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NEXT STOP: ROMANIAN

Copyright 2009 by Keith Massey


This is a five phase basic language program focusing on essential vocabulary, verb forms,
and sentence models. Feel free to reproduce or disseminate these materials for any noncommercial use, provided this cover page is included.
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Noroc! (Good Luck!)

PHASE ONE: ROMANIAN


Greetings and Phrases
Hello
Bun
Goodbye
La revedere
See you later
Pe curnd
Good morning
Bun dimineaa
Good afternoon
Bun ziua
Good night
Noapte bun
Please
V rog
Thank you
Mulumesc
You're welcome
cu plcere
Excuse me
Scuzai-m
Do you speak English?
Vorbii englezete?
I don't speak Romanian very well.
Eu nu vorbesc limba romn foarte bine.
Please speak more slowly.
V rog s vorbii mai ncet.
Please repeat that.
V rog s repetai asta.

I'm sorry, but I don't understand.


mi pare ru, dar eu nu neleg.
What does that word mean?
Ce inseamn acest cuvnt?
How do you say in Romanian?
Cum se spune n limba romn?
yes
da
no / not
nu
maybe
poate
and
i
or
sau

Basic Verbs
I am

I can
Eu sunt

Eu pot

I have
Eu am

I know
Eu tiu

I like

I think that
Eu cred c

mi place
I need
Am nevoie de

Could you ?
Ai putea s ...?

I go

I'd like...
A dori ...

Eu merg
I want
Eu vreau

Pronouns
I
eu
we

you (pl. informal)


voi
he

noi

el

you (formal)
Dumneavoastr

she

you (informal)
tu

they

ea
ei

you (pl. formal)


Dumneavoastr

Numbers
number
numr

five

zero

six

cinci

zero
one
unu
two

ase
seven
apte
eight

doi
three

opt
nine

trei
four

nou
ten

patru

zece

PHASE TWO: ROMANIAN


Phrases
What is your name?
Cum v numii?

I'm from
Sunt din ...

My name is...
Numele meu este ...

Where is the...
Unde este ...

Nice to meet you.


mi pare bine de cunotin.

What time is it now?


Ct e ceasul acum?

How are you?


Ce mai faci?

How much does that cost?


Ct cost aceasta?

I'm fine
Sunt bine

Where do you live?


Unde locuii?

So-so
Aa i-aa

I live in the United States.


Eu locuiesc n Statele Unite.

Where are you from?


De unde sunei?

I'm an American.
Eu sunt american.

Nouns
man

chair
brbat

scaun

woman
femeie

table

person
persoan

house
cas

thing

bathroom
baie

lucru
place

mas

name
loc

nume

Food and Drink


food

water
mncare

drink

ap
bread

butur

pine

Adjectives
good

sad
bun

bad

trist
right

ru

dreapta

pretty
frumoas

left

handsome
frumos

this

sick

that

stnga
acesta

bolnav
tired

acela
big

obosit
happy
fericit

mare
small
mic

Time
time
timp

evening
sear

or

yesterday
ieri

hour
day

today
zi

night
noapte

azi
tomorrow
mine

morning
diminea

now

afternoon
dup-amiaz

then

acum
apoi

Interrogatives
who

why
cine

what

de ce
how

ce

cum

where
unde

how much
ct

when

how many
ci

cnd

Prepositions
in

from
n

with

de la
for

cu

pentru

to
la

Basic Verbs
a fi, to be
I am
eu sunt

we are
noi suntem

you (sing. informal) are


tu eti

you (pl. informal) are


voi suntei

you (sing. formal) are


Dumneavoastr suntei

they are
ei sunt

he/she is
el/ea este

a vrea, to want
I want
eu vreau

we want
noi vrem

you (sing. informal) want


tu vrei

you (pl. informal) want


voi vrei

you (sing. formal) want


Dumneavoastr vrei

they want
ei vor

he/she wants
el/ea vrea

a avea, to have
I have
eu am

we have
noi avem

you (sing. informal) have


tu ai

you (pl. informal) have


voi avei

you (sing. formal) have


Dumneavoastr avei

they have
ei au

he/she has
el/ea are

Verb Infinitives
to be
a fi

to think
a crede

a face

to be able
a putea

a merge

to know
a ti

a mnca

to want
a vrea

to do
to go
to eat
to drink
a bea

to need
a avea nevoie

to speak
a vorbi

to have
a avea

to say
a spune

to like
a plcea

Miscellaneous
here

but
aici

there
acolo

dar
together
mpreun

really
ntr-adevr

well

very

again
foarte

also
de asemenea

bine
din nou
of course
bineneles

Numbers
eleven
unsprezece

seventeen
aptesprezece

twelve
doisprezece

eighteen
optsprezece

thirteen
treisprezece

nineteen
nousprezece

fourteen
paisprezece

twenty
douzeci

fifteen
cincisprezece

twenty-one
douzeci i unu

sixteen
aisprezece

PHASE THREE: ROMANIAN


Phrases
My father is a nice person.
Tatl meu este un om drgu.
This man is tall.
Acest brbat este nalt.
My car is bigger than yours.
Maina mea este mai mare dect a ta.
I have no idea.
Nu am nici o idee.
Are all your friends here?
Sunt toi prietenii ti aici?
I learned many things from him.
Am nvat multe lucruri de la el.
That woman is beautiful.
Acea femeie este frumoas.
I saw my friend's new house yesterday.
Am vzut casa nou a prietenului meu ieri.
Tell me something new.
Spunei-mi ceva nou.
I think that this shirt is better than that one.
Cred c aceasta cma este mai bun dect aceea.
I'm hungry.
mi-e foame
I'm thirsty.
mi-e sete

Nouns
people
oameni

son

boy
biat

daughter
fiic

fat

brother
frate

girl

fiu

husband
so

sister

wife

friend
prieten

soie
father
tat

sor

family
familie

mother
mam

Food and Drink


coffee
cafea

beer

tea

wine
ceai

milk
lapte

bere
vin

Adjectives
my

new
meu

our

nou

nostru

old (thing)
vechi

tu

young
tnr

lor

old (person)
btrn

your
their
his

nice
lui

her

drgu
more

ei

mai mult

much / many
mult / muli

less

few
puin

better
mai bun

tot

worse
mai ru

all
none
niciun

mai puin

Time
second
secund

never

minute
minut

sometimes
cteodat

week

often

niciodat

sptmn

des

month
lun

once

year

twice

o dat

an
always
ntotdeauna

de dou ori
soon
curnd

Basic Verbs
a ti, to know
I know
eu tiu

we know
noi tim

you (sing. informal) know


tu tii

you (pl. informal) know


voi tii

you (sing. formal) know


Dumneavoastr tii

they know
ei tiu

he/she knows
el/ea tie

a putea, can, to be able


I can
eu pot

we can
noi putem

you (sing. informal) can


tu poi

you (pl. informal) can


voi putei

you (sing. formal) can


Dumneavoastr putei

they can
ei pot

he/she can
el/ea poate

a avea nevoie, to need


I need
eu am nevoie de

we need
noi avem nevoie de

you (sing. informal) need


tu ai nevoie de

you (pl. informal) need


voi avei nevoie de

you (sing. formal) need


Dumneavoastr avei nevoie de

they need
ei au nevoie de

he/she needs
el/ea are nevoie de

a plcea, to like
I like
mi place

we like
ne place

you (sing. informal) like


i place

you (pl. informal) like


v place

you (sing. formal) like


v place

they like
le place

he/she likes
i place

Verb Infinitives
to ask
a ntreba

to hear
a auzi

to answer
a rspunde

to understand
a nelege

to tell
a spune

to take
a lua

to give
a da

to use
a folosi

to come
a veni

to leave
a pleca

to see
a vedea

Miscellaneous
because
pentru c

only

much

already
deja

mult

numai

a little
puin

nothing
nimic

enough
destul

something
ceva

PHASE FOUR: ROMANIAN


Phrases
It's 1:00.
Este ora unu.
It's 2:30.
Este ora dou i jumtate.
It's ten to five.
Este cinci fr zece.
It's half past nine.
Este nou i jumtate
It's a quarter to seven.
Este apte fr un sfert.
It's 8:24 exactly.
Este opt i douzeci i patru fix.

Nouns
neighbor
vecin

paper

bed

pen
pat

room

job
hrtie
pix

building
cldire

main

telephone
telefon

car
camer

book
carte

slujb

school
coal

money
bani

Food and Drink


plate

fork
farfurie

glass

furculi
knife

pahar
cup
ceac

cuit
spoon
lingur

napkin
erveel

Adjectives
married
cstorit

excellent
excelent

interesting
interesant

afraid
speriat

sure

busy
sigur

fast
repede
slow

ocupat
angry
suprat
ready

ncet
some
nite

gata

Time
Sunday
duminic

Saturday
smbt

Monday
luni

season
anotimp

Tuesday
mari

spring
primvar

Wednesday
miercuri

summer
var

Thursday
joi

autumn
toamn

Friday
vineri

winter
iarn

Prepositions
under
sub

into

on

than
pe

over
peste
next to
lng

n
dect
inside
nuntru
outside
afar

Basic Verbs
a merge, to go
I go
eu merg

we go
noi mergem

you (sing. informal) go


tu mergi

you (pl. informal) go


voi mergei

you (sing. formal) go


Dumneavoastr mergei

they go
ei merg

he/she goes
el/ea merge

a face, to do/make
I do/make
eu fac

we do/make
noi facem

you (sing. informal) do/make


tu faci

you (pl. informal) do/make


voi facei

you (sing. formal) do/make


Dumneavoastr facei

they do/make
ei fac

he/she does/makes
el/ea face
a vorbi, to speak
I speak
eu vorbesc

we speak
noi vorbim

you (sing. informal) speak


tu vorbeti

you (pl. informal) speak


voi vorbii

you (sing. formal) speak


Dumneavoastr vorbii

they speak
ei vorbesc

he/she speaks
el/ea vorbete

a spune, to say
I say
eu spun

we say
noi spunem

you (sing. informal) say


tu spui

you (pl. informal) say


voi spunei

you (sing. formal) say


Dumneavoastr spunei

they say
ei spun

he/she says
el/ea spune

Verb Infinitives
to enter
a intra

to stand
a sta n picioare

to exit
a iei

to forget
a uita

to read
a citi

to remember
a-i aminti

to write
a scrie
to look
a se uita

to find
a gsi
to lose
a pierde

to sit
a se aeza

to bring
a aduce

Miscellaneous
yet/still
nc

far

each/every
fiecare

during
n timpul

before
nainte

in order to
n scopul de a (+ infinitive)

after

probably
probabil

dup

departe

near
aproape

Numbers
thirty
treizeci

ninety
nouzeci

patruzeci

a hundred
o sut

cincizeci

a thousand
o mie

aizeci

first

forty
fifty
sixty

primul
seventy
aptezeci
eighty
optzeci

second
al doilea
third
al treilea

PHASE FIVE: ROMANIAN


Phrases
I want to speak with you for a moment.
Vreau s vorbesc cu tine pentru un moment.
I will try to answer that question for you.
Voi ncerca s rspund la aceast ntrebare pentru dumneavoastr.
He went to Romania in order to study Romanian.
Sa dus n Romnia n scopul de a studia limba romn.
She left early because she was tired.
Ea a plecat devreme pentru c era obosit.
If you want, you can come with me.
Dac dorii, putei veni cu mine.
Let's go to the museum now.
S mergem la muzeu acum.

Nouns
problem
problem

city

question
ntrebare

street
strad

opportunity
ocazie

answer
rspuns

light

airplane
avion

language
limb

mail

difference
diferen

letter
scrisoare

ora

lumin
pot

address
adres

Food and Drink


pepper
piper

fruit

salt

beef

fruct

sare

carne de vit

meat
carne

chicken
pui

potato
cartofi

fish
pete

vegetable
legum

Adjectives
hot
fierbinte

important
important

rece

same
acelai

interested
interesat

different
diferit

necessary
necesar

possible
posibil

difficult
greu

impossible
imposibil

easy

early
devreme

cold

uor

late
trziu

other
alt

clean
curat

next

dirty

last

urmtorul

murdar

ultimul

smart
detept

right

stupid
prost

wrong
greit

corect

Prepositions
between
ntre

behind
n spate

about
despre

in front of
n fa

until

against
mpotriva

pn
around
n jurul
without
fr

instead of
n loc de

Basic Verbs
a da, to give
I give
eu dau

we give
noi dm

you (sing. informal) give


tu dai

you (pl. informal) give


voi dai

you (sing. formal) give


Dumneavoastr dai

they give
ei dau

he/she gives
el/ea d

a crede, to think
I think
eu cred

we think
noi credem

you (sing. informal) think


tu crezi

you (pl. informal) think


voi credei

you (sing. formal) think


Dumneavoastr credei

they think
ei cred

he/she thinks
el/ea crede

a locui, to live
I live
eu locuiesc

we live
noi locuim

you (sing. informal) live


tu locuieti

you (pl. informal) live


voi locuii

you (sing. formal) live


Dumneavoastr locuii

they live
ei locuiesc

he/she lives
el/ea locuiete

Verb Infinitives
to love
a iubi

to work
a munci

to send
a trimite

to call
a suna

to teach
a preda

to study
a studia

to learn
a nva

to hope
a spera

to help
a ajuta

to try
a ncerca

to look for
a cuta

to sleep
a dormi

Miscellaneous
both

like
amndoi

ca

finally
n sfirit

suddenly
brusc

almost
aproape

too (much)
prea (mult)

if
dac