|Lesson 3: Basic Verbs|
Two of the most basic verbs in Romanian are a fi (to be) and a avea (to have).
Example sentences:Unde sunt? Where am I?
Nu aveți o carte? You all don't have a book?
Raul și eu suntem acasă. Raul and I are at home.
Unde este o carte? OR
Unde e o carte? Where is a book?
NOTES:1. As you may have noticed, the conjugation este can be shortened to e, and is done so in spoken Romanian.
2. The negation of a verb is done by preceding it with nu. This can be abbreviated as n- before a word starting with a vowel.
i.e. N-aveți o carte? You all don't have a book?
Other useful verbs:
1. As you can see, the present tense is slightly different in Romanian. The conjugation vorbesc can mean "I speak", "I am speaking", or "I do speak". It is this way for all Romanian verbs, so as other verbs are listed later on, it is understood that the 'am' and 'do' forms are also present, though only the first type will be listed. Sorry if that paragraph was confusing. Basically, the present tenses translate to English in the same way that French or Spanish does.
|o carte||a book|
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