Moderator note: Split from here. Hi, As you know, Moldavian is a dialect of the Romanian language. There is a very interesting thread about dialects here which I follow, too because dialects and varieties of any language seem so diverse and amazingly surprising at the same time. When listening to a Moldavian's way of uttering one cannot confuse his origin, be that person from my country or from the Republic of Moldova. Both pronounce 'i' for 'e' or the "şi" for "ce" as in: "/Şiai făkut/" instead of "/tcheai făkut/" - 'What have you done?' Also, the vowel /a/ is more open than the Romanian standard pronunciation. Palatalisation is another case: "cheatră (Mold.dialect) - piatră (Rom); "ghine (Mold.) - bine (Rom.)That's the most obvious similarities still preserved in both regions (Eastern part of Romania and the Republic of Moldova) where this dialect is spoken. In point of differences as you've asked, I would say that the Moldovian dialect still uses old words that we no longer use (archaisms). Plus, I cannot deny the Slavik influence there which is fresh considering all the historical facts. I have also noticed when meeting Moldovians that they have some problems in following standard Romanian, by which I mean the Muntean (Muntenesc) dialect, which does not happen in my country. But I can find a reasonable argument for this in that while our dialect has evolved, theirs, on the other hand, has been well conserved.