Hiya, From September there will be a Romanian child joining our Pre-School. I have just started looking at and learning basic phrases for when she starts, as joining us will be her first exposure to the English language. For all of the EAL students, I buy stickers in the child's home language, something that the parents seem to like.
I was just wondering if anyone one knew where I could get some Romanian ones from? or would anyone be able to help me with praise phrases such as 'well-done, excellent ect.. as I have seen some you can personalise.
Foarte bine! ("Very good!"), Bravo!, Super!, Ura! ("Hurray!"), Bună treabă ("Good job!") should all work for praise. Another possibility would be Tare!, but I think that is rather colloquial (akin to "Cool!") and as such probably not appropriate for school.
As for encouragement, only Hai! (something like "Come on!") comes to my mind. I am sure, though, that the native speakers here will soon give you more material to work with.
'Foarte bine!' means 'Very good' and it can also be used for a job well done 'Excelent' is obviously excellent 'Felicitări' is congratulations I can't think of any others, but feel free to ask me to translate anything :)
laurynWard2, if you can personalize some candies/cookies with these messages you can motivate him/her more than you expect :)
*Ești cel mai bun/cea mai bună!
(Native Romanian speaker here)
First, I have to congratulate you for your dedication, it's heart-warming to see someone go to so much trouble :)
I agree with iiai's list here, I'd say "Bravo!" is the best one, it's very often used by parents with their children. It means something similar to "Congratulations", for a child you would use it when they have done something worth praising, even trivial things like tying their shoes or drawing something pretty.
"Incredibil" although it means "incredible" can be used to mean "amazing", if you put it on a sticker it will be interpreted as such, not as impossible to believe.
In Romanian primary schools - at least many years ago when I was in primary school :) - there are no grades, but "marks": "Foarte bine" "Bine" "Suficient" "Insuficient"
"Suficient" is the lowest pass mark. I would avoid using stickers that only say "Bine" as this could be interpreted as less-than-great work, as something that can and is expected to be improved.
"Drăguț/Drăguță" can be used to mean "cute" or "lovely" or "pretty", about a person or anything like a drawing or a flower.
Hope it helps. Happy to provide any translations you need :)
Thank you so much. I have ordered some with foarte bine on them, this was before I saw your reply. Would these be okay? I have some bravo ones as well which I will be using.