Learn Romanian. Lesson eighth: Foreign currency exchange

Salut!” Here’s your 8th Romanian lesson taught by A_BEST trainers. We hope you had a great time last week, experiencing … shopping in Romania!

After a few weeks, our characters (Sebastian, Laura and Maria) decide to go shopping again, but they need to change some money. So, in this lesson, you are going to learn a few words and expressions related to foreign exchange (schimb valutar).

Citiţi, vă rugăm, următorul dialog (Please, read the following dialogue):

Schimb valutar (Foreign exchange) – Aş dori să schimb nişte euro în RON (I´d like to change some euro into RON)

Casierul:

Bună ziua, cu ce vă pot fi de folos?
Sebastian:

Bună ziua, care este rata de schimb valutar pentru un euro?
Casierul:

4,3 RON.

Sebastian:

Bine. Aş dori să schimb nişte euro în RON, vă rog.
Casierul:

Desigur. Care este suma?

Sebastian:

Cinci sute de euro.
Casierul:

Paşaportul dumneavoastră, vă rog!
Sebastian:

Este aici, poftiţi, vă rog.

Useful words and expressions:

Cu ce vă pot fi de folos? = How can I help you?

rată de schimb valutar = exchange rate

casă de schimb valutar = exchange house

sumă = sum

paşaport = passport

And now – a short exercise, in order to practice these new words:

Completaţi dialogul cu următoarele cuvinte (Fill in the dialogue with the following words):

faci, bine, schimb, valutar, cumpărături

Maria: Bună, ce (1) …………….. ?

Sebastian: Mulţumesc, (2) …………………. . Dar tu?

Maria: Merg la (3) …………………………………..

Sebastian: Eu aş dori să (4) …………………………………. nişte euro în RON.

Maria: Pe strada Manta, nr 2 este o casă de schimb (5) ………………………… foarte bună. Mergem acolo?

Sebastian: Da, desigur!

Deadline for your new “homework”: next Thursday, August 19-th 2010, when you will have the possibility to check out your answers and learn new words and expressions – extremelly useful for travelling!

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