The 5th Catalan lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.
Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.
Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Catalan sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||És alt|
|She is tall||és alta|
|He is a short man||És baixet|
|She is a short woman||És baixeta|
|He is German||És alemany|
|She is German||És alemanya|
|Japanese men are friendly||Els japonesos són simpàtics|
|Japanese women are friendly||Les japoneses són simpàtiques.|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.
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Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Catalan Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||T'agrada el meu vestit?|
|I lost my socks||He perdut els meus mitjons|
|It looks good on you||Et queda bé|
|She has a beautiful ring||Té un anell preciós|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Aquests pantalons són massa llargs|
|These shoes are small||Aquestes sabates són petites|
|Where are you from?||D'on ets?|
|I'm from the U.S||Sóc dels Estats Units|
|I'm American||Sóc Americà|
|Where do you live?||On vius?|
|I live in the U.S||Visc als Estats Units|
|Do you like it here?||T'agrada aquí?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Catalan about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Catalan Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.