Catalan Vocabulary

The Catalan vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: u  Audio Two: dos  Audio Three: tres  Audio
Four: quatre  Audio Five: cinc  Audio Six: sis  Audio
Seven: set  Audio Eight: vuit  Audio Nine: nou  Audio
Ten: deu  Audio First: primer  Audio Second: segon  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: dilluns  Audio Tuesday: dimarts  Audio Wednesday: dimecres  Audio
Thursday: dijous  Audio Friday: divendres  Audio Saturday: dissabte  Audio
Sunday: diumenge  Audio Now: ara  Audio Yesterday: ahir  Audio
Today: avui  Audio Tonight: aquesta nit  Audio Tomorrow: demà  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: fruites  Audio Apples: poma  Audio
Bananas: plàtan  Audio Tomatoes: tomàquets  Audio
Potatoes: patates  Audio Onions: cebes  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: vermell  Audio Green: verd  Audio Blue: blau  Audio
White: blanc  Audio Black: negre  Audio Grey: gris  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: esmorzar  Audio Lunch: dinar  Audio
Dinner: sopar  Audio Milk: llet  Audio
Coffee: cafè  Audio Bread: pa  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: assolellat  Audio Windy: ventós  Audio Rainy: plujós  Audio
Snowy: nevós  Audio Cold: fred  Audio Hot: calent  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: nen  Audio Girl: noia  Audio
Son: fill  Audio Daughter: filla  Audio
Brother: germà  Audio Sister: germana  Audio
Man: home  Audio Woman: dona  Audio
Father: pare  Audio Mother: mare  Audio
Grandfather: avi  Audio Grandmother: àvia  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: casa  Audio Toilet: bany  Audio Room: habitació  Audio
Bedroom: dormitori  Audio Kitchen: cuina  Audio Table: taula  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: gat  Audio Dog: gos  Audio Mouse: ratolí  Audio
Bird: ocell  Audio Cow: vaca  Audio Horse: cavall  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: mitjons  Audio Shoes: sabates  Audio Trousers: pantalons  Audio
Shirt: camisa  Audio Sweater: dessuadora  Audio Coat: abric  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: anglès  Audio French: francès  Audio German: alemany  Audio
Spanish: espanyol  Audio Italian: italià  Audio Portuguese: portuguès  Audio
Greek: grec  Audio Russian: rus  Audio Arabic: àrab  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: xinès  Audio Japanese: japonès  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: autobús  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: reservació  Audio
Airport: aeroport  Audio Passport: passaport  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: estudiant  Audio Teacher: mestre  Audio Pen: ploma  Audio
Books: llibres  Audio Page: pàgina  Audio Dictionary: diccionari  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand:   Audio Feet: peus  Audio Hair: cabell  Audio
Eye: ull  Audio Mouth: boca  Audio Nose: nas  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulància  Audio Doctor: metge  Audio
Hospital: hospital  Audio Pharmacy: farmàcia  Audio
Police: policia  Audio Stomach Ache: mal de panxa  Audio

As you can see, this Catalan vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.