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Frequency Dictionaries.

All Romanian vocabulary you'll ever need - in your pocket.

Now available in E-book and softcover format.

The Romanian Frequency Dictionary - Practical Vocabulary For Learners provides you with the 10.000 most used Romanian words, with their English translations.

The vocabulary is ranked by:

  • general frequency
  • frequency as part of speech (nouns, verbs, etc)
  • alphabetical order.

By knowing the 10.000 most common words and verbs you will be able to understand 99% of all daily spoken Romanian, and 98% of all written Romanian texts.

Key Benefits

  • Learning words by frequency is the fastest way to fluency. By knowing the most important and most common words, you're able to express yourself quick and effortlessly.
  • Read anywhere, instantly. Our E-books are delivered to you instantly and can be read on any iPhone, Android phone, Tablet, E-Reader or PC, MacBook or Laptop.
  • Physical copy available. Prefer reading a "real" book instead of a digital copy? We got you covered. You can buy our physical copy directly from Amazon.
  • Available in all major online bookstores and Amazon.com. Our books are also available on iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Nobles, Scribd, 24Symbols, and Rakuten, amongst others.
  • Money back guarantee. If you don't like it, we will refund you your money.

Key Features

  • 10.000 most common Romanian words. These high frequency words make up 99% of all daily spoken Romanian, and 98% of all Romanian texts you will encounter on a daily basis in books, newspapers and websites.

  • Part of Speech words lists. Showing you the most common adjectives,  adverbs, conjonctions,prepositions, pronouns, nouns, and verbs in frequency order.

  • Alphabetical Listing Need to look up a word? No problemo. Words are listed alphabeticaly in the book too.

  • Available in both E-book format and as a softcover physical copy.

The Science Behind This Book

We believe in science. We believe that speaking a language in the shortest amount possible, is the #1 goal. Facts why our language books are so efficient:

1. We teach you written and spoken Romanian vocabulary.

Every study on language learning and frequency starts with stating that subtitles are the best way to discover word frequencies that you will use in day to day situations.

"Previous evidence has shown that word frequencies calculated from corpora based on film and television subtitles can readily account for reading performance, since the language used in subtitles greatly approximates everyday language."*

Our dictionaries are made out analyzing millions of Romanian subtitles. Subtitles are the best choice to find out how often you use a word. Subtitles correlate to both spoken and written texts, respectively 73% and 85%, according to science.

Other frequency lists often base themselves on written texts (e.g. newspapers, fiction novels, non-fiction books, etc.) While this helps discover the most common words, it lays the focus on written vocabulary.

Our frequency dictionaries are unique, because they cover both spoken and written vocabulary.


2. You'll know actual useful words fast.

Remember studying a language in high-school? In most language learning programs,  you start with the "basics".

You go through each chapter, starting at 1. Ninety-nine percent of the time, chapters are divided thematically.

This approach is wrong. It is utterly ineffective.

Traditional learning methods are designed to make you able to handle yourself in a broad range of situations.

Example:

Traditional learning methods have you learn words like "throat" very early on.

But "gâtlej" (throat) is only ranked as the #8349 most common Romanian word. Not very useful learning it early on, is it now?

Our frequency dictionaries teach you actual useful words, words that you are most likely to encounter and use in real life situations. 


How Much Romanian Words Do You Need To Know To Achieve Fluency?

While it’s impossible to pin down these numbers and statistics 100% correctly, the follow estimates are a global average of multiple sources. According to science, this is the amount of vocabulary needed for different levels of fluency.

  1. 250 words: the essential core of a language. Without these words, you cannot construct any sentence.
  2. 750 words: those that are used every single day by every person who speaks the language.
  3. 2500 words: those that should enable you to express everything you could possibly want to say, although some creativity might be required.
  4. 5000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers without higher education. You will understand 95% of all written texts.
  5. 10,000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers with higher education.
  6. 20,000 words: what you need to recognize passively in order to read, understand, and enjoy a work of literature such as a novel by a notable author.

What level of Romanian will I achieve with this book?

The Romanian English Frequency Dictionary covers vocabulary from A1 to C2+.

To measure proficiency in a language, we utilize the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) ratings.

Basic User

  • A1: Beginner. You are able to to communicate and exchange information in a simple way. E.g: You can ask simple questions about a menu and understand simple answers.
  • A2: You are able to handle simple, straightforward information and you can to express yourself in familiar contexts. E.g: You can take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

Independent User

  • B1: You can express yourself in a limited way in unfamiliar situations, and you can deal in a general way with non-routine information. E.g: You are able to open an account at a bank, if it is straightforward procedure.
  • B2: You are able to achieve most goals and express yourself on a range of topics. E.g: You can show visitors around and give a detailed description of a place.

Mastery

  • C1: You will be able to communicate with the emphasis on how well it is done, in terms of appropriacy, sensitivity and the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics. E.g: You are able to handle hostile questioning with confidence. You can get and hold your turn to speak.
  • C2: The capacity to deal with academic or cognitively demanding material. You are able to use language to good effect at a level of performance which may in certain aspects be more advanced than that of an average native speaker.
    E.g: You can scan texts for relevant information, and grasp the main topic of texts, reading almost as fast as a native speaker.

 

Note: the Common European Languages Framework does not provide a clear vocabulary size for any of its levels, so we do not know how many knows words are expected at each niveau.

In 2009, a notable study tried to measure vocabulary size needed for various levels of fluency. These are the results for English, French and Modern Greek.

The Romanian Frequency Dictionary For Learners covers vocabulary from A1 to C2+. Keep in mind, Romanian is a romance language.

CEFR levelVocabulary size: EnglishVocabulary size: FrenchVocabulary size: Modern Greek
A1<150011601486
A21500 – 250016502237
B12750 – 325024223288
B23250 – 375026303956
C13750 – 45003212 
C24500 – 50003525 

Vocabulary size and the CEFR (Milton and Alexiou 2009)