Romanian 101

Romanian Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Romanian language. The words listed below are not the most common Romanian words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Romanian
(română)
I

eu
you (singular)

tu
he

el
we

noi
you (plural)

voi
they

ei
this

acesta
that

acela
here

aici
there

acolo
who

cine *(interrogative)*
what

ce *(interrogative)*
where

unde *(interrogative)*
when

când *(interrogative)*
how

cum *(interrogative)*
not

nu
all

tot
many

mulţi
some

nişte
few

puţin
other

alt
one

unu
two

doi
three

trei
four

patru
five

cinci
big

mare
long

lung
wide

larg
thick

gros
heavy

greu
small

mic
short

scurt
narrow

strâmt
thin

subțire, slab
woman

femeie, muiere
man (adult male)

bărbat
man (human being)

om
child

copil
wife

soţie
husband

soţ
mother

mamă
father

tată
animal

animal
fish

peşte
bird

pasăre
dog

câine
louse

păduche
snake

şarpe
worm

vierme
tree

arbore, copac
forest

pădure
stick

băţ
fruit

fruct
seed

sămânţă
leaf

frunză
root

rădăcină
bark (of a tree)

scoarţă
flower

floare
grass

iarbă
rope

sfoară, frânghie
skin

piele
meat

carne
blood

sânge
bone

os
fat (noun)

grăsime
egg

ou
horn

corn
tail

coadă
feather

pană, fulg
hair

păr
head

cap
ear

ureche
eye

ochi
nose

nas
mouth

gură
tooth

dinte
tongue (organ)

limbă
fingernail

unghie
foot

laba piciorului
leg

picior
knee

genunchi
hand

mână
wing

aripă
belly

burtă, vintre, foale, pântece
guts

măruntaie
neck

gât
back

spate
breast

piept
heart

inimă
liver

ficat, mai
to drink

a bea
to eat

a mânca
to bite

a muşca
to suck

a suge
to spit

a scuipa
to vomit

a borî, a vomita
to blow

a sufla
to breathe

a răsufla, a respira
to laugh

a râde
to see

a vedea
to hear

a auzi
to know

a şti
to think

a cugeta, a se gândi
to smell

a mirosi
to fear

a se teme
to sleep

a dormi
to live

a trăi
to die

a muri
to kill

a ucide, a omorî
to fight

a lupta
to hunt

a vâna
to hit

a lovi
to cut

a tăia
to split

a despica, a spinteca
to stab

a înjunghia
to scratch

a zgâria
to dig

a săpa, a excava
to swim

a înota
to fly

a zbura
to walk

a merge
to come

a veni
to lie (as in a bed)

a se culca *(action)*, a sta întins *(state)*
to sit

a se aşeza *(action)*, a şedea *(state)*
to stand

a se scula în picioare *(action)*, a sta în picioare *(state)*
to turn (intransitive)

a se întoarce
to fall

a cădea
to give

a da
to hold

a ţine
to squeeze

a strânge
to rub

a freca
to wash

a spăla
to wipe

a şterge
to pull

a trage
to push

a împinge
to throw

a arunca
to tie

a lega
to sew

a coase
to count

a număra
to say

a zice, a spune
to sing

a cânta
to play

a juca
to float

a pluti
to flow

a curge
to freeze

a îngheţa
to swell

a se umfla
sun

soare
moon

lună
star

stea
water

apă
rain

ploaie, udătură
river

râu
lake

lac
sea

mare
salt

sare
stone

piatră
sand

nisip
dust

praf, pulbere
earth

pământ
cloud

nor
fog

ceaţă
sky

cer
wind

vânt
snow

zăpadă, nea
ice

gheaţă, sloi
smoke

fum
fire

foc, jar
ash

cenuşă, scrum
to burn

a arde
road

drum, cale
mountain

munte
red

roşu
green

verde
yellow

galben
white

alb
black

negru, lai
night

noapte
day

zi
year

an
warm

cald
cold

rece, frig
full

plin
new

nou
old

vechi
good

bun
bad

rău, prost
rotten

putred, cariat
dirty

murdar, jegos
straight

drept
round

rotund
sharp (as a knife)

ascuţit
dull (as a knife)

tocit, bont
smooth

neted
wet

umed
dry

uscat
correct

drept
near

lângă, apropiat
far

departe
right

drept

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