Flawless translations into and from Romanian
The Romanian language is one of the Romanesque and Indo-European languages. Almost 30 million people in the world speak Romanian. It’s the official language of Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Vojvodina, Athos, and the Latin Union. It’s also a recognized minority language in Hungary, the Ukraine, and central Serbia. The residents of central Serbia who speak Romanian are often referred to as Vlachs in the vernacular.
Outside Europe, Romanian is widespread as well. There are Romanian communities, for example, in the United States and Canada, South America, Australia, Turkey, and Israel. In Bulgaria, there are several thousand people who speak Romanian as their mother tongue within the environment of one particular village. Additionally, there are approximately 4 million people in the world who speak Romanian as a second language.
Italian is the language that is most closely related to Romanian, so Romanians can usually understand Italians very well.
The history of the Romanian language
Historically, Romanian emerged as the easternmost Romance language from Latin, which was spoken in the Roman province of Dacia and Moesia. The Romanian language has four dialects. Daco Romanian is spoken north of the Danube, while Aromanian, Megleno, and the now almost extinct Istro Romanian are spoken south of the Danube. The speakers of each dialect group haven’t always been able to understand each other well, so individual linguists today sometimes plead to classify these Romanian dialects as completely distinct languages.
The Romanian vocabulary today is derived to a great extent from words of Latin origin. However, the language also contains loanwords from Italian, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Rhaeto-romanic, and Spanish, as well as Greek, Hungarian, German, and Turkish.
The Romanian language was initially written on the basis of the Cyrillic alphabet. Only toward the end of the 19th century was Cyrillic replaced by the Latin alphabet. In Transnistria, a part of the former Soviet Union, the Cyrillic alphabet is still used for Romanian.
The Latin alphabet had to be lightly adapted for the language. Similar to Italian orthography, Romanian spelling is oriented heavily on the actual pronunciation of a word. This linguistic particularity has necessitated the introduction of various new characters into the language again and again. Our native-speaking translators know these particularities well and are able to translate your texts with absolute accuracy.
How much does a translation into Romanian cost?
The standard rate for translations from English into Romanian is $ 0.10 per word, and for translations from Romanian into English, the industry rate is $ 0.17. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words), we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge. For a full list of rates per language, please visit Rates table for most requested language combinations.
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