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INTRODUCTION
Dana: Hi everyone, and welcome back to RomanianPod101.com. This is Beginner Season 1 Lesson 6 - Getting a Suit Tailored in Romania. Dana Here.
Mihai: Bună. I'm Mihai.
Dana: In this lesson, you’ll learn about the accusative case. The conversation takes place at a clothing store.
Mihai: It's between a salesperson and Masanobu.
Dana: The speakers are strangers in a customer service setting; therefore, they will speak formal Romanian. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Vânzătoare: Ce fel de geacă doriți?
Masanobu: Vreau o geacă subțire, de fâș și cu multe buzunare.
Vânzătoare: Avem una din piele, subțire, cu multe buzunare.
Masanobu: Alt material nu aveți?
Vânzătoare: Avem și din fâș, dar nu au multe buzunare.
Masanobu: Aș dori să o probez pe aceasta acum, se poate?
Vânzătoare: Sigur, domnule.
Dana: Listen to the conversation one more time, slowly.
Vânzătoare: Ce fel de geacă doriți?
Masanobu: Vreau o geacă subțire, de fâș și cu multe buzunare.
Vânzătoare: Avem una din piele, subțire, cu multe buzunare.
Masanobu: Alt material nu aveți?
Vânzătoare: Avem și din fâș, dar nu au multe buzunare.
Masanobu: Aș dori să o probez pe aceasta acum, se poate?
Vânzătoare: Sigur, domnule.
Dana: Listen to the conversation with the English translation
Salesperson: What kind of jacket do you want?
Masanobu: I want a thin jacket, made of slicker, and with many pockets.
Salesperson: We have one made of leather; it's thin and has many pockets.
Masanobu: Do you have other materials?
Salesperson: We have some made out of slicker, but they don't have many pockets.
Masanobu: I would like to try this on now, can I?
Salesperson: Certainly, sir.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Dana: We spoke a little about fashion in a previous lesson, so this time I’d like to ask about traditional Romanian fashion.
Mihai: Traditional Romanian costumes are undoubtedly one of the most important historical and cultural elements of Romania.
Dana: What can you tell us about Romanian clothing?
Mihai: First, I’ll tell you about la. This is a woman’s shirt, made of white cloth and hand-stitched with elaborate embroidery.
Dana: What type of embroidery is used?
Mihai: It depends on the region. This Romanian-style blouse has become an international style.
Dana: What other types of clothing are there?
Mihai: Opimci are a traditional type of footwear in Romanian clothing from ancient times.
Dana: What are they made of?
Mihai: A rectangular piece of leather gathered around the foot, and long leather strings tied tightly around the leg.
Dana: That sounds interesting! One thing I think of when I think of Romanian costumes is headscarves.
Mihai: That’s a naframa; it’s a piece of cloth and it was a very important part of women’s traditional wear, because it represented marital status. Only single women would have their heads uncovered.
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: geacă [natural native speed]
Dana: jacket
Mihai: geacă[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: geacă [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: subțire [natural native speed]
Dana: thin
Mihai: subțire[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: subțire [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: fâș [natural native speed]
Dana: slicker
Mihai: fâș[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: fâș [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: mult [natural native speed]
Dana: much
Mihai: mult[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: mult [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: buzunar [natural native speed]
Dana: pocket
Mihai: buzunar[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: buzunar [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: alt [natural native speed]
Dana: other
Mihai: alt[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: alt [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: material [natural native speed]
Dana: material
Mihai: material[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: material [natural native speed]
Dana: Next we have..
Mihai: chiar [natural native speed]
Dana: right
Mihai: chiar[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: chiar [natural native speed]
Dana: And lastly..
Mihai: a putea [natural native speed]
Dana: to be able to
Mihai: a putea[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Mihai: a putea [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Dana: Let's have a closer look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is..
Mihai: Se poate?
Dana: Meaning "May I?"
Dana: What can you tell us about this?
Mihai: Se poate is the reflexive impersonal form of the verb a putea.
Dana: Which means “can.” The literal translation is “one can.”
Mihai: The interrogative form is used mostly when asking for permission.
Dana: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Mihai: Sure. For example, you can say.. Se poate ocupa acest loc?
Dana: ..which means "May I take this seat?"
Dana: Okay, what's the next word?
Mihai: Chiar acum
Dana: Meaning "Right now"
Mihai: Chiar is an adverb.
Dana: It’s used to emphasize the precise location or time of something, and means “right.”
Mihai: And acum is an adverb of time.
Dana: It means “now.” So altogether the phrase means “right now.”
Mihai: It can be used to talk about a situation that is taking place or one that is about to start.
Dana: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Mihai: Sure. For example, you can say.. Vânzătoarea vine chiar acum.
Dana: .. which means "The salesperson is coming right now."
Dana: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Dana: In this lesson, you'll learn about the accusative case.
Dana: What functions do nouns in the accusative case have?
Mihai: They can be used as direct objects, indirect objects, prepositional nouns, adverbs of time and so on...
Dana: A full list of their functions is in the lesson notes. For now, let’s hear some examples. Mihai, can you give us some articulated nouns in accusative case?
Mihai: fratele
Dana: That is a singular, masculine noun that means “the brother.”
Mihai: scaunul
Dana: That is a singular, neuter noun that means “the chair.”
Mihai: eleva
Dana: And that is a singular feminine noun that means “the student.” Now, how about some non-articulated nouns in accusative case?
Mihai: frate
Dana: That is a singular, masculine noun that means “a brother.”
Mihai: scaun
Dana: That is a singular, neuter noun that means “a chair.”
Mihai: elevă
Dana: And that is a singular feminine noun that means “a student.” Next, let’s look at how to use a direct object with “on.”
Mihai: Which is the preposition pe in Romanian. There are various rules on how to use pe.
Dana: And the translations into English can vary too. Let’s hear some examples.
Mihai: O aștept pe Maria.
Dana: “I’m waiting for Maria.” This is used here because there is a common person that we assume is known both by the speaker and the listener.
Mihai: L-am văzut pe George aseară.
Dana: “I saw George last night.” It’s used here because there is a proper noun, the name of a person or of an animal. You can also use direct objects without this preposition.
Mihai: Yes, in this situation some verbs that function as nouns are used.
Dana: Verbs in the infinitive, supine or gerund forms are used.
Mihai: If a verb can support a direct object then it is a transitive verb.
Dana: Let’s hear some example sentences.
Mihai: Aud cântând.
Dana: “I hear by singing.”
Mihai: A purta haine este o chestiune de stil.
Dana: “To wear clothes is a matter of style.”

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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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Have you ever shopped for clothes in Romania? Tell us in the comment section!

RomanianPod101.com Verified
Wednesday at 06:36 PM
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Hi Vasco,


Thank you for your comment!

Small adjustment: să zic

If you meant to say ”the platypush has a fur”, the translation is ”ornitorincul are blană.”

”Fâș” is a textile coat :)


If you have any other questions or comments, please let us know.


Cheers,

Patricia

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Vasco
Monday at 05:44 PM
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Pot să zice "ornitorincul este fâş"?

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Tuesday at 01:27 AM
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Bună Ann,


Fâş = slicker which is a waterproof coat, or raincoat. 😉


Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any more questions.


Numai bine,

Levente

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Ann Jaloba
Monday at 05:38 PM
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There is no clothing material called slicker in english. i cannot find a translation for fas.