A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary) is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality – that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation.
The modal verbs used in the sentences below are followed by the infinitive.
|I want to go on holiday||Vull anar de vacances|
|I want to change dollars for euros||Vull canviar dòlars per euros|
|He wants to buy a car||Vol comprar un cotxe|
|On Saturday, she wants to go shopping||Dissabte ella vol anar de compres|
|They want to go on holiday||Volen anar de vacances|
|I wanted to go to Spain||Volia anar a Espanya|
|I can go to the shop||Puc anar a la botiga|
|Where can I check my e-mail?||On puc consultar el meu correu electrònic?|
|She can visit the musuem||Ella pot visitar el museu|
|to have to/ must||haver de|
|I have to go to work||He d'anar a treballar|
|I have to go home||He d'anar a casa|
|You must write a letter||Has d'escriure una carta|
|He must go to school||Ell ha d'anar a l'escola|
|We must visit our friend||Hem de visitar el nostre amic|
|They must/have to learn English||Han d'aprendre anglès|
These simple sentences use the basic Catalan vocabulary found throughout Easy Catalan.
So, learning them reinforces the basic Catalan vocabulary, that is frequently used on Easy Catalan.
Equally importantly, the Catalan phrases used as example throughout the site are (almost) all useful.
The grammatical constructionsgused contain some of the fundamental building blocks that you need to start speaking Catalan, such as 'I can', 'you must', 'I want' and so on.