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Emergency in Romania

What to do in case of an emergency in Romania


We hope you'll never have to face emergency situations in Romania. However just in case, you might feel reassured to know how to say a few words in the unlikely case that you might need it.


For any type of emergency, e.g. accident, theft, that needs the prompt intervention of the ambulance, police or firemen, you need to dial 112 from your mobile/fixed phone. The operator will guide you and send the right intervention team to assist you.
112 emergency phone number in the European Union is the equivalent of the 911 in the United States and Canada.

112 emergency call number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
112 calls are free of charge and can be dialed even in case of phone connections cut off due to unpaid bill or even without a SIM.

The 112 emergency line is available in "other main languages". However we haven't tested it, however we can assume that it is working and that the person answering your call should speak at least English, if not more languages.

According to some statistics the average time to answer is 4 seconds.


Conversation with the 112 (emergency call number) operator

Romanian Emergency vocabulary - Calling 112

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Call quickly 112!

Sunați repede la  112!

/su.naʦʲ 're.pe.de la 'u.nu 'u.nu doj/

What is your emergency?

Ce urgență aveți?

/t͡ʃe ur'ʤen.ʦə a'veʦʲ/

Where is the emergency?

Unde este urgența?

/'un.de 'jes.te ur'ʤen.ʦa/

Where are you?

Unde vă aflați?

/'un.de və a'fla.ʦʲ/

Are there any victims/casualties?

Sunt victime?

/sunt 'vik.ti.me/

How many casualties?

Câte victime?

/'kɨ.te 'vik.ti.me/

What is their condition?

Care este starea lor?

/'ka.re 'jes.te 'sta.re̯a lor/

What is your (phone) number?

Care este numărul dumneavoastră de telefon?

/'ka.re 'jes.te 'nu.mə'rul dum.ne'vo̯as.trə de te.le'fon/

What's your name?
 

Cum vă numiți?

/kum və nu'mi.ʦʲ/

Hurry up please, it's urgent!

Grăbiți-vă vă rog, e urgent!

/grə'bi.ʦi.və və rog je ur'ʤent/

Stay where you are, the police will arrive shortly!

Rămâneți unde sunteți, un echipaj al poliției va veni în scurt timp!

/rə'mɨ.neʦʲ 'un.de 'sun.teʦʲ un e.ki'paʒ al po'li.ʦi.ej va ve'ni ɨn skurt timp/

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Romanian Emergency - General vocabulary

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A life is in danger!

O viață e în pericol!

/o 'vja.ʦə je ɨn pe'ri.kol/

Be careful!

(addressing a boy/man)

Fii atent!

/fiʲ a'tent/

Be careful!

(addressing a Romanian woman/girl)

Fii atentă!

/fij a'ten.tə/

Attention!

Atenție!

/a'ten.ʦi.e/

Leave me alone

Lasă-mă în pace

/'la.sə.mə ɨn 'pa.t͡ʃe/

Help!

Ajutor!

/a.ʒu'tor/

Save me!

Salvați-mă!

/sal'va.ʦi.mə/

Has something happened?

You are indirectly asking Are you ok?

S-a întâmplat ceva?

/sa ɨn.tɨm'plat t͡ʃe↗'va/

Can you please help me?

This formal polite question can be used in normal situations as well, including other than emergencies such as shopping.

Puteți să mă ajutați vă rog?

/pu'tet͡sʲ sə mə a.ʒu'taʦʲ və ↗rog/

Are you ok?

Ești bine?

/jeʃtʲ 'bi.ne/

Is everyone ok?

Sunteți toți bine?

/'sun.tet͡sʲ tot͡sʲ 'bi.ne/

I'm ok

Sunt bine

/sunt 'bi.ne/

I'm sick

Sunt bolnav

/sunt bol'nav/

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Romanian emergency - Fire hazard vocabulary

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Something is burning!

Arde ceva!

/'ar.de 't͡ʃe'va/

There is a fire in the building!

E foc în clădire!

/je fok ɨn klə'di.re/

There's a lot of smoke coming out!

Iese mult fum!

/je.se mult fum/

I smell something burning!

Miroase a ars!

/mi'ro̯a.se a ars/

Where is the emergency exit?

Unde e ieșirea de urgență!

/'un.de je je'ʃi.re̯a de ur'ʤen.ʦə/

Firemen

Pompierii

/pom.pi'e.rij/

Fire!

Foc!

/fok/

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Police - theft - Someone close to you missing

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Help! Stop the thief! He stole my bag!

Ajutor, opriți hoțul, mi-a furat geanta!

/a.ʒu'tor o'priʦʲ 'ho.ul mja fu'rat 'ʤe̯an.ta/

I would like to declare the theft of my cell phone.

Aș dori să declar furtul telefonului mobil.

/aʃ do'ri sə de'klar 'fur.tul te.le'fo.nu.luj mo'bil/

My car has been broken into.

Mi s-a spart mașina.

/mi sa spart ma'ʃi.na/

I was attacked.

Am fost atacat.

/am fost a.ta'kat/

I was robbed.

Am fost tâlhărit.

/am fost tɨl.hə'rit/

I'm afraid.

Mi-e frică.

/mje 'fri.kə/

Where is the nearest police station?

Unde este secția de poliție cea mai apropiată?

/↗'un.de ↘'jes.te 'sek.ʦi.a de po'li.ʦi.e ʧe̯a maj a.pro.pri'atə/

My child is missing.

You are literally saying: My child has disappeared.

Copilul meu a dispărut.

/ko'pi.lul mew a dis.pə'rut/

My husband is missing.

You are literally saying: My husband has disappeared.

Soțul meu a dispărut.

/so't͡sul mew a dis.pə'rut/

My wife is missing.

Soția mea a dispărut.

/so't͡si.a mea a dis.pə'rut/

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How to describe someone in Romanian

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Can you describe him?

Puteți să-l descrieți?

/puˈteʦʲ səl des'kri.jeʦʲ/

Can you describe her?

Puteți să o descrieți?

/puˈteʦʲ sə o des'kri.jeʦʲ/

Here is a photo.

Iao fotografie.

/'ja.tə o fo.to.gra'fi.e/

man

bărbat

/bər'bat/

woman

femeie

/fe'me.je/

About fifty years old.

Cam de cincizeci de ani.

/kam de ʧinʧʲ'zeʧʲ de anʲ/

About one meter sixty tall. 

Cam de un metru șaizeci înălțime.

/kam de un 'me.tru ʃaj'zeʧʲ ɨ.nəl'ʦi.me/

long hair

părul lung

/'pə.rul lung/

black hair

you can describe only a man like this

brunet

/bru'net/

red hair

you can describe only a man like this

roșcat

/roʃ'kat/

blond

You can describe only a man like this

blond

/blond/

blue eyes

ochii albaștri

/okiʲ al'baʃ.tri/

He/she was wearing jeans and a brown jacket.

Purta blugi și o geacă maro.

/pur'ta bluʤʲ ʃi o ʤe̯a.kə ma'ro/

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What to say in case of an accident in Romania

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There was an accident.

A avut loc un accident.

/a av'ut lok un ak.ʧi'dent/

I had a serious accident.

Am avut un accident grav.

/am a'vut un ak.ʧi'dent grav/

Floreasca emergency hospital

Spitalul de urgentă Floreasca

/spi'ta.lul de ur'ʤen.ʦə flo're̯as.ka/

There are injured (people)

Sunt răniți.

/sunt rə'nit͡sʲ/

I've cut myself, the bleeding does not stop.

M-am tăiat, nu se oprește sângerarea.

/mam tə'jat | nu se o'preʃ.te sɨn.ʤe'ra.re̯a/

I have to got to the doctor.

Trebuie să merg la doctor.

/'tre.bu.je sə merg la 'dok.tor/

I want to go to the emergency (room).

Vreau să merg la urgență.

/vre̯aw sə merg la ur'ʤen.ʦa/

I got burned.

M-am ars.

/mam ars/

He/She is not breathing.

Nu respiră.

/nu res.pi'rə/

I can't breathe.

Nu pot să respir.

/nu pot sə res'pir/

He/she is in great pain.

Are dureri mari.

/'a.re du'rerʲ 'ma.rʲ/

She has gone into labour!

Naște!

/'naʃ.te/

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To learn how to say: "Where is the hospital" or "Where is a nearby drugstore / chemist's shop / pharmacy" please visit our lesson on asking directions in Romanian.


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