Romanian Vocabulary

The Romanian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: unu  Audio Two: doi  Audio Three: trei  Audio
Four: patru  Audio Five: cinci  Audio Six: şase  Audio
Seven: şapte  Audio Eight: opt  Audio Nine: nouă  Audio
Ten: zece  Audio First: primul  Audio Second: al doilea  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: luni  Audio Tuesday: marţi  Audio Wednesday: miercuri  Audio
Thursday: joi  Audio Friday: vineri  Audio Saturday: sâmbătă  Audio
Sunday: duminică  Audio Now: acum  Audio Yesterday: ieri  Audio
Today: astăzi  Audio Tonight: în seara aceasta  Audio Tomorrow: mâine  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: fructe  Audio Apples: mere  Audio
Bananas: banane  Audio Tomatoes: roşii  Audio
Potatoes: cartofi  Audio Onions: ceapă  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: roşu  Audio Green: verde  Audio Blue: albastru  Audio
White: alb  Audio Black: negru  Audio Grey: gri  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: mic dejun  Audio Lunch: prânz  Audio
Dinner: cină  Audio Milk: lapte  Audio
Coffee: cafea  Audio Bread: pâine  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: însorit  Audio Windy: vântos  Audio Rainy: ploios  Audio
Snowy: nins  Audio Cold: rece  Audio Hot: fierbinte  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: băiat  Audio Girl: fată  Audio
Son: fiu  Audio Daughter: fiică  Audio
Brother: frate  Audio Sister: soră  Audio
Man: bărbat  Audio Woman: femeie  Audio
Father: tată  Audio Mother: mamă  Audio
Grandfather: bunic  Audio Grandmother: bunică  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: casă  Audio Toilet: toaletă  Audio Room: cameră  Audio
Bedroom: dormitor  Audio Kitchen: bucătărie  Audio Table: tabel  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: pisică  Audio Dog: câine  Audio Mouse: şoarece  Audio
Bird: pasăre  Audio Cow: vacă  Audio Horse: cal  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: şosete  Audio Shoes: pantofi  Audio Trousers: pantaloni  Audio
Shirt: cămaşă  Audio Sweater: pulover  Audio Coat: haină  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: engleză  Audio French: franceză  Audio German: germană  Audio
Spanish: spaniolă  Audio Italian: italiană  Audio Portuguese: portughez  Audio
Greek: greacă  Audio Russian: rusă  Audio Arabic: arabă  Audio
Hindi: hindusă  Audio Chinese: chineză  Audio Japanese: japoneză  Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: autobuz  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: rezervare  Audio
Airport: aeroport  Audio Passport: paşaport  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: student  Audio Teacher: profesor  Audio Pen: stilou  Audio
Books: cărţi  Audio Page: pagină  Audio Dictionary: dicţionar  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: mână  Audio Feet: picioare  Audio Hair: păr  Audio
Eye: ochi  Audio Mouth: gură  Audio Nose: nas  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulanţă  Audio Doctor: medic  Audio
Hospital: spital  Audio Pharmacy: farmacie  Audio
Police: poliţie  Audio Stomach Ache: durere de stomac  Audio

As you can see, this Romanian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.