Learn Catalan

+ A more familiar expression
Good evening
+ A more formal expression
See you later
Thanks a lot
Thank you for your help
Don't mention it
How much is it?
+ Another way to say
I don't understand
I get it
I don't know
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
Happy New Year!
Happy birthday!
Happy holiday!
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Essentials Expressions essencials 1 2
1 Hello Bon dia
2 Good evening Bona nit
3 Goodbye Adéu
4 See you later Fins més tard
5 Yes
6 No No
7 Please! Si us plau!
8 Thanks Gràcies
9 Thanks a lot Moltes gràcies
10 Thank you for your help Gràcies per la seva ajuda
11 Don't mention it De res
12 Ok D'acord
13 How much is it? Quin preu té, si us plau?
14 Sorry! Disculpi
15 I don't understand No ho entenc
16 I get it Entesos
17 I don't know No ho sé
18 Forbidden Prohibit
19 Excuse me, where are the toilets? On són els lavabos, si us plau?
20 Happy New Year! Bon any!
21 Happy birthday! Per molts anys!
22 Happy holiday! Bones festes!
23 Congratulations! Felicitacions!

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    How to learn Catalan by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

    We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
    Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for instance, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
    It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
    And once your holidays have begun in Catalonia, Andorra or elsewhere, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
    Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

    Why speak Catalan while traveling?

    Your next destination must fulfill your desires for culture, gastronomy and... Celebration? Discover the "Catalan Countries", their language and culture! Sublime beaches, artistic riches and gourmet gastronomy
    Spoken by more than 10 million people, Catalan is one of the languages ​​of the European Union. 
    One of the regions where the language is spoken is Catalonia, which has been one of the regions which make up the "Four Motors for Europe" since 1988, and is Spain's number one tourist destination thanks to the attractions of Barcelona, ​​Girona and Tarragona, to name but a few.

    Visiting the region, art lovers will discover the works of important figures from the art world, including Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudí. Important masterpieces of the latter can be visited in the area, such as Park Güell, Palazzo Güell, Casa Milà, the façade of the Nativity and the crypt of the Sagrada Família. 
    The language will be an asset for those who want to enjoy the architectural splendor of Valencia or the charm of the Balearic Islands, including Mallorca and Ibiza, with their famous beaches, caves and festivals. 

    Make a success of your stay in Catalonia

    Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

    How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

    Coming from Vulgar Latin, Catalan is spoken in the regions of the ancient territories of Aragon, today between Spain, France, Andorra and Italy. 
    Among the most remarkable phonetic features: 
    The H is always silent
    The M and N do not lead to a nasalization of the preceding vowel
    The NY is a palatal N that is pronounced like the French GN, the Portuguese or Occitan NH, or the Castilian Ñ.
    We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: Catalan alphabet with audio.

    Alphabet > Catalan

    Alphabet : Catalan

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    addae Amma Maryfrance  :  Thank you for helping me to improve my catalan speaking.
    Michael :  La meva novia does not match what's written: la meva xicota
    Loecsen: good point, thank you! The translation is the right one. It was the audio that was not correct. FYI: we improved all the expressions in Catalan following the recommendations of a Catalan professor at the university. The expressions you will find on this page are therefore in the most authentic Catalan possible (our first version was too influenced by Spanish - although the translators were 100% Catalan).
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