Romanian 101

b
like 'b' in "bed"
c
like 'ch' in "cheese" (like Italian 'c') when followed by 'e' or 'i', otherwise like 'k'
d
like 'd' in "dog"
f
like 'f' in "federation"
g
like 'g' in "gym" when followed by 'e' or 'i', otherwise like 'g' in "gear"
h
like 'h' in "help" (never silent in Romanian)
j
like the French 'j' in "Bonjour" - closest English equivalent is the "s" in "pleasure"
k
like 'c' in "cat"
l
like 'l' in "love"
m
like 'm' in "mother"
n
like 'n' in "nice"
p
like 'p' in "pig"
q
like 'k' in "king" (this sound is rarely used in Romanian)
r
like 'r' in "row", but slightly harsher (similar to the Italian r)
s
like 's' in "snake"
s
like 'sh' in "lush"
t
like 'ts' in "bits"
t
like 't' in "knit"
v
like 'v' in "very"
w
like 'v' in "very"
x
like 'cks' in "picks"
y
like 'i' in "dip"
z
like 'z' in "fizz"

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