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Romanian

Syllabification: Ro·ma·ni·an
Pronunciation: /rōˈmānēən
 
, ro͝oˈmānēən
 
/
(also Rumanian)

Definition of Romanian in English:

adjective

Of or relating to Romania or its people or language.
Example sentences
  • Your first language is the Romanian language, is that correct?
  • According to one Rumanian folk-tale, Noah was assisted in his vineyard by the Devil who cuts the throats of three sacrificial animals and lets their blood drip over the plants: first a goat, then a lion and lastly a pig.
  • An influential figure in the world of child and adolescent psychiatry, his work has looked into such subjects as resilience in relation to stress and the effects of deprivation on Romanian orphan adoptees.

noun

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1A native or inhabitant of Romania, or a person of Romanian descent.
Example sentences
  • With the help of Russia, which defeated the Turks, the Romanians were given more freedom and granted a new constitution in 1829.
  • It is settled by Serbs and other Slavs, plus large numbers of Hungarians, Romanians, Slovaks, and Ruthenians, each speaking and reading in their own tongue.
  • After only one full academic year, the school's enrollment had grown to sixty-one with the addition of Czechoslovakians, Romanians, and Italians.
2The language of Romania, a Romance language influenced by the neighboring Slavic languages, also spoken by the majority of the population of Moldova.
Example sentences
  • The official language of Moldova is Romanian (with a Moldavian dialect), and the second language is Russian.
  • Although it was influenced linguistically by invaders and neighbours (Turks and Greeks), Romanian is a Romance language, with obvious implications for the character of its folk music.
  • Readers who have studied Romance languages other than Romanian will be able to see from the above that there are tantalising similarities between the language and, say, Spanish.

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