Romanian lesson of the week: Transportation information


If you are in Romania and you need an information about the transportation, do not hesitate to ask somebody in the street the information that you need.

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Ioana: Bună ziua! (Hello)

Mihai: Bună ziua! (Hello)

Ioana: Îmi cer scuze, vreau să știu cum se numește piața asta în care ne aflăm. (Excuse me, I want to know what is the name of this square where we are)

Mihai: Se numește Piața Universității. Unde vreți să ajungeți? (It is called Piața Universității. Where do you want to arrive?)

Ioana: La Piața Unirii. (At Piața Unirii)

Mihai: Trebuie să mergeți cu metroul o stație sau pe jos (You have to go one station by metro or by foot) .

Ioana: Este departe? (Is it far away?)

Mihai: Nu, este aproape, în maximum zece minute ajungeți. (No, it’s close, you arrive in maximum ten minutes)

Ioana: Vă mulțumesc, sunteți foarte amabil. O zi bună! (Thank you, you are very kind. Have a nice day!)

Mihai: O zi bună și dumneavoastră (Have a nice day you too).

Vocabular (vocabulary):

a cere scuze = engl. to apologies

a vrea = engl. to want

a ști = engl. to know

metrou, ‑uri = engl. subway

a merge = engl. to go

a ajunge = engl. to arrive

piață, piețe = engl. market

departe / aproape = engl. far away / near

a se afla = engl. to lie

minut, ‑e = engl. minute

problemă, probleme = engl. problem

a întreba = engl. to ask

informație, ‑ii = engl. information

amabil = engl. kind

Exercise:

Translate the following sentences in Romanian:

Where is the University Square?

Is it far away?

Where do you want to arrive?

You have to go one station by metro.

Where do you want to arrive?

You are very kind.

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