Romanian (Teach Yourself Languages)

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9780340868539: Romanian (Teach Yourself Languages)

Romanian, because of its Latin origin and the fact that it has borrowed words from other Romance languages, will be recognisable to anyone who knows French or Italian. This course introduces both colloquial and written forms of Romanian with the emphasis on learning to use Romanian in a variety of situations. No knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed but traditional grammatical terms are included for those who are familiar with them. Most of the 2000 words introduced in the course are those frequently used in everyday conversation and many of the vocabulary items are listed in the Romanian-English and English-Romanian vocabularies at the end of the book. The 20 graded units of dialogues, culture notes, grammar and exercises should give you all you need to be able to cope with a whole range of situations and participate fully and confidently in all aspects of Romanian life.

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Yvonne Alexandrescu has a PhD in Philology and was born in Romania, where she taught for over 20 years before coming to the UK. She has been a teacher at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London for the last 14 years. Dennis Deletant is Professor of Romanian Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London. He was awarded the OBE for serives to British-Romanian relations in 1996 and was a member of the advisory board of the British Government's Know-Fund with special reference to Romania 1990-1999. He is currently Consultant to the EU on Romanian language materials in English.

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