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About Everyday Catalan Phrases in English For Travellers

Catalan is actually a Beautiful language. This started in Spain although spoken in numerous areas all over the world. Areas and countries that speak Catalan does include Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, New Brunswick, Louisiana in North America; former Catalan colonies in North Africa and West Africa; Haiti and Martinique in the Caribbean; Catalan Guiana in South America; Tahiti and numerous other islands in Oceania. Learn More

Catalan is certainly utilised as the language of international diplomacy and communication, and although replaced usually by English since World War II, this stays socially de rigueur, required by etiquette, for educated persons around the world to receive some kind of degree of basic Catalan knowledge.

Learn to Speak Catalan Language Phrases

Do you want to quickly learn how to articulate in Catalan language, when getting started? Or simply should remember the Catalan sentences you had learnt years ago? From navigating around on trains and buses to placing your order meals in a good nearby restaurant in Spain or virtually any region where they converse in the Catalan Language, understand the significant Catalan words on this site to make your holiday simpler.

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Hello (informal).Hola. (OH-lah). For the formal equivalent of "hola" see good morning, good afternoon, good evening, below.
How are you?Com estàs? (kohm uhs-TAHS?) (informal); Com està? (kohm uhs-TAH?) (formal)
Fine, thank you.Molt bé, gràcies. (mohl behh, GRAH-syuhs)
What is your name?Com et dius? (informal) (kohm uht THEE-oos?) / Com es diu? (formal) (kohm uhs THEE-oo?)
My name is ______ .Em dic ______ . (uhm theek...)
Nice to meet you.Molt de gust. (mohl thuh goos)
Please.Sisplau./Si us plau. (sees-PLOW/see oos PLOW)
Thank you.Gràcies. (GRAH-syuhs) OR Mercès. (muhr-SEHS)
You're welcome.De res. (duh rrehs)
Yes.Sí. (see)
No.No. (noh)
Excuse me. (getting attention)Excuseu-me./Dispensi./Disculpi. (ucks koo-zehw-muh/dees-PEHN-see/dees-KOOL-pee)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)Perdoni. (puhr-THOH-nee)
I'm sorry.Em sap greu. (uhm sahp greh-oo)
GoodbyeAdéu (to one person or informally). (uh-THEH-oo) OR Adéu-siau (to many or formal). (uh-THEH-oo-syah-oo)
I can't speak Catalan [well].No parlo [bé] el català. (noh PAHR-loo [BEH] uhl kuh-tuH-LAH)
Do you speak English?Parles anglès? (PAHR-luhs uhn-GLEHS?) (informal); Que parleu anglès? (kuh PAHR-luw uhn-GLEHS?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?Que hi ha algú que parli anglès? (kuh yah uhl-GOO kuh PAHR-lee uhn-GLEHS?)
Good morning.Bon dia. (BOHN DEE-uh)
Good afternoon.Bona tarda. (BOH-nuh TAHR-thuh)
Good evening (when it's dark)Bon vespre. (BOHM BEHS-pruh)
Good night.Bona nit. (BOH-nuh neet)
I don't understand.No ho entenc. (NOH oo UHN-tehng)
Where is the toilet?On és el lavabo? (OHN ehhs uhl luh-BAH-boo?}

Click on the links below to find out a list of useful Catalan travel key phrases that are organized by group. For every holiday word or phrase in Catalan, you will notice the actual English interpretation.

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