Comparative

Catalan Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Comparative

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.

Comparative Form in Catalan

Comparative Catalan
As... astan ... com
Tallermés alt/a
Shortermés baix/a
Youngermés petit/a
Oldermés gran
As tall as tan alt/a com
Taller thanmés alt/a que
Shorter thanmés baix/a que
More beautifulMés bonic/bonica
Less beautifulMenys bonic/bonica
Most beautifulEl/la més bonic/a
HappyContent
Happiermés content
HappiestFeliç
You are happyEstàs content/a
You are as happy as MayaEstàs igual de content/a que la/el Maya
You are happier than MayaEts mes feliç que Maya
You are the happiestEts el/la més content/a
Goodbo
Bettermillor
Bestel millor
Baddolent
Worsepitjor
Worstel pitjor

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

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.

Shopping List in Catalan

Shopping Catalan
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 lookingNomés estic mirant
Only cash please!Només en efectiu, per favor!
This is too expensiveAixò és molt car!
Cafecafeteria
Cashefectiu
Cheapbarat
Checkxec
CinemaCinema
Credit cardtarja de crèdit
Expensivecar
Gas stationgasolinera
Museummuseu
Parkingaparcament
Pharmacyfarmàcia
Supermarketsupermercat

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

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.

Restaurant Terms in Catalan

Restaurant Catalan
I'm vegetarianSóc 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 ofUna tassa de
A glass ofUn tassó de
Black pepperpebre negre
Breadpa
Dessertpostres
Foodmenjar
Forkforquilla
Knifeganivet
Menucarta
NapkinTovalló
Plateplat
Saladamanida
Saltsal
Saltysalat
Soupsopa
Spicypicant
Spooncullera
Sweetdolç
Tabletaula
Tip (money for the waiter)El temps (Dies / mesos)
Wateraigua

Fun Facts

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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.

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