E4R: Modal Verbs In The Past Tense

Hey it’s almost Christmas, it’s cold outside and trying to snow, so who wants to have a lengthy discourse about English grammar? Just me? Oh well :P If Romanian is not your first language but you’re trying to learn it, the good news is that verb tenses and conjugations are extraordinarily simple. In fact, about…

E4R: Transportation Pronouns

Probably one of the hardest things to learn in a foreign language are pronouns because they never “translate” one for one. English has a complicated relationship when it comes to transportation and pronouns and the only way to learn it is just to memorize it. If you try to understand why someone is “in” a…

E4R: When Nouns Are Adjectives

It’s fairly axiomatic that adjectives in English are always singular, even when the noun is plural. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Romanian say “I have three greens shirts” or something. Sometimes however adverbial phrases have nouns that are used as adjectives and there is a strong tendency for Romanian speakers to pluralize these….

English for Romanians: Money

I’ve been wanting to start a new category of posts for a while and now that I’ve got a bunch of new Romanian readers, I think it’s high time to get started. Although I am no expert on interpreting web statistics about visitors to the blog (or to my Facebook page) it’s pretty obvious that…

Murder Most Fowl

I’m filing this under “blog бизнес” because I want to remind myself to finish up a piece I’ve been working on, a one-page survival guide to this country. Obviously my entire blog (almost) is a tour slash survival guide but I wanted to get the most essential basics down in one place in a short…