Romanian is a Latin language thus it follows the grammar structure of Latin languages such as Italian, French or Spanish.
We have written several grammar lessons (all freely available):
- New!How to ask a question in Romanian: Interrogatives
- Romanian noun gender and number
- The two main auxiliary verbs "a fi" (to be) and "a avea" (to have) conjugated (this lesson is part of the Level I absolute beginner"
- The other important usual Romanian verbs conjugated: e.g. "a face" (to do), "a da" (to give)... (this lesson is part of the Level I absolute beginner"
- A stub about Verbs - Indicative Mood - Present Tense"
Our lesson abound in free audio samples of the Romanian words being studied.
We are planning to add more Romanian language grammar lessons dealing with:
- Masculine nouns (how to recognize them and how to guess the plural)
- Neuter nouns (how to recognize them and how to guess the plural)
- Romanian articles (definite and indefinite)
- Romanian pronouns
- Romanian verbs
Furthermore we'll add exercises for you to practice what you've learned.
Other Romanian grammar highlights: In certain cases the subject can be omitted
It is common, especially in spoken Romanian language, as well as from a grammatical point of view to leave out the subject. Let’s take this example where two friends are discussing:
“I went to a party last week, it was great. Tomorrow evening, I’m going to another party, are you coming along?”
In the above sentences the subject is missing because it is inferred from the form of the verb. In Romanian when one says “mergi” it can only be “you go” (where you refers to only one person/object, it cannot mean, "I go" or "He goes", because “I go” is "(eu) merg", and "he goes" is "(el) merge".
It is perfectly ok to say “Eu am fost” and to specify explicitly the subject “Eu” (translated as “I”), however in colloquial Romanian the subject tends to be left out.