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Emergency in Romanian

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 Canda.

112 emergency call number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
112 calls are free of charge and can be dialled 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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Romanian phrases and vocabulary for emergency situations, Romanian survival phrases

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Ambulance

Ambulanță

/am.bu'lan.t͡sə/

Hospital

Spital

/spi'tal/

Police

Poliția

/po'li.t͡si.a/

Hotel

Hotel

/ho'tel/

Taxi or Cab

Taxi

/tak'si/

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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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