The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #25 January / February 2017
Basic Guide to Romanian
by Erik Zidowecki
January / February 2017 | 
Basic Guide to
Romanian is a Romance language which is spoken by about 24 million people mainly in Romania and Moldova, where it has official status. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

Here are some beginner words and phrases in Romanian for you to gain a simple introduction to it.

Good morning.Bună dimineaţa.
Good afternoon.Bună ziua.
Good night.Noapte bună.
How are you?Ce mai faci?
Fine, thank you.Multumesc, bine.
What is your name?Cum vă numiţi?
My name is ...Numele meu e ...
Nice to meet you.Încântat.
GoodbyeLa revedere
PleaseVă rog
Thank youMulţumesc
You're welcomeCu plăcere
I do not understand.Nu înteleg.
Where is the toilet?Unde e toaleta?
Excuse me.Pardon.
I beg your pardon!Pardon!
I don’t speak Romanian.Nu vorbesc româneste.
I speak a little Romanian.Vorbesc un pic româneşte.
Do you speak English?Vorbiti engleza?
Look out!Atentie!
Have a nice day.Vă doresc o zi plăcută.

Basic Guide to Romanian
Writer: Erik Zidowecki
Petey: Flag; View of city

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