Romania part IV - To ul, or not to ul, that is the question


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July 12th 2015
Published: October 5th 2015
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Theatre

Romanian is simple, just add ul and you are home





We might as well admit it right away, the contents of this blog entry is silly and we hope we won't offend anybody. There is no nudity, no profanity and to the best of our knowledge it contains no foul language so it's not right out offensive. But you might find it silly so if you are the kind of person who take offence when grown people are being silly you might not want to spend more time reading this blog entry. That was the end of the disclaimer. If you go on reading from here and later on decide that this entry is nothing but a load of garbage, don't hold it against us, because you have been warned.



We find that the Romanian language has a cute detail. They often end their words with "-ul". To us this looks a bit funny. Maybe it is only we who thinks it funny and that all of you think there is nothing strange at all about ending a word with "-ul". At least if you are Romanian you are guaranteed to find nothing amusing at
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Tourist
all in this. We think it looks so funny that we have decided to put up a blog entry with only photos of words that end with "-ul".



What makes these words even more funny to us is that the Romanian words often are very similar to their English counterparts. For instance

English: theatre Romainian: teatrul

English: salon Romanian: salonul

English: museum Romanian: muzeul



So it seems like if you wish to say something in Romanian you can just pick the English word and add "-ul" to it and you have a pretty good chance of actually getting it right.



When we were in Romania we didn't know what the "-ul" ending stands for. We tried Google Translate and got the same answer no matter if we wrote a word with or without the "-ul" ending. Later we asked Ake's colleague, who speaks Romanian, and she told us that "-ul" has the same meaning in Romanian as "the" has in English. So there it is. It is nothing exciting at all. We actually guessed that "-ul" was the Romanian way of indicating definite article.



If
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Castle
you thought this blog entry was stupid, please do not jump to the conclusion that we are stupid. We know we are being silly here but we actually think this blog entry is a little bit fun. If you disliked it it means that our kind of humour in this case did not appeal to you. We applologize for that and hopefully you find some of our other blog entries more to your liking. Most of them are more mature than this.


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FumatulFumatul
Fumatul

Smoking
AccesulAccesul
Accesul

Access
TrustulTrustul
Trustul

Trust
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Ansamblul

Ensamble
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Muzeul

Museum Peles Museum is also featured in one of the previous blog entries from Romania
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Cimitrul

Cemetery Vesel Cemetery, also known as Merry Cemetery, is quite fantastic, We have therefore given it an entire blog entry of its own
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Clientul

Client
SitulSitul
Situl

Site The archaeological site of Histria will also appear in a future blog entry
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Parcul

Parc
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Tribunalul

Tribunal
Crosul and VaserulCrosul and Vaserul
Crosul and Vaserul

We received this T-shirt when we ran the race Vaser Valley Run. Vaserul stands for Vaser River or Vaser Valley. Crosul we really don't know what it stands for,
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Memorialul

Memorial
SalonulSalonul
Salonul

Salon
TelefonulTelefonul
Telefonul

Telephone
TurnulTurnul
Turnul

Tower
UrsuletulUrsuletul
Ursuletul

Ursul means bear so Ursuletul, seeing the sign being for a toy shop, might mean teddy bear or small bear. Google Translate doesn't translate "Ursuletul" but translates "Ursule" as "Teddy bear"
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Bastionul

Bastion
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Ministerul

Ministry
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Complexul

Complex
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Programul

Program
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Dormitorul

Dormitory
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Istanbul

...and that one was a joke. Our little gift to you who made it all the way to the end


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