How to pronounce Romanian wine terms

Since we’ve noticed a relatively increased interest in our English written texts about Romanian wines, we thought to come up with some useful and also funny stuff – the pronounciation of some Romanian wine terms. We begun with the Romanian native grapes and some Romanian regions.

All the following names should be pronounced with a non-rhotic accent, such as Scottish English, meaning terminationas such as “er” should be read “ə” instead of “ər”.

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Romanian Native Grapes:

băbească neagră – ber-‘beh-ah-sker ‘neh-ah-grer

busuioacă de bohotin – boo-soo-‘yoh-ah-ker ‘dheh boh-hoh-‘tin

burgund mare – boor-‘goond ‘mah-reh

cădarcă – ker-‘dahr-ker

crâmpoşie – crim-poh-‘she-yeah (the syllabe “crim” should be read /krɨm/)

fetească albă – feh-‘teh-ah-ska ‘ahl-ber

fetească regală – feh-‘teh-ah-sker reh-‘guller

fetească neagră – feh-‘teh-ah-sker ‘neh-ah-grer

grasă de cotnari – ‘gra-ser dheh cot-‘nari

negru de drăgăşani – ‘neh-groo dheh drer-ger-‘shani

novac – noh-‘vahck

plăvaie – plehr-‘vaah-ieh

tămâioasă românească – ter-mih-yoh-‘ah-ser (the syllabe “mih” should be read /mɨ/)

zgihară – zgi-‘hurrer

 

Romanian Regions:

Aiud – ah-‘yood

Alba – ‘ahl-bah

Babadag – bah-bah-‘dug

Corcova –‘cor-coh-vah

Cotesti – coh-‘tesht

Cotnari – cot-‘nari

Dealu Mare – ‘deh-ah-loo ‘mah-reh

Diosig – dee-yo-‘sig

Drăgăşani – drer-ger-‘shani

Huşi – ‘hoosh

Iaşi – ‘yahsh

Istria – ‘is-tree-ah

Lechinţa – leh-‘kin-tzah

Miniş-Măderat – ‘me-nish mer-deh-raht

Murfatlar – moor-fah-‘tlahr

Nicoreşti – nee-koh-‘rehsht

Odobeşti – oh-doh-‘besht

Panciu – ‘pun-choo

Plaiurile Drâncei – ‘plah-you-ree-leh ‘drun-chay

Recaş – ‘reh-cash

Sâmbureşti – sim-boo-‘rehsht (the syllabe “sim” should be read /sɨm/)

Sarica-Niculiţel – ‘sah-ree-cah nee-cu-lee-‘tzehl

Sebeş-Apold – ‘seh-besh ‘ah-pold

Şimleul Silvaniei – shim-‘leh-ool sil-‘vah-nee-ay

Târnave – tur-‘nah-veh (the syllabe “tur” should be read /tɨr/)

Valea lui Mihai – ‘vah-leh-ah looy me-‘hi

Vânju Mare – ‘vun-juh ‘mah-reh (the syllabe “vun” should be read /vɨn/)

 

Below you’ll find a map with all the wine regions of Romania.

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  1. September 17, 2012 @ 19:19

    funny:)), i think it shoult be a video about this

  2. ady
    October 14, 2012 @ 07:24

    stii cumva daca este vreo legatura intre Plavac (vin local din Croatia) si Plavaie?

    • October 15, 2012 @ 07:49

      Intre cei doi struguri nu este nici o legatura.

      Plavac e un soi de strugure rosu, aparut din incrucisarea soiurilor Zinfandel (sau Crljenak Kaštelanski) si Dobričić, cultivat in Croatia.

      Plavaia e un soi de strugure alb, prefiloxeric, cultivat in special in zona Vrancei.

  3. ady
    October 15, 2012 @ 20:46

    da, clar nico legatura! nici culoare si nici zona.
    mersi

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