Catalan

There are around 10 million speakers of Catalan. Although it is a minority language, it has a wide geographical spread. It is spoken over an area of more than 60,000 square kilometers, including Catalonia (from where it originated) and the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera).

Basic Catalan phrases Learn

Catalan holiday phrases ordered by topic.

Basic phrases 1Learn

Catalan Numbers. 1 to 10 Learn

Days and seasons Learn

Months Learn

Fruit Learn

Food words. General Learn

Sample text in Catalan

A sample of Catalan text taken from the beginning of Little Prince.

El petit princep

Quan tenia sis anys, una vegada vaig veure un dibuix magnífic en un llibre sobre la selva verge que es deia Històries viscudes. Representava una boa empassant-se una fera. Aquí teniu la còpia del dibuix.

When I was six years old I saw, once, a magnificent image, in a book on the Rain forest called "Lived Stories". It represented a boa snake swallowing a beast. Here is the copy of the drawing.

The Lords prayer in Catalan

Pare Nostra

Pare nostra del cel,
sigui santificat el teu nom;
vingui el teu Regne;
faci’s la teva voluntat,
com al cel,
així també a la terra.
Dóna’ns avui el nostre pa de cada dia;
i perdona’ns les nostres ofenses,
com també nosaltres hem perdonat els qui ens ofenen;
i no deixis que caiguem en la temptació,
ans deslliura’ns del Maligne.
Amen.

See the Lords Prayer in Corsican, French, Galician, Portuguese.

Catalan grammar

These sentences illustrate some Catalan grammatical points.

Days of the week, Possesives. 1, Possesives. 2, Time related phrases.

Questions

How much, What and why, When and who, Where.

Verbs

Estar, Fer, Future tense , Modal verbs, Past tense 1, Past tense 2, Past tense 3, Past tense 4, Ser (examples).

Resources

Catalan Phrases ordered by topic.