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Is romanian hard to learn?

PolyglotCharles
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Are there many things like in the slavic languages? (I am native Polish learning russian) Is romanian tree hard or easy to done?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
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Well, Romanian has Slavic, Romance and a bit of Turkish Influence, but it's pretty similar to spanish and portuguese, after all, it's mostly a Romantic Language, and it shares some vocabulary from Slavic Languages and pronunciation from Turkish, but it's still a beautiful language for learning, I highly reccomend it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCharles
PolyglotCharles
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thanks, but i see your languages and i am thinking how do you remember vocabulary from these languages without mixing them?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
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Esperanto, Esperanto is a made-up language that mixes germanic, slavic and romantic languages, so I can see the differences between them, and not confusing them, also, I'm a native Spanish speaker, so Romantic languages are not hard for me, I'm fluent in English, so Germanic languages are not hard for me either, but Slavic languages are another thing, cause they are completely different in Grammar and Vocabulary, but Esperanto has made it easy for me. There are a few exceptions for Esperanto,Hungarian, Turkish, Guaraní, High Valyrian, Irish, Welsh, Vietnamese, Japanese, Swahili and Hebrew don't have similarities with Esperanto, so I have to make an extra effort with them.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Serban8comp.
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I am a native speaker of Romanian, and can understand a bit of other Slavic languages using Romanian. According to Langfocus (youtube channel), Romanian vocabulary is 19% Slavic and its pronounciation is very Slavic and I agree. However the grammar is a bit more Romance but the good thing is that there aren't many gramatical cases. Overall, I think it is pretty easy language which still has irregularities and some of them are also present in Slavic languages (eg. he is-EN;el e/ el este-pronounced yel ye/yel yeste-Romanian;on je-pronounced on ye-Czech).

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https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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I haven't progressed very far with it, but I find that there are definitely some tricky things about the language. Like English, it has influences from a lot of different languages, so you can't rely on knowledge of vocabulary from one area (Romance, Germanic, etc.) to help you remember Romanian words.

Also like English, it has a number of exceptions to its rules. The Tips and Notes for the Plurals skill on Duolingo says that "plural forms have to be acquired when learning each noun". And unlike other languages with gendered nouns, adjectives aren't necessarily modified by both gender and number, but can be by both, either or neither.

It's definitely trickier than other Romance languages (although I find it shares a fair amount with Portuguese), but I see that you're learning Polish, which has the reputation of being one of the most difficult European languages to learn.

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https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCharles
PolyglotCharles
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i am native polish and i live in Poland yet :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCharles
PolyglotCharles
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i learn english, spanish, russian, danish, romanian and german in school.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Enchom
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I am native Bulgarian speaker (Slavic language) and I am fluent in Bulgarian/English. In my opinion Romanian is not difficult at all. Many people I've met are surprised that I understand it because it has a reputation of being difficult, but it really isn't. It is probably a bit harder than the other Romance languages as it is more different, but I don't think it's nearly as hard as most Slavic languages.

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Reply11 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/betarage
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Its harder than the other romance languages but its still a lot easier than non European languages.

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https://www.duolingo.com/jfrrz
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I had the same doubt man. I'm currently learning Spanish and Esperanto and after I learn these two I was wondering what language could I possibly learn. At first I thought "Hmm, Italian is a good bet" then I saw on Langfocus channel the video about Romanian and it got me. It was the first time hearing how Romanian sounds and I fell in love. Yesterday I was watching some lessons on Youtube, just for fun, basic stuff like how to introduce yourself, how to apologize... and then I was like "This is like Portuguese man" (my native language) and today I watched this documentary on Netflix, Chuck Norris vs Communism and the only thing I could pay attention was how beautiful Romanian sounds. Now I've decided, I will learn Romanian. (:

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Reply11 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCharles
PolyglotCharles
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good luck :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaAbovyan

oh, thanks for mentioning the movie! My Romanian boyfriend is super excited about watching it now. Mersi frumos!

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https://www.duolingo.com/jfrrz
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You should check Umbre. It's a show from HBO Europe and it's all set in Bucarest.

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