Learn Romanian

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Are you travelling to Romania? Or do you wish to learn a Romance language? Here is a brief introduction to Romanian as a language:

Romanian has many linguistic features in common with Italian, French and Spanish. Even though mutual intelligibility in terms of vocabulary is limited for the first two, the Latin origins offer a grammatical common ground for Romanian in respect to other Romance languages.


Aa Ââ Ăă Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Îî Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Șș Tt Țț Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

Letter Pronunciation Example Translation Observation
Aa [a] aur [aur] gold
Ââ [ɨ] [ɨ din a] câine [kɨine] dog
Ăă [ɘ] ăsta [ɘsta] this (this one), informal
Bb [be] [bɨ] bebe [bebe] (little) baby
Cc [tʃe] [kɨ] cal [ kal] horse pronounced [tʃe] or [tʃi] before vowels E or I, and pronounced [k] before other vowels or consonants
Dd [de] [dɨ] dar [dar] gift, but
Ee []

Some words[edit]

Now that you know the alphabet, you can learn a few examples coming from the nomenclature of animals:

Bear - Urs

Bee - Albină

Bird - Pasăre

Butterfly - Fluture

Cat - Pisică

Chicken - Pui de găină

Cockroach - Gândac

Cow - Vacă

Deer - Cerb

Dog - Câine

Eagle - Vultur

Elephant - Elefant

Fish - Peşte

Fly - Muscă

Fox - Vulpe

Frog - Broască

other ways to learn Romanian ?[edit]