Easiest English Phrases For Romanian feature words similar to Romanian that will enable you to understand what is meant.
Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to Romanian to help you figure out its meaning.
After single words in English spelled like Romanian, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to Romanian.
To keep it easiest these are phrases, but not sentences as in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.
The English version is placed first to get you in the habit of looking for and recognizing English words similar to ones in your own language and deducing what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.
From the key words similar to Romanian you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Romanian. Use the words similar to Romanian as clues to the meanings of the other English words.
Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like phrases in Romanian that express ideas you have said or heard often before.
These phrases in English are followed by the Romanian words that would be a good guess using as clues the English words similar to Romanian. So as a result these are rough translations of the English phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.
After the English and Romanian versions of each phrase is the pronunciation of the English phrase.
The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to an English speaking country, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.
Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. Try to guess what each English phrase means without looking at the rough Romanian version. See how far down the list you can get.
[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Romanian are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]
EASIEST ENGLISH PHRASES FOR ROMANIAN
ENGLISH -- ROMANIAN -- [SAY ROMANIAN]
access the internet -- connectez la internet
allergic to antibiotic -- alergic la antibiotic
allergic to pollen -- alergic la polen
allergy to pollen -- alergie la polen
apartment with a balcony -- apartament cu balcon
babysitter -- baby sitter -- [‘baby sitter’]
business class -- business class -- [‘business class’]
café bar -- café-bar -- [‘café-bar’]
cancel a reservation -- anulez reservarea
compact disc -- compact disc -- [‘compact’]
compact disc player -- compact disc player -- [‘compact’ ‘player’]
confirm a reservation -- confirm reservarea
department of archeology -- departament de arheologia
department of art -- departament de arta
department of geology -- departament de geologia
department of history -- departament de istoria
disc film -- disc de film
extra large (XL) -- extralarg (XL) -- [‘extra’]
first train -- primul tren
in August -- în august
in the center/centre (of town) -- în centru
internet cafe -- internet-cafe -- [‘cafe’]
internet included -- internet inclus
is obligatory -- este obligatorie
is permitted -- este permis
mixed grill -- mixed grill -- [‘mixed grill’]
office of tourism -- oficiul de turism
on the menu -- în meniu
one million -- un milion
pair of sandals -- pereche de sandale
recommend a restaurant -- recomanda un restaurant
recommend an excursion -- recomanda o excursie
reserved an apartment -- rezervat un apartament
restaurant in the hotel -- restaurant în hotel -- [‘hotel’]
snack bar -- snack bar -- [‘snack bar’]
tax included -- taxa inclus
three minutes -- trei minute
three persons -- trei persoane
two persons -- doua persoane
vitamin tablets -- vitamine tablete
In some cases, an English phrase has words in a different order than they would be in Romanian, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.
In English, adjectives usually precede the nouns they modify, whereas in Romanian adjectives often follow the nouns they modify.
ENGLISH -- ROMANIAN -- [SAY ROMANIAN]
baggage locker -- cabinele de bagaje
bank account -- cont bancar
boxing match -- meci de box
butane gas -- gaz butan
color film -- film color
color television -- televizor color
credit card -- carte de credit
dining car -- vagon restaurant
direct train -- tren direct -- [‘direct’]
disabled persons -- persoane invalide
doctors’ office -- cabinetul medical
elastic bandage -- bandaj elastic -- [‘elastic’]
express train -- tren rapid
fruit cocktail -- cocteil de fructe
general examination -- examen general
hotel reservation -- reservare la hotel -- [‘hotel’]
into my account -- în contul meu
local train -- tren local -- [‘local’]
medical certificate -- certificat medical
memory card -- card de memorie -- [‘card’]
mobile telephone -- telefon mobile
my address -- adresa mea
my family -- familia mea
my mama -- mama mea -- [ ‘mama’]
my name -- numele meu
North America -- America de Nord -- [‘America’]
pepper sauce -- sos de piper
personal check -- cec personal -- [‘cec’]
principal shopping center -- centrul comercial principal
royal palace -- palatul regal
second class -- clasa a doua
shopping center -- centrul comercial
ski equipment -- echipament de schi -- [‘schi’]
sleeping car (train) -- vagon de dormit
special menu -- meniu special
sports equipment -- echipament de sport -- [‘sports’]