Romanian Phrases Need No Translation

Some Romanian Phrases Need 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 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 easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use when you travel to Italy, 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. See how far down the list you can get.

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ROMANIAN PHRASES THAT NEED NO TRANSLATION

ROMANIAN -- [SAY ROMANIAN]

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

alergic la polen -- [a-ler-JEE la po-LEN]

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

apartament cu balcon -- [a-par-ta-MENT koo bal-KON]

baby sitter -- [‘babysitter’]

business class -- [‘business class’]

café-bar -- [‘café-bar’]

compact disc -- [‘compact’ deesk]

compact disc player -- [‘compact’ deesk player’]

confirm reservarea -- [kon-FEERM re-zer-VA-reh-a]

departament de arta -- [de-par-ta-MENT deh AR-ta]

departament de geologia -- [de-par-ta-MENT deh je-o-lo-JEE-a]

extralarg -- [EX-tra-larg]

în august -- [uhn OW-goost]

în hotel -- [uhn ‘hotel’]

internet-cafe -- [een-ter-NET-‘café’]

internet inclus -- [een-ter-NET een-KLOOS]

mixed grill -- [‘mixed grill’]

recomanda un restaurant -- [re-ko-man-DA oon res-tau-RANT]

restaurant în hotel -- [res-tau-RANT uhn ‘hotel’]

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

snack bar -- [‘snack bar’]

taxa inclus -- [TAK-sa een-KLOOS]

un milion -- [oon mee-lee-ON]

vitamine tablete -- [vee-ta-MEE-neh ta-BLE-teh]

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DIFFERENT WORD ORDER

Some Romanian phrases 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 phrases mean.

In Romanian, adjectives often follow the nouns, whereas in English adjectives usually precede the nouns they modify.

ROMANIAN -- [SAY ROMANIAN]

adresa mea -- [a-DRE-sa ME-a]

bandaj elastic -- [ban-DAZH ‘elastic’]

certificat medical -- [cher-tee-fee-KAT me-dee-KAL]

cocteil de fructe -- [kok-TAYL deh FROOK-teh]

carte de credit -- [KAR-teh deh-KRE-deet]

crampe la stomac -- [KRAM-peh la sto-MAK]

echipament de schi -- [e-kee-pa-MENT deh ‘ski’]

familia mea -- [fa-mee-lee-ah ME-ah]

folie de aluminiu -- [FO-lee deh a-loo-MEE-nyoo]

meniu special -- [me-NEE-oo spe-CHAL]

persoane invalide -- [per-SWA-neh een-va-LEE-deh]

rachete de tenis -- [ra-KE-teh deh ‘tennis’]

radio portabil -- [‘radio’ por-TA-beel]

reservare la hotel -- [re-ser-VA-reh la ‘hotel’]

spray contra insectelor -- [‘spray’ ‘contra’ een-SEK-te-lor]

telefon mobile -- [te-le-FON mo-BEEL]

tren direct -- [tren ‘direct’]

tren local -- [tren ‘local’]

tren rapid -- [tren ra-PEED]

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Romanian Sentences at easiest-romanian-sentences.html. There some of these same phrases appear in easy Romanian sentences.

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For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Romanian Phrases


For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Romanian Sentences, where some of these same phrases appear in easy Romanian sentences.



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