Learning Romanian with O-Zone's music is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. It is also great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Romanian!
Below are 3 song recommendations by O-Zone to get you started! Alongside each recommendation, you will find a snippet of the lyric translations with links to the full lyric translations and lessons for each of the songs!
Dragostea Din Tei (Love From The Linden Tree)
Alo, salut, sunt eu, un haiduc
Și te rog, iubirea mea, primește fericirea
Alo, alo, sunt eu Picasso
Ți-am dat beep, și sunt voinic
Hi, hello, it's me, an outlaw
And I beg you, my love, receive happiness
Hello, hello, it's me Picasso
I gave you a call, and I'm strong
"Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone is a song about a man who is trying to express his love for someone, but she is not reciprocating. He remembers her face and their infatuation, and calls out to them, asking her to stay. He expresses his feelings of love and longing, and his desire to be with her.
De Ce Plâng Chitarele (Why Do The Guitars Cry)
Ştii de ce plâng chitarele?
Le-au rănit amintirile
Tu, iubire, spune-le
Ce-a fost nu s-a pierdut
Do you know why the guitars cry?
They were hurt by the memories
You, love, tell them
What was isn't lost
In the song De Ce Plâng Chitarele by O-Zone, the singer expresses his longing for a lost love, asking why his guitar cries and why the night is so bitter without her. He pleads for her to tell him that what was once there has not been lost. The song reflects on the pain of lost love and the emptiness of the night without it.
Mă trezesc cu tine-n gând
Despre tine vreau să cânt
Melodia mea de dor
Care place tuturor
I wake up with you on my mind
About you I want to sing
My melody of longing
That everyone likes
Despre Tine by O-Zone is a song about unrequited love and longing. The lyrics describe the singer's feelings of waking up thinking of the person they love, writing them often even though they don't respond, and how the world cries for the beauty of the person they love. The singer expresses their desire to take the person away with them in their dreams and teach them to laugh, and sings a melody of longing for them.