Murray's Blog


I’ll be visiting Romania this summer for maybe three weeks. First stop will be the Temesoara/Temeschburg area in the Banat. My girlfriend and her ethnic-German family lived there (“Gross Sankt Peter” and Bogarosch villages) until they emigrated/escaped mostly en masse from Ceacescu’s paradise in the 80s. Lots of good stories there. Hopefully we’ll also get to visit Bucharest and the mountains. She speaks Romanian quite well already, but I’d like to learn a little.

So I wish there was some creative-commons-licensed Romanian language audio somewhere. I’d pay a few Euros if a native speaker could record some simple stuff such as everyday phrases and declination of the basic verbs (To be, to have, to do, to make, to want, to give, to take, to see, to pay) in slow clear speech, with a text transcription of the recording.

Update: I already have the Teach Yourself Romanian CDs, but I need something more like Pimsleurs. Just the simple stuff above would be useful if it was slow and clear and on a loop on my audio player.

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