Catalan Phrases

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Catalan Phrases

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English Catalan Phrases
Greeting
Hi!Hola!
Good morning!Bon dia!
Good afternoon!Bona tarda!
Good evening!Bona vesprada!
Welcome! (to greet someone)Benvingut/da!
Hello my friend!Hola amic/ga meu/meva!
How are you? (friendly)Com ets? / Com et va?
How are you? (polite)Com és vostè? / Com li va?
I'm fine, thank you!Estic bé, gràcies!
And you? (friendly)I tu?
And you? (polite)I vostè?
Good
Not so goodNo pas bé
Long time no seeFa tant de temps que no ens veiem
I missed youT'he trobat a faltar. / T'he enyorat.
What's new?Què hi ha de nou?
Nothing newRes de nou.
Thank you (very much)!(Moltes) gràcies!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")De res!
My pleasureUn plaer
Come in! (or: enter!)Entra! / Entri!
Make yourself at home!Com si fossis/fos a casa teva/seva!
Farewell Expressions
Have a nice day!Que tinguis un bon dia!
Good night!Bona nit!
Good night and sweet dreams!Bona nit i dolços somnis!
See you later!Fins ara!
See you soon!Fins aviat!
See you tomorrow!Fins demà!
Good bye!Adéu!
Have a good trip!Que tinguis un bon viatge!
I have to goMe n'haig d'anar
I will be right back!Ara torno!
Holidays and Wishes
Good luck!Molta sort!
Happy birthday!Feliç aniversari!
Happy new year!Feliç any nou!
Merry Christmas!Bon nadal!
Happy day!Feliç Diada!
Happy Holidays!Bones festes!
Congratulations!Felicitats!
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)Que aprofitis!
Bless you (when sneezing)Salut!
Best wishes!Bona sort!
Cheers! (or: to your health)Salut!
Accept my best wishesQue t'ho sigui(n) lleu
How to Introduce Yourself
What's your name?Com et dius?
My name is (John Doe)Em dic (...)
Nice to meet you!Encantat de conèixe't.
Where are you from?D'on ets?
I'm from (the U.S/ Catalonia)Sóc de (dels Estats Units/Catalunya)
I'm (American/ Spanish)Sóc americà(na)/espanyol(a)
Where do you live?On vius?
I live in (the U.S/ Catalonia)Visc a (als Estat Units/Catalunya)
Do you like it here?T'agrada estar aquí?
Catalonia is a beautiful countryCatalunya és un país molt bonic
What do you do for a living?De què treballes?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Sóc (professor(a)/estudiant(a)/enginyer(a)
Do you speak (English/ Catalan)?Parles (anglès/català)?
Just a littleUna mica/miqueta
I like CatalanM'agrada el català
I'm trying to learn CatalanEstic intentant aprendre català
It's a hard languageÉs una llengua difícil
It's an easy languageÉs una llengua fàcil
Oh! That's good!Ah! Què bé!
Can I practice with you?Puc practicar amb tu?
I will try my best to learnIntentaré fer tot el que pugui per aprendre
How old are you?Quants anys tens?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldTinc (vint-i-un, trenta-un) anys
It was nice talking to you!Ha sigut un plaer parlar amb tu
It was nice meeting you!Ha sigut un plaer conèixe't
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Senyor (Sr.).../ Senyora (Sra.).../ Senyoreta (Srta.)...
This is my wifeAquesta és la meva dona/senyora
This is my husbandAquest és el meu marit
Say hi to Thomas for meDigues-li hola a en Thomas de part meva.
Romance and Love Phrases
Are you free tomorrow evening?Estàs lliure demà a la tarda?
I would like to invite you to dinnerM'agradaria convidar-te a sopar
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Et veig molt guapa!
You have a beautiful nameTens un nom molt bonic
Can you tell me more about you?Em pots explicar més de tu?
Are you married?Estàs casat/da?
I'm singleEstic solter/a
I'm marriedEstic casat/da
Can I have your phone number?Em dónes el teu número de telèfon?
Can I have your email?Em dónes el teu correu electrònic?
Do you have any pictures of you?Tens algunes fotos teves?
Do you have children?Tens fills?
Would you like to go for a walk?T'agradaria passejar una mica?
I like youM'agrades
I love youT'estimo
You're very special!Ets molt especial!
You're very kind!Ets molt maco/a!
I'm very happyEstic molt content/a
Would you marry me?Et casaries amb mi?
I'm just kiddingEstic de broma
I'm seriousHo dic seriosament
My heart speaks the language of loveEl meu cor parla el llenguatge de l'amor
Solving a Misunderstanding
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)Perdona!
Sorry (for a mistake)Perdó
No problem!Cap problema!
Can you repeat please?Ho pots repetir, si us plau?
Can you speak slowly?Pots parlar poc a poc?
Can you write it down?Ho pots escriure?
Did you understand what I said?Has entès el que he dit?
I don't understand!No entenc!
I don't know!No sé! / No ho sé!
What's that called in Catalan?Com es diu en català?
What does that word mean in English?Com es diu això en anglès?
How do you say "thanks" in Catalan?Com es diu "thank you" en català?
What is this?Què és això?
My Catalan is badEl meu català no és bo
Don't worry!No et preocupis!
I agree with youEstic d'acord amb tu
Is that right?Està bé?
Is that wrong?Està malament?
What should I say?Què hauria de dir?
I just need to practiceNomés necessito practicar
Your Catalan is goodEl teu català està bé
I have an accentTinc accent
You don't have an accentNo tens pas cap accent
Asking for Directions
Excuse me! (before asking someone)Perdoni!
I'm lostEstic perdut/da
Can you help me?Em pots ajudar?
Can I help you?Et puc ajudar?
I'm not from hereNo sóc d'aquí
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Com arribo a ...?
Go straightTot recte
ThenLlavors
Turn leftGira/i a l'esquerra
Turn rightGira/i a la dreta
Can you show me?M'ho mostres?
I can show you!T'ho mostro!
Come with me!Vine amb mi!
How long does it take to get there?Quant de temps tarda en arribar-hi?
Downtown (city center)Centre de la ciutat
Historic center (old city)Ciutat vella
It's near hereEstà a prop d'aquí
It's far from hereEstà lluny d'aquí
Is it within walking distance?Es pot anar caminant?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithBusco al Senyor Smith
One moment please!Un moment, si us plau!
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Esperi un moment, si us plau!
He is not hereNo és pas aquí
AirportL'aeroport
Bus stationEstació de autobus
Train stationEstació de tren
TaxiEl taxi
NearA prop
FarLluny
Emergency Survival Phrases
Help!Socors!
Stop!Para!
Fire!Foc!
Thief!Lladre!
Run!Corre!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)Compte!
Call the police!Truca a la policía!
Call a doctor!Truca a un mitjà!
Call the ambulance!Truca a una ambulància!
Are you okay?Estàs bé?
I feel sickEm trobo malament
I need a doctorNecessito un mitjà
AccidentAccident
Food poisoningIntoxicació alimentària
Where is the closest pharmacy?On és la farmàcia més a prop?
It hurts hereEm fa mal aquí
It's urgent!És urgent!
Calm down!Calma't!
You will be okay!Estaràs bé!
Can you help me?Em pots ajudar?
Can I help you?Et puc ajudar?
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (for a room)Tinc reserva
Do you have rooms available?Tens habitacions disponibles?
With shower / With bathroomAmb dutxa / Amb bany
I would like a non-smoking roomVoldria una habitació no-fumador
What is the charge per night?Quant val la nit?
I'm here on business /on vacationEstic de negocis/vacances
DirtyBrut/a
CleanNet/a
Do you accept credit cards?Acceptes/s'accepta targetes de crèdit?
I'd like to rent a carVoldria lloguer un cotxe
How much will it cost?Quant valdria?
A table for (one / two) please!Taula per a un/dos si us plau!
Is this seat taken?Està lliure aquest seient?
I'm vegetarianSóc vegetarià/na
I don't eat porkNo menjo porc
I don't drink alcoholNo bec alcohol
What's the name of this dish?Com es diu aquest plat?
Waiter / waitress!Cambrer / Cambrera!
Can we have the check please?Ens pot donar la compte, si us plau?
It is very delicious!Està molt ric!
I don't like itNo m'agrada
Shopping Expressions
How much is this?Quant val?
I'm just lookingNomés estic mirant
I don't have changeNo tinc canvi
This is too expensiveÉs massa car/a
ExpensiveCar/a
CheapBarat/a
Daily Expressions
What time is it?Quina hora és?
It's 3 o'clockSón les tres
Give me this!Dóna'm això!
Are you sure?N'estàs segur/a?
Take this! (when giving something)Pren-ho!
It's freezing (weather)Fa tanta fred
It's cold (weather)Fa fred
It's hot (weather)Fa calor
Do you like it?T'agrada?
I really like it!M'agrada molt!
I'm hungryTinc gana
I'm thirstyTinc set
He is funnyÉs graciós
In The MorningAl matí
In the eveningA la tarda
At NightA la nit
Hurry up!Espavila!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)És cosa de bojos!
My God! (to show amazement)Déu n'hi do!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)Merda!
It sucks! (or: this is not good)Quina putada!
What's wrong with you?Què et passa?
Are you crazy?T'has tornat boig?
Get lost! (or: go away!)Ves te'n!
Leave me alone!Deixa'm!
I'm not interested!No n'estic interessat/da!
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnBenvolgut Joan
My trip was very niceEl meu viatge va ser molt bo
The culture and people were very interestingLa cultura i la gent van ser molt interessants
I had a good time with youVaig passar bon temps amb tu
I would love to visit your country againM'encantaria tornar a visitar el teu país
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeNo oblidis pas d'escriure'm de tant en tant
Short Expressions and words
GoodBo / Bé
BadMal / Malament
So-so (or: not bad not good)Així així
BigGran
SmallPetit/a
TodayAvui
NowAra
TomorrowDemà
YesterdayAhir
Yes
NoNo
FastDepressa
SlowLent/a
HotCalent/a
ColdFred/a
ThisAquest/a (Això)
ThatAquest/a (Això)
HereAquí
ThereAllí
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)Jo
YouTu
HimEll
HerElla
UsNosaltres
ThemElls/elles
Really?De veritat?
Look!Mira!
What?Què?
Where?On?
Who?Qui?
How?Com?
When?Quan?
Why?Per què?
ZeroZero
OneUn/una/u
TwoDos/dues
ThreeTres
FourQuatre
FiveCinc
SixSis
SevenSet
EightVuit
NineNou
TenDeu

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