Learn Romanian

Learn Romanian phrases and sentences by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of Romanian topics, including the numbers in Romanian, days in Romanian, Romanian greetings and Romanian months. The Romanian phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.

Romanian phrases

A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, A few first words. 3, Bathroom items, Bedroom items, Buying things. General phrases, Buyings things. Useful words, Countries, Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk. 1, Conversation. Small talk. 2, Conversation. Filler words, Conversation. Small talk. Sport, Conversation. Small talk. The weather, Describing (masculine) things. Colours, Describing (feminine) things. Colours, Describing (masculine) things. Adjectives, Describing (feminine) things. Adjectives, Days. General, Days of the week, Directions. 1, Directions. 2, Eating phrases. 1, Eating phrases. 2, Eating items, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. General phrases, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3, Getting around. General phrases, Getting around. Train and bus, Getting around by taxi, Getting around by car, Health, Household items, Money, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 30 to 1000, Parts of the body, Places and buildings. 1, Places and buildings. 2, Question and size words, Somewhere to stay. 1, Somewhere to stay. 2, The house, Useful words to recognize, Words to do with food. General, Words to do with food. Fruit, Words to do with food. Vegetables, Words to do with food. Meat, Time.

Romanian language learning games

As well as the flashcards for the Romanian phrases on the right, there are additional learning games for colours, days, fruit, months, numbers and vegetables in Romanian.




Numbers. 1 to 10

Numbers. 1 to 20


Test whether you know the difference between a mărul and strugurele, cartoful from a mazărea, can count from un to zece and know verde from galben.

Romanian sentences

Learn Romanian through sentences. Five hundred useful Romanian sentences designed to give you a good basic conversational vocabulary.

Common Romanian words

Start with some of the most common words and phrases. The audio has been recorded by a native speaker with a neutral accent.

Common words

The Romanian language

Romanian is a romance language with around 25 million speakers living in Romania, Moldova and the Ukraine. It is in some ways closer to Latin than the other romance languages, as evidenced by the case distincion in relation to nouns.

The Romanians derive their name from the Romans who conquered their ancestors the Dacians in 105AD, as can be seen:

România 'Romania', Românii 'Romanians' and limba română 'Romanian language'.

Learning Romanian

Romanian is Indo-European in origin and its syntax and way of working mean that the English speaker can make useful progress without having to enter too deeply into the complexities of grammar.

Progress is further helped firstly as Romanian and English historically derive many words from a common Latin source and secondly they both employ an expanding modern vocabulary of terms, many of which have their origin in contemporary English.

Acceptaţi carţi de credit? ‘Do you take credit cards?’ and Adresa mea de e-mail este... ‘My e-mail address is ..’ are good examples of useful phrases which illustrate the relationship between the two languages.

Some of the basic elements such as La revedere 'Goodbye', Numele meu este .. 'My name is ..' clearly show the romance influence.

This can also be seen in the numbers from one to ten.

There has also been a strong Slavonic influence on Romanian which can be seen here in the numbers eleven to twenty.

Related languages

Catalan, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish.


http://simpleromanian.com A great site for learning Romanian with a lot of audio and grammatical explanations.
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/romanianThe Romanian alphabet with a pronunciation guide.
http://rolang.ro/Free-lessons.php Free audio and visual Romanian lessons and phrases.
http://rolang.ro/Free-classes And if you happen to be visiting Bucharest, there are also some free classes.
A brief history of the Romanian language.