With the temperature soaring into the upper 30s all across Romania and Moldova this week, I thought it was the perfect time to learn some summer words!
The links (underlined words) go to DEX, the online Romanian dictionary where you can see all the declinations and/or gendered versions of the word.
căldură (call-doo-ruh) – Heat
arşiţă (are-sheetz-uh) – Scorching heat (literally “the little burner”)
ars de soare – (arse-day-swar-eh) – Sunburned
arsură – (are-soo-ruh) – Sunburn
insolație – (in-so-latzee-eh) – Heat stroke
estival (esty-vol) – Of or relating to summer
torid (to-reed) – Very hot and dry
plajă – (plah-zhuh) – Beach
a face plajă – (ah fotchay plah-zhuh) – To sunbathe/get tanned (literally “to do the beach”)
bronzat – (brawn-zot) – Tanned
bazin – (bah-zeen) – A swimming pool (usually open air)
piscină – (pee-sheena) – Swimming pool
ștrand – (shtrond) – Summertime recreational area that has a swimming pool, restaurant, and other facilities
WHEREVER YOU ARE, STAY COOL!