English Speakers learning Romanian
I am having a great time learning Romanian so far. Is anyone else out there learning Romanian?
I am not a native english speaker but I really really enjoy the Romanian course and fell in love with the language. I'll even cook Romanian food tonight - Ciorbă cu perișoare.
I have been waiting for this course for some time. Taking my time to get through it, trying to let concepts sink in. I have plowed right through some of the other courses.
Romanian is spoken in Romania* not Rome :-)
A common mistake, it was probably sarcasm, I don't know... :-)
I am, and I'm surprised on how similar it is to French. I hope you're doing well with learning Romanian! ^ ^
I think there was a major purge in the 19th century, followed by a massive import of French loanwords.
I was excited seeing the Romanian course. I have visited the country many times and I understand the language pretty well, but grammar is another story!
I wouldn't say that. Russian vocabulary is quite different to most other Slavic languages. I speak Ukrainian and the thing most difficult for me is the vocabulary. For example; The word drug means friend, the Ukrainian word is druh, the female form is podruha and that's how we figured out that drug was related to the Polish and Romanian words przyjaciol and prieten. Another example is the word for horse loshad' in Russian kin' in Ukrainian and kon in Polish and Bulgarian.
So really it's more a mix of Latin and Slavic.
I wasn't trying to be linguistically correct! I as a linguist know that it is actually more similar to Proto-Slavic/Romance, and I am happy you know it! My point was that other languages I knew prior to learning Romanian helped me understand it!
To add specifics to it, [the Slavic influence] comes from Old Church Slavonic used in the Orthodox church. It was the main language of the Romanian Orthodox Church until the 17th Century and while they attempted to keep it pure, regional influences from different Slavic neighbors immersed into the language. This Wikipedia article explains it better than I can :-)
Yes! I am! I have been waiting for this course for almost two years! :D It is amazing to finally be able to after I had to stop Live Mocha.
I am! I was waiting for Romanian since it was at 6% in the incubator and I'm extremely glad it is finally out. I plan to devote a lot of time to it but I'm even more excited for when the mobile version comes out.
Yes, I am loving it though it's a bit of a surprise grammatically! There are some big differences from the other Romance languages that I wasn't expecting!
yess me! i'm half romanian and hoping to visit next year maybe with a friend, so i'm trying to learn as much as i can.