Ce se faci?...

romania01Ce se faci? means 'what can you do?'

It is an expression accompanied with a shrug of the shoulders and a despondent glance.

A more positive side of the ce se faci attitude is 'A face haz de necaz' - 'be cheerful in grief'.

'Adapt or perish,' Romanian life-view.

'In Romania, geography is history, and the Romanian character has been formed by geography… Romania is the buffer between the east and the west, a Latin island in Slavic territory.' Mircea Goga, Romanian Professor of Philology.