What Romanians say vs. what they mean: 20 funny Romanian expressions

There are plenty of expressions and sayings in the Romanian language, many of which very hard to translate. Foreigners who embark on a journey...

Essential Romanian phrases at work

Introduction Buna ziua, eu sunt noul vostru coleg/Hello, I am your new colleague. Ma numesc Y si sunt din Z /My name is Y and I...

Practice Romanian: language lessons for the holidays

Breaks from work and holidays are the perfect time to learn new skills, including a foreign language. For those who want to learn Romanian,...

Romanian language lesson: Negation

Basic negation A clause containing the negative word “nu” expresses a negative meaning. The particle “nu” is placed in front of the verb / auxiliary...

Comment: Learning Romanian – from the outside

I teach English to Romanians, so I understand how difficult it is to learn a foreign language. In fact, I recognize my students’ problems...

Romanian language lesson: To the airport

Some important phrases that you need to know when you are traveling are: Există zboruri directe spre București? = are there any direct flights to...

Romanian language lesson: Touristic places

Let's imagine that you want to visit a city in Romania and you need some information. You can choose a tourist information office and...

Romanian language lesson: Prepositions

Prepositions are parts of speech indicating relations between words in a sentence. Romanian uses: -basic prepositions: a (of) lângă (next to) către (towards) până (until) cu (with) pe (on) despre (about) pentru (for) dintre...

Romanian language lesson: Article usage

The definite article is required: -when a noun is the subject of a sentence: Incorrect: *Carte este pe masă. Correct: Cartea este pe masă. -when a noun preceded...

[AUDIO] Romanian language lesson: Common places and signs

Names of common places Aeroport (airport) Bancă (bank) Bar (pub) Casă de schimb valutar (exchange office) Centru comercial (shopping center) Coafor (hairdresser's) Farmacie (pharmacy) Hotel (hotel) Magazin (shop) Poștă (post office) Restaurant (restaurant) Secție de poliție...

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