Romanian Word Pronunciation

To me, it’s important to have some idea of how recurring words in another language are pronounced. I do not speak Romanian, although with all the official document translating I’ve been doing for the last couple of years I finally recognize the meaning of a few words in the language.

However, if you don’t speak Romanian either, the way their words are pronounced is not necessarily obvious to English speakers. I asked my good friend and native Romanian speaker Emil Chirvasuta (who is also the best and most competent whole-house generator installer in the entire Shenandoah Valley) to pronounce some of the words you may encounter as you learn more about the TIDAL WAVE operation.

ROMANIAN PLACE NAME PRONUNCIATION

Albești
Băicoi
Bănești
Brazi
București
Buftea
Buzău
Calafat
Câmpina
Chițorani
Corlătești
Craiova
Florești
Mânăstirea Dealului
Mizil
Moreni
Otopeni
Pipera
Pitești
Ploești
Plopeni
Râfov
Romania (the country)
Slatina
Lacul Snagov
Târgoviște
Tătărani
Văcărești
Ziliştea

REFINERY NAME PRONUNCIATION

Rafinăria Astra Romană
Rafinăria Columbia Aquila
Rafinăria Concordia-Vega
Rafinăria Creditul Minier
Rafinăria Dacia-Romană
Rafinăria Frăția
Rafinăria Lumina
Rafinăria Orion
Rafinăria Redeventa
Rafinăria Româno-Americană
Rafinăria Standard Petrol Block
Rafinăria Steaua Romana
Teleajen
Rafinăria Unirea
Rafinăria Xenia-Redevența

NON-ROMANIAN PLACE NAME PRONUNCIATION

Lom, Bulgaria
Nis, Yugoslavia
Ohrid(a), Yugoslavia(To be provided later)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Skopje, Yugoslavia

PEOPLE NAME PRONUNCIATION

King Michael (regele Mihai)
Marshall (Maresal) Ion Antonescu
Princess (Prinţesă) Carajda

BEING POLITE!

 

 

 

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