Important note: the Romanian currency is "Leu/Lei" ; subdivisions:   1 Leu = 100 bani

1 EUR = (approx.)   4.7 Lei     ***    1 USD = (approx.)   4.0 Lei


  • exchange office = casa de schimb
  • I want to change ... into ... = vreau sa schimb ... in ...
  • how much do I have to give you ? = cat trebuie sa va dau ?
  • please count once more = va rog sa mai numarati o data
  • may I ask you something ? = pot sa va intreb ceva ?
  • when does the exchange office close? = cand se inchide casa de schimb?
  • where can I find an exchange office = unde pot gasi o casa de schimb?
  • can you show on this map ...? = puteti sa imi aratati pe aceasta harta ...?
  • how many lei (RON) is one USD/EUR? = cati lei este un dolar/euro?

  • train/trains = tren/trenuri
  • engine = locomotiva
  • wagon/wagons = vagon/vagoane
  • sleeping wagon = vagon de dormit
  • bus = autobuz, autocar
  • van = microbuz
  • (transportation) mean = mijloc (de transport)
  • transportation = transport

  • travel = calatorie
  • route = traseu
  • when does the train/bus leave? = cand pleaca trenul/autobuzul?
  • when does the train/bus arrive to...? = cand ajunge trenul/autobuzul la...?
  • from which terminal does the train/bus leave? = de la ce linie (peron) pleaca trenul/autobuzul?
  • how can I reach ... (a location)? = cum ajung la ...

  • ticket/tickets = bilet/bilete
  • how much does the ticket cost? = cat costa biletul?
  • how much does ... cost? = cat costa ...?

  • the change = restul
  • keep the change = pastrati restul
  • please, give me the change = va rog sa imi dati restul
  • I'll buy... = o sa cumpar...
  • I shall not buy... = nu cumpar...
  • please, show me ... = va rog artati-mi ...

  • bus station/stations = autogara/autogari
  • railway station/stations = gara/gari
  • airport/airports = aeroport/aeroporturi
  • railway passenger transportation Romanian service = C.F.R. calatori
  • company (enterprise) = companie

  • Bucharest = Bucuresti
  • no ticket booking in advance = nu se accepta rezervari
  • booking = rezervari
  • ticket price = pretul biletului

  • details = detalii
  • address = adresa
  • city = localitatea
  • departure = plecare
  • arrival = sosire
  • from = de la
  • to = la
  • time = timp
  • how much time? = cat timp?
  • time duration (of the travel) = durata (calatoriei)

  • year/years = an/ani
  • month/months = luna/luni
  • week/weeks = saptamina/saptamani
  • day/days = zi/zile
  • hour/hours = ora/ore
  • minute/minutes = minut/minute
  • second/seconds = secunda/secunde
  • too late = prea tarziu
  • later = mai tarziu
  • early = devreme
  • earlier = mai devreme
  • morning = dimineata
  • lunch (time of lunch) = pranz
  • evening = seara
  • night = noapte

  • breakfast = mic dejun
  • lunch = pranz
  • supper = cina

  • meter/meters = metru/metri
  • kilometer/kilometers = kilometru/kilometri
  • close = aproape
  • very close = foarte aproape
  • is ... close to ...? = este ...aproape de ...?
  • very far = foarte departe
  • far = departe
  • very far = foarte departe
  • is ... far from ...? = este ...departe de ...?

  • left = stanga
  • to the left? = la stanga?
  • right = dreapta
  • to the right? = la dreapta?
  • straight ahead = drept inainte
  • backwards (going back) = inapoi

  • when does the conference start? = cand incepe conferinta?
  • when shall I present my talk? = cand prezint lucrarea mea?
  • where does the section ... take place? = unde are loc sectiunea ...?
  • where is the registration desk? = unde este biroul organizatorilor conferintei

  • I am a participant in the DGDS-2014 Mangalia Conference = sunt participant la conferinta DGDS-2014 din Mangalia
  • I come from ... = vin din ...
  • I came yesterday/today = am sosit ieri/azi
  • I shall be leaving today/tomorrow = plec azi/maine
  • can you show me the way? = puteti sa imi aratati drumul?
  • can you accompany me? = puteti sa ma insotiti?
  • can you help me find ...? = puteti sa ma ajutati sa gasesc ...?

  • room/rooms = camera/camere
  • bedroom = dormitor
  • hall/halls = hol/holuri
  • dining room = sala de mese

  • thank you = multumesc
  • thank you very much = multumesc frumos
  • I am very satisfied = sunt foarte multumit
  • I am not satisfied = sunt nemultumit
  • sorry/excuse me = imi pare rau/scuze/pardon

  • hello (good day) = buna ziua
  • good morning = buna dimineata
  • good evening = buna seara
  • good night = noapte buna
  • hi = buna, salut
  • it was a pleasure (to meet you) = mi-a facut placere (sa va intalnesc)
  • good bye = la revedere

  • [any suggestions to briefly extend this list with helpful phrases are welcome; please address them to vbalan@mathem.pub.ro]