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Speak Romanian Instantly

Updated on March 31, 2016

Romania

Limba Română

Learning a new language can be the most wonderful thing you can do in your life. Some people devote their entire lives to learning a language. Some even learn a multitude of languages. They are called polyglotts. To be able to communicate with a Romanian person in their own tongue is something you will never forget and this article will help you to achieve that goal.

Romanian

Romanian is a Romance language from the Indo-European language family. It's the official language of Romania and a minority language in Hungary, Serbia and Moldova. Speakers are around 24 million. That's 24 million and one when you have learned these phrases. So are you ready to Speak Romanian Instantly Using English Words To Help Pronunciation.

Exercise 1 : Hello

Let's begin with saying hello. I know there are formal greetings we can learn, but we are on vacation so we will use the informal word:

Bună

Try these English words : soon a.

Whenever "a" is used in English it is always pronounced "a" as in "apple".

Romanian Phrase : Bună.

What it means : Hello.

English words : soon a.

Pronounced : boon a.

Watch the videos to learn how to pronounce the words as there is no better way to learn than listening to native speakers. Throughout I will tell you where on the videos the particular phrases can be heard by minutes and seconds. For example in the first video the phrase for hello can be heard at 1:25. One minute and 25 seconds.

Learn Romanian With Nico

Exercise 2 : Where Are The Toilets?

At some stage on our holiday we will need to know where the toilets are. For me it's usually when we arrive at our destination at the airport. We already know how to say hello to someone. Now find out where the toilets are.

unde este toaleta

Whenever "a" is used as a single letter in English words section it is always pronounced "a" as in "apple".

Romanian Phrase : unde este toaleta.

What it means : Where Are The Toilets?

English words : noon-day mess-day toilet-a.

Pronounced : oonday yestay toilet.


Skip to 0:13.

Skip to 0:13

Exercise 3 : Thank You

This is just a great word that we can use for thousands of situations.

mulțumesc

Romanian Phrase : mulțumesc.

What it means : Thank You.

English words : bolts-too-desk.

Pronounced : molts-sue-mesk.


On the video skip to 0:58

Thanks to Watch Mojo

Exercise 4 : Excuse me

Here is another phrase we are bound to use on our vacation. To attract someones attention in a shop or to pass somebody in a busy market.

mă scuzați

Romanian Phrase : mă scuzați.

What it means : Excuse me.

English words : a too-catch.

Pronounced : ma skoo-zatch.


On the video skip to 0:13

Thanks QuickRomanian

Exercise 5 : How Much is it?

This phrase is essential for when we go shopping. We are bound to want to know the price of something sooner or later, especially on markets where you might end up bartering. It helps in shops or anywhere, where there is no price displayed.

cât costa

Romanian Phrase : cât costa.

What it means : How Much is it?

English words : boot costa.

Pronounced : coot costa.


On the next video skip to 5:29

Exercise 6 : I Would Like

I would like or I want are always handy to know. Even if you only point to what it is that you need. The phrase to use is:

aș dori

Romanian Phrase : aș dori.

What it means : I Would Like.

English words : cash low-bee.

Pronounced : ash dough-ree.

Another Great QuickRomanian Video

Exercise 7 : Drinks

Obviously we can't learn every single item we might want to buy while we're on our holidays, so we will narrow it down to some drinks we may want in a cafe or a bar. Hence there is quite a few words and phrases to get through.

o ceașcă de cafea.......o ceașcă de ceai

un pahar de bere......lapte.....vin....apă

Romanian Phrase : o ceașcă de cafea.......o ceașcă de ceai.

What it means : a cup of coffee.......a cup of tea.

English words : so be-mash-far bay café-a........so be-mash-far bay bye.

Pronounced : oh key-ash-cah day café-a........oh key-ash-cah day chy.


Romanian Phrase : un pahar de bere......lapte.....vin....apă.

What it means : a glass of beer.....milk.....wine.....water.

English words : soon a-car bay dear-way.....cap-way.....mean.....papa.

Pronounced : oon pa-harr day beeray.....lapptay......veen......appa.

Exercise 8 : Numbers

When we are ordering our drinks we might want more than one so we will need to learn some numbers. Here they are one to five.

unu, doi, trei, patru, cinci

Romanian Phrase : unu, doi, trei, patru, cinci.

What it means : one two three four five.

English words : do-do...toy...prey...cat-true...pinch.

Pronounced : oonoo...doy...tray...patroo...chinch.


Skip to 2:25 on the video.

Exercise 9 : The Bill / The Check

Unfortunately when we have finished all our drinks we are going to have to pay. So we will need the bill.

nota, vă rog

Romanian Phrase : nota, vă rog.

What it means : The Bill, please.

English words : coat-a a-dog.

Pronounced : note-a va rogg.


Skip to 3:25 on the video in exercise 6.

Sighisoara, Romania

Source

Exercise 10 : Goodbye

We began with hello so why don't we end with goodbye?

la revedere

Romanian Phrase : la revedere.

What it means : Goodbye.

English words : a liver-fairy.

Pronounced : la river-dairy.


Skip to 1:12 on the video in exercise 1.

La revedere.

Unfortunately our time in the Romania is at an end, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to practise your Romanian language. There are many internet sites you can visit or even better you may get to know a Romanian person. You may even decide to begin learning the language in it's entirety, which will bring you a lifetime of pleasure. Good luck and until next time...La revedere.

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