Learn Romanian With Music
Learn Romanian With Music
LF Content Team | Updated on 02 February 2023
Learning Romanian with music and song lyrics is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. So music and song lyrics are a great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Romanian!
Below are many song recommendations to get you started learning! We have full lyric translations and lessons for each of the songs recommended below, so check out all of our resources. We hope you enjoy learning Romanian with music!
Contents Summary
1. Tare (Strong)
The Motans, Inna
Doar chitara mea și noaptea
Se preling pe pielea ta
Vreau să m-acompaniezi
Spunându-mi că ești a mea
Only my guitar and the night
Trickle down your skin
I want you to accompany me
Telling me that you're mine
The Motans' song "Tare" is a passionate love song about the desire to be loved deeply and completely. The lyrics describe the narrator's feelings of being overwhelmed by the love of their partner, and the need to be loved with all their heart and soul. The narrator expresses their willingness to take on any pain that comes with the love, and to accept their partner's love unconditionally. The song is a plea for a passionate and intense love that will last forever.
2. Aici (Here)
Carla's Dreams, INNA, Irina Rimes, The Motans
Istorii, în fiecare bloc
Și din amintiri creăm istorii
Din care am păstrat doar două jucării
Familii, legate în timp, păstrate în mulțime
Stories in each block
And from memories we create stories
From which we kept only two toys
Families, linked in time, kept in the crowd
Carla's Dreams' song "Aici" is a tribute to the power of love and connection, no matter the distance. The lyrics explore the idea that even when we are far away from those we love, we can still feel close to them through our shared memories and experiences. The song encourages us to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones, and to remember that we are never truly alone.
3. La nunta asta (At this wedding)
Lia Taburcean
Eu îs fată tinerică, tre' să fiu cuminte
Îi-e rușine și e frig, așa o zis părintele
Dar eu m-am săturat să stau la colţ de masă
Eu azi m-am îmbrăcat în rochia acea frumoasă
I'm a young girl, I have to be good
She's ashamed and she's cold, so said the parent
But I'm fed up to sit at the corner of the table
Today I got dressed in that beautiful dress
In Lia Taburcean's song "La nunta asta", the narrator expresses her desire to break free from the expectations of her elders and enjoy the music and festivities of a wedding. Despite the warnings of her parents, she is determined to have fun and dance, even if it means going against the rules. The chorus emphasizes the importance of living in the moment and taking advantage of the opportunities life presents.
4. Înainte Să Ne Fi Născut (Before We Were Born)
The Motans
Înainte să ne fi născut
Te-am rugat pe tine să-mi alegi culoarea ochilor
Dar sufletele noastre erau tinere
Și nu căzuseră niciodată pe pământ
Before we were born
I asked you to choose my eye color
But our souls were young
And they never fell to Earth
The Motans' song Înainte Să Ne Fi Născut is a reflection on the idea of soulmates and the power of love. The lyrics tell the story of two people who, before they were born, promised to find each other in this life. Despite the passage of time and the struggles of life, they remain hopeful that they will one day reunite and learn to be happy, admiring two sunrises each day.
The Motans, Irina Rimes
Vreau să ai curajul pentru primul pas
Fără hartă, fără compas
Să mă lași să fiu eu ghidul tău
De-i pantă sau loc drept, la bine și la greu
I want you to have the courage for the first step
Without a map, without a compass
Let me be your guide
If it's a hill or straight place, good and bad
The Motans' song "POEM" encourages listeners to take the first step without a map or compass and to let the singer be their guide. The lyrics emphasize the importance of having courage to strive for more and to take care of each other, no matter the obstacles. The song also speaks of the beauty of life, even in the face of adversity, and the power of love to bring joy and hope.
6. Îmi Plac Ochii Tăi (I like your eyes)
3rei Sud Est
De câte ori te văd simt că înnebunesc
Îmi plac ochii tai vreau să-ti vorbesc
De câte ori te văd simt că înnebunesc
Multe fete spun că sunt prea timid
Every time I see you, I feel like I'm going crazy
I like your eyes I want to tell you
Every time I see you, I feel like I'm going crazy
Many girls say that I'm too shy
"Îmi Plac Ochii Tăi" by 3rei Sud Est is a song about falling in love and the feeling of being overwhelmed by the person you love. The lyrics express the narrator's admiration for the person they love, and how they feel when they look into their eyes. The narrator is also confident in their choice to love this person, and expresses their joy in being able to do so.
1. Printre Culori (Among The Colours)
Dan Balan
Iar noi ne iubeam
Printre culori printre culori
În noapte
Să fiu
But we were loving each other
Among colors among colors
In the night
To be
In Dan Balan's song "Printre Culori", he reflects on a past summer romance, remembering the vivid colors of the season and the emotions of young love. He sings of the memories of the two of them flying, falling, and embracing in the night sky, and of the deep feelings that still linger. The song is a reminder of the beauty of young love and the power of nostalgia.
1. Pentru Ca (Because)
Inna, The Motans
Doar prin ochii tăi îmi văd fericirea
Sufletul îmi cântă când mă priveşti
Iar cu tine lumea pare mai mare
Când în şoapte noi ne spunem poveşti
Only through your eyes I see my happiness
My soul sings to me when you watch me
But with you the world seems bigger
When in whispers we tell each other fairy tales
Inna's song "Pentru Ca" is a celebration of the simple joys of love. Through the lyrics, she expresses her appreciation for the moments of happiness that come from being with her partner, such as when they look into each other's eyes and share stories, when they make plans together, and when they find joy in the small things. The song emphasizes that love doesn't need a reason, it just is.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Despre Tine (About you)
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.
4. Te plac (I like you)
3rei Sud Est
Prietenii spun că nu eşti pentru mine
Alţii spun să te las în pace ar fi bine
Dacă mă întrebi de ce oare te iubesc
E simplu, te plac aşa cum eşti
Friends say that you're not for me
Others say to leave you alone would be good
If you ask me why I love you
It's simple, I like you how you are
In the song Te Plac by 3rei Sud Est, the singer expresses his admiration for a girl despite the opinions of others. He loves her for who she is and wants to spend time with her, dancing and kissing all night. He also expresses his appreciation for her smile and how she makes him feel. The chorus repeats the phrase "Te plac, plac, plac" (I like you, I like you, I like you) to emphasize his desire for her.
We have more songs with translations on our website and mobile app. You can find the links to the website and our mobile app below. We hope you enjoy learning Romanian with music!