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A0.4 How to say "I come from" + your country, in Romanian?

People's House (Casa poporului) in Bucharest

While introducing yourself, it is expected that you will be asked where you are coming from. In this lesson we will teach you how to reply to that question in Romanian.
At the end of this lesson you will be able to:

How to ask in Romanian "Where do you come from?"

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Where do you come from? (informal)

De unde vii?

/de 'un.de vij/

Where do you come from? (formal)

De unde veniți?

/de 'un.de ve'ni.ʦʲ/

Where from in Romania?

or

Which part of Romania are you from? 

De unde din România?

/de 'un.de din ro.mɨ'ni.a/

In Romanian the subject can be omitted, because in most cases it can be infered from the unique form of the verb the person and number of the subject.

E.g. De unde vii?  -  is the same as De unde vii tu?

there is no need to specify the subject tu , because the form of the verb vii is unique and specific only for the subject tu.

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How to say "I come from" + your country, in Romanian?

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I'm from the United States of America

Sunt din Statele Unite ale Americii

/sunt din 'sta.te.le u'ni.te 'a.le a'me.ri.t͡ʃij/
I'm American (man)

Sunt american

/sunt a.me.ri'kan/
I'm American (woman)

Sunt americancă

/sunt a.me.ri.kan.kə/
I come from Great Britain

Sunt din Marea Britanie

/sunt din 'ma.re̯a bri.ta.ni.e/

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To vary the country and say that you come from your own country, you only need to say, as above: "Sunt din" (I come from) and then replace "Statele Unite" with the name of your country in Romanian. Thus to say "I come from Australia" you will say in Romanian: "Sunt din Australia". Similarly if you are coming from England, Scotland or Wales you will say "Sunt din Anglia" or "Sunt din Scoția".

The same goes for saying that you are an Australian man, or a New Zeeland woman, using the above example, one would say: "Sunt" (I am) fowllowed by "australian" for a man or "neozeelandeză" for a women, reaching the sentence: "Sunt australian" or "Sunt neozeelandeză".

Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium

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Algeria

Algeria

 

/al'd͡ʒe.ri.a/
Algerian (woman)

algeriancă

/al.d͡ʒe.ri'an.kə/
Algerian (man)

Algerian

/al'd͡ʒe.ri.an/

Australia

Australia

/a.us'tra.li.a/
Australian (woman)

Australiancă

/a.us.tra.li'an.kə/
Australian (man)

Australian

/a.us.tra.li'an/
Austria

Austria

/a.us'tri.a/
Austrian (woman)

austria

/a.us.tri'a.kə/
Austrian (man)

austriac

/a.us.tri'ak/
Belgium

Belgia

/'bel.d͡ʒi.a/
Belgian (woman)

belgiancă

/bel.d͡ʒi'an.kə/
Belgian (man)

belgian

/'bel.d͡ʒi'an/

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Brazil, Canada, China, England

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Brazil

Brazilia

/bra'zi.li.a/
Brazilian (woman)

braziliancă

/bra.zi.li'an.kə/
Brazilian (man)

brazilian

/bra.zi.li'an/
Canada

Canada

/ka'na.da/
Canadian (woman)

Canadiancă

/ka.na.di'an.kə/
Canadian (man)

Canadian

/ka.na.di'an/
China

China

/'ki.na/
Chinese (woman)

Chinezoaică

/ki.ne'zo̯aj.kə/
Chinese (man)

Chinez

/ki'nez/
England

Anglia

/'an.gli.a/
English (woman)

englezoaică

/en.gle.zo̯aj.kə/
English (man)

englez

/en'glez/

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Estonia, France, Germany, Greece

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Estonia

Estonia

/es'to.ni.a/
Estonian (woman)

Estoniancă

/es.to.ni'an.kə/
Estonian (man)

Estonian

/es.to.ni'an/

France

Franța

/'fran.t͡sa/
French (woman)

franțuzoaică

/fran.t͡su'zo̯aj.kə/
French (man)

francez

/fran't͡ʃez/
Germany

Germania

/'d͡ʒer'ma.ni.a/
German (woman)

nemțoaică

/nem't͡so̯aj.kə/
German (man)

nea

/ne̯amt͡s/
Greece

Grecia

/'gre.t͡ʃi.a/
Greek (woman)

Grecoaică

/gre.'ko̯aj.kə/
Greek (man)

Grec

/grek/

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Italy, India, Ireland, Japan

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Italy

Italia

/i'ta.lia/
Italian (woman)

Italiancă

/i.ta.li'an.kə/
Italian (man)

Italian

/i.ta.li'an/
India

India

/'in.di.a/
Indian (woman)

Indiancă

/in.di'an.kə/
Indian (man)

Indian

/in.di'an/
Ireland

Irlanda

/ir'lan.da/
Irish (woman)

Irlande

/ir.lan'de.zə/
Irish (man)

Irlandez

/ir.lan'dez/
Japan

Japonia

/ʒa'po.ni.a/
Japanese (woman)

Japone

/ʒa.po'ne.zə/
Japanese (man)

Japonez

/ʒa.po'nez/

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Moldova, The Netherlands, New Zeeland, Norway

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Moldova

Republica Moldova

/re'pu.bli.ka mol'do.va/
Moldavian (woman)

moldoveancă

/mol.do've̯an.kə/
Moldavian (man)

moldovean

/mol.do've̯an/
The Netherlands

Olanda

/o'lan.da/
Dutch (woman)

olande

/o.lan.'de.zə/
Dutch (man)

olandez

/o.lan'dez/
New Zealand

Noua Zeelandă

/'no.wa ze.e'lan.də/
New Zealander (woman)

neozeelande

/ne.o.ze.e.lan'de.zə/
New Zealander (man)

neozeelandez

/ne.o.ze.e.lan'dez/
Norway

Norvegia

/nor've.d͡ʒi.a/
Norwegian (woman)

Norvegiancă

/nor.ve.d͡ʒi'an.kə/
Norwegian (man)

Norvegian

/nor.ve.d͡ʒi'an/

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Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia

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Poland

Polonia

/po'lo.ni.a/
Polish (woman)

Polone

/po.lo'ne.zə/
Polish (man)

Polonez

/po.lo'nez/
Portugal

Portugalia

/por.tu'ga.li.a/
Portuguese (man)

Portughez

/por.tu'gez/
Portuguese (woman)

Portughe

/por.tu'ge.zə/
Romania

România

/ro.mɨ'ni.a/
Romanian (woman)

româncă

/ro'mɨn.kə/
Romanian (man)

român

/ro'mɨn/
Russia

Rusia

/'ru.si.a/
Russian (woman)

Rusoaică

/ru'so̯aj.kə/
Russian (man)

Rus

/'rus/

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Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

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Scotland

Scoția

/'sko.t͡si.a/
Scottish (woman)

Scoțiancă

/sko.t͡si'an.kə/
Scottish (man)

Scoțian

/sko.t͡si'an/
Spain

Spania

/'spa.ni.a/
Spanish (woman)

Spanioloaică

/spa.ni.o.lo̯aj.kə/
Spanish (man)

Spaniol

/spa.ni'ol/
Sweden

Suedia

/su'e.di.a/
Swedish (woman)

Suede

/su.e.'de.zə/
Swedish (man)

Suedez

/su.e'dez/
Switzerland

Elveția

/el've.t͡si.a/
Swiss (woman)

Elvețiancă

/el.ve.t͡si'an.kə/
Swiss (man)

Elvețian

/el.ve.t͡si'an/

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United States, Wales

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United States of America

Statele Unite ale Americii

/'sta.te.le u'ni.te 'a.le a'me.ri.t͡ʃij/
American (woman) United States citizen

americancă

/a.me.ri.kan.kə/

American (man) United States citizen

american

/a.me.ri'kan/
Wales

Țara Galilor

/'t͡sa.ra 'ga.li.lor/
Welsh (woman)

Gale

/ga'le.zə/
Welsh (man)

Galez

/ga'lez/

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19 comments

British Nationalites

I find your website really useful especially as I have been able to begin with 'to be' and 'to have' which I consider the best way to begin learning a language. I had a look at the how to say where you are from page - I've lived in Romania for six year so I really already know this - and really feel the need to point out that Britain, the United Kingdom whatever you want to call it is NOT England! I am from Scotland and would want to say 'I'm Scottish/British' or 'I am from Scotland/the UK'. Nobody in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland would ever say they are from England or that they are English!

This is not peculiar to you - it is a mistake everybody who is not British makes!

I come from Scotland, Wales or England in Romanian

Dear Patricia,

Thank you for your message. I would like to apologies for this mistake. You are very much right and I respect the local identities and nationalities.
I have already added the Romanian pronunciation for Scotland and Scottish.
I'm planning to add the equivalent for Wales: e.g. I come from Wales, and correct the flag of England.

Many thanks for your remark
P.S. Luckily that I had foreseen more recordings, because new recordings take quite a long time to arrive

England, Scotland and Wales Romanian pronunciation

It's done I have added the translation and pronunciations of English, Welsh, Scottish both male and female.

& irish too

Thank you :)

How to say I'm from Ireland or I'm Irish in Romanian?

Of course I'll add it with pleasure asap, just allow me some time for the recording of the sound. I'll let you know when it will be done.

How to say in Romanian that you come from a country (Ireland)

Hi Stephen,

I have just added the following Romanian English translations (including audio): I come from Ireland, I'm an Irish man, I'm an Irish woman.

All the best

New Zealand!

Va rog! What is the Romanian for "New Zealand" and "New Zealander" and "What is the Romanian for ... "

Mulțumesc frumos

Roger

How to say in Romanian "I come from New Zealand"

Hi Roger,

Of course New Zealand should have been in the list, sorry for that.

The translation of "I come from New Zealand" in Romanian is "Eu vin din Noua Zeelandă".
"I'm a New Zealander" for a man would be "Eu sunt neozeelandez" and a woman should say "Eu sunt neozeelandeză"

For your last question on how to say "What is Romanian for ... " I would advise you to use "Cum se spune în româneşte la...?"
This is presented with the audio pronunciation in the previous lesson A0.3 I speak little Romanian"
I'll do my best to post in a few days the audio pronunciation for the above sentences and integrate them in the lesson.

Happy to help

Romanian pronunciation

Hi,

I've just added in the above lesson the pronunciation of "I come from New Zealand" and I'm a New Zealander (for both a man and a woman).
I've also added the exercises at the end of the lesson to help you practice.

Happy to help

China!

Salut! I notice you've included Japan in your list of countries. My girlfriend is originally from China. How does one say 'she (or he) is from China' and 'she is (or he is) Chinese'? I'll be going on holidays to Romania later this year and have started to learn a little from your excellent website.

How to say in Romanian: I come from China

Salut Charles,

I have just added China, Chinese man and Chinese woman above in the lesson with the audio pronunciation in Romanian.

I hope you will have a pleasant journey.
If you have some other questions, I'm happy to answer.

Mulțumesc frumos

Mulțumesc frumos

Question

Thank you very much for your wonderful website.It has been very useful to me in understanding and learning Romanian. Please explain how to say, I am from India or I am Indian.

How to say I'm Indian in Romanian

Hi
Thank you for your kind words.

Here are the translations:
I come from India - Sunt din India
I'm Indian (for a man) - Sunt indian
I'm Indian (for a woman) - Sunt indiancă

The pronunciation of the word India and indian in Romanian is 95% the same as in English. Nevertheless I'll add the pronunciation next days (I'm traveling right now) including for indiancă.

Romanian Pronunciation India, Indian (man and woman) added

Hi,
It's done. India, and Indian (man, woman) are added in the above lesson with the usual free audio pronunciation

Enjoy your conversations with Romanians

Happy to help

Hello! How can I say in

Hello! How can I say in Romanian that I come from Bulgaria and that I am a bulgarian? (for men and for women) Your website is the best! Mulțumesc frumos. :)

Bulgarian - translation in Romanian

добър вечер Maria,

I come from Bulgaria - Eu sunt din Bulgaria (literally: I'm from Bulgaria)
I'm Bulgarian (male) - Eu sunt bulgar
I'm Bulgarian (female) - Eu sunt bulgăroaică

Happy to help

Ukrainian

thank you :D and for your collection:
Ukrainian: ucrainan (m) , ucraineancă (f), Ukraine -Ucraina

дякую

дякую

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