Romanian Needs No Translation

Some Romanian Needs No Translation because the words similar to English 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.

So 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 sentence without trying to translate each unfamiliar Romanian word. Many are like sentences in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use when you travel to Romania, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each sentence as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. See how far down the list you can get.

This list starts with the easiest Romanian sentences to figure out, and then progresses to more challenging ones.

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Romanian Needs No Translation

STATEMENTS

ROMANIAN -- [SAY ROMANIAN]

Taxi! -- [tak-SEE]

Pardon! -- [par-DON]

Un moment. -- [oon mo-MENT]

Este important. -- [YES-teh eem-por-TANT]

Este urgent. -- [YES-teh oor-JENT]

Este superb. -- [YES-teh ‘superb’]

Este interesant. -- [YES-teh een-te-re-SANT]

Este magnific. -- [YES-teh mag-NEE-feek]

Este defect. -- [YES-teh oon de-FEKT]

Am rezervat un apartament. -- [am re-zer-VAT oon a-par-ta-MENT]

Am rezervat un apartament cu balcon. -- [am re-zer-VAT oon a-par-ta-MENT koo bal-KON]

Am indigestie. -- [am een-dee-JES-tee-eh]

Am diaree. -- [am dee-a-RE-eh]

Am pneumonie. -- [am pne-oo-mo-nee-eh]

Am reumatism. -- [am re-oo-ma-TEESM]

Am un abces. -- [am oon ab-CHES]

Am alergie la polen. -- [am a-ler-JEE-eh la po-LEN]

Sunt american. -- [soont a-me-ree-KAN]

Sunt canadian. -- [soont ka-na-dee-AN]

Sunt englez. -- [soont en-GLEZ]

Sunt britanic. -- [soont bree-ta-NEEK]

Sunt irlandez. -- [soont eer-lan-DEZ]

Sunt student. -- [soont stoo-DENT]

Sunt vegetarian. -- [soont ve-je-ta-ree-AN]

Sunt constipat. -- [soont kon-stee-PAT]

Sunt diabetic. -- [soont dee-a-BE-teek]

Sunt alergic. -- [am a-ler-JEEK]

Sunt alergic la polen. -- [am a-ler-JEE la po-LEN]

Sunt alergic la antibiotic. -- [am a-ler-JEEK la an-tee-bee-O-teek]

Este dislocat. -- [YES-teh dees-lo-kat]

Este infectat. -- [YES-teh een-fek-tat]

Este o alergie. -- [YES-teh oh a-ler-JEE-eh]

Telefon este deranjat. -- [te-le-FON YES-teh de-rahn-jat]

E nevoie de un doctor. -- -- [yeh ne-VO-yeh deh coon ‘doctor’]

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QUESTIONS

Este restaurant în hotel? -- [YES-teh res-tau-RANT uhn ‘hotel’]

Este un balcon? -- [YES-teh oon bal-KON]

Este un telefon? -- [YES-teh oon te-le-FON]

Este un radio? -- [YES-teh oon ‘radio’]

Este un computer? -- [YES-teh oon ‘computer’]

Este la internet? -- [YES-teh lah een-ter-NET]

Este un televizor? -- [YES-teh oon te-le-vee-ZOR]

Este un DVD? -- [YES-teh oon ‘DVD’]

Este un compact disc player? -- [YES-teh oon ‘compact’ deesk ‘player’]

Este un adaptor? -- [YES-teh oon a-dap-TOR]

Este aer condiþionat? -- [YES-teh A-er kon-dee-tsee-o-NAT]

Este snack bar? -- [YES-teh ‘snack bar’]

Este un internet-cafe? -- [YES-teh oon een-ter-NET-‘café’]

Este un meniu? -- [YES-teh me-NEE-oo]

Este un doctor? -- [YES-teh oon ‘doctor’]

Este un specialist? -- [YES-teh oon spe-cha-leest]

Este un dentist? -- [YES-teh oon den-TEEST]

Este un optician? -- [YES-teh oon op-tee-chee-AN]

Este o baby sitter? -- [YES-teh oh ‘babysitter’]

Este un deodorant? -- [YES-teh oon de-o-do-RANT]

Este un desinfectant? -- [YES-teh oon dez-een-fek-TANT]

Este direct? -- [YES-teh ‘direct’]

Este un celular? -- [YES-teh oon CHE-loo-lar]

Este un insecticid? -- [YES-teh oon een-sek-tee-CHEED]

Este un bandaj? -- [YES-teh oon ban-DAZH]

Este un portar? -- [YES-teh oon por-TAR]

Este material satin? -- [YES-teh oon ma-te-ree-al sa-TEEN]

Este satin? -- [YES-teh sa-TEEN]

Este material sintetic? -- [YES-teh oon ma-te-ree-al seen-TE-teek]

Este mediu? -- [YES-teh ME-dyoo]

Este extralarg? -- [YES-teh EX-tra-larg]

Este un camping? -- [YES-teh oon ‘camping’]

Este electricitate? -- [YES-teh e-lek-tree-chee-TA-teh]

Este un program? -- [YES-teh oon pro-GRAM]

Este un matineu? -- [YES-teh oon ma-tee-NE-oo]

Este acces pentru persoane invalide? -- [YES-teh ahk-CHES PEN-troo per-SWAN-neh een-va-LEE-deh]

Unde este un taxi? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon tak-SEE]

Unde este cinema? -- [OON-deh YES-teh chee-ne-MAH]

Unde este un film? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon feelm]

Unde este Opera? -- [OON-deh YES-teh O-pe-rah]

Unde este un radio? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon ‘radio’]

Unde este un adaptor? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon a-dap-TOR]

Unde este un desinfectant? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon dez-een-fek-TANT]

Unde este un optician? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon op-tee-chee-AN]

Unde este un compact disc (CD) player? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon ‘compact’ deesk ‘player’]

Unde este un telefon? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon te-le-FON]

Unde este toaleta? -- [OON-deh YES-teh twa-LE-ta]

Unde este o farmacie? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oh fahr-ma-CHEE-eh]

Unde este catedrala? -- [OON-deh YES-teh kaht-te-DRA-lah]

Unde este universitatea? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oo-nee-ver-see-TA-te-ah]

Unde este veterinar? -- [OON-deh YES-teh ve-te-ree-NAR]

Unde este un bandaj? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon ban-DAZH]

Unde este un parfum? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oon par-FOOM]

Unde este o batterie? -- [OON-deh YES-teh oh ba-te-REE-eh]

Unde este restaurantul? -- [OON-deh YES-teh res-tau-RAN-tool]

Unde este escalatorul? -- [OON-deh YES-teh es-ka-la-TO-rul]

Unde este castelul? -- [OON-deh YES-teh ka-STE-lool]

Unde este monumentul? -- [OON-deh YES-teh mo-noo-MENT-ool]

Unde este stadionul? -- [OON-deh YES-teh STA-dee-O-nool]

Serviciul este inclus? -- [ser-VEE-chyool YES-teh een-KLOOS]

Este internet inclus? -- [YES-teh een-ter-NET een KLOOS]

Este taxa inclus? -- [YES-teh TAK-sa een KLOOS]

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DIFFERENT WORD ORDER

Some Romanian sentences have words in a different order than they would be in English, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following sentences mean.

Adjectives Usually Follow Nouns in the Romance Languages

Este un tren direct? -- [YES-teh oon tren ‘direct’]

Este un meniu special? -- [YES-teh me-NEE-oo spe-CHAL]

Este un bandaj elastic? -- [YES-teh oon ban-DAZH ‘elastic’]

Ce voltaj are circuitul electric? -- [cheh vol-tazh A-reh cheer-koo-ee-tool ‘electric’]

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FOR AN EASIER VERSION

For an easier version of these sentences -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Romanian Sentences, where these same sentences and more appear along with English translations to help you understand the Romanian sentences more easily.

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MORE ROMANIAN THAT NEEDS NO TRANSLATION

Signs in Romanian That Need No Translation:

TAXI

HOTEL

MOTEL

CAMPING

RESTAURANT

SNACK BAR

CAFE-BAR

INTERNET

INTERNET-CAFE

E-MAIL

FAX

DOCTOR

OPERA

SUPER

LIFT (elevator)

PASAPOARTE

TOALETA

BAGAJE

TELEFON

REZERVAT

MENIU

FARMACIE

ANIMALE (road sign)

INTRARE

OCCUPAT

GAZ

SERVICIUL ESTE INCLUS

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Months

ianuarie [ya-noo-AR-ee-eh]

februarie [feh-broo-AR-ee-eh]

martie [MAR-tee-eh]

aprilie [ah-PREE-lee-eh]

mai [migh]

iunie [YOO-nee-eh]

iulie [YOOL-ee-eh]

august [au-GOOST]

septembrie [sehpTEHM-bree-eh]

octombrie [ohk-TOM-bree-eh]

noiembrie [no-YEHM-bree-eh]

decembrie [de-CHEHM-bree-eh]

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COMPASS

nord [nord]

sud [sood]

est [est]

vest [vest]

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For more see Romanian Phrases Need No Translation.


For an easier version of these sentences -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Romanian Sentences.



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