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Romanian : An Essential Grammar - Ramona Gonczol

Romanian

An Essential Grammar

Paperback Published: 7th September 2007
ISBN: 9780415338257
Number Of Pages: 232

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This book is suitable for independent and classroom learners, ideal for the beginner to intermediate student, and takes the reader through the essentials of the language explaining each concept clearly and providing many examples of contemporary Romanian usage.

The book contains:

  • a chapter on each of the most common grammatical areas with Romanian and English examples
  • extensive examples of the more difficult areas of the grammar
  • an appendix listing relevant websites for further information on the Romanian language.

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Grammarp. 1
Sounds and lettersp. 3
The Romanian alphabetp. 3
Vowelsp. 4
Consonantsp. 5
Diphthongs and triphthongsp. 8
Stress and intonationp. 13
Nounsp. 15
Genderp. 15
Forming the feminine from a masculine nounp. 19
Numberp. 22
Casep. 29
Compound nounsp. 32
Articlesp. 34
Indefinite articlep. 34
Definite articlep. 36
Demonstrative or adjectival articlep. 41
Possessive articlep. 42
Adjectivesp. 44
Types of adjectivep. 44
Comparisonp. 46
Agreementp. 48
Casep. 49
Positionp. 50
Other types of adjectivep. 51
Pronounsp. 59
Personal pronounsp. 59
Polite form pronounsp. 64
Possessive pronounsp. 66
Demonstrative pronounsp. 66
Negative pronounsp. 67
Indefinite pronounsp. 68
Interrogative-relative pronounsp. 73
Emphatic pronounsp. 74
Reflexive pronounsp. 75
Numeralsp. 78
Cardinal numeralsp. 78
Ordinal numeralsp. 81
Verbsp. 83
Moods and tensesp. 83
Indicativep. 83
Presumptivep. 107
Subjunctivep. 110
Conditionalp. 115
Imperativep. 118
Infinitivep. 120
Gerundp. 122
Participlesp. 124
Supinep. 125
Passive voicep. 126
Reflexive verbsp. 127
Impersonal, unipersonal and bipersonal verbsp. 129
Sequence of tensesp. 130
Verbal phrasesp. 130
Adverbsp. 132
Formationp. 132
Comparisonp. 133
Usesp. 135
Mai, si, tot, prea, chiarp. 136
Adverbs and the genitivep. 136
Prepositionsp. 138
Formationp. 138
Prepositional phrasesp. 139
Usesp. 139
Verbs followed by specific prepositionsp. 140
Conjunctionsp. 143
Coordinating conjunctionsp. 143
Subordinating conjunctionsp. 144
Interjectionsp. 149
Typesp. 149
Word formationp. 151
Suffixesp. 151
Prefixesp. 153
Compound wordsp. 155
Language functionsp. 157
Socializingp. 159
General greetingsp. 159
Seasonal greetingsp. 162
Good wishes and congratulationsp. 163
Introductionsp. 164
Forms of addressp. 164
Talking about one's healthp. 167
Talking about the weatherp. 169
Directionsp. 169
Making excusesp. 171
At the tablep. 171
Exchanging factual informationp. 172
Identifying peoplep. 172
Identifying thingsp. 173
Asking for informationp. 175
Offering informationp. 176
Reporting, narratingp. 176
Letter writingp. 178
Expressing opinions and attitudesp. 181
Agreement and disagreementp. 181
Remembering something or someonep. 183
Possibility and probabilityp. 184
Incomprehension and clarificationp. 185
Certainty and uncertaintyp. 186
Judgement and evaluationp. 187
Expressing pleasure or likingp. 187
Expressing displeasure or dislikep. 188
Enquiring and expressing interestp. 188
Expressing surprisep. 190
Expressing hopep. 190
Expressing satisfaction and dissatisfactionp. 191
Expressing approval and disapprovalp. 191
Expressing preferencep. 193
Expressing gratitude, sympathy, appreciationp. 194
Expressing happiness and unhappinessp. 195
Apologizingp. 196
Expressing disappointment, worry, fearp. 196
Expressing regret and indifferencep. 197
Accusingp. 198
Glossary of grammatical termsp. 199
List of verbsp. 201
Useful Romanian websitesp. 212
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 216
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ISBN: 9780415338257
ISBN-10: 0415338255
Series: Essential Grammars
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 7th September 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1