• is the romanian language similar to any other languages? trying to see if my language backround will help me learn faster.

    07 Jul 2008, 10:19 Mentha
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  • hi Mentha

    The Romanian language is a Romanic language,based on the old latin. Very similar to French, Italian ,Spanish and Portuguese. To get an idea about the similarity , check out the next example:

    Latin : ea claudit semper fenestram antequam cenat.

    French: Elle ferme toujours la fenêtre avant de dîner/souper.

    Italian sadLei) chiude sempre la finestra prima di cenare.

    Spanish :Ella siempre cierra la ventana antes de cenar.

    Romanian :Ea închide totdeauna fereastra înainte de cina.

    Michaël 10 Nov 2008, 12:22 - Report
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    Gyongyver Pillich-Wright 08 May 2009, 03:01 - Report
  • yup

    it depends on the languages you speak. for instance, when translating mot-a-mot some phrases, you will learn roumanian is quite similar to german.
    also, as someone already said before, it´s easier to learn if you know spanish, french, catalan and italian.

    aly 04 Jun 2009, 04:14 - Report
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