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Paperback Colloquial Romanian: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) Book

ISBN: 0415237831

ISBN13: 9780415237833

Colloquial Romanian: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series)

The third edition of this popular course in Romanian for beginners has been completely revised and updated to make learning Romanian easier and more enjoyable than ever before. These two 60-minute CDs accompany the course. Recorded by native speakers, these will help you perfect your pronunciation and comprehension skills.


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Colloquial Doesn't Mean Conversational

Most of the Romanian language books I've purchased (college textbooks and travel guides) focus on the things you might need as a tourist. These books also favor a formal form of speech that you seldom hear when speaking with the average Romanian (though they'll certainly understand the formal version). When I saw the title of this book, I thought it might emphasize "conversational" Romanian, the kind friends might use. The fact that it didn't was a bit disappointing. Still, it is a good introduction to the language and will help me catch a train, stay at a hotel, find my way around, go shopping, or eat at a restaurant ... all very valuable lessons.

Excellent introductory course

This is by far the best beginner's course out there. The book assumes no previous knowledge of Romanian and does a great job providing both essential vocabulary and fundamental language structures and functions. Hope the authors will write the intermmediate course in the near future.

Great book to learn Romanian

While there are not many books on the market to learn Romanian, Colloquial Romanian is one of the better ones. Grammar is easily explained, and one can learn much from the dialoques. New grammar is introduced inside the dialogues, so that one can understand the grammar easier. This is great book; however, one the best tools to learn a lanague is Pimsleur. I highly recommend Pimsleur language courses.


It is a very good book covering all the structures to live in Romania, and now to travel. It contains all the grammar, verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, etc. It lacks only the useful vocabulary to travel as how to buy tickets to catch a train, how to find out an address, to get a taxi an so forth.I recommend this book to all who want to acquire romanian language to a full level. The tapes are good, except for the fact there are only three different voices (and two of then of old people. The young people have better voice!).The glossary is not complete. The book has about 1.300 words.It is a good purchase.

Deletant's "Colloquial Romanian"

Dennis Deletant has written an outstanding guide for the independent student of Romanian. Any amateur linguist with a flare for picking up foreign languages will fly through this book and have an excellent grip on essential Romanian grammar. There are plenty of useful exercises with adjacent answer keys for quick, easy reference. All grammatical rules are presented clearly, comprehensively, and painlessly. The rules are rubbed in by repetition in model sentences. Pronunciation is described accurately in the book, but purchasing the accompanying set of tapes would probably help avoid confusion. For the price, it is a wonderful and thorough introduction to the study of Romanian. Highly recommended.
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