1. How to Say Thank You in Romanian

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Salut, and welcome to Romanian Survival Phrases, brought to you by RomanianPod101.com
This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Romania. You'll be surprised at how far a little Romanian will go.
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Hello! Bună! My name is Raluca and I'll be your language teacher and cultural guide throughout this introductory course.
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Romania is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you simple expressions that are bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Romania. I can’t stress this enough: A little language can go a long way!
In Romanian, the most simple way of saying “Thank you” is Mulțumesc.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc.
Mulţumesc is a verb, and the dictionary form is a mulţumi, which in English will be translated as “to thank”. So literally translated, the word mulțumesc means “thanks”.
Another simple and common way of saying “Thank you” is the french word Mersi pronounced in a Romanian way.
( slow)Mer-si (roll the “r” almost like in Spanish)
There will be occasions when you will want to express your gratitude in a more polite and appreciative manner. That is when you should use the expression Mulțumesc mult.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc mult.
Mulțumesc mult.
The second word mult means “a lot” or “much,” so the English equivalent for Mulțumesc mult is “Thank you a lot”.
For showing deeper gratitude, it is enough to add foarte to the expression Mulțumesc mult so that you get Mulțumesc foarte mult which in English will be translated as “Thank you very much”.
The word foarte literally means “very” and mult is translated as “much” or “a lot”.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc foar-te mult.
Mulțumesc foarte mult.
The nicest way of expressing gratitude is Mulțumesc frumos, literally translated as “Thank you beautifully”.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc fru-mos.
Mulțumesc frumos.
The second word frumos, meaning “beautiful,” is used to make the phrase familiar and polite at the same time.
(slow) Fru-mos.
Let’s hear the two words one more time.
Mulțumesc frumos.
Here are another 3 expressions for showing gratitude using the word mersi just by replacing mulțumesc in the expressions we just learned. And we get:
Mersi mult
Mersi foarte mult and
Mersi frumos.
Whether you use mulțumesc or mersi, the meaning stays the same.
Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so mult noroc , which means "Good luck!" in Romanian.
“Thank you.”
(3 sec) Mulțumesc.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc.
(3 sec) Mersi.
(slow) Mer-si.
“Thanks a lot.”
(3 sec) Mulțumesc mult.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc mult.
Mulțumesc mult.
“Thank you very much.”
(3 sec) Mulțumesc foarte mult.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc foar-te mult.
Mulțumesc foarte mult.
“Thank you beautifully”
(3 sec) Mulțumesc frumos.
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc fru-mos.
Mulțumesc frumos.
All right, that's all for this lesson!
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Bună Abir,

That’s correct! :heart: Keep up with the good work!

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:heart: well, multumesc frumos

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I fail the test when typing a mulțumi .
It doesn’t seem to like my ț
I am using the Romanian keyboard layout in Windows 7

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Hello everyone,

Thank you for your comments.

@Joshua - that’s great motivation. Thank you for sharing your story. : )

@Judith, thank YOU for studying Romanian with us. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions while learning Romanian with us. We’d be happy to help you and hear from you about your next trip to Romania. I believe Romanian people will be glad to talk with you in Romanian.

Thank you,
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avatar joshua

i am trying t lern romanein becis a geirl that i like nows how to spek in romanein an i am hoping to impres her.

avatar Judith

Buna ziua. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to learn Romanian. I’m studying because I recntly visited with a friend who comes from a village near Oltenita. I found everything fascinating, and can’t wait to go back and get to know this beautiful country better. I want to be able to talk to everyone I meet on the way.

avatar Jeff

Buna seara Raluca!
You may not like the Midwest because there is a lot of open country. As my wife puts it “all I see is field left and field right” lol.
The city I have in mind is Arad, because my wife still has her apartment located there. I really felt this was a very nice city. I’ve been there twice now, back in 2001, and then again last summer. Weird I find myself missing that place.
My wife disagrees. You see, she is a city girl, and has lived here for the past 15 years, in the suburbs. After our son graduates from college (hopefully in 5 years), she would like to move to a big city, so she is thinking about Bucuresti, where she lived when she was a younger woman. She still romanticizes about it. I’m fine with that! :)
Regarding my efforts to learn Romanian, I still receive the email updates, and I try to review them, but my work has once again been keeping me very busy. My wife also just got a new job, so she is very busy too!
I will continue to try, a little at a time, but maybe, as she says, I have to live there and then I’ll be forced to learn it!
We’ll see!

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Hi Jeff,

Welcome and thank you for joining our group on RomanianPod101.com!
I visited USA this summer (Texas, Arkansas, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York) but I never had a chance to explore The Midwest. Maybe next summer. :wink:
Where in Romania do you want to move? You already have a city in mind?
Don’t worry about Romanian language. We have different lessons here, starting with absolute beginners, basic level or - if you feel courageous- intermediate and advanced. I’m here to help you if you don’t understand something. Just let me know when you need help and I’ll do my best.
My first suggestion: try to say “hi”, “thank you” and other easy words in Romanian to your wife. I’m sure she’ll appreciate your effort!
Pe curând!

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Hi Rose,

Sighișoara is one of the best preserved medieval town from Europe. It’s such a beautiful place.
I hope you’ll enjoy your stay there.
Pe curând,