Learning the Romanian Articles is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Romanian language. But first we need to know what the role of Articles is in the structure of the grammar in Romanian.
Romanian articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an".
English, which has only one definite article “the", Romanian has 4 definite articles:
-ul (masculine singular), baiatul (the boy)
-a (feminine singular) fata (the girl)
-i (masculine plural) băiții (the boys)
-le (feminine plural) fetele (the girls)
Note: Neuter nouns take
the masculine article in the singular form and the feminine article in the
have (a / an / some) in English as indefinite articles, we also have un/o, niște in Romanian .
whenever (a, an) are used in English you, you need to use (un) or (o) to
say the equivalent in Romanian.
singular), un băiat (a boy)
O (feminine singular) o fată
plural) niște băieți (some boys)
Niște (feminine plural) niște
fete (some girls)
Here are some examples:
|English Articles||Romanian Articles|
|a book||o carte|
|one book||o carte|
|some books||unele cărţi|
|few books||câteva cărţi|
As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Articles in Romanian has a logical pattern. Locate the Articles above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Romanian.
List of Articles in Romanian
Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Romanian. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Romanian vocabulary.
|English Vocabulary||Romanian Vocabulary|
|lamb||carne de miel|
|pork||carne de porc|
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