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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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Bună Claudio,


Îți mulțumim pentru mesaj! Thank you for the message.

We are very happy to hear you found it useful. Let us know if you have any questions. Good luck with your Romanian! 😇


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Claudio
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Very intuitive lesson.

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Bună Mano,


Îți mulțumim pentru mesaj! Yes, that might be the issue. Please check out our pronunciation-related video series to make sure you learn the sounds well 😉 You can access that series on this link: https://www.romanianpod101.com/lesson-library/how-to-sound-like-a-native-romanian-pronunciation/.


Good luck with your Romanian! If you have any other remarks or questions, please let us know.


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Mano
Tuesday at 09:33 AM
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It es difficult for me to pounce forte and frumos. Because they contain r, I think.

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Bună Deepak,


Îți mulțumim pentru mesaj! 😄 Great to hear! Let us know if you need any help with Romanian.


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Deepak Parab
Monday at 09:43 PM
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Buna ,

Numele meu este Deepak, închiriez limba română pentru că eu compania mea mă va transfera în limba română pentru a face afaceri.

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Thursday at 07:47 PM
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Bună Ibrahim,


Cu plăcere! 😄 Mulţumesc mult for studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know. Mult noroc! 😉


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Ibrahim Saad
Wednesday at 10:34 PM
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Multumesc frumos

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Tuesday at 04:13 AM
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Bună Shashin!


Cu plăcere! 😉 We are very happy to have you here. If you have any questions during your studies, please let us know.


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Shashin
Thursday at 06:23 PM
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Mulțumesc foarte mult.