If you're trying to learn the Romanian Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Romanian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Romanian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!
Learning the Romanian alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Romanian language.
Below is a table showing the Romanian alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.
|Romanian Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation Example|
|A a||/a/||a as in father, or a as in above|
|Ă ă||/ə/||watch video below|
|Â â||/ɨ/||watch video below|
|B b||/b/||b as in ball|
|C c||/k/, /tʃ/||c as in cat, ch as in chimpanzee if c appears before letters e or i|
|D d||/d/||d as in door|
|E e||/e/, /e̯/, /je/||e as in merry,ye as in yes|
|F f||/f/||f as in flag|
|G g||/ɡ/, /dʒ/||g as in goat, g as in general if g appears before letters e or i|
|H h||/h/, (mute)||h as in house, or silent if h appears between letters c or g and e or i (che, chi, ghe, ghi)|
|I i||/i/, /j/, /ʲ/||i as in machine, y as in yes|
|Î î||/ɨ/||watch video below|
|J j||/ʒ/||s as in pleasure|
|K k||/k/||k as in like|
|L l||/l/||l as in lamp|
|M m||/m/||m as in mouth|
|N n||/n/||n as in north|
|O o||/o/, /o̯/||o as in floor|
|P p||/p/||p as in pot|
|Q q||/k/||k as in kettle|
|R r||/r/||r as in Roma|
|S s||/s/||s as in song|
|Ș ș||/ʃ/||s as in sugar|
|T t||/t/||t as in tip|
|Ț ț||/ts/||zz as in pizza|
|U u||/u/, /w/||u as in group, w as in cow|
|V v||/v/||v as in vision|
|W w||/v/, /w/, /u/||v as in vision, w as in west, oo as in spoon|
|X x||/ks/, /ɡz/||x as in six, x as in example|
|Y y||/j/, /i/||y as in yes, i as in machine|
|Z z||/z/||z as in zipper|
You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:
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