Planning for a holiday in Rome? Then apart from your visa, passport and cash learning the language is also becomes very vital. Romanian is the mother tongue of Rome, and the citizens mainly converse in their native language only. English is used very rarely, and so the tourists either have to keep a translator or will have to learn Romanian themselves. Finding a good translator in a foreign land becomes difficult. So, the last option left for any of the tourists is to learn Romanian. This will not only help you to converse with the people of Rome but will also add to your knowledge. This would make the tourists be able to create move freely in the country and also converse with the people as well. Here are the following Romanian phrases and words that are easy to learn and will prove to be a boon for the traveller:
Starting with the basics
Instead of learning the phrases directly you must know the words thoroughly. Starting with the beginner level would let you understand the terminology as well as the pronunciation of different words as well.
- Da in the Romanian language means yes. So if you require showing your consent for any for anything, then you will say Da(/da/).
- Nu is the Romanian word for No. If you do not agree with anything, then say Nu (/nu/).
- Eu (/jew/) is the word used in place for I. It is used in the sentences where you are required to either give your introduction or describe yourself.
- Salut (/sa’lut/) and Bună (/’bu.nə/) is the Romanian word for Hi. It is used greet someone.
- Unu is the word used for denoting anything with a single quantity. It is generally used when we are referring to one piece of anything. In the same way, Doi (/doj/) and Trei (/trej/) are used for two and three respectively.
Common phrases for regular use
- Bună dimineața is the Romanian phrase used to say Good Morning to anybody. It is also a part of greetings.
- Bună ziua is the Romanian translation of Good Day/ Afternoon.
- Bună seara is the phrase used for saying Good Evening to each other in the Romanian
- La revedere is the Romanian phrase that is used to say Goodbye while parting from each other.
- Mulțumesc is the Romanian phrase that means Thank you. However, the French word Merci can also be used instead of Mulțumesc. It is also acceptable in the Romanian domain.
- Noapte bună is the phrase to bid a good night to each other.
- Cu plăcere is the way to say you’re welcome. It is a very sweet phrase and shows a lot of politeness of one person to another.
- Vă rog is the phrase that denotes Please in Romanian. It shoes gratitude of one person to another.
Moving a step forward
Apart from the basic phrases and words, there are many more sentences that need to be learnt by you for easily moving and conversing in the country. For example, for introducing yourself to someone or asking the way to washroom can be a bit difficult. Thus, you would have to move a step forward in order to fulfil your basic needs in the foreign country.
- Eu sunt Kristin is the Romanian way of saying I am Kristin. It is the way of introducing yourself to somebody.
- Eu sunt din UK is the sentence that says I am from the United Kingdom. This allows you to tell someone about the place you belong to.
- Unde este toaleta? is a question meaning Where is the toilet/washroom? It helps you to politely ask for the way to washroom from anyone.
- Unde este un bancomat prin apropiere? would allow you to ask anybody about the ATM available in the nearby vicinity. It is often possible to run out of cash and to find an ATM becomes a necessity. Thus, you can use this sentence to locate one.
- Încântat de cunoştinţă is the sentence meaning nice to meet you. This will help you to make someone feel special that you are delighted to meet him/her.
Îmi pare bine is also an informal way to say nice to meet you.
Directions are also important
Apart from the various sentences and phrases you also might need to ask for directions as well. How would you decide which way you have to as it might be difficult for you to read the sign boards in a foreign language? Asking someone would be the best option. Here are the names of direction in the Romanian language to your rescue.
- Dreapta is the Romanian word used for right.
- Stânga is used for denoting left direction
- Înapoi means that the person is asking you to turn back.
Also, you may need to ask various other questions while you might be lost in some lane or by countryside. For example, Poti sa ma ajuti? Puteti sa ma ajutati? is used to ask anyone that can you help me? Further, if you want to ask someone that whether you know English or not can be said as Vorbesti englez? Or Vorbesti romana? If a person is cooperative with you and has helped you to with all your queries, then you must say appreciate the kindness of that person. Eşti foarte drãguţ(ã)! is the sentence that must be suitable in such a situation which means you are very kind.
Thus, by learning these very basic phrases and sentences would enable you to travel more easily in the foreign country. It is necessary for you to learn the language because while you are in the city area, people do understand a little bit of English, but in the countryside, it will be quite difficult for you to communicate and understand what they need to say. Thus, to double the fun of your holidays in Rome you must try to learn the basic spoken Romanian to guide you throughout the journey.