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Wikijunior:Languages/Romanian

What writing system(s) does this language use?Edit

Romanian uses the Latin Alphabet, however it has 5 extra letters, which are: ă/Ă, â/Â, î/Î, ş/Ş and ţ/Ţ.

How many people speak this language?Edit

24 million people speak Romanian as their first language. An additional 4 million people have learned it.

Where is this language spoken?Edit

Romania is an official language in Romania, Moldova, and parts of Serbia. There are also many Romanian speakers in Western Europe and North America.

What is the history of this language?Edit

Romanian comes from Latin, which was spoken by the ancient Romans.

Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?Edit

Mihail Eminescu(Poet) Vasile Alecsandri(Poet) George Cosbuc(Poet) Ion Luca Caragiale(Play Writer) Mihail Sadoveanu(Writer) Ion Creanga(Writer)

What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?Edit

Romanian English
Da Yes
Nu No
Salut Hello
La revedere Goodbye
Vă rog Please
Mulţumesc Thank you
Cum te cheamă? What's your name?

What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?Edit

This is a Romanian birthday song

La mulţi ani cu sanatate Sã vã dea Domnul tot ce doriti, Zile senine şi fericire La mulţi ani sã traiti! (You reapeat this one more time.)

And then you go:

Cine sã traiascã? Cine sã traiascã? La mulţi ani! (The name of the person) sã traiascã (the name of the person) sã traiascã La mulţi ani! Cine sã traiascã? Cine sã traiascã? La mulţi ani!

(Example) Mihai sã traiascã! Mihai sã traiascã! La multi ani!

And then you scream out happy: LA MULŢI ANI!!!

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