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Essential Romanian words and phrases

These could be the first words you need to know if you visit Romania or if you want to learn to speak Romanian: 

EnglishRomanianPhonetical
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YesDa/da/
NoNu/nu/
andși/ʃi/
Ieu/jew/
You (polite and respectful form)Dumneavoastră/dum.ne̯a’vo̯as.trə/
Thank youMulţumesc/mul.t͡su’mesk/
Thank you very muchMulţumesc frumos/mul.ʦu’mesk fru’mos/
No, thank youNu, mulţumesc/nu | mul.t͡su’mesk/
(This is the best way of politely turning somebody down)
You’re welcomeCu plăcere/ku plə’t͡ʃe.re/
You’re literally saying “with pleasure”
You’re welcomePentru puțin/’pen.tru pu.ʦin/
You’re literally saying For little
Please (informally)Te rog/te ‘rog/
Please (formally)Vă rog/və ‘rog/
Excuse me (informally)Scuză-mă/’sku.zə.mə/
Excuse me (formally)Scuzaţi-mă/sku’za.t͡si.mə/
I’m sorryÎmi pare rău/ɨmʲ ‘pa.re rəw/

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