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.

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Learn hundreds of Romanian holiday phrases covering topics from greetings to travel. They all have audio (recorded by a native speaker with a neutral accent), and tests using flashcards.

Romanian sentences

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

Romanian language learning games

As well as the flashcards for the Romanian phrases, 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.

Colours Fruit Months Numbers. 1 to 10 Numbers. 1 to 20 Vegetables

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

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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.

Resources

Romanian grammar
A basic Romanian grammar
Definite and indefinite Romanian articles
Romanian grammar An in-depth Romanian grammar.
http://simpleromanian.com A great site for learning Romanian with a lot of audio and grammatical explanations.
www.omniglot.com The Romanian alphabet with a pronunciation guide.
www.learnro.com Free Romanian lessons with audio (and some video).
http://rolang.ro/Free-lessons.php Free audio and visual Romanian lessons and phrases.
A brief history of the Romanian language

The next step. Fluency

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