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Michael: Welcome to 3-Minute Romanian, Lesson 8 - Talking About Your Age
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask someone's age and to say yours in Romanian.
Body
Michael: Here's the informal way to ask 'How old are you?' in Romanian.
Larisa: [Normal] Câți ani ai?
Michael: First is a word meaning 'how many'
Larisa: [Normal] câți [Slow] câți
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'years'
Larisa: [Normal] ani [Slow] ani
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'you have'
Larisa: [Normal] ai [Slow] ai
Michael: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'How old are you?'
Larisa: [Slow] Câți ani ai? [Normal] Câți ani ai?
Michael: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'How old are you?'
Larisa: [Normal] Ce vârstă aveți?
Michael: First is a word meaning 'what'
Larisa: [Normal] ce [Slow] ce
Michael: Next is the word meaning 'age'
Larisa: [Normal] vârstă [Slow] vârstă
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'you have'
Larisa: [Normal] aveți [Slow] aveți
Michael: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'How old are you?'
Larisa: [Slow] Ce vârstă aveți? [Normal] Ce vârstă aveți?
Michael: Here's a response meaning 'I am 17.'
Larisa: [Normal] Am 17 ani.
Michael: First is a word meaning 'I have '
Larisa: [Normal] am [Slow] am
Michael: Next is the word meaning '17'
Larisa: [Normal] 17 [Slow] 17
Michael: Last is the word meaning 'years '
Larisa: [Normal] ani [Slow] ani
Michael: Listen again to the response, 'I am 17.'
Larisa: [Slow] Am 17 ani. [Normal] Am 17 ani.
Michael: Here's a response meaning, 'I prefer not to say.'
Larisa: [Normal] Prefer să nu spun.
Michael: First is a word meaning 'I prefer'
Larisa: [Normal] prefer [Slow] prefer
Michael: Last is the phrase meaning 'not to say'
Larisa: [Normal] să nu spun [Slow] să nu spun
Michael: Listen again to the response, 'I prefer not to say.'
Larisa: [Slow] Prefer să nu spun. [Normal] Prefer să nu spun.
Cultural Insight
Michael: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Larisa: During a formal conversation, it is considered impolite to ask about someone's age. However, informal conversations allow these types of questions without creating awkward situations.

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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Hi Listeners! How old are you?