Bun venit to our Romanian language course! The Romanian language has a rich history, and its unique blend of Slavic and Latin influences makes it a fascinating language to learn. It’s a Romance language spoken by approximately 24 million people worldwide, primarily in Romania and Moldova, but also heard in Ukraine, Hungary, Greece, Serbia & Montenegro, the US, and elsewhere.
WHERE IS IT SPOKEN?
NUMBER OF SPEAKERS
24 MILLION NATIVE SPEAKERS
THREE FUN FACTS ABOUT ROMANIAN
1. Romanian vocabulary is influenced by Latin and Slavic languages
Romanian vocabulary is heavily influenced by Latin and Slavic languages and includes many loanwords from French and Turkish. The language also has its own unique words and expressions that are not found in other languages. In the Introduction to Romanian topic, we include phrases like sărumâna, which is a respectful greeting in Romania for an elderly female you pay respect to, e.g. aunt, grandmother, or teacher.
2. Romanian pronunciation is straightforward
Romanian pronunciation is relatively straightforward; the stress is usually placed on the second syllable of a word. The language uses a combination of Latin and Slavic letters, and its spelling is highly phonetic, making it easier to learn than many other languages.
3. Strengthen your CV
Not only can learning Romanian help you learn Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese, but additionally, knowing Romanian can be a valuable skill in a business setting. Romania has a rapidly growing economy and is a member of the European Union.