Romanian - Limba română

Why learn Romanian?

Romanian is a 1,700 years old Romance language with Slavic influences, and its vocabulary is 75% of Latin and about 15% of Slavic origin. This means that Romanian is lexically very similar to Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and like them is written as it is pronounced: so if you have studied, or would like to study one these languages, you will benefit from the similarities and learn more easily. .

What are some key phrases?

Bună

Hello

“'bu.nə”

La revedere

Goodbye

“la re.ve'de.re”

Numele meu este …

My name is …

“nu.me.le mew 'jes.te”

 

Mulțumesc

Thank you!

“mul.t͡su'mesk”

Are there any words I might recognise?

Here are a few Romanian words used in the English language:

  • ban – a noble title, but also a monetary unit. Probably originally from Thracian *ban via Romanian ban.
  • hora – a type of circle dance originating in the Balkans, and also found in other countries. Its etymology includes Hebrew, Romanian and Turkish.
  • mineriad – term used to name violent protests within a political action organised by miners during the 1990s
  • palatschinke – a thin crêpe-like variety of pancake common in Central and Eastern Europe. From Latin placenta (cake) via Romanian plăcintă (cake) and Hungarian palacsinta.

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We offer a range of levels for most languages from beginner to advanced. Our courses match the standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels - from A1 to C2.

  • Beginner (A1) - A solid start to learning the language.
  • Post-Beginner (A1+) - Gain in confidence with the basics.
  • Improvers (A2) - Start to hold longer, routine conversations.
  • Language and Culture (B1 to B2) - New topics each semester to develop to a higher level.
  • Advanced (C1) - Use the language in more extended and complex situations.

As well as this language, we offer over 30 other languages. Can’t decide which language to learn? Try one of our free Intro Sessions where we’ll teach you the basics and you can decide if it’s for you. Learn how to join an intro session.

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