Catalan Phrases

The Catalan phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hola!  Audio
What is your name?: com et dius?  Audio
Nice to meet you: encantat de conèixer-te  Audio
How are you?: com va?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: estic bé, gràcies!  Audio
And you?: i vostè?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Catalan)?: parles (anglès/català)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: que parla xinès?  Audio
A little bit: una mica/miqueta  Audio
How old are you?: quants anys tens?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: tinc trenta-tres anys d'edat  Audio
It was nice talking to you: ha sigut un plaer parlar amb tu  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: què vols dir?  Audio
I don't understand: no entenc!  Audio
I don't know: no ho sé!  Audio
Sorry: perdó  Audio
What is that called in Catalan?: com es diu en català?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: com es diu això en anglès?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: d'on ets?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: jo sóc d'estats units  Audio
I'm American: sóc americà  Audio
Where do you live?: on vius?  Audio
I live in the U.S: jo visc als estats units  Audio
What do you do for a living?: de què treballes?  Audio
I'm a student: sóc estudiant  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: et puc ajudar?  Audio
Can you help me?: em pots ajudar?  Audio
Where is the airport?: on és l'aeroport?  Audio
Go straight: tot recte  Audio
Then: llavors  Audio
Turn left: gira/i a l'esquerra  Audio
Turn right: gira/i a la dreta  Audio


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Good wishes in Catalan in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: bon aniversari!/ per molts d'anys!  Audio
Happy new year: bon any nou!  Audio
Merry Christmas: bon nadal!  Audio
Good luck: molta sort!  Audio
Congratulations: felicitacions!  Audio

Catalan expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: tinc una reservació  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: teniu cambres disponibles?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: voldria una cambra no-fumador  Audio
How much it costs per night?: quant val la nit?  Audio
Waiter: cambrer / cambrera  Audio
How much is this?: quant val?  Audio
What is this?: què és això?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: estàs bé?  Audio
I need a doctor: em cal un metge  Audio
Help: socors!  Audio
Call the ambulance: truca a una ambulància!  Audio
Call the police: truca a la policia!  Audio
I am sick: em trobo malament  Audio

These Catalan phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Catalan Vocabulary and Catalan Grammar, you might want to visit our Catalan Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Catalan Vocabulary

Catalan Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Catalan phrases.