Italian language and Romanian
What is the connection between Italian and Romanian? It amazes me how many people do not know that Romania comes from the Roman empire’s republic of Dacia. This means the language of Italian and Romanian are closely related. Modern Italian and Romanian are derivatives of Latin.
Many people believe that Romania is somehow gypsy or that they speak some Slavic language because they are an Eastern European country. The reality is Romanians are like Italians living in Eastern Europe in terms of culture, however, they are Dacian in genes. Or Italians are Romanians living in Western Europe. It is not only that they are both Romance languages, many languages like Spanish. Portuguese and French can claim this also, but Romania has a close tie with Italian because of the history of their nation. Other Romanic langauges are Catalan, Occitan, Corsican,Friulian, Leonese, Aromanian, Sardinian, Sicilian, Asturian, Galician,Venetian,and Neapolitan. Many people consider these languages as dialects of Italian. Something that is spoken at home but proper Italian is spoken on TV and in government offices.
Does the Roman Empire still exist
Linguistically yes it does. If you aggregate all the Romantic speaking languages then most of South America, central America, the southern US, Quebec Canada and Southern Europe as well as other places around the world speak languages and have the culture that was derived from Latin and Roman culture. The Romantic languages may in the end dominate the world because of current demographic trends connected with birth rates of Spanish speaking people.
Can Romanians understand the Italian language
Yes, Romanians watch Italian language TV. Many Romanians work and live in Italy as both countries are EU countries and this means free movement of labor and capital.
I think for a Romanian to speak the Italian language or the other way around it would take about a month of studying Italian. However, even if you do not study Italian, a Romanian can understand it and communicate.
If they Study Italian they will be speaking it almost like a native after a brief time.
I think the difference between Spanish and Romanian are further linguistically than Italian to either one respectively. There are 700 million Romantic language speakers and of those 4% are Romania.
EU Italy and Romania
Italy is setting up clothing manufacturers in Romania. Italy is a fashion hub and Romania because of its communist experience, has cheap high quality labor. Therefore it is a good fit for business.
Some day Romania will be rich. Many people again find this hard to believe but it is true. Being in the Euro zone with free movement of capital and an educated population, you can not stop it from happening. It is like a valve has been opened up.
Many British investors have moved into Romania to get ahead of the game when it comes to participating in the growth of this country. Unfortunately this speculation bid prices up in the real estate market.
If I had extra cash I would personally invest in Romania. They have great high tech computer skills at a low price and the English language is spoken.