basic conversation in english and romanian

Conversatie generala
- Cum salutam hello/hallo! – Buna! Hi! – Salut! (Good) morning! – Buna dimineata! (Good) afternoon! – Buna ziua! (Good) evening! – Buna seara! How do you do? – Buna ziua! I’m very glad to see you. – Ma bucur foarte mult sa te/va vad. How are you? – Ce mai faci/faceti? How are things? – Cum iti/va merge? Very well, thank you! – Foarte bine, multumesc! Can’t complain. – Bine/ Nu ma plang. Madam – doamna Miss – domnisoara Sir – domnule ”hello” este salutul cel mai frecvent si des folosit intre cunostinte, cat si de persoane care se intalnesc pentru prima data ”how are you” este in primul rand o formula de salut si rareori o interesare serioasa asupra starii de sanatate” Farewell – Cum ne luam la revedere Good-bye! – La revedere! Bye/Bye-bye! – Pa! Good night! – Noapte buna! I’m sorry but I have to go now. – Imi pare rau, dar trebuie sa plec. It’s getting late. – E tarziu. Till tomorrow then! – Atunci pe maine! I’ll ring you tomorrow. – Te sun maine. See you tomorrow. – Pe maine. See you soon! – Pe curand! See you around! – Pe curand! All the best! – Toate cele bune! Hope to see you soon! – Sper sa ne vedem in curand! When could we meet again? – Cand ne mai putm vedea? I’ll take you to the.. – Te conduc pana la.. Give my regards to… – Transmite urarile mele… Say hello to…for me. – Saluta pe…din partea mea. It was lovely. – A fost minunat. Thank you for a lovely evening. – Multumesc pt aceasta seara placuta/minunata. I enjoyed it very much. – Mi-a placut f mult. Thanks for coming. – Multumesc ca ai venit. Safe journey home! – Sa ajungeti cu bine acasa.

– Cum ne prezentam My name is – Numele meu este Allow me to / let me introduce myself – Permiteti-mi sa ma prezint This is my wife/husband – Aceasta esto sotia mea/Acesta este sotul meu Can I introduce you to… – As putea sa va prezint pe….. I would like to introduce you to …my daughter/son – As dori sa va prezint pe ..fiica mea/fiul meu Nice to meet you! – Ma bucur sa va cunosc! I’ve heard so much about you! – Am auzit atat de multe despre dumneavoastra What’s your name? – Cum va cheama? Could you tell me your name please? – Ati putea sa-mi spuneti numele d-vs, va rog? Where are you from? – De unde sunteti? Age – Varsta How old are you? – Ce varsta aveti? I am 20 (twenty). – Am 20 de ani. When were you born? – Cand v-ati nascut? What is you date of birth? – Care este data nasterii d-vs? I was born in 1982. – M-am nascut in 1982. You are younger than me. – Esti / suneti mai tanar/tanara decat mine. I am older than you. – Sunt mai in varsta decat tine. I am going on forty. – Merg pe 40 de ani/Ma indrept spre varsta de 40 de ani I have turned 20. – Am implinit 20 de ani I’m too old for this! – Sunt prea batran/batrana pt asta! On the contrary, I think you are still young. – Cred, dimpotriva, ca sunteti inca tanar! We have started to grow old now. – Inepem sa imbatranim. Language – Limba Do you speak English? – Vorbiti engleza? No, I only speak German. – Nu , nu vorbesc decat germana. Yes I do. – Da, vorbesc. Accommodation - Casa Where do you live? – Unde locuiti? We live in a beautiful flat /house. – Locuim intr-un apartament frumos/ o casa frumoasa I live in lodgings. – Stau cu chirie. It’s my own flat/house. – Este propriul meu apartament/casa. I’ve been living here for a long time now. – Locuiesc deja de mult timp aici. I haven’t been here long. – Nu stau de mult aici. I live on the ground floor. – Locuiesc la parter. I live on the second floor. – Locuiesc la etajul doi.
I live in the centre of town. – Locuiesc in centru. I live in the suburbs. – Locuiesc la periferie. I live in the country. – Locuiesc la tara. I live in a very quiet/noisy street. – Locuiesc pe o strada foarte linistita/zgomotoasa. I like living in the city/country. – Imi place sa locuiesc la oras/tara. *In marea Britanie parterul este numit “ground floor” in timp ce in SUA parterul se numeste “first floor”, “second floor” corespunzand asadar etajului intai. Work – Serviciul What do you do? – Cu ce te ocupi? What do you do for a living? – Cum iti castigi existenta? What is your line of work? – In ce domeniu lucrezi? Do you work? – Lucrezi? What company do you work for? – La ce companie lucrezi? La banca La Banca – At the bank Can I cash in this traveller’s cheque here? – Pot sa incasez acest cec de calatorie aici? Do you have an ID? – Aveti un act de identitate? Please endorse the cheque. – Va rog sa semnati cecul aici. I’d like to make a deposit. – As dori sa depun bani. I’d like to take some money from my account. – Vreau sa scot bani. Fill in this cheque. – Completati acest cec. Do you have…? – Aveti…? - A debit card – card de debit - A credit card – card de credit - A cheque book – carnet de cecuri - A bank account – cont in banca I’d like to open an account with your bank. – As dori sa-mi deschid un cont la banca dumneavoastra. I’d like to pay in 100 pounds, please. – As dori sa depun 100 de lire sterline, va rog. Certainly. – Desigur. I’d like a current account. – As dori un cont current.
One thousand euros were transferred to my account yesterday. – Au intrat 1000 de euro ieri in cont. I’d like to close my account. – As dori sa-mi lichidez contul. In this case, you must withdraw all of your money and write a letter stating that the balance is nil. – In acest caz, trebuie sa retrageti toti banii din cont sis a declarati ca soldul este zero. I’d like to see a statement of account. – Vreau sa vad un extras de cont. I’d like to make a transfer. – Vreau sa platesc prin virament. Please fill in this paying-in slip. – Va rog sa completati acest bulletin de varsamant. What is the interest rate? – Care este rata dobanzii? Where can I find a cash machine/cash dispenser? – Unde gasesc un bancomat? My card is stuck in the cash machine. – Mi-a ramas cardul in bancomat This cash machine doesn’t work/This cash machine is out of order. – Acest bancomat nu functioneaza. There’s not much money left in my account. – Nu mai ma multi bani in cont. Banking hours are… – Banca este deschisa intre orele… To pay by banker’s order – A plati prin ordin bancar Amount – suma To receive cash – a primi numerar Bank note – bancnota I’d like to transfer some money. – As dori sa transfer niste bani. To which account? – In ce cont? To what name? – Pe ce nume? To which bank? – La ce banca? Please send me a bank statement once a month. – Va rog sa-mi trimiteti situatia financiara lunar. Could you tell me my balance, please? – Ati putea sa-mi spuneti soldul, va rog? Your telephone bill has already been deducted form your account. – Factura telefonica v-a fost deja dedusa din cont. Which bank services will I be charged for? – Pentru ce servicii ale bancii se percep comisioane? I’d like to apply for a short-term loan. – As dori sa cer un imprumut pe termen scurt. How much would you need to borrow? – Cat doriti sa imprumutati? Would it be possible for me to receive a cheque-book as well? – As putea sa primesc si un carnet de cecuri?
With this account you are automatically issued a cheque-book. – Impreuna cu acest cont primiti automat si un carnet de cecuri. The bank charges a small fee for every cheque you write. – Banca percepe un mic commision pentru fiecare cec pe care-l completati. Casa de schimb valutar Where can I change money? – Unde pot schimba bani? Is there an Exchange Office near here? – Este vreo casa de schimb prin apropiere? I’d like to change 100 euro into…, please. – As dori sa schimb 100 de euro in.., va rog. How much do I get for…? – Cat primesc pentru? How would you like it? – Ce fel de bani doriti? What’s the rate of exchange? – Care este cursul de schimb? Some small change too, please. – Si niste maruntis va rog. I’d like a receipt, please. – As dori o chitanta, va rog. The rate of exchange is.. – Cursul de schimb este… We charge 3% commission. – Percepem commision de 3%. Sign here, please. – Semnati aici, va rog. Can you give me small change? – Puteti sa-mi dati maruntis? I only have big denominations. – Nu am decat banknote mari. I’d like to change some Swiss francs, can you give me euros instead? – Am cativa franci elvetieni, puteti sa mi-i schimbati in euro? La doctor La doctor - At the Doctor’s Could I see the doctor, please? – As putea sa-l vad pe doctor, va rog? Please get a doctor, quickly! – Va rog, chemati un doctor repede! Please fetch a doctor. – Va rog, aduceti un doctor. Where is a hospital ? – Unde este un spital? What time does the doctor have his/her consulting hour? – Intre ce ore consulta d-lul/d-na doctor? Please wait in the waiting-room. – Va rog asteptai in sala de asteptare. The doctor can’t see you today. – Doctorul nu va poate primi astazi. I’d like to make an appointment, please. – As dori sa-mi fac o programare, va rog. What seems to be the trouble? – Care este problema?
I am sick/ill. – Sunt bolnav. I’m nauseous. – Mi-e greata. I haven’t felt well for some days. – De cateva zile nu ma simt bine. I think I’m going down with something. – Cred ca m-am imbolnavit de ceva. My throat/head/stomach aches. – Ma doare gatul/capul/stomacul. It hurts here. – Ma doare aici. I have a severe pain here. – Am o durere puternica aici. I have a high temperature. – Am temperatura mare. I’ve caught a cold. – Am racit. I have been sick. – M-am simtit rau in ultima vreme. I feel sick. – Nu ma simt bine. I can’t sleep. – Nu pot dormi. I’m pregnant. – Sunt insarcinata. I fell. – Am cazut. Could you prescribe ..., for me, please? – Ati putea sa-mi prescrieti… rog? Is it serious? – Este grav? Would you get undressed, please? – Dezbracati-va va rog. Breathe in deeply. – Inspirati adanc. Does that hurt? – Doare? Open your mouth and say “Ah!” – Deschideti gura si spuneti “A!” Put out your tongue. – Scoateti limba. How long have you been ill? – De cand va simtiti rau? We’ll have to do a blood/urine test. – Va trebui sa facem un test de sange/urina. You’ll have to stay in bed. – Va trebui sa stati in pat. It’s nothing serious. – Nu e nimic grav. I make you out a prescription. – Va dau o reteta. Take two tablets three times a day. – Luati doua tablet de trei ori pe zi. Avoid salty and spicy foods. – Nu mancati sarat si picant. Cut back on coffee and alcohol. – Renuntati la cafea si alcool. You must go on a five-day sick leave. – Trebuie sa va luati un concediu de boala de 5 zile. You don’t need to go into hospital. – Nu e nevoie sa va internati. Get well soon! – Sa va faceti bine repede! How are you feeling? – Cum te simtit? Not too good. – Nu prea bine. Why don’t you go to the doctor? – De ce nu mergi la doctor? I must see my GP. – Trebuie sa merg la medicul de familie.
The GP referred me to…. – Medicul de familie mi-a facut trimitere la… - A surgeon – chirurg - A neurologist – neurolog - A gynecologist – ginecolog - Ophthalmologist – oftalmolog - Dentist – dentist La dentist – At the dentist’s I’ve got a terrible toothache. – Am o durere de dinti ingrozitoare. Could you give me something for the pain? – Imi puteti da ceva pt durere? I’ve broken a tooth. – Mi-am rupt un dinte. My gums are very sensitive. – Gingiile mele sunt foarte sensibile. I’ve got a loose filling. – Mi-a cazut o plomba. Please open your mouth wide. – Deschideti gura mare, va rog. Which tooth is causing you pain? – Care dinte va doare? This tooth will have to be filled. – Acest dinte va trebui plombat. This is only a temporary filling. – Este numai un pansament temporar. I’ll put the real filling in next week. – Am sa pun plomba saptamana viitoare. An X-ray will show if the root is all right. – O radiografie va arata daca radacina este buna. This tooth will have to come out. – Acest dinte va trebui extras. The root has decayed. – Radacina este stricata. This local anesthetic will numb the whole area. – Aceasta anestezie locala va amorti intreaga zona. Don’t eat and drink anything for four hours. – Nu mancati si nu beti nimic patru ore. You must take better care of your teeth. – Trebuie sa aveti mai multa grija de dantura dumneavoastra. You have very healthy teeth. – Aveti dinti foarte sanatosi. I must go to the dentist’s. – Trebuie sa ma duc la dentist. My dentist works in a dental hospital. – Dentistul meu lucreaza intr-o clinica de stomatologie. I’m very happy with my dentist. – Sunt foarte multumit de dentistul meu.
La piata I like vegetables. – Imi plac legumele. Where do you buy your vegetables? – De unde iti cumperi legumele? I usually buy my vegetables and fruits at the market. – De obicei imi cumpar legumele si fructele de la piata. Are these organic? – Sunt organice? What do you like? – Ce ati dori? I’d like…, please. – As dori…,va rog. Could you please give me… ? – Ati putea sa-mi dati .., va rog? And I also need ... – Si mai am nevoie de… You can choose and weigh the vegetables yourself. – Va puteti alege si cantari singuri legumele. I’d like to buy some: – As dori sa cumpar niste: Tomatoes – rosii Cauliflower – conopida Cucumbers – castraveti Cabbages – varza Onions – ceapa Garlic – usturoi Potatoes – cartofi Carrots – morcovi Mushrooms – ciuperci Eggplants – vinete Peas – mazare ... and some fruits – si niste fructe: Apples – mere Pears – pere Apricots – caise Peaches – piersici Cherries – cirese Grapes – struguri Strawberries – capsuni Lemons – lamai Oranges – portocale Plums – prune Anything else? – Ce mai doriti? That would be all, thank you ! – Atat, multumesc ! No. That’s everything. Thanks! – Nu. Asta e tot. Multumesc! How much is altogether? – Cat costa totul?
I’m sorry but I think you’ve short-changed me. – Imi pare rau, dar cred ca mi-ati dat prea putin rest. Here’s …pounds! – Iata…lire! Are you going shopping? – Mergi la cumparaturi? Could you get me some …please? – Ai putea sa-mi iei niste…te rog? They didn’t have any….so I’ve brought you some ... , instead. – Nu aveau…asa ca ti-am adus (niste)... in schimb. Nota: In Marea Britanie suntem foarte politicosi si la cumparaturi. Nu spunem niciodata: I want, sau I get, mai curand solicitam marfa cu “I’d like” sau “Could you please give me”…Ca si client vom fi apelati de vanzator/vanzatoare/casier/casiera cu numele de alint precum “dear”, “sweetheart” sau “honey”, folosite ca simple formule de politete, prin care vanzatorii isi exprima respectul fata de clienti. La hotel/ motel Where is the…hotel/bed and breakfast? – Unde este hotelul sau pensiunea…? Could you recommend a good/ cheap hotel? – Puteti sa-mi recomandati un hotel bun/ieftin? It’s better to book in advance. – E mai bine sa rezervati dinainte I would like to reserve a double/single room from…to… – As dori sa rezerv o camera cu un pat dublu/un singur pat, de la…pana la… We’d like a single/double room with shower. – Am dori o camera cu un pat/un pat dublu cu dus We’d prefer a room wich isn’t too noisy. – Am prefer o camera fara prea mult zgomot We’d like a room wich doesn’t look out onto the main street. – Am dori o camera care nu da spre strada principal. Could we have a room with a view of the…? – Am putea avea o camera cu vedere spre..? When will you be arriving? – Cand sositi? We’ll be arriving on… – Sosim pe data de… Would you mind filing out the registration form? – Ati putea sa completati formularul de cazare, va rog? Would you mind signing here, please? – Ati putea sa semnati aici, va rog? Would you like some help with your bags/luggage? – Doriti sa va ajut la bagaje? Room service is available. – Avem room service. How many nights will you be staying? – Cate nopti veti sta? We’ll be leaving/checking out on... – Plecam pe data de… How much does it cost per night? – Cat costa pe noapte?
Which meals are included? – Ce mese sunt incluse? Do you have any vacancies? – Aveti camere libere? Do you have a double room? – Aveti o camera cu pat dublu? Do you have a single room? – Aveti o camera cu un pat? Do you have a twin room? – Aveti o camera cu 2 paturi? Do you have a cot? – Aveti un pat de copil? Is that with or without bathroom? – Este cu sau fara baie? Could we have a wake-up call? – Ne puteti trezi cu telefonul? Yes, we have vacancies. – Da, avem camera libere. No, I’m afraid not. We’re booked out. – Nu, mi-e teama ca nu. Nu mai avem nicio camera libera. Yes, but only on the top floor. – Da, dar numai la ultimul etaj. Could I see the room, please? – As putea sa vad camera, va rog? Your room number is… – Numarul camerei d-vs este… Here’s your key. – Poftiti cheia dumneavoastra. The porter will help you with your bags. – Portarul va va ajuta la bagaje. Please do not disturb! – Va rog nu deranjati! Is there air conditioning? – Este aer conditionat? Does the price include room and breakfast? – Micul dejun este inclus in pret? Please have my luggage taken in my room. – As vrea sa mi se duca bagajele in camera. I’d like to have these clothes laundered/ironed. – Vreau sad au la spalat /calcat aceste haine. I’d like to have these towels changed, please. – As dori sa-mi schimbati prosoapele , rog. Should anyone call for me, please tell them to leave a message. – Daca ma cauta cineva, rugati-l sa-mi lase un mesaj. Is there a safe for valuables? – Aveti seif? Yes, there is one, but you must pay extra for using the safe. – Da este, insa trebuie sa platiti extra, daca doriti sa-l folositi. *Este important sa nu confudam cuvintele “bath” si “bathroom”. “Bath” inseamna pur si simpu “cada de baie” si “bathroom” inseamna “camera de baie”
Talking about the weather - Cum vorbim despre vreme in engleza
Cum vorbim despre vreme
It’s mild/cold for this time of the year. – Este cald/rece pt aceasta perioada a anului. It’s a lovely morning/day! – Este o dimineata/ zi placuta They say it’s going to snow/be sunny. – Se spune ca va ninge/va fi soare. It’s supposed to turn colder. – Se presupune ca vremea se va raci. It’s an early spring. – Este o primavara timpurie. It’s a hot summer. – Este o vara torida. It’s a dry/ wet autumn. – Este o toamna secetoasa/ ploioasa. It’s a severe/ mild winter. – Este o iarna grea/ usoara. It’s sunny. – Este soare. It’s windy. – Bate vantul. It’s foggy. – Este ceata. It’s cloudy. – E innorat. It’s cold. – E frig. It’s warm. – E cald. It’s hot. – E arsita. It’s snowing. – Ninge. It’s raining. – Ploua. The (weather ) forecast – Buletinul meteorologic The temperature is around zero. – Temperatura este in jur de zero grade. It’s 25 degrees (centigrades). – Sunt 25 de grade Celsius. What’s the weather like today ? – Cum e vremea azi? It’s ... Fine - frumos Bad - urat Hot - cald Cold - frig Chilly - racoare I’m hot. – Mi-e cald. I’m cold. – Mi-e frig. This heat is unbearable. – Caldura e insuportabila. The sky is clear. – Cerul e senin.
The wind is starting to blow. – Incepe sa bata vantul. The sky is overcast. – Cerul e acoperit de nori. The weather is getting worse. – Vremea se strica. We’re having terrible weather. – E o vreme oribila. It’s going to rain. – O sa ploua. It’ drizzling. – Burniteaza. It’s pouring. – Ploua torrential. I’m soaked. – Sunt ud leoarca. The mist is lifting. – Ceata se ridica. It may freeze tonight. – Probabil va fi inghet la noapte. I caught a cold because of the bad weather. – Am racit din cauza vremii rele. It’s freezing stiff. – E ger de crapa pietrele. The snow is melting. – Zapada se topeste. It’s thawing. – Se dezgheata. It’s their first snowman! – E primul lor om de zapada! La magazin Where did you buy that lovely..? – De unde ai cumparat aceasta…draguta? I bought it in… – Am cumparat-o la… May I help you? – Pot sa va ajut? I’m looking for a ... – Caut un… Did you have anything particular in mind? – Va gandeati la ceva anume? No, thank you .I’m just having a look around. – Nu, multumesc. Doar ma uit. What size do you take?/What size are you? – Ce masura purati?/aveti? I take size/I am size… – Port masura…/am masura This will probably fit you. – Aceasta vi s-ar potrivi. Where can I try it? – Unde pot sa o probez? I’d like to try it on. – As dori sa incerc. It fits perfectly. – Se potriveste perfect. It suits you! – Iti vine foarte bine! It’s very /not very flattering. – Te pune foarte bine in valoare/nu te pune foarte bine in valoare. It doesn’t go with my hair. – Nu se potriveste cu parul meu. It’ s a bit too large/loose. – E putin prea stramta/larga. Do you have it in a larger/smaller size? – Aveti o masura mai amre/mai mica? Do you have trousers to match this jacket? – Aveti pantaloni asortati la aceasta jacheta?
Are these the only ones you have? – Acestea sunt singurele pe care le aveti? I’d like a long –sleeved/short sleeved shirt, please. – As dori o camasa cu maneca lunga/scurta. How much does it cost? – Cat costa? How should I wash it? – Cum ar trebui sa o spal? You can machine-wash it. – Puteti sa o spalati cu masina. You’ll have to wash it separately. – Va trebui sa o spalati separat. This dress is a real bargain. – Rochia aceasta este un adevarat chilipir. The clearance sale begins this week. – Vanzarile cu prêt redus incep saptamana asta. The sale begins on … – Vanzarae incepe pe… There’s 20% off all our goods at the moment. – Acum avem o reducere de 20% la toate produsele. It’s sales time. – Este sezonul reducerilor. This colour doesn’t suit me. – Aceasta culoare nu mi se potriveste. Where are the fitting rooms? – Unde sunt cabinele de proba? Can I try it on a smaller size? – As putea sa probez o masura mai mica? I’m sorry. I’m afraid we don’t have this colour in size 40. – Imi pare rau. Mi-e teama ca nu avem aceasta culoare la masura 40. This one fits much better. – Aceasta se potriveste mult mai bine. I think I’ll take it. – Cred ca am sa o iau. I’m buying it. – O cumpar. Can I pay by cheque? – Pot sa platesc cu un cec? Do you accept credit cards? – Primiti carti de credit? Thank you. You’ve been very helpful. – Multumesc. Mi-ati ofst de mare ajutor. Get directions Asking the way – Cum ne orientam Where is/are …? – Unde este/sunt…? How do I get to..? – Cum ajung la…? How far is it to the nearest….? – Cat de mult este pana la cel mai apropiat..? Is this the road to..? – Acesta este drumul catre..? Do I have to go….? – Trebuie sa merg…? I’ve lost my way. – M-am ratacit. I’m having trouble finding my way round. – Nu ma prea descurc. On/to the right – la dreapta
On/to the left – la stanga Straight ahead/straight on – drept inainte It’s back there. – Este in spate. It’s here. – Este aici. It’s in this direction. – Este in aceasta directie. It’s around the corner. – Este dupa colt. Go as far as… – Mergeti pana la… It’s near... – Este aproape de… It’s next to… – Este langa… It’s opposite... – Este vizavi de… Is this the right way? – Sunt pe drumul cel bun? Go along… – Mergeti de-a lungul… For how long? – Cat de mult? Where (to)? – Unde? How far is it to…? – Cat de departe este…? How long will it take me to walk there? – Cat timp imi ia ca sa ajung acolo pe jos? Turn right/left. – Luati-o la dreapta/stanga. Go down the street till you reach the end. – Mergeti pana la capatul strazii. Take the first/second road on the left. – Luati-o pe prima/a doua starda la stanga. Could you show me on the map, please? – Ati putea sa-mi aratati pe harta, va rog? Take the bus/ tube to... – Luati autobuzul/metroul pana la... You can’t miss it. – Nu aveti cum sa nu nimeriti. I’m afraid you’re wrong here. – Mi-e teama ca ati gresit. Sorry, I don’t know this area. – Imi pare rau, nu sunt din zona. Why don’t you buy a guide? – De ce nu cumparati un ghid? *”The tube” este expresia pt metroul londonez. In America metroul se numeste “subway”. In fata unui nume de strada nu se pune niciodata un articol. Spunem simplu “in Mary Street” si nu “In the Mary Street”.
La gara, autogara, aeroport
La gara – informatii despre tren Where is the ticket booth? – Unde este casa de bilete? A single ticket to...please. – Un bilet pana la …va rog. A return ticket to..please. – Un bilet dus-intors pana la rog. I’d like a ticket to..please. – As dori un bilet pana la…va rog. Two and two halves to..please. – Doua bilete cu pret intreg si doua cu pret redus pana la …va rog. One way or return? – Dus sau dus-intors? First class or second class? – Clasa intai sau a doua? Smoking or no-smoking? – Fumatori sau nefumatori? A window or an aisle seat? – Un loc la fereastra sau la margine? A non-smoking compartment, please. – Compartiment de nefumatori, va rog. I’ d like to reserve a sleeper for the night train to … – As dori sa rezerv o cuseta la trenul de noapte catre… I’d like to book a seat on the twelve o’clock train to…please. – As dori a rezerv un loc la trenul de ora 12 catre…va rog. How long is the ticket valid? – Pe ce perioada este valabil biletul? Do I have to pay supplement? – Trebuie sa platesc un supliment? How much is a ticket to..? – Cat costa un bilet catre…? I’d like a monthly ticket, please. – As dori un abonament pentru o luna ,va rog. Do you have some form of identification with you? – Aveti ceva acte de identitate asupra dumneavoastra? Which platform does it leave from? – De la ce peron pleaca trenul? Where do I have to change? – Unde trebuie sa schimb? Is the train delayed? – Trenul are intarziere? It will arrive 15 minutes late. – Intarzie 15 minute. Departures – Plecari Arrivals – Sosiri Let me carry your suitcase! – Lasa-ma sa-ti duc geamantanul! This is a smoking/non-smoking car. – Acest vagon este pentru fumatori/nefumatori. Excuse me, is this seat taken? – Ma scuzati, locul acela este ocupat? Let’s go to the dining car, shall we? – Sa mergem la vagonul restaurant? Your tickets please. – Biletele , va rog.
In autogara – informatii despre autobus Could you tell me where the nearest bus stop is? – Puteti sa-mi spuneti unde este cea mai apropiata statie de autobuz? Does this bus go to..? – Acest autobuz ajunge la…? Is this the number 45 bus? – Acesta este autobuzul numarul 45? Which bus do I take to..? – Ce autobuz sa iau catre..? Hurry up, there comes a bus! – Repede, vine un autobuz! Is this the right bus for..? – Acesta este autobuzul catre…? No, you’ll have to get off at…and change. – Nu, trebuie sa coborati la sa schimbati. No, you’re going in the wrong direction. – Nu, mergeti in directia gresita. Do I have to pay the driver when boarding? – Trebuie sa platesc la sofer cand urc? How much further is it? – Cat mai este de mers? It’ the next stop. – Pana la statia urmatoare. A one way ticket to ... , please. – Un bilet dus pana la ..., va rog. Buses run from here every fifteen minutes. – Autobuzele circula de aici din sfert in sfert de ora. The bus is running ten minutes late. – Autobuzul are 10 minute intarziere. *Numerele de autobuz, ca de exemplu “5” si “94” vor fi pronuntate “fifteen” si “ ninety-four”. Numerele mai lungi, ca de exemplu “127”, vor fi pronuntate “one-two-seven” In aeroport – informatii despre avion I need to get to the airport. – Vreau sa ajung la aeroport. When is the Paris flight? – Cand pleaca avionul spre Paris? When is it supposed to take off? – Cand va decola avionul? You can go to the check-in desk. – Puteti merge la check in. Smoker or non-smoker? – Doriti un loc la fumatori sau nefumatori? Show me your ticket and your passport, please. – Vreti sa-mi aratati biletul si pasaportul dumneavoastra ? Here’s your boarding pass. – Poftiti numarul de bord. Excuse me, is this gate 8? – Ma scuzati, aceasta este poarta 8? When are we taking off? – Cand decolam? Passengers for flight 410 to Paris please go immediately to gate 8. – Pasagerii pentru cursa 410 in directia Paris sa mearga imediat la poarta 8. The flight attendant is very nice. – Stewardesa este foarte amabila. Please fasten your seat belts. – Fixati-va centura de siguranta. I’m airsick. – Am rau de avion. There are no stopovers. – Este o cursa fara escale. We are landing. – Aterizam acum. Your luggage has been checked. – Bagajul dumneavoastra a fost verificat.
La vama - Customs What country do you come from? – Din ce tara veniti/sunteti? I come from Romania. – Vin din Romania. Is this your first visit to the UK? – Este prima dumneavoastra vizita in Marea Britanie? How long will you be staying in the UK? – Cat timp intentionati sa stati in Marea Britanie? I’ll be staying for two weeks/for a year. – Intentionez sa stau doua saptamani/un an. What is the purpose of your visit? – Care este scopul vizitei dumneavoastra? Are you traveling as a tourist? – Este o vizita turistica? Is it a business trip? – Este o vizita de afaceri? Do you have anything to declare? – Aveti ceva de declarat? Is this all your luggage? – Nu aveti decat aceste bagaje? I have no other luggage. – Nu am alte bagaje. You must pay customs duty. – Trebuie sa platiti o taxa vamala. You must make a customs declaration. – Trebuie sa dati o declarative vamala. Do you carry any dutiable goods? – Aveti marfuri supuse taxelor vamale? Please fill in this form. – Completati va rog acest formular. Surname – Nume First name – Prenume Nationality – Nationalitate Place of birth – Locul nasterii Date of birth – Data nasterii This is my passport. – Acesta este pasaportul meu. You need a visa. – Aveti nevoie de o viza. You need a tourist/student visa. – Aveti nevoie de o viza de turist/de student. Your passport is clear. – Pasaportul dumneavoastra este in ordine. I’d like to apply for a visa extension. – As vrea sa-mi prelungesc viza. Do you have foreign currency ? – Aveti valuta? I have 100 USD in cash. – Am 100 dolari in numerar. I have 200 pounds in traveller’s cheques. – Am cecuri de calatorie in valoare de 200 lire sterline. I’ve lost my passport. – Mi-am pierdut pasaportul. Please show me... – Va rog sa –mi aratati…. - Your invitation to the UK – invitatia - A copy if your work contract – copia dupa contractual dumneavoastra de munca - Your British employer’s contact – datele de contact ale angajatorului d-vs din Mare Britanie You may pass. – Puteti trece.
La restaurant Can you recommend a restaurant close to my hotel? – Puteti sa-mi indicati un restaurant apropiat de hotelul meu? I’d like a table for three, please. – As dori o masa pentru trei persoane, va rog. I’d like a table by the window, please. – As dori o masa langa feresatra, va rog. This table is free/taken. – Aceasta masa e libera/ocupata. I’d like to book a table please. – As dori sa rezerv o masa, va rog I’ve booked a table under the name of John. – Am rezervat o masa pe numele John. Here’s the menu. – Poftiti meniul. I would recommend… – As recomanda... Are you ready to order? – Doriti sa comandati? We haven’t decided yet. – Nu ne-am hotarat inca. May I take your order now? – As putea sa va iau comanda acum? What would you like to start with? – Cu ce ati dori sa incepeti? Let’s have some starters first. – Pentru inceput as lua niste aperitive. I’ll have the…, please. – Am sa iau…, va rog. And for my wife/husband, the… – Si pentru sotia/sotul meu… I’m a vegetarian. – Sunt vegetarian. I’m on a diet. – Tin regim. And for main course? – Si pentru felul principal? And as a side-dish? – Si pentru garnitura? And for dessert? – Si pentru desert? What would you like to drink? – Ce ati dori sa beti? Could you bring us a bottle of…? – Ne puteti aduce o sticla de..? Cheers! – Noroc! Anything else, Sir/Madam? – Mai dorit ceva d-le/doamna? That would be all, thank you. – Nu, asta e tot, multumim. Could we pay, please? – Am putea plati, va rog? Could we have the bill, please? – Ne puteti aduce nota de palta, va rog? Did you enjoy your meal? – V-a placut mancarea? Please keep the change. – Pastrati restul, va rog. Have you been here before? – Ati mai fost aici? It’s one of my favourite restaurants. – Este unul dintre restaurantele mele preferate. Let me order for you. – Lasa-ma sa comand pentru tine. What would you recommend? – Ce mi-ati recomanda? Allow me to pay. – Da-mi voie sa paltesc. Thanks very much for inviting me. – Multumesc foarte mult ca m-ai invitat. This is not what we ordered. – Ni s-a adus comanda gresita. Waiter, we have been waiting for a long time. – Chelner, asteptam de mult timp.
Conversatie la telefon Where’s the nearest phone box? – Unde este cea mai apropiata cabina telefonica? Where can I make a telephone call? – De unde pot da un telefon? May I use your telephone? – Pot sa dau un telefon? I need to make a phone call. – Trebuie sa dau un telefon. I must call my friends. – Trebuiesa-mi sun prietenii. What number do I dial for...? – Ce numar formez pentru…? I’d like to make a reversed charge call to Paris. – As dori sa sun la Paris cu taxa inversa. A long-distance call to…, please. – O convorbire interurbana cu,…va rog. What does a local call cost? – Cat costa o convorbire locala? What does a call to…cost? – Cat costa o convorbire cu..? What time does the cheap rate start? – Cand incepe perioada de tarif redus? What’s you number? – Ce numar aveti? I’ll call you back. – Te sun eu inapoi. Just a minute! – O clipa! Could you connect me with …? – Puteti sa-mi faceti legatura cu..? Could I speak to.., please? – As putea vorbi cu,…va rog? I’d like to speak to,..please. – As dori sa vorbesc cu, rog. Directory Enquiries – Informatii telefonice Can you give me the phone directory, please ? – Puteti sa-mi dati cartea de telefon , va rog? Could I have a word with...? – As putea vorbi cu…va rog? This is ... speaking – Va vorbeste… Who’s speaking – Cine e la telefon? Hold the line, please. – Asteptati , va rog. Just a moment, please! – O clipa, va rog! Hang on, please! – Nu inchideti, va rog! I’ll connect you/ I’ll put you trough. – Va fac legatura. The line is busy. – Linia e ocupata/Suna ocupat. It’s a bad line. – Se aude prost. There’s no reply. – Nu raspunde. You’ve got the wrong number. – Ati gresit numarul. I’ll try again later. – Am sa revin mai tarziu. Can I take a message, please? – Pot sa preiau un mesaj? Do you have a mobile? – Aveti un numar de telefon mobil? Text me. – Trimite-mi un SMS. The area code – Prefixul The extension number – interiorul
In Marea Britanie, cand sunam pe cineva, nu ne spunem numele imediat. Este absolut suficient sa spunem : “Hello. Could I speak to…, please?”…Interlocutorul se va interesa in mod normal cu cine vorbeste: “Who’s calling, please?”’ Daca suntem sunati, raspundem fie cu Hello, fie cu numarul de telefon. A comunica numele suna pentru un britanic foarte dur. La comunicarea numarului de telefon, cifrele sunt date una dupa alta, intr-un grup de trei si patru (568 3961) si nu “fifty-eight, sixty-nine”..cum se obisnuieste in alte tari.
La interviu
I’m here for the vacancy you advertised. – Am venit pentru postul pe care l-ati anuntat What studies do you have? – Ce studii aveti? I got my…. – Mi-am luat…. Bachelor's degree – licenta Master’s degree – masteratul in I graduated.... – Am studii….. Secondary school – liceale From University – superioare I did a three-month internship with X. – Am facut un stagiu de 3 luni la compania X. How long have you been working as a…? – Ce vechime aveti in aceasta activitate? Are you available for project-based work? – Suneti disponibil/a pentru activitati sporadice in diverse proiecte? This position requires excellent qualifications. – Acest post presupune un inalt nivel de calificare. What are your qualifications ? – Ce nivel de calificare aveti? I was trained in…. – Sunt calificat in domeniul… What skills do you have? – Ce competente aveti? I have ten years’ experience in working with.. – Am o experienta de 10 ani in lucrul cu… I have good business experience. – Am o buna experienta in afaceri. I’m computer literate and I have good clerical skills. – Stapanesc bine calculatorul si activitatile de secretariat. I’m good at … – Ma pricep bine la… I’m unemployed now. – Acum sunt in somaj/somer. Do you have any references from your previous employer? – Aveti niste recomandari din partea ultimului d-vs angajator? What are your expectations regarding payment? – Cu cat v-ati astepta sa fiti platit? What are your working hours? – Ce program aveti? Do I have to work in shifts? – Va trebui sa lucrez in schimburi? This job is a real challenge. – Acest post este o adevarata provocare.
The atmosphere at work is very good in our company. – Atmosfera de lucru este foarte buna in intreprinderea noastra. Are there good chances for promotion? – Sansele de promovare sunt bune? You are hired. – Esti angajat. I wish you all the best in finding something wich suits you better. – Va doresc mult success sa va gasiti ceva care sa vi se potriveasca mai bine.
Vorbeste despre Romania
I’m just passing through Romania. Sunt in trecere prin Romania. I’d like to go on a sightseeing tour. As dori sa merg intr-un tur al tarii. This is a wonderful country. Aceasta este o tara frumoasa. I’d like to go to the Black Sea. As dori sa merg la Marea Neagra. What country are you from? Din ce tara sunteti? I’m from Romania. Sunt din Romania. Where are you travelling ? Unde calatoriti? I’m traveling to Romania. Calatoresc inspre Romania. Are you a Romanian citizen? Sunteti cetatean roman? The Romanian people are hard-working citizens. Locuitorii Romaniei sunt cetateni muncitori. Almost all of the Danube Delta is located within the Romanian territory. Aproape toata Delta Dunarii este localizata in interiorul teritoriului romanesc. Did you know that Romania shares borders with Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine,Republic of Moldova and Bulgaria ? Stiai ca Romania se invecineaza cu Ungaria, Serbia, Ucraina, Republica Moldova si Bulgaria? I’d like to visit Draculas’s Castle. As dori sa vizitez castelul lui Dracula. The main attractions of Romania are The Carpathian Mountains, The Danube Delta and The Black Sea. Principalele atractii ale Romaniei sunt Muntii Carpati, Delta Dunarii si Marea Neagra.
Where does the Danube flow and how the Danube Delta is formed? Unde se varsa Dunarea si cum se formeaza Delta Dunarii? The Danube flows into the Black Sea within Romania's territory forming the Danube Delta. Dunarea se varsa in Marea Neagra pe teritoriul Romaniei, formand Delta Dunarii. Romania is well known for the Wooden Churches of Maramures, Painted churches of northern Moldavia and Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania. Romania este vestita pentru Bisericile de lemn din Maramures, Bisericile pictate din nordul Moldovei si satele saxone cu bisericile fortificate din Transilvania. The city of Sibiu famous for its Brukenthal National Museum is the European Capital of Culture. Orasul Sibiu , faimos pt Muzeul National Brukenthal, este capitala Europeana Culturala. Romania offers a rich tapestry of tourist attractions and vacation experiences. Romania ofera o bogata varietate de atractii turistice si experiente pentru vacanta. You should definitely come and visit Romania! Cu siguranta ar trebui sa veniti sa vizitati Romania!
Complimente - urari - felicitari
Compliments - Complimente To pay somebody a compliment – A felicita pe cineva This is absolutely delicious. – Este absolut delicios. It’s wonderful. – Este minunat. It’s marvellous. – Este uimitor You’ve done this so well. – Te-ai descurcat atat de bine I’m very impressed. – Sunt foarte impresionat May I compliment you on…? – Imi dati voie sa va felicit? You’re a marvellous… – Esti o ….minunata You’ve hot a lovely… – Ai o…….draguta I love the way you…. – Imi place mult felul in care…. Well done! – Bravo! I think the way you….is fantastic. – Cred ca felul in care ai…este uimitor. What a nice…’re wearing. – Ce..draguta… porti. I’m very pleased with ... – Sunt foarte multumit de…. It suits you perfectly. – Ti se potriveste de minune. You look lovely. – Arati foarte bine. That’s very flattering. – Este foarte magulitor.
Good wishes, Congratulations – Urari, felicitari Welcome! – Bine ati venit! Welcome to… – Bine ati venit la… Congratulations! – Felicitari! Congratulations on your success/anniversary! – Felicitari pentru succesul/aniversarea d-voastra! Enjoy yourself/yourselves! – Distractie placuta! Enjoy your holiday! – Vacanta placuta! Good luck! – Noroc! Please give my best regards to your mother! – Transmite-i mamei dvs. cele mai bune urari din partea mea! Speedy recovery! – Insanatosire grabnica! Merry Christmas! – Craciun Fericit! A happy New Year! – An nou fericit! A happy and prosperous new year! – Un an nou fericit si prosper! Happy Easter! – Paste fericit! Happy Birthday! – La multi ani (la ziua de nastere) Many happy returns of the day! – La multi ani! (la onomastica) Enjoy your holiday! – Sarbatori fericite! Have a safe trip! – Drum bun! Keep up the good work! – Spor la treaba !/Spor la treaba in continuare! All the best! – Toate cele bune! I’ll keep my fingers crossed! – Iti tin pumnii! *la ziua de nastere se adreseaza urarile “Happy Birthday” si “ Many happy returns of the day”. Un fel plin de umor de a ura cuiva noroc este expresia "break a leg". Ea provine dintr-o veche superstitie a oamenilor de teatru potrivit careia a ura cuiva noroc aduce de fapt ghinion
Conversatii telefonice in limba engleza - Talking on the phone A dialogue between two persons that don't know each other. Un dialog intre doua persoane care nu se cunosc. Andy: Hello, I'm Andy, I would like to speak to George, please! Buna, sunt Andy, as dori sa vorbesc cu George, va rog! Mike: Hello, George is taking a shower right now. If you wish, please call him later. Buna, George face dus acum. Daca doriti, sunati-l va rog mai tarziu. Andy: Ok, thank you, have a good day! Bine, multumesc, o zi buna va doresc! Mike: Thank you, you, too! Good bye! Multumesc, la fel va doresc! La revedere! Andy: Good bye! La revedere! A dialogue between two persons that know each other. Un dialog intre doua persoane care se cunosc. Laura: Hy, Melinda! How are you? Buna, Melinda! Ce faci? Melinda: Hi, Melinda! I'm cooking some pancakes. Buna, Melinda! Fac niste clatite. Laura: I have tried to call you earlier, but the line was busy. Am incercat sa te sun si mai devreme, dar linia era ocupata. Melinda: Well, I heard the phone ringing, I picked up the receiver, and at the other end of the line was my aunt, and I talked to her. Pai, am auzit telefonul sunand, am ridicat receptorul si la celalalt capat al firului era matusa mea si am vorbit cu ea. Laura: Wait a second, please, my mother is calling me on the cell. Asteapta, te rog, o secunda, ma suna mama pe celular. Melinda: Ok, talk to you later. Bine, vorbim mai tarziu. Laura: Ok, bye! Bine, pa! Melinda: Bye! Pa!
A dialogue between a secretary and someone that is calling at the company. Un dialog intre o secretara si cineva care suna la companie. The secretary: Hello? Dacia Servicing here, what can I do for you? Alo! Dacia Service, cu ce va pot ajuta? Mr. Brown: Hello, is Mr. Fred there, I have to speak with him? Buna, domnul Fred este, as vrea sa vorbesc cu dumnealui? The secretary: Mr Fred is busy now, shall I take a message for him? Domnul Fred este ocupat acum, doriti sa preiau un mesaj sa ii transmit? Mr. Brown: Hello, I can't here you anymore… are you still there? Alo, nu va mai aud, mai sunteti? The secretary: Yes, who is speaking? Da, cine este la telefon? Mr. Brown: It's me, the one that was looking for Mr. Fred. Sunt eu, cel care il cauta pe domnul Fred. The secretary: Oh, i'm sorry, please try another extension, the phone is broken here, that is why you can hear me good. Oh, imi pare rau, va rog incercati un alt interior, telefonul este stricat aici, de aceea nu ma puteti auzi bine. Mr Brown: Ok. Thank you. Bine, multumesc. The secretary: And if an answering machine will answer, please leave there a message. Si daca va va raspunde robotul, lasati acolo un mesaj. Mr Brown: Ok, Good bye! Ok, la revedere! The secretary: Good bye! La revedere!
La restaurant / rezervarea unei mese - In a Restaurant / Reserve a table A dialogue between someone that wants to reserve a table and the employee from the restaurant; and then a dialogue between two persons that eat in the restaurant. Un dialog intre cineva care vrea sa rezerve o masa si un angajat al restaurantului; si apoi un dialog intre doua persoane care mananca in restaurant. Mr. Olsen: Good afternoon! Buna ziua! Waiter: Good afternoon, Sir! Buna ziua, domnule! Mr. Olsen: I would like to reserve a table for tonight. As dori sa rezerv o masa pentru diseara. Waiter: Of course, Sir. For how many persons? Desigur, domnule. Pentru cate persoane? Mr. Olsen: Could we have a table for two? Putem sta la o masa de doua locuri? Waiter: I'm sorry, sir, but the tables for two are fully booked until 8 p.m. Imi pare rau, domnule, dar mesele de doua persoane sunt toate rezervate pana la 8 p.m. Mr. Olsen: No problem, for I would like a table for 9 p.m., in fact, I would like our usual table. Nicio problema, eu as dori o masa pentru ora 9 p.m., de fapt, as dori masa noastra obisnuita. Waiter: Of course, sir. Desigur, domnule. Mr. Olsen: Thank you. Multumesc. After several hours. Dupa cateva ore. Waiter: Good evening! Buna seara! Mr. Olsen: Good evening! Buna seara! Waiter: Have you made a reservation, sir? Ati facut o rezervare, domnule? Mr. Olsen: Yes I had, several hours ago; don't you remember? Da, am facut; nu va amintiti? Waiter: Oh, i'm sorry, sir, I do remember; please follow me. Oh, imi pare rau, domnule, imi amintesc; urmati-ma, va rog. Mr. Olsen: Thank you. Multumesc.
Waiter: Would you like a drink before your meal? Doriti sa beti ceva inainte de masa? Mr. Olsen: No, we'll order the meal. Nu, vom comanda direct. Waiter: Yes, please… Da, va rog… Mr. Olsen: I would like roast lamb with mint sauce and for my partner, pork chop with mustard sauce and two glasses of white wine. As dori o friptura de miel cu sos de menta, iar pentru partenerul meu cotlet de porc cu sos de mustar si doua pahare de vin alb. Waiter: That would be all, sir? Asta e tot, domnule? Mr. Olsen: Yes. Da. Waiter: Very good, sir. Bine, domnule. With several minutes before leaving the restaurant. Cu cateva minute inainte de a parasi restaurantul. Mr. Olsen: Waiter, can you bring us the bill, please? Chelner, nota de plata, va rog. Waiter: Yes, sir, One moment, please. Da, domnule. Un moment, va rog. Waiter: Do you want to pay separately or do you want it all on the same bill? Doriti sa platiti separate sau sa fie trecut totul pe o singura nota de plata? Mr. Olsen: This gentleman is my guest. Domnul este invitatul meu. Waiter: That will be 300 lei altogether. Asta inseamna in total 300 lei. Mr. Olsen: We enjoyed our dinner very much. Ne-a facut placere sa cinam aici. Waiter: Thank you, sir. I hope you`ll come again. Multumim, domnule. Sper sa mai veniti.
La restaurant - At the restaurant A dialogue between a lady and the waiter in “Pasarea Paradisului Restaurant.” Un dialog intre o doamna si un ospatar in restaurantul “Pasarea Paradisului.” The lady: At what time is lunch served? La ce ora se serveste pranzul? The waiter: Lunch is served at one o`clock. Pranzul se serveste la ora unu. The lady: Oh.. just on time. Oh.. exact la timp am ajuns. The waiter: Yes, Madame, can I take your coat? Da, doamna, pot sa va iau haina? The lady: Yes, please. Da, va rog. I`m looking for a table near the window. Caut o masa langa fereastra. The waiter: Of course, Madame, follow me. Desigur, doamna, urmati-ma. What does the lady want to serve? Ce doreste doamna sa serveasca? The lady: Can I have a menu card first? Imi puteti aduce mai intai meniul? The waiter: Here you are. Poftiti. The lady: Thank you. Multumesc. The waiter: Have you decided, Madame? V-ati decis, doamna? The lady: Yes, Tomato soup for one. Da, o data supa de rosii. The waiter: And for the second plate? Si pentru felul doi? The lady: I would like a roast duck with cabbage. As dori o rata pe varza. The waiter: What do you wish for garnish? Ce garniture preferati? The lady: Nothing, just the steak. Nimic, doar friptura. The waiter: Ok. What do you want to order for desert? Ok. Ce doriti sa serviti la desert? The lady: Have you got apple-pie with custard? Aveti placinta de mere cu crema de vanilie? The waiter: Yes, Madame. Da, doamna. The lady: Ok. And a glass of mineral water. Ok. Si un pahar de apa minerala. The waiter: Sure, Madame. Desigur, doamana.
After a while. Dupa ceva timp. The lady: Waiter, the bill, please. Ospatar, nota, te rog. The waiter: Twenty euros in all. Douazeci de euro in total. The lady: Here you are, keep the change. Poftim, pastreaza restul. The waiter: Thank you, Madame, we hope you come back soon. Multumim, doamna, speram sa reveniti curand. The lady. Thank you, good bye! Multumesc, la revedere! The waiter: Good bye! La revedere! La hipermarket - In a hypermarket
A dialogue between a buyer and an area responsible in a hypermarket. Un dialog intre un comparator si un responsabil de raion intr-un hypermarket.
The buyer: Would you be so kind and tell me where is the pastry department? Fiti amabil, unde este raionul de patiserie? The area responsible: It is right after the corner. But what do you want to buy from there? Este exact dupa colt. Dar ce doriti sa cumparati de acolo? The buyer: I want to buy some pretzels. Doresc sa cumpar niste covrigei. The area responsible: I'm afraid that we ran out of pretzels. Ma tem ca nu mai avem covrigei. The buyer: Oh..too bad! Oh.. ce pacat! The area responsible: I'm sorry. Have a good day! Imi pare rau, o zi buna sa aveti! The buyer: Thank you, you, too. Multumesc, asemenea.
Calatorind cu o masina de ocazie - Ask for a ride
A man on the roadside, hitchhiking. Un barbat pe marginea drumului, asteptand pentru o masina de ocazie. A car stops. O masina opreste. The man: Good afternoon! Can you take me for a ride, please? Buna ziua! Ma puteti lua si pe mine cu masina, va rog? The driver: Good afternoon! Yes, but let me tell you that i'm going no far than Brasov. Buna ziua! Da, dar dati-mi voie sa va spun ca nu merg mai departe de Brasov. Where do you want to go? Dumneavoastra unde doriti sa mergeti? The man: That is good, I go to Brasov, too. Este in regula, in Brasov merg si eu. The driver: Ok, please come in the car then. Bine, intrati, va rog, in masina, atunci. You are lucky because few minutes ago my car was full, there was no room left in my car,
I was with some colleagues. Sunteti norocos fiindca acum cateva minute masina mea a fost plina, nu mai era niciun loc gol, eram cu niste colegi.
Let me ask you: even if this is a main road, aren't you afraid to hitchhike? Sa va intreb: chiar daca este un drum principal/ foarte circulat, nu va e frica sa stati sa asteptati o masina de ocazie? The man: Well.. it's a solution at the last resort. Pai.. este o solutie de ultima instanta. The driver: Please do not forget to put on your seatbelt. Va rog nu uitati sa va puneti centura de siguranta. After an hour. Dupa o ora. The driver: We arrived in Brasov, where shall I leave you? Am ajuns in Brasov, unde va las? The man: It would be too much to turn left at the first crossroads and then to drive
200 m on a one- way street and at the first house to stop? Ar fi prea mult daca v-as ruga sa o luati pe prima strada la stanga la prima intersectie, mergeti 200 m pe o strada cu sens unic si apoi la prima casa sa opriti? The driver: Honestly, I'm in a hurry. I can't. Sincer, ma grabesc. Nu pot. The man: No problem, thank you. Nicio problema, multumesc. The driver: Have a good day! Good bye! O zi buna! La revedere! The man: Thank you, you, too. Good bye! Multumesc, asemenea! La revedere!
Cum atentionam pe cineva - Warning
A dialogue between a child and his father while walking on the street. Un dialog intre copil si tatal sau in timp ce mergeau pe strada. The child: Daddy, I want to go in the park. Tati, as vrea sa merg in parc. The father: Ok, dear, but first let`s enter this shop and buy a book for your mum. Bine, dragul meu, dar mai intai hai sa intram in magazinul asta si sa cumparam o carte pentru mama ta. The child: Ok. Bine. The father: Son, take care! Do not try to cross the street again when the light is red! Fiule, ai grija! Nu mai incerca sa traversezi strada cand semaforul este pe culoarea rosie! The child: Oh.. I wasn't paying attention.. Oh.. nu eram atent. The father: Look out, son! The bicycle.. oh.. dear you scare me! Fii atent, fiule! Bicicleta.. off.. draga ma sperii! The child: I'm sorry daddy, that was close. Imi pare rau, tati, era cat pe ce sa… A dialogue between two colleagues. Un dialog intre doi colegi. George: Dan, what happened at the meeting, the boss got out very irritated? Dan, ce s-a intamplat la sedinta, seful a iesit foarte iritat de acolo? Dan: We've talked about the turnover for 2008 and I had a fight with him… he told me that I did not calculate it well. Am vorbit despre cifra de afaceri pe 2008 si m-am certat cu el… mi-a spus ca nu am calculate-o bine. George: You should take care how you talk to the boss, you can get fired. Ar trebui sa ai grija cum vorbesti cu seful, ai putea fi concediat. Dan: Thank you for the warning, but it's too late, I have just quit. Multumesc pentru atentionare, dar este prea tarziu, tocmai am demisionat. George: Oh.. I'm so sorry. Oh.. imi pare asa de rau. Dan: It's ok. Este in regula. Cum ne impacam cu cineva - Reconcile
A dialogue between two friends; one of them did something wrong and hurt the other. Un dialog intre doi prieteni; unul dintre ei a gresit si l-a ranit pe celalalt. Lary: Mike, I hope that you know that what I did I did it for you; I hope you aren't holding grudge against me anymore… Mike, sper ca esti constient ca ceea ce am facut am facut pentru tine; sper ca nu mai imi porti pica… Mike: Well, what you did was very inappropriate, I did not expected that from you. Pai, ceea ce ai facut a fost foarte nelalocul lui, nu ma asteptam la asta din partea ta. Lary: So.. you are telling me that you are still upset on me?? Asadar.. vrei sa spui ca esti inca suparat pe mine?? Mike: But you did sign a document on my behalf, Lary, do you think this is a little thing? Ai semnat un act in numele meu, Lary.. ti se pare putin? Lary: I'm sorry.. I really am.. Imi pare rau.. chiar imi pare.. Mike: Hmm… Hmm ... Lary: What can I do so that we can make it up? Ce pot sa fac sa ne impacam? Mike: You could go to the manager and say the truth..that all was Mirela's idea. Ai putea merge la director si sa ii spui adevarul.. ca a fost doar ideea Mirelei. Lary: I'm so sorry that you are so affected.. I will do that for the good of our friendship. Imi pare foarte rau ca esti asa de afectat.. voi face asta pentru binele prieteniei noastre. Mike: You do that! Asa sa faci! Lary: I promise that, but tell me that all your anger is gone.. I do apologize again, my friend. Iti promit, dar spune-mi ca nu mai esti manios.. te rog inca o data sa ma ierti, prietene. Mike: It's all right, it will pass. E in regula, imi va trece. Lary: Good. Talk to you later, now I have to go. Bine. Vorbim mai tarziu, trebuie sa plec acum. Mike: Ok. Bye! Bine. Pa!
Cum ne marturisim dragostea - Confess love A dialogue between a boy and a girl. Un dialog intre un baiat si o fata. David: Hello, Melissa! Buna, Melissa! Melissa: Hello, David! Buna, David! David: Melissa, I am so glad that I found you, I have to confess you something… Melissa, ma bucur mult ca te-am gasit, am sa iti marturisesc ceva… Melissa: Tell me, David, what is all about? Spune-mi, David, despre ce este vorba? David: I'm in love with you and I just want to ask you if you want to be my girlfriend? Sunt indragostit de tine si as vrea sa te intreb daca vrei sa fii prietena mea? Melissa: I'm flattered .. I like you, too David, I happily accept. Sunt flatata.. si eu te plac, David, accept bucuroasa. David: Oh… i'm so happy. Oh.. sunt asa de fericit! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Laura: Hy, Mike! Buna, Mike! Mike: Hy, Laura! Buna, Laura! Laura: Mike…do you have some minutes, I have to tell you something? Mike… ai cateva minute, trebuie sa iti spun ceva? Mike: Sure. Sigur. Laura: I fell for you and I would like to ask you if we could be lovers. M-am indragostit de tine si as vrea sa te intreb daca am putea fi iubiti. Mike: Oh.. Laura, you are a sweet girl..but I have a girlfriend. Oh.. Laura, esti o fata draguta.. dar am prietena. Laura: Oh.. i'm so sorry.. i'm so embarrassed. Oh.. imi pare tare rau.. ma simt jenata. Mike: Don't be. I'm sorry too. Nu trebuie sa fii. Si mie imi pare rau. Comentarii: to fall in love with somebody = to fall for somebody = A te indragosti de cineva puppy love = dragoste de/ intre adolescenti. Cum comandam fast food intr-un restaurant - Order food in a fast food restaurant
A dialogue between a client and a KFC employee. Un dialog intre un client si un angajat KFC. The seller: Good afternoon! What do you want to order? Buna ziua! Ce doriti sa comandati? The client: I would like a chicken wings meniu. As dori un meniu de aripi prajite. The seller: Would you like a small or a big share o fries? Doriti o portie mica sau mare de cartofi? The client: A big one. Una mare. And also a salad. Si o salata. The seller: I'm sorry we ran out of salad today. Imi pare rau, nu mai avem salata astazi. The client: Ok, then a cherry cake. Ok, atunci o placinta cu cirese. The seller: Sure. For here or to go? Sigur. Serviti aici sau la pachet? The client: For here. Pentru aici. The seller: All right. That will be 20 lei. Bine. Asta vine 20 lei. The client: Here you are. Poftiti banii. The seller: Enjoy your meal! Sa aveti pofta! The client: Thank you. Multumesc. The seller: Have a good day! Va dorim o zi buna! La vama - At the custom A dialogue between a tourist and a custom officer in Hungary.
Un dialog intre un turist si un ofiter vamal in Ungaria. The officer: Have your passport ready. Pregatiti-va pasaportul. The tourist: Here you have. Poftiti pasaportul. The officer: Where are you coming from? De unde veniti? The tourist: I come from Timisoara. Vin din Timisoara. The officer: What nationality are you? Nationalitatea dv.? The tourist: Romanian. Romana. The officer: Where are you going? Unde doriti sa mergeti? The tourist: I am going to Austria. Merg in Austria. The officer: How long do you plan to stay there? Cat veti sta acolo? The tourist: Just 10 days. Doar 10 zile. The officer: Is this all your luggage? Acestea sunt toate bagajele dumneavoastra? The tourist: I have also a trunk in the luggage van. Mai am un cufar la vagonul de bagaje. The officer: Do you have anything else to declare? Aveti altceva de declarat? The tourist: No, sir. Nu, domnule. The officer: Have you got any foreign currency about you? Aveti valuta asupra dumneavoastra? The tourist: Only a few euros.. Doar cativa euro.. The officer: What have you got in this suitcase? Ce aveti in acest geamantan? The tourist: Only articles of clothing. Doar articole de imbracaminte. The officer: Shall I open it? Sa il deschid? The tourist: Please. Va rog. The officer: It's ok. You can pass on. Este in regula. Puteti trece mai departe. Schimb valutar - Currency exchange
A dialogue between Mr. Hil and an employee. Un dialog intre Dl. Hil si un angajat. Mr. Hil: I have some money in foreign currency and I would like to exchange it into pounds. Am niste bani in valuta straina si as dori sa ii schimb in lire. The employee: Sure, sir. Sigur domnule. Mr. Hil: What is the day's exchange rate? Care este cursul de schimb de azi? The employee: The pound is 2 euros. Lira este 2 euro. Mr. Hil: I want to know if you charge commissions. As vrea sa stiu daca percepeti comisioane. The employee: No, Sir. Nu, domnule. Mr. Hil: Ok. I would like to change 30 euros. Ok. As vrea sa schimb 30 de euro. The employee: Here you have the money. Aici aveti banii. Mr. Hil: Please let me have notes of convenient amounts. Va rog dati-mi banknote de diferite valori. The employee: No problem. Nicio problema. Mr. Hil: You gave me a note that has its watermark gone. Mi-ati dat o bancnota care nu mai are insemnul de protectie. The employee: I regret that, sir. I'll give you a new one. Regret, domnule. Va dau una noua. Mr. Hil: Thank you. Good bye! Multumesc. La revedere! The employee: Good bye, sir! La revedere, domnule! Cum cautam pe cineva - Looking for someone
A dialogue between the manager of a company and some employees. Un dialog intre directorul unei companii si cativa angajati. The manager addressing to the secretary: Please call John and tell him that he has to do some calculations for January. Managerul adresandu-se secretarei: Te rog suna-l pe John si spune-i ca trebuie sa faca niste calcule pentru luna ianuarie. The secretary: He isn't in the office. Secretara: Nu e in birou. The manager addressing to an employee: Have you seen John? I urgently need to talk to him. Managerul adresandu-se unui angajat: L-ai vazut pe John? Trebuie sa vorbesc urgent cu el. The employee: No I haven't, but wait just a second… Nu, nu l-am vazut, dar asteapta o secunda ... The employee addressing to the guard man: If you see John, can you tell him to go to the boss' office as soon as possible? Angajatul adresandu-se omului de la paza: Daca il vezi pe John, poti sa ii spui sa mearga in biroul sefului cat mai repede? The guard man: Of course. Omul de la paza: Desigur. The manager: So.. please tell John, if you happen to see him, that i really have to see him. Asadar.. spune-I lui John, daca se intampla s ail intalnesti, ca trebuie sa ii vorbesc neparat. The employee: Oh.. I forgot.. he won't be here till Friday, he is on vacation. Oh.. am uitat, nu va fi aici pana vineri, e in concediu. The manager: All right then, you'll do his job. In regula, atunci, o sa faci tu ceea ce trebuia sa faca el. The employee: Ok, Sir. Bine, domnule. Cum inapoiem un obiect cumparat - Return merchandise
A dialogue between a seller and a client. Un dialog intre un vanzator si un client. The seller: Good afternoon! Can I help you? Buna ziua! Cu ce va pot ajuta? The client: Good afternoon! Yes.. yesterday I bought a TV from here and now programs commuter is broken. Buna ziua! Da.. ieri am cumparat un TV de aici si acum nu mai functioneaza comutatorul de programe. The seller: And…? Si…? The client: And I would like to return it. Si as vrea sa il returnez. The seller: Sir, i'm afraid that that isn't possible. We do not accept merchandise back. Domnule, ma tem ca nu se poate. Marfa vanduta nu o mai acceptam inapoi. The client: Can I exchange the TV with something else? Pot schimba TV-ul cu altceva? The seller: Yes, that is possible, and if the new product is more expensive you have to pay the difference. Da, acest lucru este posibil, iar daca produsul nou este mai scump trebuie sa platiti diferenta. The client: I agree. Let me take a tour of the shop and see what I can choose. De accord. Lasati-ma sa fac un tur al magazinului sa vad ce pot sa aleg. The seller: Sure, Sir, please do so. Desigur, domnule, va rog. The client: Thank you. Multumesc. The seller: Not at all. Pentru putin. Comanda o pizza - Order a pizza
In a place where they sell pizza. Intr-o pizzerie. Waiter: Good afternoon, madam! Buna ziua, doamna! Madam: Good afternoon! Buna ziua! Waiter: What do you want to order? Ce doriti sa comandati? Madam: I want to order a pizza, but I can't decide what kind of pizza. Doresc o pizza, dar nu ma pot decide ce fel de pizza doresc. Waiter: If you wish, I can make some suggestions. Daca doriti, va pot da cateva sugestii. Madam: Oh, yes, please.. i'm listening. Oh, da, chiar va rog.. va ascult. Waiter: We have Capriciosa that contains all the ingredients: mushrooms, tomatoes, salami, ketchup, cheese, onion, ham, eggs; and another recommendation would be Pizza Hawaii that has all the above mentioned ingredients plus pineapple, an exotic ingredient that tastes delicious. Va recomand Capriciosa care contine toate ingredientele: ciuperci, rosii, salam, ketchup, branza, ceapa, sunca, oua; o alta recomandare ar fi Pizza Hawaii care contine tot ce am enumerat mai inainte plus ananas, un ingredient exotic ce are un gust delicios. Madam: Well… I would like a Capriciosa. Pai… as vrea o Capriciosa. Waiter: Ok, madam. Ok, doamna. Madam: Thank you. Multumesc. After a few minutes. Dupa cateva minute. Waiter: Madam, did you enjoy your pizza? Doamna, v-a placut pizza? Madam: It was more than delicious. A fost mai mult decat delicioasa. Waiter: I'm glad to hear that. Ma bucur sa aud asta. Madam: I would also like to ask you something: if I want to have a pizza at home what should I do? As dori sa va mai intreb ceva daca vreau sa command o pizza acasa, ce trebuie sa fac? Waiter: Well. here you have our number, you call here and say what pizza do you want and the delivery address. That's it. Ei bine… aici aveti numarul nostrum de telefon, sunati aici si spuneti ce pizza doriti si adresa de livrare. Atat. Madam: You're so kind. Thank you. Sunteti tare amabil. Multumesc. Waiter: We'll wait you to come again. Va mai asteptam. Madam: Good bye! La revedere! Waiter: Good bye, madam! La revedere, doamna!
Este liber acest loc sau nu? - Ask for the seat A discussion between a lady and a gentleman in a train.
Un dialog intre o doamna si un gentleman intr-un tren.
Tha lady: Good afternoon!
Buna ziua!
The gentleman: Good afternoon!
Buna ziua!
The lady: What a crowded train!
Ce aglomeratie este in tren!
The gentleman: Yes.
The lady: Excuse me, does anyone sit there?
Scuzati-ma, sta cineva pe locul acela?
Excuse me, is that seat taken?
Scuzati-ma, locul acela este ocupat?
The gentleman: No, please … My friend was sitting there but he got off the train at the last station.
Nu, va rog…Prietenul meu statea acolo, dar a coborat la ultima statie.
The lady: Thank you.
The gentleman: Not at all.
Nu aveti pentru ce.
Cum imprumutam bani - Borrow money A dialogue between two office colleagues. Un dialog intre doi colegi de birou. Frank: Good morning, Dan! Buna dimineata, Dan! Dan: Good morning, Frank! Buna dimineata, Frank! Frank: What a terrible weather outside! Ce vreme urata e afara! Dan: Indeed! Intr-adevar! Frank: Dan,… it's hard for me to say this, but can you lend me some money, I`m broke? Dan,… imi vine greu sa iti spun asta, dar ai putea sa imi imprumuti ceva bani, sunt falit? Dan,… ,… it's hard for me to say this, but can I borrow some money from you, I'm broke? Dan,… imi vine greu sa iti spun asta, dar as putea sa imprumut ceva bani de la tine, sunt falit? Dan: Frank, of course… how much money do you need? Frank, desigur… de cati bani ai nevoie? Frank: Well.. let`s say 100 euro. Pai in jur de 100 euro. Dan: And for what period of time? Si pentru ce perioada de timp? Frank: For one month if you can. Pentru o luna de zile, daca poti. Dan: Sure, tomorrow i`ll bring you the money. Sigur, maine o sa iti aduc banii. Frank: Thanks, Dan, thanks a lot, my friend. Multumesc, Dan, multumesc mult, prietene. Dan: No problem, see you at the coffee break. Nicio problema, ne vedem in pauza de cafea. Frank: Ok. See you! Ok. Pe curand!
Observatie ! A se vedea diferenta intre: To lend money TO somebody = A imprumuta bani cuiva To borrow money FROM somebody = A imprumuta bani de la cineva Cum pariem - Gambling Two friends meet at a horse racing. Doi prieteni se intalnesc la o cursa de cai. Dan: Lary, do you think Snoop will win this time? Lary, crezi ca Snoop va castiga de data asta? Lary: Not a chance, Dan.. He is not so good. Nicio sansa, Dan.. Nu este asa de bun. Dan: Wanna bet? Vrei sa pariem? Lary: You know I do not gamble. Stii bine ca nu fac pariuri. Dan: Just this time, please. Doar de data asta, te rog. Lary: All right. I'll go for it. Bine. Intru in joc. Dan: Good. Bine. Lary: But let me ask you: What do you think about Blacky? Dar sa te intreb: ce parere ai despre Blacky? Dan: He could win, yes. Ar putea castiga, da. Lary: Let's call John and convince him to bet. Hai sa-l sunam pe John sis a il convingem sa parieze si el. Dan: You won't succeed, he is one of a kind, he won't agree. Nu vei avea succes, el este mai altfel, nu va fi de acord. Lary: Ok. Let's watch the race then. Ok. Hai sa urmarim cursa atunci. Dan: Right. Good luck! Bine. Bafta! Lary: You, too. Si tu.
La biblioteca - In a library
A dialogue between a pupil and a librarian.
Un dialog intre un elev si un bibliotecar.
The pupil: Good afternoon!
Buna ziua!
The librarian: Good afternoon! May I help you?
Buna ziua! Cu ce te pot ajuta?
The pupil: Would you be so kind and help me, i'm looking for a book of Dickens?
Sunteti amabil sa ma ajutati, caut o carte a lui Dickens?
The librarian: Of course, but you have to tell me its title.
Desigur, dar trebuie sa imi spui titlul cartii.
The pupil: “Great Expectations”.
“Marile Sperante”.
The librarian: Ok. Listen.. you have to go straight and turn left after the first bookstand and you'll find the book right there, on the first shelf looking from up to down.
Ok. Asculta… trebuie sa mergi inainte sis a o iei la stanga dupa primul stand de carti si vei gasi cartea exact acolo, pe primul raft cum te uiti de sus in jos.
The pupil: All right. And one more question: where can I find a encyclopedia? Bine. Inca o intrebare: unde pot sa gases o enciclopedie? The librarian: All kinds of encyclopedias are stored in another department. Toate tipurile de encilopedii sunt depuse in alt department. The pupil: Can you tell me exactly where? Puteti sa imi spuneti unde anume? The librarian: That department is called the “The Sciences Department” and it is at the first floor; you take the elevator and after you exit the elevator you turn right and enter at room 10, and there you ask for more information the man that is there. Departamentul se numeste “Departamentul de Stiinte” si se afla la etajul intai; iei liftul si cum iesi din lift iei la dreapta si intri la camera 10, iar acolo intrebi mai multe informatii pe cel responsabil de acolo. The pupil: Thank you very much. Good bye! Multumesc foarte mult. La revedere! The librarian: You're welcome. Good bye! Cu placere. La revedere!
Cum probam o haina - Try on garmet A dialogue between a seller and a buyer. Un dialog intre un vanzator si un cumparator. The seller: Good afternoon! May I help you? Buna ziua! Cu ce va pot fi de folos? The buyer: Good afternoon! Yes, please, I would like to try on this blouse. Buna ziua! Da, va rog, as dori sa probez aceasta bluza. The seller: Sure, Sir. Follow me towards the fitting room, is right around the corner. Desigur, domnule. Urmati-ma catre camera de proba, este imediat dupa colt. The buyer: Tell me one more thing, can I bring a shirt to try as well? Inca ceva, pot sa aduc inca o camasa sa probez? The seller: Of course, Sir. But no more than two pieces of clothes at a time. Desigur, domnule, dar nu mai mult de doua piese de haine o data. The buyer: Ok. Bine. After several minutes. Dupa cateva minute. The seller: How are the clothes? Cum sunt hainele? The buyer: Unfortunately, the blouse does not fit me. Din pacate, bluza nu imi e buna. Do you have a smaller size blouse? Aveti o marime mai mica la bluza? The seller: Yes, i'll bring you one; but the shirt? Da, o sa va aduc una; dar camasa, cum e? The buyer: The shirt suits me perfectly. Camasa imi vine perfect. The seller: I'm glad, Sir. Ma bucur, domnule. The seller: Here you have a smaller blouse, but other color. Aici aveti o bluza mai mica, dar alta culoare. The buyer: Oh.. no, I don't like it. Oh.. nu, nu imi place. I'll buy only the shirt. O sa cumpar doar camasa. The seller: As you wish, sir. Cum doriti, domnule.
Cum incercam haine - Trying clothes A dialogue between an employee of a shop and a gentleman. Un dialog intre un angajat al unui magazin si un domn. The employee: May I help you, sir? Pot sa va fiu de folos, domnule? The gentleman: Yes, please, I am looking for a jacket with long lapels. Da, va rog, caut o haina cu revere lungi. The employee: This kind of clothes are just around the corner, follow me. Acest tip de haine le gasiti imediat dupa colt, urmati-ma. The gentleman: Thank you. Multumesc. The employee: But you aren’t allowed to enter in the fitting room with more than one piece of clothing. Dar nu aveti voie sa intrati in cabina de proba cu mai mult de un articol de imbracaminte. The gentleman: All right. Bine. The employee: Should I look for something else for you, sir? Sa caut si altceva pentru dumneavoastra, domnule? The gentleman: Yes, I also want to buy a shirt. As dori sa cumpar si o camasa. The employee: What color? Ce culoare? The gentleman: A bright color, something greenish.. O culoare deschisa, ceva verzui.. The employee: What size are you? Ce marime aveti? The gentleman: I take size 42. Port marimea 42. The employee: Is this one good? Este buna aceasta? The gentleman: No, is too tight. Nu, este prea stramta. The employee: Ok, i'll bring you another one but another color, a yellow one. Ok, o sa va aduc alta dar alta culoare, una galbena. The gentleman: Is all right. Este in regula. The employee: How are the clothes, sir? Cum sunt hainele, domnule? The gentleman: I'm still trying on, but… they fit me. Inca probez, dar.. vad ca imi sunt bune. The employee: I'm glad, sir. Ma bucur, domnule. The gentleman: I'll buy both. Cumpar ambele articole. The employee: That will be 50 euros. Va costa 50 de euro. The gentleman: Thank you. Multumesc. The employee: We thank you, sir. Noi va multumim, domnule.
Comentarii: Cand dorim sa spunem o culoare deschisa folosim cuvantul “bright”: a bright color sau il punem langa culoare: a bright red = un rosu deschis; Cand dorim sa vorbim despre nuanta, cum ar fi in romaneste verzui, rosiatic, albastrui etc., folosim terminatia “-ish”: greenish, redish, bluish.
Cheama/ Ia taxiul - Take a taxi - Cum se cheama taxiul in limba engleza A dialogue between a taxi driver and a client. Un dialog intre un sofer de taxi si un client. The client exits a restaurant and waves for a taxi. Clientul iese din restaurant si cheama cu mana un taxi. The taxi driver: Good evening, Sir! Buna seara, domnule! The client: Good evening! Buna seara! The taxi driver: Where would you like to go? Unde ati dori sa mergeti? The client: Can you take me to Hotel Central? Ma puteti duce la Hotel Central? The taxi driver: Yes, Sir. Da, domnule. The taxi driver: Good morning, Madame! Where do you want me to take you? Buna dimineata, doamna! Unde doriti sa mergeti? The client: I would like you to drive me to BRD headquarters. As dori sa ma duceti la sediul BRD. The taxi driver: I'm sorry, Madame, but is at 15 meters distance, it's too close. Imi pare rau, doamna, dar este la 15 metri distanta, este prea aproape. The client: All right then. Thank you. Bine. Multumesc.
Consolarea - Consolation A dialogue between two friends, Clara and Paula. Un dialog intre doi prieteni, Clara si Paula. Clara: Paula, i'm so glad that you came so quickly after I had called you. Paula, ma bucur tare mult ca ai venit asa devreme, imediat dupa ce te-am sunat. Paula: Clara, tell me.. what's wrong? Clara, spune-mi.. ce s-a intamplat? Clara: My dear friend, a month ago I received a beautiful present.. a cat. Draga mea prietena, acum o luna am primit un cadou minunat.. o pisica. Paula: Yes, I know, you were so happy.. Da, stiu, erai asa de fericita.. Clara: Well.. my cat got sick… and I am so scared. Ei bine, pisica mea s-a imbolnavit.. si sunt asa de speriata. Paula: Oh.. i'm so sorry.. we have to take her to the doctor.. I am with my car.. but don't worry.. i'm sure that is something minor. Oh.. imi pare tare rau.. trebuie sa o ducem la doctor. Eu sunt cu masina.. dar nu iti face griji.. sunt sigura ca nu e nimic grav. Clara: No, dear, my cat is already at the doctor, my father took her. Nu, draga, pisica este deja la doctor, tatal meu a dus-o. Paula: Then we have to wait news from him, he'll call you. Atunci, trebuie sa asteptam vesti de la el, te va suna. The phone is ringing and after a few seconds of conversation Clara starts to smile. Telefonul suna, iar dupa cateva secunde de conversatie Clara incepe sa zambeasca. Paula: Well.. tell me.. you are smiling.. what is it? Ei bine.. spune-mi.. zambesti.. ce e? Clara: My father called me and told me that my cat is all right, it was just an indigestion. M-a sunat tata si mi-a spus ca pisica este bine, a fost doar o indigestie. Paula: Haven't I told you?! It's not the end of the world, everything is all right. Nu ti-am spus?! Nu este capatul lumii, totul este in regula. Oh.. i'm so glad! Oh.. ma bucura tare mult! Clara: Me, too. Si eu. Paula: Let's go and have an orange juice. Hai sa mergem sa bem un suc de portocale. Clara: Good idea! Buna idee! Observatie: Cuvantul “her” s-a folosit in locul pronumelui IT (care, dupa cum bine stim, se foloseste cand vine vorba de a inlocui lucruri, animale), pentru a scoate in evidenta apropierea sufleteasca a vorbitorului fata de animalul sau de casa. In acest caz, este permisa folosirea pronumelui personal “her”, in loc de “it”.
Cum invitam prietenii la o petrecere - Invite friends to a party A dialogue between Brenda and her friend about a birthday party. Un dialog intre Brenda si prietena ei despre o petrecere onomastica. Brenda: Hy, how are you my friend, i'm so glad that you came at me. Buna, ce mai faci, draga, ma bucur ca ai venit la mine. Tina (her friend): Hy, Brenda, i'm fine, i'm glad to see you, too. Buna, Brenda, sunt bine, si eu ma bucur sa te vad. Brenda: I want to talk to you about something. Vreau sa vorbesc ceva cu tine. Tina: Sure, what is it? Sigur, despre ce este vorba? Brenda: You know that in a week from now is my birthday.. Stii ca intr-o saptamana de acum incolo este ziua mea de nastere.. Tina: How could I forget that?! Cum as putea sa uit asa ceva? Brenda: And I would like to invite you to my birthday party. Si as vrea sa te invit la petrecerea mea aniversara. Tina: Oh.. my dear friend.. i'm so sorry, I will be in Bucharest in that period. Oh.. draga mea prietena.. imi pare tare rau, o sa fiu in Bucuresti in perioada aceea. Brenda: Oh… you are telling me that you aren't going to join my party, you are my best friend and that is an important day for me?? Oh… vrei sa imi spui ca nu vei veni la petrecere, esti prietena mea cea mai buna, iar ziua aceea este cea mai importanta pentru mine?? Tina (laughing): Oh, Brenda, how could you believe that? Oh, Brenda, cum ai putut sa crezi asa ceva? Brenda: Don't you do that again! Sa nu mai faci asa ceva! Tina: Ok.. be sure that i'll be there, I wouldn`t miss that for nothing in the world. Ok.. sa fii sigura ca voi fi acolo, nu as putea lipsi pentru nimic in lume. Brenda: You do that! Asa sa si faci! Tina: Ok. See you soon! Ok. Ne vedem in curand! Brenda: Right. Bye! Bine. Pa!
Cum rogi pe cineva sa iti faca o fotografie - Ask people to take pictures for you A woman walking in the park with a photo camera in her hand.
O femeie plimbandu-se prin parc cu un aparat de facut fotografii in mana.
The woman to a man walking on the alley:
Femeia catre un barbat care se plimba pe alee:
The woman: Sir, can you do me a favor?
Domnule, puteti sa imi faceti o favoare?
The man: Sure, what is it?
Sigur, despre ce este vorba?
The woman: I would like to ask you to take me a photo.
As dori sa imi faceti o fotografie.
The man: Well…. I'm a little bit clumsy when it comes to technology.
Pai… sunt un pic cam stangaci cand vine vorba de tehnologie.
The woman: No problem, I will tell you every step.
Nicio problema, o sa va explic fiecare pas.
The man: All right.
In regula.
The woman: You look through this little window and push the red button.
Va uitati prin gemuletul asta si apasati butonul rosu.
The man: Ok, let me see…
Ok, sa vad…
The woman: I will tell tell you when i'm ready.
Va spun eu cand sunt gata.
The man: Ok.
The woman: I'm ready.
Sunt pregatita.
The man: One, two, three…. Say cheese…
Unu, doi, trei… Zambiti…
The woman: Thank you very much.
Va multumesc foarte mult.
The man: You're welcome.
Cu placere.
After several minutes. The same woman to another woman.
Dupa cateva minute. Aceeasi femeie catre alta femeie.
The woman: Good afternoon! Would you be so kind to take me a photo?
Buna ziua! Sunteti amabila sa imi faceti o fotografie?
The 2nd woman: Good afternoon! With pleasure, but i'm in a hurry! I'm sorry!
Buna ziua! Cu placere, doar ca ma grabesc! Imi pare rau!
The woman: Ok, no problem, have a good day!
Nicio problema, o zi buna!
Cum amintim cuiva ceva - Reminding A dialogue between a husband (Mike) and a wife (Gina). Un dialog intre un sot (Mike) si o sotie (Gina). Gina: Darling, tomorrow before you go to office, please, do not forget to pay the gas bill. Dragule, inainte sa mergi la birou, te rog, sa nu uiti sa platesti factura de gaz. Mike: Of course, dear. But we have time one more week. Desigur, draga. Dar mai avem timp o saptamana. Gina: Ok. You are right. Ok. Ai dreptate. Oh.. thanks God that I remembered, you also have to take John to gym. Oh.. multumesc lui Dumnezeu ca mi-am amintit, trebuie s ail duci sip e John la gimnastica. Mike: Oh… good that you reminded me. Oh... bine ca mi-ai amintit. The phone is ringing. Telefonul suna. Gina: Hello!? Alo!? The voice: Hello, Gina! I'm Frank, I just called to remind Mike that tomorrow we have tennis from 18:00 to 19:00 p.m. Please do remind him that. Thank you. Vocea: Buna, Gina! Sunt Frank, am sunat doar ca sa ii aduc aminte lui Mike ca maine avem tenis de la 18:00 la 19:00 p.m. Te rog aminteste-i asta. Multumesc. Gina: Sure, Frank! Bye! Sigur, Frank! Pa! The voice: Bye! Pa!
Urari de bine - Well wishes A dialogue between Tom and his cousin. Un dialog intre Tom si verisorul sau. Tom: Hy! I heard from your mother that you have a difficult exam tomorrow. Buna! Am auzit de la mama ta ca maine ai un examen dificil. His cousin: Yes, and I have two more chapters to learn. Da, si mai am doua capitole de invatat. Tom: Come on, I have no doubt that you will do very well. Haide acum, nu am nici cea mai mica indoiala ca o sa fie foarte bine. His cousin: Well.. I must say that I am quite worried about this exam because we have a very exigent teacher. Pai.. trebuie sa iti marturisesc ca sunt destul de ingrijorat fiindca avem o profesoara foarte exigenta. Tom: If you have studied the exam material with attention, you won`t have any problem. Daca ai studiat cu atentie materialul pentru examen, nu vei intampina nicio problema. His cousin: I hope it will be all right. Sper ca totul sa fie bine. Tom: I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. O sa iti tin pumnii. His cousin: Thank you. Multumesc. Tom: Call me tomorrow to tell me the result. Suna-ma maine sa imi spui rezultatul. His cousin: Of course. Desigur. Tom: Have to go, I wish you luck! Trebuie sa plec, iti urez noroc! His cousin: Thanks, Tom. Mersi, Tom. Tom: Bye! Pa! His cousin: Bye! Pa! Expresii de utilizat: I have no doubt that.. = nu am nicio indoiala ca./ I`ll keep my fingers crossed for you = O sa iti tin pumnii./I wish you luck!/ Good luck! = iti urez noroc!/ noroc!/ bafta!

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