Imperative

Catalan Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Catalan imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Catalan is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Catalan

Imperative Catalan
Go!Vés!
Stop!Para!
Don't Go!No te'n vagis!
Stay!Queda't!
Leave!Surt!
Come here!Vine aqui!
Go there!Ves allí!
Enter (the room)!Entra (a l'habitació)
Speak!Parla!
Be quiet!Estigues callat!
Turn rightGiri a la dreta.
Turn leftGiri a l'esquerra
Go straightVagi recte
Wait!Espera!
Let's go!Anem!
Be careful!Vigila!
Sit down!Seu
Let me show you!Deixa que t'ho ensenyi
Listen!Escolti
Write it down!escriu-lo

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Catalan

Places Catalan
Bankbanc
Beachplatja
Desertdesert
Earthterra
Forestselva
Gardenjardí
Hospitalhospital
Islandilla
Lakellac
Moonlluna
Mountainmuntanya
Riverriu
Seamar
Skycel
Starsestrelles
Sunsol
I can see the starsPuc veure les estrelles
I want to go to the beachVull anar a la platja
The moon is full tonightAquesta nit hi ha lluna plena
This is a beautiful gardenAquest és un bonic jardí

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Catalan

Household Catalan
Bedllit
Bedroomdormitori
Carpetcatifa
Ceilingsostre
Chaircadira
ComputerOrdinador
Deskescriptori
DoorPorta
Furnituremobles
Housecasa
Kitchencuina
Refrigeratorfrigorífic
RoofSostre
Roomhabitació
StoveEstufa
Tabletaula
Televisiontelevisió
Toiletbany
Wallparet
Windowfinestra

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Daily Conversation in Catalan

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Catalan Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Catalan

English Catalan
Can you close the door?Pots tancar la porta?
Can you open the window?Pots obrir la finestra?
I need to use the computerTinc que utilitzar l'ordinador
I need to use the toiletHe d'utilitzar el lavabo
I'm watching televisionEstic mirant la televisió
This room is very bigL'habitació és molt gran
Holiday WishesBones Festes!
Good luck!Bona sort!
Happy birthday!Feliç aniversari!
Happy new year!Bon Any Nou!
Merry Christmas!Bon Nadal!
Congratulations!Felicitats!
Enjoy! (before eating)Bon profit!
Bless you (when sneezing)Salut
Best wishes!Felicitats! (Celebration)

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Catalan about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Catalan Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.

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