Catalan (català)

travel photo of Casa de Convalescència to inspire Catalan language students
Headquarters of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans by Josep Renalias - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Why learn Catalan?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Catalan. Understanding Catalan enhances your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. Catalan expand one's world view and limit the barriers between people: barriers cause distrust and fear.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Catalan?

*** NOTES *** Catalan is spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands and Alghero in Sardinia, and is the only official language of Andorra. Its nearest relative is Occitan and it also shares characteristics in grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary with other Romance languages like Sardinian, Spanish and Italian. Catalan plays a key role in the Catalan national identity and from 1979 to 2012 was the only language of instruction in Catalonia, giving fluency to an entire generation.

Catalan Alphabet & Pronunciation

Like those of many other Romance languages, the Catalan alphabet derives from the Latin alphabet and consists of the 26 letters of the basic Latin alphabet:

Aa
(a)
Bb
(be)
Cc
(ce)
Dd
(de)
Ee
(e)
Ff
(efa)
Gg
(ge)
Hh
(hac)
Ii
(i,)
Jj
(jota)
Kk
(ca)
Ll
(ela)
Mm
(ema)
Nn
(ena)
Oo
(o)
Pp
(pe)
Qq
(cu)
Rr
(erra)
Ss
(essa)
Tt
(te)
Uu
(u)
Vv
(ve)
Ww
(ve doble)
Xx
(ics)
Yy
(i grega)
Zz
(zeta)

Basic Phrases in Catalan

HelloHola
GoodbyeAdéu
Yes
NoNo
Excuse meDisculpeu-me
PleaseSi us plau
Thank youGràcies
You are welcomeEts benvingut
Do you speak englishParles anglès?
Do you understandEntens?
I understandEntenc
I do not understandNo ho entenc
How are youCom estàs?
Fine thanksBé, gràcies!
What is your nameQuin és el teu nom?
My name isEl meu nom és
Pleased to meet youEncantat de coneixe't

Catalan Grammar

Catalan Nouns

ManHome
WomanDona
BoyNoi
GirlUna noia
CatGat
DogGos
FishPeixos
WaterAigua
MilkLlet
EggOu
HouseCasa
FlowerFlor
TreeArbre
ShirtSamarreta
PantsPantalons

Catalan Adjectives

Colors in Catalan

BlackNegre
WhiteBlanc
RedVermell
OrangeTaronja
YellowGroc
GreenVerd
BlueBlau
PurplePorpra
PinkRosa
GrayGris
BrownMarró

Numbers in Catalan

ZeroZero
OneUn
TwoDos
ThreeTres
FourQuatre
FiveCinc
SixSis
SevenSet
EightVuit
NineNou
TenTenir
ElevenOnze
TwelveDotze
TwentyVint
ThirtyTrenta
FortyQuaranta
FiftyCinquanta
SixtySeixanta
SeventySetanta
EightyVuitanta
NinetyNoranta
HundredCent
ThousandMil

Catalan Verbs

To beSer
To haveTenir
To wantVoler
To needNecessitar
To helpAjudar
To goAnar
To comeVenir
To eatMenjar
To drinkBeure
To speakParlar

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Catalan Sentences

AndI
OrO
ButPerò
BecausePerquè
WithAmb
AlsoTambé
HoweverMalgrat això
NeitherTampoc
NorNi
IfSi
ThenAleshores

Useful Catalan Vocabulary

Catalan Questions

WhoQui
WhatQuè
WhenQuan
WhereOn
WhyPer què
HowCom
How manyQuants
How muchQuant

Days of the Week in Catalan

MondayDilluns
TuesdayDimarts
WednesdayDimecres
ThursdayDijous
FridayDivendres
SaturdayDissabte
SundayDiumenge
YesterdayAhir
TodayAvui
TomorrowDemà

Months in Catalan

JanuaryGener
FebruaryFebrer
MarchMarç
AprilAbril
MayMaig
JuneJuny
JulyJuliol
AugustAgost
SeptemberSetembre
OctoberOctubre
NovemberDe novembre
DecemberDesembre

Seasons in Catalan

WinterHivern
SpringPrimavera
SummerL’estiu
AutumnTardor

Telling Time in Catalan

What time is itQuina hora es?
HoursHores
MinutesMinuts
SecondsSegons
O clockUna en punt
HalfLa meitat
Quarter pastQuart de
BeforeAbans
AfterDesprés