Phrases & Vocabulary
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alike 'u' in "cup", 'a' in "target"
elike 'e' in "ten”
ilike 'i' in "dip" when in the middle
or start of a word. When at the end, it is barely sounded - for example,
in the word Bucuresti, it is pronounced Boo-KOO-resht with a very short
and slight i - never pronounce it as Boo-KOO-reshtee. The terminal "i"
causes a slight "softening" of the preceding consonant. The
few Romanian words with a very strong terminal "i" sound are
spelled with a double "i" ("ii").
olike 'o' in "chlorine", rounded, fairly
ulike 'oo' in "broom", but much shorter
alike 'a' in "digital". This sound
is usually mispronounced (people tend to pronounce it like 'u' in 'cup',
but in fact, this sound is frequently found in English. When seeing a
always think of the sound in the 'rather' than in 'bra'. Similar to French
'e' in word 'je'.
â, îno precise English equivalent - it's best to
hear it being spoken. â and î are the same sound in Romanian.
î is used at the beginning and at the end of words, â in all
other cases. The closest American English sound is the ""oo""
in "book", but it's a bit shifted toward a "soft 'i'",
as in "it". Similar to French 'u' in word 'rue'.