Romanian language resources – Language Links Database

Romanian is a Balkan Romance language spoken by approximately 24–26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. According to another estimate, there are about 34 million people worldwide who can speak Romanian, of whom 30 million speak it as a native language. It is an official and national language of both Romania and Moldova and is one of the official languages of the European Union. 

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Native speakers: 24–26 million (2016)

Official language in: Romania, Moldova, Vojvodina (Serbia)

Romanian Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises… to help you with your Romanian grammar
  • - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Romanian for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Wikibooks - alphabet and vocabulary

Romanian Reading Materials

  • - One of the most widely circulated daily newspapers in Romania
  • Bursa - Romanian-language daily newspaper published in Bucharest. The newspaper covering articles on capital market, personal investment, banking, insurance, policy, and more
  • Contidianul RO - Romania's daily newspaper featuring top news, policy, money/banking, celebrities, management, leisure, media, arts, health, and more

Romanian Dictionaries

Romanian Listening and Video Resources

  • TV Romania Live - Tv Romania Live is a platform where you can watch all your favourite Romanian TV channels online for free. All you need is a stable internet connection.
  • RomanianPod101 - offers a lot of episodes that are suitable for beginners, intermediate learners and even advanced students. You’ll be able to easily pick out those that are available for beginners, though, which are a large majority. The majority of the content on RomanianPod101 requires a subscription to access, but the memberships are relatively affordable. 
  • - This podcast offers episodes that, while not exactly one minute in length, are pretty short. Your hosts are a Romanian teacher, Roxana, and a presenter, Mark. Concepts are very basic and include just what you need to travel in Romania, conduct business with native Romanian speakers or possibly impress your Romanian friends.
  • - This is podcast that is currently no longer being updated, but it offers a wealth of old episodes that can teach you a variety of concepts, from vocabulary words to numbers, with a focus on teaching students to speak, read and understand Romanian on an intermediate level.
  • YouTube - Learn Romanian with YT Channel

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