Romanian Spelled Like English

In Romanian some of the easiest words for English speakers are Romanian spelled like English.

The Romanian words below are followed by their pronunciations to help you realize that these foreign words spelled exactly like English are really Romanian words.

Some of the following Romanian words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like 'computer' and 'internet'. Some others have been borrowed from French ['ballet'] or from other languages by both English and Romanian.

In the following pronunciation guide, Romanian words pronounced like English are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: bacon [‘bacon’].

[Note: Many pronunciations are still to be added]

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ROMANIAN SPELLED LIKE ENGLISH

ROMANIAN -- [SAY]

abrupt

absent

absurd

accent

accident -- [ak-chee-DENT]

act

actor

adaptor -- [a-dap-TOR]

adolescent

adult

adverb

Africa -- [‘Africa’]

african

agent

ah!

album -- [al-BOOM]

alibi

altar

altruism

America

american -- [a-me-ree-KAN]

ancestral

animal -- [a-nee-MAL]

antibiotic

are -- [AH-reh]

arab

argument

arid

aristocrat

artificial -- [‘artificial’]

artist

Asia -- [AH-see-ah]

asiatic

aspect

atlas

august

Australia -- [ow-STRAH-lee-ah]

australian

avid

baby sitter -- [‘baby sitter’]

bandit

bar -- [‘bar’]

bastard

biscuit

blond -- [‘blond’]

blonde -- [BLON-deh]

bravo!

brutal

business class -- [‘business class’]

bust

cabinet

cactus

café -- [‘café’]

cafe-bar -- [‘cafe-bar’]

calculator -- [kal-koo-la-TOR]

calendar -- [ka-len-DAR]

calm

calorie

camping -- [‘camping’]

Canada -- [ka-NA-da]

canadian -- [ka-na-dee-AN]

canal

cancer

candid

capital (money) -- [ka-pee-TAL]

carburetor -- [kar-boo-ra-TOR]

card -- [‘card’]

catalog -- [ka-ta-LOG]

caviar -- [ka-vee-AR]

cellular -- [CHEL-oo-lar]

centigram

China -- [KEE-nah]

cinema -- [chee-neh-MAH]

circuit

civic

civil

clarinet

client

club

cod -- [‘cod’]

coincide

colonel

colonial

color -- [ko-LOR]

computer -- [‘computer’]

comic

compact disc -- [‘compact’ deesk]

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

compatriot

competent

complex

compliment

component

concept

concern

concert -- [kon-CHERT]

confirm -- [kon-FEERM]

conflict

constant

consul

contact -- [kon-TAKT]

context

contract -- [kon-TRAKT]

contrast

control -- [kon-TROL]

coral -- [ko-RAL]

cost

crab -- [‘crab’]

crater

credit -- [KREH-deet]

critic

cultural

debit

debut

decadent

decent

decide

decor

deduce

defect -- [de-FECT]

deficient

deficit

democrat

demographic

dentist -- [den-TEEST]

deodorant -- [de-o-do-RANT]

dependent

despot

detergent -- [de-ter-JENT]

dialect

dialog

dictator

digital -- [dee-jee-TAL]

diplomat

direct -- [dee-REKT]

disc -- [deesk]

distant

distinct

district

divan

diverse

divide

dividend

do

doctor -- [‘doctor’]

document

domestic

dramatic

drastic

duet

DVD -- [‘DVD’]

elastic -- [‘elastic]

electric -- [‘electric’]

electronic -- [‘electronic’]

elegant

element

e-mail

epic

erotic

european

evident

exact

exclude

exorbitant

exotic

expert

explicit

export

exterior

extravagant

exuberant

facial

factor

familiar

fanatic

fantastic

fascism

fatal

fax -- [‘fax’]

federal

feminist

fervent

festival

film -- [feelm]

final

flagrant

flash

fluent

fluid

format

foto -- [‘foto’]

fragment

front

frugal

gangster

gel -- [‘gel’]

general

generic

genetic

genital

golf -- [‘golf’]

gong

gram

gratis

hazard

hotel -- [‘hotel’]

ideal

idiot

idol

imperfect

impertinent

implicit

import

important -- [eem-por-TANT]

impotent

în -- [uhn]

incest

incident

incipient

include -- [een-KLOO-deh]

incompetent

independent

index

India

indirect

indulgent

inexact

inferior

ingredient

insolent

interior -- [een-ter-ee-OR]

instinct

instructor

instrument

interior

intern

internet -- [een-ter-NET]

internet-cafe -- [een-ter-NET-‘café’]

interval

intolerant

introduce

invalid

jazz -- [‘jazz’]

jet -- [spurt]

jovial

just -- [fair]

kilogram -- [kee-lo-GRAM]

kilowatt

laser

latent

lateral

latin

laxative -- [lak-sa-TEE-veh]

legal

lift -- [elevator in Br.Eng.]

ligament

local

lucid

magic

major

maniac

manual

mat

material -- [ma-te-ree-AL]

mediator

medical -- [med-ee-KAL]

metabolism

metal

mine -- [MEE-neh]

minor

minute -- [mee-NOO-teh]

mobile -- [mo-BEEL]

model -- [mo-DEL]

modern

modest

moment -- [mo-MENT]

monument

moral

morbid

motel -- [‘motel’]

motor -- [mo-TOR]

must

mutual

narcotic

natural

naval

nomad

normal -- [nor-MAL]

nostalgic

notes -- [NO-tes]

nuclear

ocean

oh!

omnipotent

optician -- [op-tee-chee-AN]

optimist

oral

orator

organ

organist

orgasm

original

ornament

oval

pact

paradox

pardon -- [par-DON]

particular -- [par-tee-koo-LAR]

pastor -- [‘pastor’]

patriot

penal

penis

perfect

permanent -- [per-ma-NENT]

personal -- [per-so-NAL]

picnic -- [peek-neek]

pilot

pistol

plastic -- [‘plastic’]

plural

plus

poet

pop (music) -- [‘pop’]

popular -- [po-pu-LAR]

port -- [‘port’]

post -- [‘post’]

postal -- [pos-tal]

premier

pretext

principal -- [preen-chee-PAL]

produce

profit -- [pro-FEET]

program -- [pro-GRAM]

prudent

psalm

public

radar

radiator -- [rad-ee-a-TOR]

radical

radio -- [RA-dee-oh]

raid

rapid -- [ra-PEED]

real

rebel

record

reduce

referendum

regret -- [‘regret’]

relief

reporter

reproduce

republican

rest -- [remainder]

restaurant -- [res-tau-RANT]

rival

robot

robust

România -- [ro-muh-NEE-ah]

rural

saliva

satin -- [sa-TEEN]

scandal

secret

seduce

sentiment

serial

sex

similar

sincere -- [SEEN-cher-ah]

singular

slav

snack bar -- ['snack bar']

snob

social

socialism

sofa

solemn

solid

special -- [spe-CHAL]

specialist

specific

specimen

spectator

splendid

spray -- [‘spray’]

sport

standard

strict

student -- [stoo-DENT]

stupid

subject

super (gasoline) -- [‘super’]

superb -- [‘superb’]

superior

surf -- [‘surf’]

suspect

tact

talc -- [‘talc’]

talent

tampon

taxi -- [tak-SEE]

temperament

tendon

test

text

tic

timid

toast

topaz -- [to-PAZ]

total

toxic

tractor

transfer -- [trans-FER]

translator -- [tran-SLA-tor]

transparent

transport

tribunal

ulcer

ultimatum

uniform

universal -- [oo-nee-ver-SAL]

urban

urgent -- [oor-JENT]

vast

vegetarian -- [ve-je-ta-ree-AN]

vehement

verb

verdict

vertical

veteran

veto

viaduct

video -- [VEE-de-oh]

vigilant

violent

violet

virgin

virtual

virus

vital

vulgar

whisky -- [WEES-ky]

windsurf -- [WEEND-surf]

xerox

zero -- [‘zero’]

zigzag

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Most foreign words related to English are spelled differently than English, but are still easy to recognize as related to English.


For a greater challenge, see Romanian Spelled Somewhat Like English for words similar to English, but spelled differently.



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