FREE Romanian Resources
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Last update - 26/03/2017
First thing's first. I want to say a huuuuge mersi to Team Romanian for their dedication to helping people learn one of the world's most unique and beautiful languages! And also for choosing the world's sexiest TTS ;)
Here is a list of FREE Romanian resources for you to try! Comment more if you think they should be added!
Information on The Romanian Language
- Video: All About Romanian
- Omniglot Romanian
- Romanian Language on Wikipedia
- Information from RomaniaTourism
Romanian Language Courses
- Free Online Romanian Lessons
- Romanian 101
- Learn Romanian With Nico - Youtube Lessons
- Easy Romanian - Youtube Videos
- Curs de Limba Romana (Romanian Course)
- Monolingual Romanian Dictionary
- Wordreference Free Online RO>EN/EN>RO Dictionary
- Dicţionar Român Explicativ Online - Monolingual Dictionary
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This is quite a large file and many take a while to load/download. Personally, I find it easier to download to read offline.
http://afostodata.net/ --> Short stories with text + audio
I was looking for audio books + books before to listen to the book and read along to get to know the sound of the language better and train my listening comprehension.
That was nearly impossible, as all the audio books I found have different texts than the books.
This website helps me a lot, so I thought to share it.
I find www.learnro.com quite good. It's the only site with Phonetical transcription and I can't imagine learning a language without it. I understand that it seems cumbersome for many, but in my experience learning a language and trying to reproduce it only by hearing it by the melody of that language will not take you very far. After many years of practicing a language, I realised that I was saying it wrong. With the phonetical transcription you do not run this risk. There is a dedicated pronunciation section (www.learnro.com/romanian-pronunciation), that I can't find here on duolingo either.
I find the content quite good on www.learnro.com if only they could make it more user friendly.
You can also search for the Romanian version of Disney songs, as they often come with the English subtitles for comparison (English direct translation of the Romanian version, that is, not the English lyrics). Some of the videos I've found from this even comes with subtitles in both languages :)
I made a personal list of resources for learning Romanian here - http://www.branda.ro/learn-romanian-romanian-language-immersion-resources/
My fluency is, I think, pretty good. I put myself to the test after practicing in the translation section until I reached 25, and I found that I could handle about an hour conversation without using another language and read simple things. I found Duolingo, combined with a workbook, got me ready for some immersion. I'd recommend finishing the tree, doing translations on the site and add in some Memrise courses for more vocabulary.
I do owe a lot of my French skills to my Italian, though. I've studied that twice as long as French and am much more confident with it. So that really gave me an advantage with French. That said, I feel I'm at a point that with some intentional study, I could be ready for the DELF French proficiency B2 exam this summer.
How's it coming along for you?
I am diving in this **** as if my life depends on it. I used memrise in the past. I read online newspapers and pick out most used words than study those along with the lessons from Duolingo. I watch gaming channels as well as online radio on YouTube (La Europa FM cu Andreea Esca...). Plus, I listen to Romanian music ( the ones I like of course) and use their lyrics to sing along. :) I hope to be fluent in about a year.
I reccomend this channel for Spanish Speakers: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCHhP5hXt8qMMehHmavdDAAA
For all germans here is a free trial version: http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/DE/DERO/DERO002.HTM