Romania

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the leu (plural =lei). There are bills of 500, 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 lei.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Romania , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Transportation

Road
The network is in an uneven condition. There is only one highway: Bucarest-Pitesti. The roads are often blocked up with horse cars, they are not enlightened, and local vehicles have deficient lighting. It is therefore not recommended to drive by night. There are no problems in finding petrol supplies. The speed limit is 50 km/h in cities and 80 km/h on roads. Take your international license and check the conditions of validity of your insurance.



Rail
The network is in good condition and cheap but comfort is quite an option.

Air
Domestic lines: the connections are ensured by the company Tarom from Baneasa's airport, with a fleet of Antonov 24 and ATR. There are no flights on Sunday. Certain connections are not ensured over the winter. Weather conditions can provoke delays or cancellations of flights.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .ro



Basic conversation guide

Yes = Da
No = Nu
Thank you = Mult umesc
Hello = Bună ziua
Goodbye = La revedere
I do not understand = Nu înt eleg
What is the price? How much does it cost? = Cât cost ă?
I would like to buy = As' dori să cumpăr...
Do you accept credit cards? = Acceptat i credit cards? Acceptat i cărt'i de credit?
Where is...? = Unde este...?
Post office = Pos'ta
The bank = Banca
The police station, the police force = Sect'ia of polit'ie
The pharmacy = Farmacie
An airport = Aeroport
The station = Gară
One ticket to..., please. = Un bilet pentru, vă rog
Would you have any vacancies for tonight? = Avet i camere libere?.

 


Languages spoken

The official language of Romania is Romanian, spoken by 89.4 % of the population. However, it is important to note that Hungarian and German are also used in this country. Moreover, as far as foreign languages are concerned, the most commonly used in Romania are English and French. Indeed, over the course of the past decade, the population has become less and less interested in learning Russian.


Last modified in January 2006
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