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INTRODUCTION
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.
Now before we jump in, remember to stop by RomanianPod101.com.
There, you’ll find the accompanying PDF lesson notes and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.
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!
BODY
In Romanian, the most simple way of saying “Thank you” is Mulțumesc.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc.
Once more:
Mulțumesc.
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.
Let’s break that down:
( slow)Mer-si (roll the “r” almost like in Spanish)
Once more:
Mersi
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.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc mult.
Once more:
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”.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc foar-te mult.
Once more:
Mulțumesc foarte mult.
The nicest way of expressing gratitude is Mulțumesc frumos, literally translated as “Thank you beautifully”.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mul-țu-mesc fru-mos.
Once more:
Mulțumesc frumos.
The second word frumos, meaning “beautiful,” is used to make the phrase familiar and polite at the same time.
(slow) Fru-mos.
Frumos.
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.
REVIEW
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.
Mulțumesc.
“Thanks.”
(3 sec) Mersi.
(slow) Mer-si.
Mersi.
“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.

Outro

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Naiane
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Bună! 👋

Mulțumesc foarte mult 😊

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I'm familliar with Romanian since my mother is from Romania, but ever since my grandmother passed, I stopped learning it. I now have a very "broken" language. I feel like I need to fix it since my brother is getting married and my romanian cousins are coming over.

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Mulțumesc foarte mult.

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Thank you for sharing and for your kind feedback!

We are glad that you are learning Romanian here with us.

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Joe B.
Thursday at 5:50 pm
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Buna!

Hello, Team!

Thank you, Raluca, for your very clear and thorough explanations in Lesson 1.

I'd like to learn Romanian to better communicate with Romanian people in their native language, and to understand and appreciate Romanian culture.

My grandmother spoke a Romance language as her native tongue. ( a dialect of Italian ) and when I hear Romanian ( which sounds beautiful to me ), I feel an emotional connection!

It's also fascinating to learn how people speaking another Latin-based language ( Romanian ) express their views on life!

Mulţumesc frumos!

♥ Joe B.🗽

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Hello Rick,


Thank you for posting. The ț is actually closer to "ts", which would make it "mull-tsu-mesk".

The Romanian "țu" can be mistaken for the English "to" due to the way "t" is usually pronounced in English.

I hope this helps.

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