Romanian Phrases

The Romanian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hei, alo, salut, bună  Audio
What is your name?: cum te cheamă?  Audio
Nice to meet you: încântat de cunoştintă  Audio
How are you?: ce mai faceţi?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: bine, mulţumesc  Audio
And you?: dumneavoastră?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Romanian)?: vorbiţi engleza/româna?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ea vorbeşte chineza?  Audio
A little bit: puţin  Audio
How old are you?: câţi ani aveţi/ce vârstă aveţi?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: am treizeci şi trei de ani  Audio
It was nice talking to you: mi-a făcut plăcere  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: ce vrei să spui?  Audio
I don't understand: nu înţeleg  Audio
I don't know: nu ştiu  Audio
Sorry: îmi cer scuze/vă rog să mă iertaţi  Audio
What is that called in Romanian?: cum se spune în română?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: ce înseamnă în engleză?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: de unde eşti?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: sunt din Statele Unite.  Audio
I'm American: sunt american  Audio
Where do you live?: unde locuieşti?  Audio
I live in the U.S: eu locuiesc în Statele Unite  Audio
What do you do for a living?: unde lucrezi?  Audio
I'm a student: sunt student  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: cu ce te pot ajuta?  Audio
Can you help me?: mă poţi ajuta?  Audio
Where is the airport?: unde este aeroportul?  Audio
Go straight: mergi drept  Audio
Then: apoi  Audio
Turn left: ia-o la stânga  Audio
Turn right: ia-o la dreapta  Audio


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Good wishes in Romanian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: la mulţi ani  Audio
Happy new year: an nou fericit  Audio
Merry Christmas: crăciun fericit  Audio
Good luck: noroc  Audio
Congratulations: felicitări ori bravo  Audio

Romanian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: am rezervare  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: aveţi camere disponibile?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: aş dori o cameră pentru nefumători  Audio
How much it costs per night?: care este tariful pe noapte?  Audio
Waiter: chelner  Audio
How much is this?: cât costă aceasta?  Audio
What is this?: ce este asta?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: eşti bine?  Audio
I need a doctor: am nevoie de un doctor  Audio
Help: ajutor  Audio
Call the ambulance: sună ambulanţa!  Audio
Call the police: sună la poliţie!  Audio
I am sick: mi-e rău  Audio

These Romanian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Romanian Vocabulary and Romanian Grammar, you might want to visit our Romanian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Romanian Vocabulary

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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Romanian phrases.