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INTRODUCTION
Dana: Hi everyone, and welcome back to RomanianPod101.com. This is Beginner Season 1 Lesson 25 - That's My Kind of Romanian Contest! Dana Here.
Mihai: Bună. I'm Mihai.
Dana: In this lesson, you’ll learn ordinal numbers, 10 and above. The conversation takes place at a park.
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: Bună, ce ai făcut în weekend?
Andreea: Am văzut o piesă de teatru! Tu?
Masanobu: Eu am participat la un concurs de mâncat pizza.
Andreea: Da? Sunt sigură că ai luat un premiu!
Masanobu: Da, am terminat al 3-lea (treilea).
Andreea: Oh, felicitări! De ce nu ai ieșit primul?
Masanobu: Țin dietă, așa că am mâncat doar 4 (patru) pizza.
Dana: Listen to the conversation one more time slowly.
Masanobu: Bună, ce ai făcut în weekend?
Andreea: Am văzut o piesă de teatru! Tu?
Masanobu: Eu am participat la un concurs de mâncat pizza.
Andreea: Da? Sunt sigură că ai luat un premiu!
Masanobu: Da, am terminat al 3-lea (treilea).
Andreea: Oh, felicitări! De ce nu ai ieșit primul?
Masanobu: Țin dietă, așa că am mâncat doar 4 (patru) pizza.
Dana: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Masanobu: Hi, what did you do this weekend?
Andreea: I watched a theater play. You?
Masanobu: I participated in a pizza eating contest.
Andreea: You did? I'm sure you took a prize!
Masanobu: Yes, I finished 3rd.
Andreea: Wow, congratulations! How come you didn't come 1st?
Masanobu: I'm on a diet, so I only ate 4 pizzas.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Dana: A pizza eating contest is an interesting way to spend a weekend. I presume that it isn’t a typical recreational activity in Romania, though!
Mihai: It’s not, no! Romanians love to party though, so music festivals, events and clubs are very popular.
Dana: Always up for a party?
Mihai: Oh yes, Romanians will party all night and then do it again the next day!
Dana: Sounds exhausting! How about calmer things, such as TV?
Mihai: That’s very popular too, especially at the end of the day.
Dana: Is TV popular with all of the family?
Mihai: Younger Romanians prefer doing things they can experience, such as video games or sports.
Dana: What about going out and hiking? Is that common?
Mihai: Mountain hiking is one of the most common outdoor activities that Romanians love to do and the Carpathians are a great spectacle of nature to explore.
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: weekend [natural native speed]
Dana: weekend
Mihai: weekend[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: weekend [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a vedea [natural native speed]
Dana: to watch
Mihai: a vedea[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a vedea [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: piesă [natural native speed]
Dana: play
Mihai: piesă[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: piesă [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: teatru [natural native speed]
Dana: theater
Mihai: teatru[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: teatru [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a participa [natural native speed]
Dana: to participate
Mihai: a participa[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a participa [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: concurs [natural native speed]
Dana: contest
Mihai: concurs[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: concurs [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a lua [natural native speed]
Dana: to take
Mihai: a lua[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a lua [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: premiu [natural native speed]
Dana: prize
Mihai: premiu[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: premiu [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a termina [natural native speed]
Dana: to finish
Mihai: a termina[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a termina [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: Felicitări! [natural native speed]
Dana: Congratulations!
Mihai: Felicitări! [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: Felicitări! [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: a ieși primul [natural native speed]
Dana: to come first
Mihai: a ieși primul [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a ieși primul [natural native speed]
Dana: And last..
Mihai: a ține [natural native speed]
Dana: to keep
Mihai: a ține [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a ține [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: Felicitări!
Dana: Meaning "Congratulations!"
Dana: This is a common way to address someone.
Mihai: It’s used in imperative form and uses the plural form of the feminine noun felicitare.
Dana: This noun means “congratulation.”
Mihai: You can use this to give your good wishes towards someone’s achievement.
Dana: Can you give us an example using this word?
Mihai: Sure. For example, you can say.. Felicitări pentru noul job!
Dana: ..which means "Congratulations for your new job!"
Dana: Okay, what's the next word?
Mihai: De ce?
Dana: Meaning "Why?"
Dana: This is an interrogative expression formed by an adverbial structure.
Mihai: First is the preposition de, meaning “of,” and then the relative pronoun ce.
Dana: Which means “what.” It’s literally “of what” but means “why?”
Mihai: You can use it to ask the meaning behind something. This is pretty direct and personal though.
Dana: Is there a more formal alternative?
Mihai: Yes, Din ce motive.
Dana: Can you give us an example using this expression?
Mihai: Sure. For example, you can say.. De ce nu vii pe la noi deseară?
Dana: .. which means "Why don't you come to us tonight?"
Dana: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Dana: In this lesson, you'll learn about ordinal numbers - 10 and above.
Dana: Ordinal numbers indicate order.
Mihai: These numerals have flection as any other adjective in Romanian language.
Dana: But their declension can vary if they are expressed in an articulated or unarticulated manner. Let’s hear some examples of articulated ordinals.
Mihai: întâiul
Dana: “the first”
Mihai: primul
Dana: Also “the first”
Mihai: al douăzeci și șaptelea
Dana: “the twenty-seventh.” And now some unarticulated ordinals.
Mihai: întâi
Dana: “first”
Mihai: prim
Dana: “first”
Mihai: terț
Dana: “the third.” There is a table of conjugations for all of the articulated and unarticulated ordinals from one to ten in the lesson notes. Now, how do we make an ordinal number from a cardinal number?
Mihai: The most common rule is to add the definite articles.
Dana: The formulas for adding these definite articles are in the lesson notes. For now, let’s look at some sentence examples.
Mihai: A câștigat locul al doilea și a luat medalia de argint.
Dana: “He won the second place and took the silver medal.”
Mihai: A cumpărat a douăzeci și una carte din clasament.
Dana: “He bought the twenty-first book in the rankings.” Now, how about making ordinal numbers that are higher? Say, up to 100th?
Mihai: The same rules apply. Although, for the composed cardinal numbers the elements -lea/-a are added only to the last number.
Dana: Okay. Let’s finish this lesson by hearing some ordinal numbers.
Mihai: al unsprezecelea, a unsprezecea
Dana: “the eleventh”
Mihai: al douăzecilea, a douăzecea
Dana: “the twentieth”
Mihai: al douăzeci şi unulea, a douăzeci şi una
Dana: “the twenty-first”
Mihai: al o sutălea, a (o) suta
Dana: “the one hundredth”

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 on the weekends? Tell us in Romanian!

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Bună, David,


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