Romanian language lesson: Parts of the day and temporal phrases

Parts of the day dimineață (engl. morning) prânz (engl. noon) după-amiază (engl. afternoon) seară (engl. evening) noapte (engl. night) în timpul dimineții (engl. during the morning) în timpul zilei (engl. during...

Romanian language lesson: Foreign words in Romanian

During the last years, the influence of other languages over Romanian was powerful and a large number of foreign words have penetrated into Romanian....

Romanian language lesson: Christmas and New Year’s greetings

The phrase "Sărbători fericite" ("Happy Holidays") is used as a generic greeting for the winter holidays. Christmas greetings English Romanian Christmas Crăciun (plural: Crăciunuri) Merry Christmas! Crăciun fericit! Christmas...

Romanian language lesson: Ordering food and drinks

Aș dori să văd meniul = engl. I would like to see the menu Aș vrea o cafea, vă rog = engl. I would like...

Romanian language lesson: Asking for information

Are you a tourist in Romania and you need to ask for information? Here you can find some useful phrases that you can use.

Romanian language lesson: Refusal phrases

Some popular refusal phrases and clauses in Romanian are: Nu sunt de acord cu tine (informal) (I don't agree with you) Nu sunt de acord cu...

Romanian language lesson: Expressing opinions

Cred că (I think that) Consider că (I consider that) Personal, cred că (Personally, I think that) În opinia mea (In my opinion) Mi se pare că (It...

Romanian language lesson: Religious words in Romanian curses

Three religious words appear in some Romanian curses: “Paștele” (the Easter), “Dumnezeu” (God) and “Cristos” (Christ). The curses that imply these religious words are: “Paștele mă-tii!” “Dumnezeul...

Romanian language lesson: Approving phrases

Some popular approving phrases in Romanian are: Bineînțeles (of course) Sigur (sure) Sunt de acord cu tine (informal) (I agree with you) Sunt de acord cu dumneavoastră (formal)...

Romanain language lesson: Romanian curses

Two words appear in most of the Romanian curses: “naiba” and “dracu”. Both mean “devil” with the difference that “naiba” is less strong than “dracu”. The...

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