How Well Do You Know Romanian Vocabulary?

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Why take our Romanian Vocabulary Quiz?

As the only Romance language in Eastern Europe, the Romanian language is an intriguing bridge between the Romance and Slavic language families. It carries with it a distinctiveness in a region that is dominated by Slavic languages. Because of Romania’s strategic position as the gateway between Western Europe and the Balkans, Black Sea, and Eastern Europe, proficiency in the Romanian language gives one an advantage considering business opportunities in Romania’s diversified economy. With sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, energy, information technology, automotive, and tourism, proficiency in Romanian opens doors to various industries.

Take our Romanian Vocabulary Quiz today and seize the advantages it presents in a region brimming with economic potential and cross-cultural enrichment!

About the language

Romanian, also known as Daco-Romanian, is a Romance language that holds a fascinating linguistic position. As the only Romance language spoken in Eastern Europe, it stands as a testament to the historical connections between the Latin-speaking Romans and the Dacian people who inhabited the region. With approximately 24 million speakers, Romanian is not only the official language of Romania but also holds official status in the Republic of Moldova, where it is known as Moldovan.

The roots of the Romanian language can be traced back to the Roman colonization of the region during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. Over the centuries, Romanian developed through a fusion of Latin elements brought by Roman settlers and the native Dacian language, infused with influences from neighboring languages like Slavic, Greek, and Turkish due to historical interactions with other cultures.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Romanian language is its lexical similarity to other Romance languages. While it shares a significant amount of vocabulary with Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, it still maintains its distinct character, reflecting its unique historical evolution. This linguistic bridge between the Romance and Slavic language families makes Romanian an interesting and valuable point of study for linguists and language enthusiasts alike.

Romanian literature boasts a rich heritage that has flourished over the centuries. Notable writers such as Mihai Eminescu, Ion Creangă, and Mircea Eliade have significantly contributed to the literary world, leaving a lasting impact on Romanian and international literature. Eminescu, often regarded as the national poet of Romania, is celebrated for his romantic poetry, while Creangă’s folk-inspired tales are beloved classics.

Romanian folklore and traditions are deeply intertwined with the language, and its cultural significance has been recognized as an important aspect of European cultural heritage. The folk music, dance, and art of Romania add vibrant color to the cultural tapestry of the region.

In the modern era, the Romanian language continues to thrive and adapt to contemporary needs. It is a language that embraces its heritage while evolving with the changing times, as evident in its usage in digital media, literature, and various fields of knowledge.

Languages Related to Romanian

Below are a few languages that are related to Romanian in that they also belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family:

Abbruzzese Latin
Brazilian Portuguese Occitan
Catalan Portuguese
Corsican Provencal
French Romansh
French Slang Sardinian
Galician Sicilian
Haitian Spanish
Italian
Did you know?

It has its roots in Latin, and in fact, the name Romania and its derivatives come from the Latin word ‘Romanus’ (citizen of Rome), a legacy of the Roman Empire, which took control of ancient Dacia (today Romania) in 106 A.D.

So where does Walachia, ruled by the infamous Vlad Dracula, fit in to all of this? In 1601, the principalities of Moldavia, Walachia, and Transylvania were united for the first time under Prince Michael the Brave. They were then united for the final time in 1859 to form modern Romania.

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