Spoken by: 26 million
Spoken in: Romania, Republic of Moldova
Language family: Romance

Romanian is spoken by about 22 million people in Romania, where it is the official language, by 3 million people in Moldova (where it's called Moldovan), and by around 1 million scattered in Albania,Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, and Serbia. 

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Common difficulties Edit

The Foreign Service Institute has classified Romanian as a "World" language. It is estimated that learning Romanian to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 24 weeks (600 class hours).[1]

Resources Edit

There is an Foreign Service Institute course for Romanian.

Sublearning - Romanian to English movie subtitle flash cards

Pimsleur offers a course in Romanian.

Duolingo offers a course in Romanian.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning;