Welcome to Simple Romanian!

Simple Romanian is a website created by a simple Romanian in the capital of Transylvania. This website, with its dozens of short and fun lessons, aims to promote authentic language taken directly from the streets.
As you are reading this text, Simple Romanian reached the newspapers and made the news on TV.
Find out more about the project in the below video. If you’ve had enough of an introduction, then go to any one of the 70+ lessons on the menu.

21 thoughts on “Welcome to Simple Romanian!”

  1. Hello! Thanks for the nice site. The Romanian is pretty easy but I can see you have put a lot of effort into it. I voted “I want to live in the country” and was surprised to see it was the most popular answer. I came here from InterPals where I saw your link in the Forums. I am an EU citizen, so I hope living in Romania won’t be too difficult visa-wise. But I have to earn some more money before I can even consider making the move. Maybe a few of the warmer months in Romania would be enough. Keep up the good work!

  2. Hey! Nice job with all the lessons. I would give you 5 out of 5 stars if you had a rating system!

  3. Excellent site!! These lessons have given me more confidence in reading and writing Romanian. Keep up the good work!

    1. I have been looking for natural lessons of Romanian and I found them here, thank you! 🙂 I have been to Romania four times and I understand single and simple words but I want to learn more – because I love the country and people there. Thank you one more time!

  4. You should also mention that YouTube and iTunes are two the fastest, if not more efficient, way to learn a foreign language. Just a little something I picked up from the Chicago Tribune. Take me, for instance, I do have some proficiency in Romanian, thanks to the YouTube message boards, along with my two-year Associate’s Degree in Spanish. So not only has my college education paid off, I really have been having a BLAST learning about my heritage (regardless of what language it’s presented in) 🙂

    1. matei is the name of the girl dan balan is longing for in the o – zone song oriude ai fi (wherever you are)…oriunde ai fi eu te voi găși oriunde tu ai fi eu te voi iubi…(wherever you are i will find you wherever you are i will love you!!!it worths to listen to it and the lyrics are substitled in both langages english and romanian!!! this is one of my favorite romanian song!!!and as it is said previously listening to songs is a very good tip to learn better and faster a foreign langage!!!

  5. Mon père était roumain, mais je n’ai jamais appris sa langue. Maintenant, après avoir appris plein d’autres langues, j’aimerais avoir les bases du roumain. Apparemment je comprends déjà beaucoup quand je lis, mais la prononciation est plus compliquée pour moi.

  6. I´ve just found this site and, by skimming over some lessons, I´ve already realized it´s both very effective and pleasant to learn with!
    I would also like to especially thank you for the free stuff, something crucial for those of us who can´t afford any more expenses in their budget.
    Congratulations as well for using English as the means to teach it, as in this way you will reach many more people around the world, helping to divulge your language and its ancient culture in a much broader extent.
    If you allow me, I would just like to suggest that the new words in the dialogues be pronounced slowly at first and, if possible, twice (having the new words showing onscreen while doing it would also be advised, so the learner can associate the pronunciation with the spelling). This way the usual shock caused by the exposition to that fast speed of the daily language will be much lessened. Besides, the very fact that the wonderful region of Transylvania has its own dialect of Romanian may be somewhat more difficult for a beginner, even if these differences don´t seem too hard for Romanians themselves.
    I´ve mentioned all this cause this first shock learners get when they first listen to native speakers is actually one of the main reasons many end up giving up studying a language, as they get the impression they will never be able to pull it off understanding it when spoken in a natural, daily context.
    Thanks for your excellent site!

  7. Hello, I love your course, but your mobile website doesn’t work. It makes it difficult to study when you are not near the PC. The buttons in the upper part of the website (a menu and search buttons) don’t work

    1. Hi Lena,

      Thank you for the heads-up. Just letting you know the top buttons should work at this moment in time. Let me know if it solved the problem 🙂


  8. Thank you for making this site! I watched the video you linked and noticed you said you had learned some Swedish – Ironically, I came here since that wasn’t going so well (kanske jag försöker igen) Romanian is barely known here in the US, or here at least, and I’m excited to learn with such a nice looking website

    1. Tack för ditt inlägg! I was and still am passionate about Swedish. I even eventually got to work for people in the Nordic countries.
      Next up is applying for a translator certification and getting it.
      As long as you have a motivation and can study almost daily, it’s well worth it 🙂

  9. Thank you very much , I searched a lot for such a page until I found you , I would give you five stars ❤❤

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