Easiest Romanian Phrases feature words similar to English that will enable you to understand what is meant.
Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to English to help you figure out its meaning.
After single words in Romanian spelled like English, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to English. To keep it easiest these are phrases, but not sentences like in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.
From the key words similar to English you should be able to make out the meanings of the other Romanian connecting words that are not similar to English. Use the words similar to English as clues to the meanings of the other Romanian words. Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar Romanian word. Many are like phrases in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.
The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.
These phrases in Romanian are followed by the English words that would be a good guess using as clues the Romanian words similar to English. So as a result these are rough translations of the Romanian phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.
After the Romanian and English versions of each phrase is the pronunciation of the Romanian phrase.
The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to Romania, 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 Romanian phrase means without looking at the rough English version. See how far down the list you can get.
EASIEST ROMANIAN PHRASES
ROMANIAN -- ENGLISH -- [SAY ROMANIAN]
alergic la antibiotic -- allergic to antibiotic -- [a-ler-JEEK la an-tee-bee-O-teek]
alergic la polen -- allergic to pollen -- [a-ler-JEE la po-LEN]
alergie la polen -- allergy to pollen -- [a-ler-JEE-eh la po-LEN]
anulez reservarea -- cancel a reservation -- [a-noo-LEZ re-zer-VA-reh-a]
apartament cu balcon -- apartment with a balcony -- [a-par-ta-MENT koo bal-KON]
baby sitter -- babysitter -- [‘babysitter’]
business class -- business class -- [‘business class’]
café-bar -- café bar -- [‘café-bar’]
compact disc -- compact disc -- [‘compact’ deesk]
compact disc player -- compact disc player -- [‘compact’ deesk ‘player’]
confirm reservarea -- confirm a reservation -- [kon-FEERM re-zer-VA-reh-a]
connectez la internet -- access the internet -- [ko-nek-TEZ la een-ter-NET]
departament de arta -- department of art -- [de-par-ta-MENT deh AR-ta]
departament de arheologia -- department of archeology -- [de-par-ta-MENT deh ar-he-o-lo-JEE-a]
departament de geologia -- department of geology -- [de-par-ta-MENT deh je-o-lo-JEE-a]
departament de istoria -- department of history -- [de-par-ta-MENT de ees-TO-rya]
disc de film -- disc film -- [deesk deh feelm]
doua persoane -- two persons -- [DO-wa per-SWA-neh]
este obligatorie -- is obligatory (required) -- [YES-teh o-blee-ga-TO-ree-eh]
este permis -- is permitted -- [YES-teh per-MEES]
extralarg -- extra large (XL) -- [EX-tra-larg]
în august -- in August -- [uhn OW-goost]
în centru -- in the center/centre (of town) -- [uhn CHEN-troo]
în hotel -- in the hotel -- [uhn ‘hotel’]
în meniu -- on the menu -- [uhn me-NEE-oo]
internet-cafe -- internet cafe -- [een-ter-NET-‘café’]
internet inclus -- internet included -- [een-ter-NET een-KLOOS]
mixed grill -- mixed grill -- [‘mixed grill’]
oficiul de turism -- office of tourism -- [o-FEE-chee-ool deh too-REESM]
pereche de sandale -- pair of sandals -- [pe-RE-keh deh san-DA-leh]
primul tren -- first train -- [PREE-mool tren]
recomanda o excursie -- recommend an excursion -- [re-ko-man-DA oh ex-KOOR-see-eh]
recomanda un restaurant -- recommend a restaurant -- [re-ko-man-DA oon res-tau-RANT]
restaurant în hotel -- restaurant in the hotel -- [res-tau-RANT uhn ‘hotel’]
rezervat un apartament -- reserved an apartment -- [re-zer-VAT oon a-par-ta-MENT]
snack bar -- snack bar -- [‘snack bar’]
taxa inclus -- tax included -- [TAK-sa een-KLOOS]
trei minute -- three minutes -- [tray mee-NOO-teh]
trei persoane -- three persons -- [tray per-SWA-neh]