This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Catalan. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Catalan Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Catalan, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I saw you||Et vaig veure|
|I wrote with a pen||Vaig escriure amb ploma|
|You loved apples||T'agradaven (molt) les pomes|
|You gave money||Vas donar diners|
|You played tennis||Vas jugar a tènis|
|He read (past tense) a book||(Ell) Va llegir un llibre|
|He understood me||(Ell) Em va entendre|
|She had a cat||(Ella) Tenia un(a) gat(a)|
|She knew my friend||(Ella) Coneixia el meu amic|
|We wanted to learn||(Ells/Elles) Volien aprendre|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Pensàvem que el castellà era fàcil|
|You (plural) worked here||(Vosaltres) Treballàveu aquí|
|You (plural) spoke French||(Vosaltres) Parlàveu francès.|
|They drove a car||(Ells/Elles) conduïen un cotxe.|
|They smiled||(Ella/Elles) Van somriure|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
|Dark color||color fosc|
|Light color||color clar|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Catalan Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||el negre és el seu color preferit|
|I have black hair||Tinc els cabells negre|
|Red is not his favorite color||el vermell no és el seu color preferit|
|She drives a yellow car||Ella condueix un cotxe groc|
|The sky is blue||el cel és blau|
|Your cat is white||el teu gat és blanc|
|I enjoyed myself very much||M'ho he passat molt bé.|
|I agree with you||Estic d'acord amb tú|
|Are you sure?||Estàs segur?|
|Be careful!||Ves amb compte!|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Vols venir a caminar?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Catalan about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Catalan Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.