Catalan Adjectives

Catalan Adjectives

If you're trying to learn Catalan Adjectives which is also called Català, check our courses about Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes... to help you with your Catalan grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Catalan. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Catalan Adjectives

Learning the Catalan Adjectives is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Catalan language. But first we need to know what the role of Adjectives is in the structure of the grammar in Catalan.

Catalan Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.

Grammar Tips:

While in English an adjective doesn’t change when the noun changes, in Catalan an adjective should agree in gender and number with the noun. For example:

a)    Masculine to feminine example:

Aquest és el meu fill petit (this is my little son) becomes: Aquesta és la meva filla petita (this is my little daughter)

As you can see from the example above, the adjective comes after the noun and also takes the feminine form.

b)    Singular to plural example:

Aquest és el meu gat blanc (this is my white cat) becomes: Aquests són els meus gats blancs (these are my white cats).

As you can see from the example above, the adjective comes after the noun and also takes the plural form.


Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesCatalan Adjectives
adjectivesadjectius
a green treeun arbre verd
a tall buildingun edifici alt
a very old manun home molt vell
the old red housela antiga casa vermella
a very nice friendun amic molt agradable

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Adjectives in Catalan has a logical pattern. Locate the Adjectives above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Català.

List of Adjectives in Catalan

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Catalan placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Catalan vocabulary.

English AdjectivesCatalan Adjectives
colorscolors
blacknegre
blueblau
brownmarró
graygris
greenverd
orangetaronja
purpleporpra
redvermell
whiteblanc
yellowgroc
sizesmides
biggran
deepprofund
longllarg
narrowestret
shortcurt
smallpetit
tallalt
thickgruix
thinprim
wideample
shapesformes
circularcircular
straightrecte
squarequadrat
triangulartriangular
tastesels gustos
bitteramarg
freshfresc
saltysalat
souragre
spicypicant
sweetdolç
qualitiesqualitats
baddolent
cleannet
darkfosc
difficultdifícil
dirtybrut
drysec
easyfàcil
emptybuit
expensivecar
fastràpid
foreignestranger
fullcomplet
goodbo
harddur
heavypesat
inexpensivebarat
lightlleu
locallocal
newnou
noisysorollós
oldvell
powerfulpoderós
quiettranquil
correctcorrecte
slowlent
softsuau
verymolt
weakfeble
wetmullat
wrongequivocat / malament
youngjove
quantitiesquantitats
fewpocs
littlepoc
manymolts
muchmolt
partpart
somealguns
a fewuns pocs
wholetot

Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes have a very important role in Catalan, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Català Adjectives, you might want to check the rest of our Catalan lessons here: Learn Catalan. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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