Catalan Negation

If you're trying to learn Catalan Negation which is also called Català, check our courses about Negation and negative expressions... 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!


Catalan Negation

Learning the Catalan Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Catalan negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Catalan, negation can be made simply by placing "No" before the main verb. Sometimes, when we want to slightly stress the negation, we can use the optional particule pas. Examples:

No ho puc fer (I can't do this). 

No tenen res a fer (they don't have anything to do). 

No m’ha agradat pas, aquesta pel·lícula (I didn’t really like this film).

Here are some examples:

English NegationCatalan Negation
he is not hereell no és aquí
that is not my bookaquell no es el meu llibre
do not enterno entri

Notice the structure of the Negation in Catalan.

List of Negation in Catalan

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Catalan placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Catalan vocabulary.

English NegationCatalan Negation
I don't speakJo no parlo
I don't writeJo no escric
I don't driveJo no condueixo
I don't love(jo) no estimo
I don't giveJo no dono
I don't smileNo somric
I don't take(jo) no prenc
he doesn't speakno parla
he doesn't writeno escriu
he doesn't drive(ell) no condueix
he doesn't loveno estima
he doesn't giveno dóna
he doesn't smile(ell) no somriu
he doesn't takeell no pren
we don't speakno parlem
we don't writeno escrivim
we don't drive(nosaltres) no conduïm
we don't loveno estimem
we don't giveno donem
we don't smile(nosaltres) no somriem
we don't takeno prenem

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