] engleză [Slow] engleză
Michael: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Larisa: [Slow] Vorbiți limba engleză? [Normal] Vorbiți limba engleză?
Michael: Here's the informal way to ask, 'Do you speak English?'
Larisa: [Normal] Vorbești engleză?
Michael: First is a word meaning 'do you speak'
Larisa: [Normal] vorbești [Slow] vorbești
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Larisa: [Normal] engleză [Slow] engleză
Michael: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Larisa: [Slow] Vorbești engleză? [Normal] Vorbești engleză?
Michael: Here's a response meaning 'Yes, I speak English.'
Larisa: [Normal] Da, vorbesc limba engleză.
Michael: First is a word meaning 'yes'
Larisa: [Normal] da [Slow] da
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'I speak'
Larisa: [Normal] vorbesc [Slow] vorbesc
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'language'
Larisa: [Normal] limba [Slow] limba
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Larisa: [Normal] engleză [Slow] engleză
Michael: Listen again to the response, 'Yes, I speak English.'
Larisa: [Slow] Da, vorbesc limba engleză. [Normal] Da, vorbesc limba engleză.
Michael: Here's a response meaning, 'No, I don't speak English.'
Larisa: [Normal] Nu, nu vorbesc limba engleză.
Michael: First is a word meaning 'no'
Larisa: [Normal] nu [Slow] nu
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'I don't speak'
Larisa: [Normal] nu vorbesc [Slow] nu vorbesc
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'language'
Larisa: [Normal] limba [Slow] limba
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Larisa: [Normal] engleză [Slow] engleză
Michael: Listen again to the response, 'No, I don't speak English.'
Larisa: [Slow] Nu, nu vorbesc limba engleză. [Normal] Nu, nu vorbesc limba engleză.
Cultural Insight
Michael: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Larisa: Most Romanian people do speak English, which is taught in school from first grade, while some children learn English from kindergarten.

Outro

Michael: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Larisa: La revedere.

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