Negation

Catalan Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Catalan which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation 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.

Negation in Catalan

Negation Catalan
Nono
Nothingres
Not yetencara no
No oneningú
No longerJa no
Nevermai
Cannotno pot
Should notno hauria de

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Catalan sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Catalan Negation in a Sentence

English Catalan
Don't worry!No et preocupis!
I cannot remember the wordNo me'n recordo de la paraula.
I do not speak JapaneseNo parlo japonès.
I don't know!No ho sé!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetNo parlo l'italià amb fluïdesa.
I'm not interested!No m'interessa!
No one here speaks GreekNingú aquí no parla grec.
No problem!Cap problema!
This is not correctAixò no és correcte!
This is wrongAixò està equivocat.
We don't understandNo entenem
You should not forget this wordNo hauries d'oblidar aquesta paraula.

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Catalan

Body Catalan
Armbraç
Backesquena
Chestpit
Earorella
Eyeull
Facecara
Feetpeus
Fingersdits
Haircabells
Hand
Headcap
Heartcor
Legcama
Mouthboca
Neckcoll
Nosenas
Shoulderespatlla
Stomachestómac
Teethdents
Tonguellengua

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Daily Conversation in Catalan

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Catalan Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Catalan

English Catalan
He feels with his handEll té el sentit del tacte amb la mà
I smell with my noseOloro amb el nas
She has beautiful eyesElla té uns ulls preciosos
She tastes with her tongueElla tasta amb la llengua
We see with our eyesHi veiem amb els ulls
You hear with your earsHi sentim amb les orelles
How old are you?Quants anys tens?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldTinc (vint, trenta...) anys
Are you married?Estàs casat?
Do you have children?Tens fills?
I have to goHe de marxar
I will be right back!Ara torno!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Catalan about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Catalan Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.

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