Romanian

An Indo-European language and a member of the Romance branch, spoken by c. 23 million people, mainly in the Republic of Romania, where it is the official language, as well as in nearby parts of Yugoslavia (notably in Voivodina, where it also has official status), Bulgaria, Moldova, Greece and Albania, and a substantial number of immigrants in Israel, the USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.

The earliest written traces date form the late 15th century. Originally spelt in the Cyrillic alphabet, the language adopted the Latin alphabet only in the late 19th century. It consists of 28 characters. Although derived from the Low Latin, its geographical separation from the other Romance languages has made Romanian very different, with many Slavic loan words and idiosyncratic grammatical features. The main dialect division of modern Romanian is between Muntenian in the south and Moldavian in the north and north-east. The modern literary language is based on Muntenian usage.


CLASSIFICATION = Indo-European family , SCRIPT = Latin

Courses

Colloquial Romanian : a complete course for beginners -- 3rd ed. ROM CBEG 2(PACK)
Complete Romanian ROM CBEG 1(PACK)
Learn Romanian course for English speakers : addenda with essential information regarding Romanian history, culture and civilisation and a choice of representative literary texts ROM CBEG 3

Dictionaries

One to one bilingual dictionary : English - Romanian Romanian - English ROM DICO 2
NTC's Romanian and English dictionary ROM DICO 1

Grammar

Romanian : an essential grammar ROM GRAM 1
External Resource

Reading - Fiction

Alice în Tara Minunilor : Alice in Wonderland ROM RFICT 2
Fabule cu vulpi = Fox fables ROM RFICT 1
First Romanian reader for beginners : bilingual for speakers of English ROM RFICT 4
First Romanian reader for beginners : bilingual for speakers of English : Volume 2 ROM RFICT 5
First Romanian reader for beginners : bilingual for speakers of English : Volume 3 ROM RFICT 6
Omida mâncâcioasâ = The very hungry caterpillar ROM RFICT 2

Reference

Investment in Romania ROM REF 3
Where to go in Romania ROM REF 1
Young poets of a new Romania : an anthology ROM REF 2

Films

12:08 : East of Bucharest ROM FILM 2(DVD)*
Aurora ROM FILM 4:1-2(DVD)*
Beyond the hills ROM FILM 1(DVD)*
The death of Mr. Lazarescu ROM FILM 5(DVD)*
Stuff and dough ROM FILM 7(DVD)*
Tales from the golden age ROM FILM 3(DVD)*
Tuesday after Christmas ROM FILM 6(DVD)*