Romanian 101

A table for one person/two people, please.
O masa pentru o persoana / pentru doua persoane, va rog. (OH MAHSS-uh pehn-troo OH pehrss-WAH-nuh... / pehn-troo DOH-ah pehrss-WAH-neh, vuh ROHG)
Can I look at the menu, please?
Pot sa vad meniul, va rog? (POHT suh voohd MEH-nyool, vuh ROHG)
Can I look in the kitchen?
Pot sa ma uit în bucatarie? (POHT suh muh OOYT oohn BOO-kah-teh-ree-eh)
Is there a house specialty?
Aveti o specialitate a casei? (ah-VETZ oh speh-chee-ah-lee-TAH-teh ah KAH-sey)
Is there a local specialty?
Aveti o specialitate locala? (ah-VETZ oh speh-chee-ah-lee-TAH-teh loh-KAH-luh)
I'm a vegetarian.
Sunt vegetarian. (SOONT veh-jeh-tah-ree-AHN)
I don't eat pork.
Nu manânc carne de porc. (NOO muh-NUHNK CAR-neh deh POHRK)
I don't eat beef.
Nu manânc carne de vita. (NOO muh-NUHNK CAR-neh deh VEE-tah)
I only eat kosher food.
Manânc numai hrana cuser. (muh-NUHNK NOO-MY H'RAHUN-uh KOOH-sher)
Can you make it "lite", please? (i.e. less oil/butter/lard)
Puteti sa o faceti mai putin grasa, va rog? (poo-TETS suh oh FAH-chetz my poo-TZIN GRAH-suh, vuh ROHG?)
fixed-price meal
meniu fix (MEN-ee-oo FIX)
a la carte
a la carte (a la KART)
breakfast
micul dejun (MEE-kool deh-ZHOON)
lunch
dejun (deh-ZHOON)
supper
cina (CHEE-nuh)
I want _____.
Vreau _____. (VROW)
I want _____. (more polite, comparable to "I would like")
As vrea (AHSH VRAA; this last vowel sound is like the "a" in the English word "cat")
I want a dish containing _____.
Vreau o mâncare care contine _____. (.VROW oh muhn-KAH-reh KAH-reh con-TZEEN-eh _____)
chicken
pui (POOY)
duck
rata (RAH-tzuh)
beef
carne de vita (CAR-neh deh VEE-tah)
fish
peste (PEHST-teh)
ham
jambon or sunca (zhahm-BOHN, SHOON-kuh)
sausage
cârnati (kuhr-NATZ)
cheese
brânza (BROOHN-zah)
eggs
oua (O-uh)
salad
salata (sa-LAH-tah)
(fresh) vegetables
legume (proaspate) (leh-GOO-meh (proh-ah-SPUH-teh))
tomatoes
rosii or tomate (ROH-shee, to-MA-teh)
mushrooms
ciuperci (choo-PEHRCH)
(fresh) fruit
fructe (proaspete) (FROOK-teh (proh-ah-SPEH-teh))
bread
pâine (pooh-EEN-eh)
toast
pâine prajita (pooh-EEN-eh pruh-JEE-tuh)
noodles
taitei (tuh-EE-tsay)
rice
orez (ohr-EZZ)
beans
fasole (fah-SOH-leh)
May I have a glass of _____?
(literally: I would like...): As dori un pahar de _____. ( AHsh doh-REE oohn puh-HAR deh)
May I have a cup of _____?
(literally: I would like...)As dori o ceasca de _____. (AHsh doh-REE o CHEE-ah-shkuh deh)
May I have a bottle of _____?
(literally: I would like...)As dori o sticla de _____. (AHsh doh-REE o STIK-lah deh)
coffee
cafea (kaf-AA)
tea (drink)
ceai (CHY)
juice
suc (SOOK)
(bubbly) water
apa minerala (AH-puh mee-neh-RAH-lah)
(still) water
apa plata (AH-puh PLAH-tah)
water
apa (AH-puh )
beer
bere (BEH-reh)
red/white wine
vin rosu/alb (VEEN ROH-shoo / AHLB)
May I have some _____?
(literally: I would like...) As dori niste _____? (AHsh doh-REE nish-TEH ____?)
salt
sare (SAH-reh)
black pepper
piper (PEE-pehr)
butter
unt (OONT)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of waiter)
Ospatar! (os-puh-TAHR)
I'm finished.
Sunt gata. (SOONT gah-tah)
It was delicious.
A fost delicios. (ah fohst deh-lee-CHOHSS)
Please clear the plates.
Puteti sa strangeti farfuriile. (POOH-tehtz suh STRUHN-getzi far-FOOH-ree-leh)
The check, please.
Nota de plata, va rog. (NO-tah day PLAT-tuh, vuh ROHG)

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