Catalan Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Catalan. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Catalan

Phrases Catalan
How are you? (informal)Com esteu?
How are you? (formal)Com estàs?
What's up? (colloquial) Com va?
I'm fine, thank you!Bé, gràcies!
Good morning!Bon dia!
Good afternoon!Bona tarda!
Good evening!Bona vespre!
And you? (informal)I vostè?
And you? (formal)I tu?
We speak two languagesParlem dos idiomes
They speak four languagesParlen quatre idiomes
I visited one countryVaig visitar un país
She visited three countriesElla visità tres països
She has one sister(Ella) Té una germana
He has two sisters(Ell) Té dues germanes
Welcome!Benvingut(s) Benvinguda / Benvingudes
Do you like it here?T'agrada aquí?
See you later!Fins ara!
Thank you very much!Moltes gràcies!
I really like it!Realment m'agrada!
Thank you!Gràcies!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")De res!
Have a nice day!Que tinguis un bon dia!
Good night!Bona nit!
Have a good trip!Bon viatge!
It was nice talking to you!Un plaer parlar amb tu!
Am I right or wrong?Tinc raó o no?
Is he younger or older than you?És més gran o petit que tu?
Is the test easy or difficult?La prova és fàcil o difícil?
Is this book new or old?Aquest llibre és nou o vell?
This is so expensiveAixò és massa car

More Sentences

English Catalan
I don't speak KoreanNo parlo coreà
I love the Japanese languageM'encanta el japonès
I speak ItalianJo parlo italià
I want to learn SpanishVull aprendre espanyol
My mother tongue is GermanLa meva llengua materna és l'alemany
Spanish is easy to learnL'espanyol es fàcil d'aprendre
He has a Moroccan rugEll té una catifa marroquina
I have an American carTinc un cotxe americà
I love French cheeseM'encanta el formatge francès
I'm ItalianSóc italià
My father is GreekEl meu pare és grec
My wife is KoreanLa meva dona és coreana
Have you ever been to India?Has estat algun cop a la Índia?
I came from SpainHe vingut d'Espanya
I live in AmericaJo visc a Amèrica
I want to go to GermanyVull anar a Alemanya
I was born in ItalyJo vaig néixer a Itàlia
Japan is a beautiful countryÉs el Japó un país bonic?
Long time no seeJa feia temps que no ens veiem
I missed youT'he trobat a faltar
What's new?Què hi ha de nou?
Nothing newRes de nou
Make yourself at home!Com si fossis a casa teva!
Have a good tripQue tinguis un bon viatge
Can I practice Italian with you?Puc practicar l'italià amb tu?
I speak French but with an accentParlo francès, però amb accent.
I was born in MiamiVaig néixer a Miami.
I'm from JapanSóc del Japó.
The letter is inside the bookLa carta és a dins del llibre
The pen is under the deskL'estilogràfica és sota la taula.
Can I help you?Et puc ajudar?
Can you help me?Em pots ajudar?
Can you show me?Podria indicar-me?
Come with me!Vingui amb mi!
Downtown (city center)El centre (centre de la ciutat)
Excuse me! (to ask someone)Perdoni! (per preguntar a algú)
Go straightVes recte
How can I get to the museum? Per on es va al museu?
How long does it take to get there?Quant es tarda en arribar-hi?
I'm lostEstic perdut (male) / perduda (female)
I'm not from hereNo sóc d'aquí
It's far from hereÉs lluny d'aquí
It's near hereÉs a prop d'aquí.
One moment please!Un moment si us plau!
Turn leftTomba a l'esquerra
Turn rightTomba a la dreta


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Here are the rest of the Catalan phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Catalan homepage.

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