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Useful Catalan phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Catalan. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

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

English català (Catalan)
Welcome Benvingut (>m), Benvinguda (>f), Benvinguts (pl), Benvingudes (pl/f)
(General greeting)
Hola, Bon dia
Hola? Si? Digui? (on phone)
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Com estàs? (inf) Com està? (frm)
Bé, gràcies, i tu? (inf) Bé, gràcies, i vostè? (frm)
Long time no see Quant (de) temps!
What's your name?
My name is ...
Com et dius? (inf) Com es diu? (frm)
Em dic ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
D'on ets? (inf) D'on és vostè? (frm)
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?
Yes, a little
Que parla català? Parla català? (frm) Parles català? (inf)
Sí, una mica, Sí, un poc
How do you say ...
in Catalan?
Com es diu en català ...?
Excuse me Dispensi! Perdoni!
How much is this? Quant costa això?
Sorry Perdó! Em sap greu
Thank you
Gràcies / Moltes gràcies / Mercès
De res
Where's the toilet? On és el lavabo? On és la cambra de bany?
Do you want 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!
Socors! Auxili!
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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