How to Say

How to say the Romanian words from Awaken the Dawn
(in alphabetical order, with audio)…

Am fost profesor la Universitatea Politehnica. – I am a professor at the Polytechnic University.

americanca – american (feminine)

apă – water

Arad – city in western Romania

Barițiu – Romanian surname

Brașov – city in Transylvania

Brațiu – Romanian surname

București – The capital of Romania.

bună ziua – good day/good afternoon/hello

certificat de deces – death certificate

da – yes

domnișoară – young lady, miss

domnule – mister or sir

Engleză – English

facultatea – faculty

farmacie – pharmacy

Gara de Nord – North Railway Station

Henri Coandă – Romanian inventor and aerodynamics pioneer. The international airport in Bucharest is named for him.

Ionescu Marius – Ionescu (surname: son of Ion) Marius (a common first or given name in Romania)

la revedere – goodbye

lei – currency in Romania (plural of leu)

librărie – bookstore

Muzeul de Artă – Museum of Art

Muzeul de Etnografie – Museum of Textiles

Noaptea bună, dragă Kat. – Goodnight, dear Kat.

nu parcați – do not park

Oradea – city in western Romania

pa – informal to say “bye” (i.e., to end a phone call); used in a repeated fashion in certain regions (i.e., “Pa. Pa-pa-pa.”)

Piața Sfatului – Council Square

Piața Unirii – Union Square

Răzvan – Romanian surname

Revoluția Română – Romanian Revolution

Strada Olimpului – Olympus’ Street

studenții – students

temporar – temporary

Țiganii – Gypsies

Timișoara – city in western Romania