The 8th lesson contains the Catalan pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.
Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.
We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.
|I love you||T'estimo|
|She is beautiful||(Ella) és preciosa|
|They are dancing||(Ells) Ballen|
|We are happy||Estem contents|
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|Can you call us?||Ens pots trucar?|
|Give me your phone number||Dóna'm el teu telèfon.|
|I can give you my email||Et puc donar la meva adreça electrònica.|
|Tell him to call me||Digues-l'hi que em truqui.|
Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.
|My||el(s) meu(s)/la (les) meva (meves)|
|Your||el(s) teu(s)/la (les) teva (teves)|
|His||el(s)seu(s)/ la (les) seva (seves)|
|Her||el(s) seu(s)/la (les)seva (seves)|
|Our||el (la) nostre/els (les) nostres|
|Your (plural)||el(s) vostre(s)|
|Their||el(s) seu(s)/la (les)seva (seves)|
|His email is...||el seu correu electronic és...|
|My phone number is...||El meu número de telèfon és...|
|Our dream is to visit Spain||El nostre somni és visitar Espanya|
|Their country is beautiful||El seu país és formós|
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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!
|Is this pen yours?||La ploma és teva?|
|The book is mine||el llibre és meu|
|The shoes are hers||Les sabates són seves. (d'ella).|
|Victory is ours||La Victòria és nostra!|
Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.
|Bus station||estació d'autobusos|
|For business||Per negocis|
|For pleasure||Per plaer|
|Help Desk||Taulell d'informació|
|Train station||Estació de tren|
|By train||Amb tren|
|By car||Amb cotxe|
|By bus||Amb autobus|
|By taxi||Amb taxi|
|By airplane||Amb avió|
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Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Catalan Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you accept credit cards?||Accepteu tarja de crèdit?|
|How much will it cost?||Quan em costarà?|
|I have a reservation||Tinc una reserva|
|I'd like to rent a car||M'agradaria llogar un cotxe|
|I'm here on business / on vacation.||Sóc aquí per treball/ de vacances|
|Is this seat taken?||Està ocupat aquest seient?|
|It was nice meeting you||Va ser un plaer conèixer-te|
|Take this! (when giving something)||Té ( quan es dona quelcom)|
|Do you like it?||T'agrada?|
|I really like it!||Realment m'agrada!|
|I'm just kidding||Només estic fent broma|
|I'm hungry||tinc gana|
|I'm thirsty||Tinc sed|
Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..
Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Catalan about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Catalan Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.