Basic words and phrases

C. Useful Romanian words and phrases

Greetings!

  • Hello! (informal)
  • Good morning!
  • Good evening!
  • See you soon!
  • Goodbye!
  • Bye! (informal)
  • Good night!
  • Welcome!

Introductions!

  • My name is…
  • What is your name?
  • Nice to meet you!
  • Where are you from?

Common words and phrases

  • Yes!
  • No!
  • Thank you!
  • Thank you very much!
  • Welcome
  • Please …
  • Do you understand me?
  • I don’t understand!
  • I understand a little!
  • Could you repeat please?
  • Please, speak louder
  • Please, speak slower
  • Repeat
  • Do you speak Romanian?

Family/Relatives

  • Mother

  • Father

  • Parents

  • Brother

  • Sister

  • Family
  • People
  • Child-children

  • Man

  • Woman

Pronouns

  • I
  • You
  • He
  • She
  • It
  • We
  • You
  • They

Emergencies

  • I need help
  • Help me!
  • I need…..
  • What happened?
  • There has been an accident

FOOD

  • Bread

  • Water

  • Cheese

  • Drinks
  • Meat

  • Soup

  • Steak
  • Cake
  • Vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Cucumbers
  • Pepper
  • Aubergine (eggplant)
  • Cabbage
  • Fruit
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • I’m hungry
  • I’m thirsty
  • What ‘s your favourite food?
  • I like steak.

Meals of the day  

  • Breakfast     

    

  • Lunch

       

  • Dinner 

           

        Places     

  •   Hospital

 

  •  City

  • Police

  • Pharmacy

  • Book store

  • Public laundry

  • Dry cleaning

  • Bank

  • Currency exchange bureau

  • Restaurant

  • Snack bar

  • Train station

  • Bus station

  • Shop

  • Mosque

  • Church

  • Boulevard

  • Road

  • Street

 

  • Building

  • Stop (bus stop, tram stop)

  • Toilet, WC

  • Bathroom

Directions

  • How do I get to …?
  • Where is…?
  • Walk straight ahead?
  • To the right
  • To the left
  • Here
  • There
  • Turn right
  • Turn left
  • Straight ahead!
  • It is far
  • It is near

Means of transport and travelling

  • Car

  • Plane

  • Bus

  • Tram

  • Taxi
  • Underground

  • Ticket offices (Offices for issuing public transportation documents)
  • How much is the ticket?
  • Two tickets, please!
  • At what time is the train/bus/tram?
  • Which bus goes to …(the city centre)?
  • Arrivals
  • Departures

Signs

  • Entrance

  • Exit

  • Open
  • Closed
  • Push
  • Pull
  • No entry
  • No smoking

Numbers and quantities (units of measurement)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  • 100
  • 200
  • 300
  • 400
  • 500
  • 1000
  • Kilogram
  • Liter
  • Mile
  • Mile
  • Kilometer
  • Meter
  • Centimeter
  • What’s your telephone number?
  • My phone number is 0744455522

What’s the time?

  • Hour
  • Minute
  • Watch
  • Quarter
  • Half
  • What’s the time?
  • It’s eleven
  • It’s half past twelve
  • It’s half past two
  • It’s qurter past nine
  • It’s aquarter to eleven
  • It’s early
  • It’s late

Days of the week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Yesterday
  • Today
  • Tomorrow
  • Week
  • Weekend
  • Today is Sunday
  • Tomorrow is Monday
  • What’s today?

   Seasons and weather

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • What’s the weather like?
  • It’s cold
  • It’s hot
  • It’s snowing
  • It’s raining
  • It’s windy
  • It’s sunny
  • It’s fine (weather)
  • I’m cold
  • I’m hot

Shopping

  • I want to buy a blouse
  • What colour do you want?
  • What size?
  • Can I try it on?
  • I’ll buy it
  • How much is it?
  • It’s expensive
  • It’s cheap

At the bank

  • Credit card
  • Account
  • Money
  • I would like to open an account
  • I want to deposit money in my account
  • I want to withdraw money from my account
  • I want to change money
  • Where is an exchange office?
  • Is there a cashpoint / an ATM?
  • Which credit cards can I use?

   Colours

  •  White
  •  Black
  •  Blue
  •  Green       
  •  Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • What colour is the…?
  • What colour do you like?
  • I like red

Personal questions  

  • What’s your name? My name is Maria
  • Where do you come from? I’m from Bucharest     
  • Are you married? No, I’m not
  • How old are you?I’m 20 years old
  • What’s your address?
  • What’s your telephone number?
  • What is your profession?/ What’s your job?
  • What qualifications do you have?
  • What’s your email address?
  •  How are you?                 

 Activities

  • What are you doing?
  • I’m working
  • I’m reading
  • I’m walking
  • I’m going shopping
  • I’m speaking with Mary

At the doctor

  • Clinic
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Medicine
  • Where is a clinic?
  • What’s the problem? What’s the matter?
  • Are you in pain? Where?
  • Let’s see
  • I have a headache
  • I have a stomachache
  • I have temperature
  • You have to take this medicine

Clothing

  • Clothes
  • Shirt
  • Trousers
  • Blouse
  • Dress
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Coat

Looking for a job 

  • Job
  • Employer
  • Employee
  • Unemployed
  • Mechanic
  • Cook
  • Worker
  • Qualification
  • Qualified/ Unqualified
  • Skills
  • Competences
  • Training course
  • Employment agency
  • I’m looking for a job
  • Do you have a work permit?
  • Do you have any work experience? What qualifications do you have?
  • Where can I look for a job?
  • You can go to the employment agency and ask for job vacancies
  • Have you attended any language courses?
  • I want to attend a language course

Qualities/attributes 

  • Old
  • New
  • Small
  • Big
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Famous
  • Dear, expensive
  • Cheap
  • Beautiful
  • Ugly
  • Interesting
  • Boring
  • Good
  • Bad

Holidays/ Good wishes and congratulations             

  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • National day
  • New Year
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Birthday
  • A Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Easter!
  • Many happy returns of the day! A Happy New Year!
  • Congratulations
  • Have a good time!
  • Happy holiday!
  • Thank you. The same to you!
  • Happy anniversary!

At the secretary’s office                                           

  • Document
  • Enrolment
  • File
  • General Certificateof Secondary Education (GCSE), Baccalaureate
  • Birth certificate
  • Driving licence
  • Student card
  • Health certificate
  • Photo
  • Form
  • Application Form
  • Schedule
  • Fee
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