This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Catalan. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.
|As... as||tan ... com|
|As tall as||tan alt/a com|
|Taller than||més alt/a que|
|Shorter than||més baix/a que|
|More beautiful||Més bonic/bonica|
|Less beautiful||Menys bonic/bonica|
|Most beautiful||El/la més bonic/a|
|You are happy||Estàs content/a|
|You are as happy as Maya||Estàs igual de content/a que la/el Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Ets mes feliç que Maya|
|You are the happiest||Ets el/la més content/a|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Podries acceptar menys?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Accepteu tarja de crèdit?|
|How much is this?||Quant val això?|
|I'm just looking||Només estic mirant|
|Only cash please!||Només en efectiu, per favor!|
|This is too expensive||Això és molt car!|
|Credit card||tarja de crèdit|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Sóc vegeterià|
|It is very delicious!||Està deliciós!|
|May we have the check please!||Ens pot portar el compte, si us plau?|
|The bill please!||El compte, si us plau!|
|Waiter / waitress!||cambrer/ cambrera!|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||Què em recomana? (per menjar)|
|What's the name of this dish?||Com és diu aquest plat?|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||On puc trobar un bon restaurant?|
|A cup of||Una tassa de|
|A glass of||Un tassó de|
|Black pepper||pebre negre|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||El temps (Dies / mesos)|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Catalan about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Catalan Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.