Romanian (Română)

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How Long Does it Take to Learn Romanian?

Romanian is rated as a category 1 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered very easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 24 weeks (or 600 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Romanian Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(a)
Ă, ă
(ă)
Â, â
(î)
B b
(be/bî)
C c
(ce/cî)
D d
(de/dî)
E e
(e)
F f
(ef/fe/fî)
G g
(ge/gî)
H h
(ha/hî)
I i
(i)
Î î
(î)
J j
(je/jî)
K k
(ca)
L l
(el/le/lî)
M m
(em/me/mî)
N n
(en/ne/nî)
O o
(o)
P p
(pe/pî)
Q q
(ku/chiu)
R r
(er/re/rî)
S s
(es/se/sî)
Ș ș
(șe/șî)
T t
(te/tî)
Ț ț
(țe/țî)
U u
(u)
V v
(ve/vî)
W w
(duble ve/vî)
X x
(ics)
Y y
(igrec)
Z z
(ze/zet/zî)

Basic Phrases in Romanian

HelloBuna
GoodbyeLa revedere
YesDa
NoNu
Excuse meScuzati-ma
PleaseVă rog
Thank youMulțumesc
You are welcomeCu plăcere
Do you speak englishVorbesti engleza?
Do you understandIntelegi?
I understandÎnțeleg
I do not understandNu inteleg
How are youCe mai faci?
Fine thanksBine mulțumesc!
What is your nameCum te numești?
My name isNumele meu este
Pleased to meet youÎncântat de cunoștință

Romanian Grammar

Romanian Nouns

ManOm
WomanFemeie
BoyBăiat
GirlO fata
CatPisică
DogCâine
FishPeşte
WaterApă
MilkLapte
EggOu
HouseCasă
FlowerFloare
TreeCopac
ShirtCămaşă
PantsPantaloni

Romanian Adjectives

Colors in Romanian

BlackNegru
WhiteAlb
RedRoșu
OrangePortocale
YellowGalben
GreenVerde
BlueAlbastru
PurpleViolet
PinkRoz
GrayGri
BrownMaro

Numbers in Romanian

ZeroZero
OneUnul
TwoDoi
ThreeTrei
FourPatru
FiveCinci
Sixșase
Sevenșapte
EightOpt
NineNouă
TenZece
ElevenUnsprezece
TwelveDoisprezece
TwentyDouăzeci
ThirtyTreizeci
FortyPatruzeci
FiftyCincizeci
Sixtyşaizeci
Seventyșaptezeci
EightyOptzeci
NinetyNouăzeci
HundredSută
ThousandMie

Romanian Verbs

To beA fi
To haveA avea
To wantA vrea
To needA avea nevoie
To helpA ajuta
To goA merge
To comeA veni
To eatA mânca
To drinkA bea
To speakA vorbi

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Romanian Sentences

Andși
OrSau
ButDar
BecauseDeoarece
WithCu
AlsoDe asemenea
HoweverIn orice caz
NeitherNici
NorNici
IfDacă
ThenAtunci

Useful Romanian Vocabulary

Romanian Questions

WhoCare
WhatCe
WhenCand
WhereUnde
WhyDe ce
HowCum
How manyCat de mult
How muchCât costă

Days of the Week in Romanian

MondayLuni
TuesdayMarţi
WednesdayMiercuri
ThursdayJoi
FridayVineri
SaturdaySâmbătă
SundayDuminică
YesterdayIeri
TodayAstăzi
TomorrowMâine

Months in Romanian

JanuaryIanuarie
FebruaryFebruarie
MarchMartie
AprilAprilie
MayMai
JuneIunie
JulyIulie
AugustAugust
SeptemberSeptembrie
OctoberOctombrie
NovemberNoiembrie
DecemberDecembrie

Seasons in Romanian

WinterIarnă
SpringPrimăvară
SummerVară
AutumnToamnă

Telling Time in Romanian

What time is itCât este ceasul?
HoursDe ore
MinutesMinute
SecondsSecunde
O clockOra
HalfJumătate
Quarter pastSfert
BeforeInainte de
AfterDupă