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Useful Catalan phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Catalan, a Romance language spoken mainly in Spain, Andorra and France, with audio recordings for most of them.

Guide to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = singular (to one person), pl = plural (to two or more people), >m = said to men, >f = said to women

Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

English català (Catalan)
Welcome Benvingut (>m)
Benvinguda (>f)
Benvinguts (pl)
Benvingudes (pl/f)
(General greeting)
Hola, Bon dia
Hello (on phone) Hola? Si? Digui?
How are you? Com estàs? (inf)
Com està? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Bé, gràcies, i tu? (inf)
Bé, gràcies, i vostè? (frm)
Long time no see Quant (de) temps!
What's your name? Com et dius? (inf)
Com es diu? (frm)
My name is ... Em dic ...
Where are you from? D'on ets? (inf)
D'on és vostè? (frm)
I'm from ... Sóc de...
Vinc de ...
Pleased to meet you Encantat
Molt de gust
Tant de gust
Morning greeting(s) Bon dia
Afternoon greeting(s) Bona tarda
Evening greeting(s)/night Bona nit
Parting phrase(s) Adéu (goodbye)
A reveure (see you)
Que vagi bé (take care)
Fins ara (see you soon)
Fins després (see you later)
Ja ens veurem (we'll be in touch)
Fins demà (see you tomorrow)
Good luck Bona sort!
Molta sort!
Toasts used when drinking Salut!
Txin txin!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon profit!
Que vagi de gust!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viatge!
I don't understand No ho entenc
Please speak more slowly Parli més a poc a poc, si us plau
Please write it down Pot escriure-ho, si us plau?
Que m'ho podria escriure, si us plau?
Do you speak English? Que parla anglès? Parla anglès? (frm) Parles anglès? (inf)
Do you speak Catalan? Que parla català?
Parla català? (frm)
Parles català? (inf)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Sí, una mica
Sí, un poc
How do you say ... in Catalan? Com es diu en català ...?
Excuse me Dispensi!
How much is this? Quant costa això?
Sorry Perdó!
Em sap greu
Thank you Gràcies
Moltes gràcies
Reply to thank you De res
Where's the toilet? On és el lavabo?
On és la cambra de bany?
Would you like to dance with me? Vols ballar amb mi?
I love you T'estimo
Get well soon Que et milloris
Leave me alone! Deixa'm en pau!
Help! Socors!
Fire! Foc!
Catalan Stůj!
Call the police! Crida la policia!
Truca la policia!
Christmas and New Year greetings Bon Nadal i feliç any nou
Easter greetings Bona Pasqua
Birthday greetings Per molts anys
Bon aniversari
Moltes Felicitats
One language is never enough No n'hi ha prou amb una llengua
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
El meu aerolliscador està ple d'anguiles

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