Now let’s learn some basic Catalan conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Catalan.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Catalan“.

Basic Catalan words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

EnglishCatalanPronunciation
(Audio)
yes
no
no
please / you’re welcome
si us plau
de res

you’re very welcome
ets molt benvingut (m), ets molt benvinguda (f)
thank you
gràcies
thank you very much
moltes gràcies
thanks
gràcies
Excuse me!
Disculpi'm!

Communication

EnglishCatalanPronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.
Entenc.
I don’t understand.
No ho entenc.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
Hola?
Li demano disculpes!

What does that mean?
Què vol dir?
I don’t know.
No ho sé.
I don’t speak Polish.
No parlo polonès.
I speak a little Polish.
Parlo una mica de polonès.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Parles anglès?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Parles anglès?
Yes, I do speak English.
Sí, parlo anglès.
No, I don’t speak English.
No, no parlo anglès.

Making acquaintances

EnglishCatalanPronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!
Si us plau, parla més lentament!
Nice to meet you!
Encantat de conèixer-te!
How are you?
Com estàs?
Good, thank you!
Bé, gràcies!
I’m well, thanks!
Estic bé, gràcies!
Not bad, thanks!
No està malament, gràcies!
very bad
molt malament
What’s your name?
Com et dius?
My name is [...].
El meu nom és [...].
What’s your first name?
Com és el teu nom?
My first name is [...]
El meu nom és [...].
How old are you?
Quants anys tens?
I’m [...] years old.
Tinc [...] anys.
What are your hobbies?
Quines són les teves aficions?
What do you like doing?
Què t'agrada fer?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Què estàs fent (en aquest moment)?
Where do you live?
On vius?
I live in [...].
Jo visc a [...].
I’m from England
Sóc d'Anglaterra.
I’m English
Sóc anglès. (m), Sóc anglesa. (f)

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My name is [...].
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