One of the main difficulties a foreign speaker of Romanian is faced with is related to prepositional usage. Pe is most commonly used in Romanian and covers a wide range of language levels, from common and proper nouns to set phrases, which for their most part are idiomatic expressions. Our lesson introduces you to the basic usage forms of Pe, which, in grammatical parlance, is mainly a prepositional marker for the direct object.
As usual, we begin with a series of useful words and expressions:
[A se] comporta=behave
[A se] desparti=break up
Now let us use some of the words in meaningful, communicative patterns.
Il caut pe profesorul de fizica.
I am looking for the Physics teacher.
Am vazut-o aseara pe Isabella.
I saw Isabella last night.
L-ai auzit pe nesimtitul ale de Mihai?
Did you hear that bastard Mihai?
Se comporta ca si cum n-ar sti ca Angela si Marian s-au despartit.
He behaved as if he didn’t t know Angela and Marian broke up!
O iubesti pe pisicuta? Dar pe iepuras?
Do you love the kitty? How about the bunny?
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