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Romanian Phrases

Learn phrases in the Romanian language by selecting from the list on the right. These cover a wide variety of Romanian topics, including the numbers in Romanian, days of the week in Romanian, Romanian greetings and the months in Romanian. The Romanian phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.



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.





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.


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.



Increase your Romanian Vocabulary with crosswords

Use the Romanian Crossword , Word Maker and Word Search games to expand your Romanian vocabulary.


Romanian

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.

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?’ is a good example of a useful phrase which illustrates well the relationship between the two languages, as is Adresa mea de e-mail este... ‘My e-mail address is ..’.

Some of the basic elements such as 'La revedere' (Goodbye), 'Numele meu este ..' (My name is ..). clearly show the romance influence as do the numbers from one to ten Numbers. 1 to 10. There has also been a strong Slavonic influence on Romanian which can be seen here in the numbers eleven to twenty Numbers. 11 to 20.




Related languages

Catalan, French, Latin, Italian, Portuguese Spanish

Links

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/romanianThe Romanian alphabet with a pronunciation guide

http://rolang.ro/Free-lessons.phpFree 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.

http://rolang.ro/Free-classes And if you happen to be visiting Bucharest, there are also some free classes.

A Brief History of Romanian A brief history of the Romanian language.