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Use It or Lose It (10): 10 Exercises to Practise Pronouns in Romanian

Direct Object and Indirect Object pronouns are difficult in Romanian. They correspond to the Accusative and Dative case, respectively, and they have distinct forms for emphasis and lack of emphasis („pe mine … mă” / “mie … îmi”), as well as for certain verb forms (“îl sun”, but “l-am sunat”). For sure, they require much practice and more patience to learn. You can approach them strictly grammatically, as done in this paragraph, or you can pick them up more easily, perhaps, as “chunks” - i.e. in common language bits seen as phrases (such as “îmi place”). Either way, practice you do need!

So. Are you up for it? Brace yourself and do these 10 exercises ranked from easier to harder. Good luck! (Answer key at the end.)

1. What’s the missing preposition?

“…… ea nu o interesează geografia, ci istoria acestei țări.”

2. Complete the pronoun form in this sentence with the missing letters.

“Nu pe tine te-a lăudat profesoara, ci pe m _ _ _! Și sunt foarte mândră de asta!”

3. Which option in italics is correct?

„La ce oră te / îți duci la culcare, seara?”

4. What are the last two pronouns in the series?

îmi, îți, îi, ne, …… , ……

5. Which chunk is incorrect?

A. să-l văd

B. ți-am spus

C. am sunat-o

D. îi ar plăcea

6. Which word is missing from the sentence?

„Ai putea să îi spui și …… Răzvan despre ședința de la ora 12?”

7. Choose the right answer option to complete the sentence.

„Nu …… pe Ioana de la absolvirea liceului!”

A. l-am mai văzut

B. am mai văzut-o

C. mai i-am văzut

D. le-am văzut­ ­

8. Which word should be crossed out in the sentence?

“Nu te îl sfătuiesc să îi suni la ora asta, când probabil își fac siesta.”

9. Choose the right answer option to complete the sentence.

„De ce nu …… spus că Roxana s-a mutat din oraș?”

A. me-ați

B. m-ați

C. mi-ați

D. îmi ai

10. Put the words in the right order to get a sentence.

cum | Te | amenințat | -i | a | rog | | vecinul. | Alex | să | lui | ne- | povestești

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Answer key

1 Pe; 2 mine; 3 te; 4 vă, le; 5 D; 6 lui; 7 B; 8 îl; 9 C; 10 “Te rog să-i povestești lui Alex cum ne-a amenințat vecinul.“


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