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Why use this read-aloud tool?

This tool's only aim is to encourage you to speak aloud, in order to familiarise yourself with the language you wish to speak.
By listening to yourself speak, you will speed up your rate of learning spectacularly.

On the other hand, we do not advise you to use it thinking that it will allow you to acquire perfect pronunciation, only a human teacher can truly help you to achieve this.

We have added an extra little service to make this tool even more enjoyable, clicking on the words provides you with automatic translations along with the sound. These translations, when correct, can help you to understand the meaning of words in isolation, but do not in any way claim to provide the overall meaning of a sentence. This translation service is only the Beta version of a tool that we intend to offer in the near future.

Please note: this service only works with the CHROME browser, which you can download by clicking on the following link: Google Chrome.

Translation / Essentials

Learn romanian - Essentials
Learn romanian - Essentials

English Romanian
Hello Bună ziua
Good evening Bună seara
Goodbye La revedere
See you later Pe curând
Yes Da
No Nu
Excuse me! Vă rog!
Thanks Mulţumesc
Thanks a lot Vă mulţumesc!
Thank you for your help Vă mulțumesc pentru ajutorul dumneavoastră
Don't mention it Cu plăcere
Ok De acord
How much is it? Cât costă, vă rog
Sorry! Pardon!
I don't understand Nu înţeleg
I get it Am înţeles
I don't know Nu ştiu
Forbidden Interzis
Excuse me, where are the toilets? Unde este toaleta, vă rog?
Happy New Year! Un an nou fericit !
Happy birthday! La mulți ani !
Happy holiday! Sărbători fericite !
Congratulations! Felicitări !

How to learn Romanian by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day. And it will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Bucharest, in Chișinău or elsewhere, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Romanian while traveling?

Fancy a cultural getaway filled with castles, monasteries, fortresses and other buildings from different periods? Discover the historical regions of Romania and Moldova! 

Latin heritage

A member of NATO and the European Union, Romania is at the crossroads of Latin and Slavic cultures. Its history, influenced by various empires and monarchies, has marked the territory of regions such as Transylvania, where you can walk through the city center of Sibiu, discover the fortified churches or let yourself be carried along by “Vampire Tourism” and the legend of Dracula… The tourist attractions of this region are legion.  The tourist routes of the country also pass through the natural sites of the Carpathians and the Retezat National Park; cities like Constanţa on the shores of the Black Sea; cruises along the Danube or through the Iron Gates; exploration of underground caves, etc. 
In Moldova, tourism is mainly focused around wine cellars, monasteries and Orthodox churches. In addition, the country has a national ecological network which covers 73,145 hectares and includes biological corridors of national and international importance. 

Make a success of your stay in Romania

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

A Romance language spoken by around 28 million people, Romanian is the official language of Romania, Moldova, Transnistria and Vojvodina.
The alphabet uses Latin characters and has 31 letters whose phonemes have many similarities with those of other Romance languages. Among the peculiarities of Romanian which are of interest are the numbers of diphthongs and triphthongs, 26 and 14 respectively
Students looking to learn the correct pronunciation of Romanian are faced with spellings which are almost phonetic. In other words, the speaker can almost always pronounce the word as it is written, which greatly facilitates learning. In relation to the rhythm of the language, the accent is tonic and can strike the last five syllables of a word.
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