Want To Learn Romanian?
Romania is a European country located towards the southeast of the continent. It is the 7th largest country in the EU which explains how the country has such a diverse landscape. It is the home of the Danube delta while also containing the Carpathian Mountains to its centre. Meanwhile, the capital of Bucharest is an important city not only for the country but for the region. Moldova also uses Romanian as its official language, often referring to it as Moldovan.
Did you know that Romanian is actually part of the Romance language family alongside the likes of French, Spanish and Italian? While it is mostly spoken in Romania and Moldova, it boasts over 25 million native speakers, with an additional 4 million second language speakers. It is written using the Romanian alphabet, which is based on the Latin alphabet with an additional 5 diacritic characters.
While Romanian is a Romance language, it does have a few notable differences due to its isolated development from the rest of the group. Saying that, it does have the three grammatical genders and highly inflected verbs. Articles change based on the gender, though the definite article is placed after the noun, even being attached to it. It follows an SVO sentence structure, with the verb coming before the object but after the subject.
Whether you are visiting Romania or Moldova while exploring Europe, taking the time to learn Romanian is well worth it. With similar roots to the other Romance languages, it should be a familiar experience for speakers of those languages. Learn Romanian with Ling today for one of the most interactive learning experiences.