Catalan Prepositions

Catalan Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Catalan Prepositions which is also called Català, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Catalan Prepositions 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 Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Catalan.

Catalan prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsCatalan Prepositions
PrepositionsPreposicions
inside the housedins la casa
outside the carfora del cotxe
with meamb mi
without himsense ell
under the tablesota la taula
after tomorrowdemà passat
before sunsetabans del capvespre
but I'm busyperò jo estic ocupat

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

List of Prepositions in Catalan

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Catalan placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Catalan vocabulary.

English PrepositionsCatalan Prepositions
aboutsobre/a punt de
aboveper sobre de/damunt de/dalt
acrossa través de
afterdesprés de
againstcontra
amongentre
aroundal voltant de
ascom
ata
beforeabans
behinddarrere de
belowper sota de
beneathsota
besideal costat de
betweenentre
beyondmés enllà de
butperò
byper
despitetot i
downbaix
duringdurant
exceptllevat
forper
fromde
ina/en/dins/dintre
insidedins/dintre
intodins/dintre
nearprop de
nextproper
ofde
ona/en
oppositeoposat
outfora
outsidefora
oversobre
perper
plusmés
roundal voltant de/prop de
sincedes de
thanque
througha través de
tillfins
toa
towardcap a
undersota
unlikea diferència de
untilfins
upcap amunt/dalt
viavia
withamb
withindins de
withoutsense
two wordsdues paraules
according tosegons
because ofa causa d'
close toprop de
due toa causa de
except forllevat
far fromlluny de
inside ofinterior de
instead ofen lloc de
near toprop de
next toal costat de
outside offora de
prior toabans de
three wordstres paraules
as far aspel que / fins
as well asaixí com
in addition toa més de
in front ofdavant
in spite oftot i
on behalf ofen nom de
on top ofsobre de
demonstrative pronounspreposicions demostratiu
thisaquest / aquesta
thataquell/aquella
theseaquests / aquestes
thoseaquells / aquelles

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Catalan, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Català Prepositions, 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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