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INTRODUCTION
Salut, and welcome to Romanian Survival Phrases, brought to you by RomanianPod101.com
This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Romania. You'll be surprised at how far a little Romanian will go.
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In this lesson you’ll learn about a place that is crucial to your travels in this modern age: the Internet café! Normally, you find Internet cafés in the big main cities. In hotels and cafés, Wi-Fi is usually part of the service.
BODY
You might just need a password in order to connect. You could ask “Excuse me, what is the password to use the Internet?”
Mă scuzați care este parola pentru internet? is the question that will help you out.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Mă scu-zați, ca-re es-te pa-ro-la pen-tru in-ter-net?
Once more:
Mă scuzați, care este parola pentru internet?
Mă scuzați is “Excuse me.”
Care means “which”.
The word Este, just like we said in the previous lessons, is the present tense form of the verb that means “to be”.
Parola means “the password”.
(slow) Pa-ro-la.
Parola.
The last words, pentru internet, mean “for Internet”.
(slow) Pen-tru in-ter-net.
Pentru internet.
If you don’t carry your laptop around, you might like to ask the reception counter how much the connection costs for one hour.
“Excuse me, how much does it cost to use Internet for one hour?”
Mă scuzați, cât costă internetul pentru o oră?
Let’s break it down:
(slow)Mă scu-zați, cât cos-tă in-ter-ne-tul pen-tru o o-ră?
Once more:
Mă scuzați, cât costă internetul pentru o oră?
Cât means “how much”.
Costă is a present tense form of the verb that means “to cost”.
Internetul is translated as “the internet”.
(slow) In-ter-ne-tul.
Internetul.
And at the end we have the three words pentru o oră which literally mean “for one hour”.
(slow) Pen-tru o o-ră.
Pentru o oră.
“Excuse me, how much does it cost to use Internet for one hour?”
Mă scuzați, cât costă internetul pentru o oră?
The answer will probably sound something like this:
Un leu și cincizeci de bani pentru o oră.
“One leu and fifty bani for one hour.”
REVIEW
Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so mult noroc , which means "Good luck!" in Romanian.
“Excuse me, what is the password to use the Internet?”
(3 sec) Mă scuzați, care este parola pentru internet?
(slow) Mă scu-zați, ca-re es-te pa-rola pen-tru in-ter-net?
Mă scuzați, care este parola pentru internet?
“Excuse me, how much does it cost to use Internet for one hour?”
(3 sec) Mă scuzați, cât costă internetul pentru o oră?
(slow) Mă scu-zați, cât cos-tă in-ter-ne-tul pen-tru o oră?
Mă scuzați, cât costă internetul pentru o oră?

Outro

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Hi listeners! How can we imagine a life without Internet? Do you use it to share your travel pictures, for example?