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Monday, August 23, 2010

Romanian Intermediate 004 - I'll have a beer

(A conversation between me and a 19-year-old waitress in a beer garden on the right bank of Crişul Repede River)

Cu ce vă servesc?
What can I get you?
Adu-mi, te rog, o bere!
I’d like a beer, please!
Doriţi şi pahar?
Do you need a glass as well?
Da. Vezi, berea să fie rece bine!
Yes. Make sure that the beer is freezing cold!
Berea la halbă este foarte rece!
The draft beer is very cold!
Bine, atunci o Silva neagră la halbă!
Ok! I’ll have a mug of dark Silva then!

a servito wait on smb.
a aduceto get
bere (beri)beer
a ruga – to beg: Te rog! – Please!
a dorito wish, to ask for
halbă - mug
a vedeato see; to make sure
bere blondălight beer
bere neagrădark beer
Ursus negru – dark Ursus (a brand of beer brewed in the Transylvanian city of Cluj-Napoca, contains 5.7 % alcohol)
Silva neagrădark Silva (another delicious Romanian beer brand)
Other famous Romanian brands: Ciuc, Timişoreana, Golden Bräu (brewed by the notorious business men called the Chemical B

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