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INTRODUCTION
Dana: Hi everyone, and welcome back to RomanianPod101.com This is Beginner Season 1 Lesson 19 - Getting Emotional in Romania. Dana Here.
Mihai: Bună. I'm Mihai.
Dana: In this lesson, you’ll learn about expressing emotions. The conversation takes place at the bus station.
Mihai: It's between Masanobu and Andreea.
Dana: The speakers are friends; therefore, they will speak informal Romanian. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Masanobu: Te-ai supărat pe mine pentru că ți-am băut cafeaua?
Andreea: Nu. Sunt supărată pentru că ai vorbit toată ziua.
Masanobu: Da, așa e. Eu nu beau cafea de obicei.
Andreea: Deci de aceea ai fost atât de activ toată ziua.
Masanobu: Scuze...
Andreea: Nu e nimic. Sunt doar stresată astăzi.
Dana: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Masanobu: Te-ai supărat pe mine pentru că ți-am băut cafeaua?
Andreea: Nu. Sunt supărată pentru că ai vorbit toată ziua.
Masanobu: Da, așa e. Eu nu beau cafea de obicei.
Andreea: Deci de aceea ai fost atât de activ toată ziua.
Masanobu: Scuze...
Andreea: Nu e nimic. Sunt doar stresată astăzi.
Dana: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Masanobu: Did you get upset at me because I drank your coffee?
Andreea: No, I'm angry because you have been talking all day.
Masanobu: Yes, you're right. I usually don’t drink coffee.
Andreea: So that's why you've been so active all day.
Masanobu: Sorry...
Andreea: It's nothing. I'm just stressed out today.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Dana: Would you consider Romanian people to be friendly?
Mihai: Definitely. It’s often said that Romanians have warm, welcoming, and passionate personalities
Dana: That’s good to hear! What is the normal way of greeting a Romanian person that you’re meeting for the first time?
Mihai: You should firmly shake hands, tell them your name and smile.
Dana: Is eye contact important?
Mihai: It’s very important!
Dana: Is this the same when you meet a Romanian friend?
Mihai: With a friend, you can hug them and kiss them on the cheek.
Dana: That’s a lot more friendly! If we want to stay friendly, are there any conversation topics that should be avoided?
Mihai: Not really, Romanians don’t think that it’s impolite to talk with people about politics or religion, for example.
Dana: It sounds like Romanians aren’t afraid to show their opinions and feelings in public.
Mihai: Not at all!
Dana: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Dana: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is..
Mihai: a se supăra [natural native speed]
Dana: to get upset
Mihai: a se supăra[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a se supăra [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a bea [natural native speed]
Dana: to drink
Mihai: a bea[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a bea [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: supărat [natural native speed]
Dana: upset
Mihai: supărat[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: supărat [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a vorbi [natural native speed]
Dana: to talk
Mihai: a vorbi[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a vorbi [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: scuze [natural native speed]
Dana: sorry
Mihai: scuze[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: scuze [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: nu e nimic [natural native speed]
Dana: it's nothing
Mihai: nu e nimic[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: nu e nimic [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: doar [natural native speed]
Dana: just
Mihai: doar[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: doar [natural native speed]
Dana: And last..
Mihai: stresat [natural native speed]
Dana: stressed out
Mihai: stresat[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: stresat [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Dana: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is..
Mihai: de aceea...
Dana: Meaning "that's why..."
Dana: This is an adverbial structure.
Mihai: First is the preposition de, meaning “of,” and then aceea.
Dana: That is a demonstrative pronoun in feminine singular form and means “that.”
Mihai: You can use this to refer to the causality or the consequences of a particular action in a sentence.
Dana: Can this be used in all situations?
Mihai: It’s more formal, so we’d use de aia in less formal situations.
Dana: Can you give us an example using this word?
Mihai: Sure. For example, you can say.. Am fost într-o ședință, de aceea nu ți-am răspuns.
Dana: ..which means "I was in a meeting, that's why I didn't answer."
Dana: Okay, what's the next word?
Mihai: Nu este nimic.
Dana: Meaning "It's nothing."
Mihai: First is the negative form of the verb a fi in present tense, third person singular.
Dana: It means “to be.”
Mihai: And then is the negative pronoun nimic.
Dana: This means “nothing.” It literally means “it is not nothing.”
Mihai: You can use this to show there is no problem from your point of view.
Dana: Can you give us an example using this word?
Mihai: Sure. For example, you can say.. Trebuia să fac asta oricum, nu este nimic.
Dana: .. which means "I had to do this anyway, it's nothing."
Dana: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Dana: In this lesson, you'll learn about expressing emotions.
Dana: First let’s look at doing this by using verbs.
Mihai: In Romanian, there are several verbs we can use. For example, a iubi.
Dana: “To love.”
Mihai: a se enerva
Dana: “To be annoyed.”
Mihai: a-l surprinde
Dana: “To be surprised.” There are many more in the lesson notes. Let’s hear a couple of example sentences.
Mihai: Mă întristează să aud că a plecat fără să zică.
Dana: “It saddens me to hear that he left without saying anything.”
Mihai: Lui Mihai îi place să joace fotbal.
Dana: “Mihai likes playing soccer.” Now Mihai, let’s talk about adjectives.
Mihai: Many Romanian adjectives form from the participle of verbs. For example, we heard a iubi for “to love.” Well, the male, singular adjective for “loved” is iubit.
Dana: You can see how the words are related. Again, there is a long list of these in the lesson notes, but let’s hear a few in sentences.
Mihai: Își dorește să aibă colegi mai relaxați la serviciu.
Dana: “He wants to have more relaxed colleagues at work.”
Mihai: Erau amândoi fericiți de rezultatul primit.
Dana: “They were both happy with the result reached.”
Mihai: Am cumpărat o supă foarte bună de la cantina de peste drum.
Dana: “I bought a very good soup from the canteen across the road.” So as well as verbs and adjectives, you can use other things such as idioms and exclamations to show your emotions.
Mihai: Yes. It might be okay just to say something like Excelent!
Dana: “Excellent!”
Mihai: You can also use verbs and adverbial structures, like Vin cu plăcere.
Dana: “I am happy to come.”
Mihai: Or exclamations that form using ce, meaning “what.” For example, Ce frumos!
Dana: “How nice!”

Outro

Dana: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Mihai: La revedere.

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What do you usually do when you're stressed? Tell us in Romanian!

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Ma joc pe telefon cand sunt stresata.