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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 level||Vocabulary size: English||Vocabulary size: French||Vocabulary size: Modern Greek|
|A2||1500 – 2500||1650||2237|
|B1||2750 – 3250||2422||3288|
|B2||3250 – 3750||2630||3956|
|C1||3750 – 4500||3212|
|C2||4500 – 5000||3525|
Vocabulary size and the CEFR (Milton and Alexiou 2009)