Catalan Start

Catalan is a romance language originating from the Latin of the Roman Empire. It has around 10 million speakers and although it is a minority language, it has a wide geographical spread. It is spoken over an area of more than 60,000 square kilometers, including Catalonia (from where it originated) and the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera).

Easy Catalan will help you to start learning the Catalan language. It is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning Catalan or who plans a short visit to Catalunya and wants to learn a few phrases (and maybe some grammar).

There is enough basic grammar to help form your own sentences, lessons illustrating grammatical points, simple words and phrases in the Catalan language and links to resources.


Learning Catalan

When you first start to learning Catalan it can be difficult to know where to begin. Easy Catalan will help containing many basic expressions, which will be useful to anyone who is starting to learn Catalan, or thinking of visiting.


Catalan lessons Start

The lessons consist of several types :-

Get by or survival type phrases such as 'where is the station' (with audio recorded by a native Catalan speaker).

More phrases has quick links to most of these types of phrases on EasyCatalan.

Key language such as Numbers, Days and Months and colours

Sentences with gramatical explanations to help construct basic sentences. The explanations linked to from the Lessons and the lessons from the appropriate page.


Catalan phrases

If you only intend to learn a few words and phrases in total, or don't know where to start then you could begin with first words, useful Catalan phrases and and the numbers in Catalan.

Starting to learn Catalan

The following are possible ways, roadmaps or routes to start using Easy Catalan depending on your aims.

Basics

Colours Start lesson
Days of the Week Start lesson
First words Start lesson
Introductions Start lesson
Numbers 1-10 Start lesson

Get by phrases

Drinks Start lesson
Food. General phrases Start lesson
Shopping Start lesson
Travel Start lesson

Essential grammar

Modal verbs Start lesson
Negation Start lesson
Verbs - to be Start lesson
Questions Start lesson