The Case of the Frustrating Cases

If your native language is English, you’re almost hopelessly fucked when it comes to learning a foreign language. Basic English grammar is very simple, with no genders, no need for adjective/adverb matching, simple verbs, and no cases. At one time in the distant past, English was far more complex but was then simplified into its…

Romanian Grammar 101: Noun Cases

Many years ago, in my struggle to get a grasp on the Romanian language, I picked up a book that was simply entitled Romanian Grammar. It was filled with all kinds of complicated words like “genitive” and “declension” and “vocative” and basically made no sense to me – until years later when I already SPOKE…