30+ Essential Catalan Phrases And Expressions You Need To Know.

Essential Catalan phrases and expressions | Catalan Words

Whether you're an expat who once came to Catalonia and never left (ohh aren't we lovely), or a tourist who's visiting Barcelona and its surroundings聽for just a few days, Catalan people will love to hear you speaking - or at least trying - some Catalan.

Here are some of the most useful Catalan words, phrases, and expressions聽that will help you get started.

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  1. Hello - Hola
  2. Goodbye - Adeu
  3. See you later - Fins despr茅s
  4. See you soon - Fins aviat
  5. Good morning - Bon dia
  6. Good afternoon - Bona tarda
  7. Good evening - Bon vespre
  8. Good night - Bona nit

Being Polite

  1. Please -聽Si us plau
  2. Thank you - Gr脿cies or Merci
  3. Thank you very much - Moltes gr脿cies
  4. You're welcome - De res
  5. I'm sorry - Ho sento聽

Making friends

  1. How are you? - Com est脿s?
  2. It's nice to meet you - Molt de gust
  3. What's your name? - Com et dius?
  4. My name is Marta - Em dic Marta
  5. Where are you from? - D'on ets?
  6. Would you like a drink? - T'agradaria聽beure alguna cosa?
  7. Let's meet up later? - Quedem聽despr茅s?
  8. Cheers! - Salut!

For foodies

  1. I'm hungry - Tinc gana
  2. I'm thirsty - Tinc set
  3. A table for two please - Una taula per dos si us plau
  4. The menu - La carta
  5. A glass of wine - Una copa de vi
  6. Beer - Cervesa o Canya
  7. Bon appetit! - Bon profit!
  8. That was delicious! - Estava bon铆ssim!
  9. The check, please - El compte, si us plau
  10. The tip - La propina

Are there any other Catalan words, phrases, or expressions you'd like to learn? Please let us know in the comments below! 馃憞

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Hi again! I forgot to mention it here, but the Catalan girl whom I wanted to ask out and I are now dating 馃グ Estic molt enamorat 馃槡

P.s: I鈥檓 the same Chris who posted a comment here back on Jan 10!


I would be direct and say: 鈥榣鈥檃ltre dia vaig escoltar una can莽贸 a la r脿dio que es deia 鈥楤oig per tu鈥 i em vas venir al cap. Quedem per fer un vinet i m鈥檃judes a entendre la lletra?鈥 . Good luck! Please report back on your progress.

Imma Salmeron

Hi Chris, it鈥檚 so sweet that you want to use Catalan words 鉂わ笍 That鈥檚 a good point! You can use a simple 鈥 t鈥檃gradaria anar a prendre alguna cosa /al cinema / al teatre junts?鈥 Or 鈥 t鈥 agradaria que ens vei茅ssim algun dia per anar a sopar/ dinar/ passejar/ cinema ? 鈥 sort!!!!


Hi Chris! You can simply say to her 鈥檛鈥檃gradaria anar a prendre alguna cosa amb mi?鈥 馃憦


I want to ask out a Catalan girl who I really like鈥 can you recommend me a sweet way to do it in Catalan? 馃檲馃槉


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