Romanian Culture and Language

Romanian Music

Romanian English Ursuleţul Martinel Martinel, the little bear, A-nvăţat un cântecel Learned a little song şi îi place că-i uşor And he sings it everywhere Mor, mor, mor şi mor, mor, mor. Roaring all day long. Mămăruţă, ruţă, Lady bug of my heart Suie-mă-n căruţă, Put me in the cart, Şi mă du la vale, …

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Romanian Alphabet

Romanian is the official language of Romania. To you, it may sound a bit strange. But come to think about it, all languages sound strange. Let’s check Romanian out! Romanian has more letters than English. The English alphabet has 26 letters. The Romanian alphabet has 5 more. That means 31. Those are the letters that …

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Music in Romanian

Before finding out the wonders of traditional Romanian music, you have to know a thing. Romania has about 9 regions. Each region has its own music. Well, they’re not that different. But the instruments and the dances are specific. First, traditional Romanian music doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before. It’s not pop, rock, hip-hop …

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Romanian Names

Romanian kids usually have one or more names. But they only use one. For example, if a girl is called Maria Ioana (Maria Joan), her parents won’t ever call her MI (or MJ in English). Just Maria. You can usually tell if a name is for a girl because it ends in “a” in almost …

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Romanian History

Our journey begins a long time ago when Romania was known as Dacia. Tribes lived there, and their ruler was called Decebal. Still, they had a powerful enemy: the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire had plans for those tribes. It wanted to conquer them. After two big battles, the Roman Empire only managed to conquer …

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Nonverbal and Verbal communication of Romanian Culture

 Romanian people are extremely friendly and expressive when they talk.  They are Latin, therefore they are not cold persons.  They are comfortable with hugs and kisses on the cheek when greeting or departing.  During conversations Romanian people use a lot of gestures, touch themselves on the arms, shoulders, hands and stand pretty closely to each …

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