Romanian interpreters and translators
CIT offers Romanian interpreters and translators with legal, medical and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration and more.
Although based in Los Angeles, CIT offers comprehensive Romanian language services including interpretation, translation and transcription, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native speakers who have been screened, certified, have provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and the Romanian language through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel. CIT’s Romanian language interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Romanian language, as well as of the culture and history of the Romanian people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.
The Romanian Language
The Romanian language, also known as Rumanian or Romanian Limba romana, is a Romance language spoken mainly in Romania and Moldova. There are four main dialects. Dacoromanian is the basis of the standard Romanian language. It is spoken in Romania and Maldona in many reagions. Aromanian, also known as Macedoromanian, is spoken through Greece, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Serbia. Meglenoromanian is a dialect spoken by very few people in northern Greece and southeast North Macedonia.
Lastly, Istroromanian, which is also barely spoken, is spoken in Istria, which is a peninsula that is part of Croatia and Slovenia. Moldovan, the national language of Moldova, is known to be a form of Dacoromanian and is written in the Latin alphabet. It is said there are about 24 million Romanian speakers. About 20 million of them live in Romania, another 3 million in Moldovoa and the remainder speak Romanian in Ukraine, Israel, Serbia, Hungary and the US. A little over 114,000 people speak Aromanian.
The Romanian written language, both the phonology and grammar, has gone in a different direction compare to that of other Romance languages, mainly because it is slightly distanced from the other Romance languages. It is much closer to Hungarian, Turkish and Albanian. There are two cases of nouns in Romanian. They are direct (nominative and objective) and oblique (possessive and dative). They come in either singular or plural form. Verbs also have a shortened infinitive.
Standard Romanian is based on the Walachian component of Dacoromanian. Religious writers of the Orthodox Church in the 1600s further developed the standard language. It included more dialects, but the version used in Bucharest follows the present model. During the Soviet rule, the Moldova language was written in Cyrillic and was known as Maldavian. The Soviets believed it to be a separate language. In 1989, the language, now known as Romanian of Moldovan, has been written in the Roman alphabet. Even though the Meglenoromanian and Istroromanian dialects are nearly lost, the Aromanian dialect is very strong.
The first known writings in Aromanian were from 1731 and were found in 1952 in Albania. The first Dacoromanian text was written as a letter in 1521. Most of the early texts were written in Cyrillic script. The Roman alphabet was only officially adapted in 1859. It was around then that Romania turned to France and other Romance nations for cultural inspiration in an event called The Romanization of Romanian.