Catalan 101

Catalan Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Catalan language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Catalan
(català)
I

jo
you (singular)

tu
he

ell
we

nosaltres
you (plural)

vosaltres
they

ells
this

aquest, aqueix
that

aquell
here

ací, aquí
there

allà, allí
who

qui
what

què, quin
where

on
when

quan
how

com
not

no
all

tots
many

molts
some

algun
few

pocs
other

altre
one

un
two

dos, dues
three

tres
four

quatre
five

cinc
big

gran, gros
long

llarg
wide

ample
thick

gruixut
heavy

pesat
small

petit, menut, xic
short

curt
narrow

estret
thin

prim
woman

dona
man (adult male)

home
man (human being)

persona
child

nen
wife

muller
husband

marit
mother

mare
father

pare
animal

animal
fish

peix
bird

ocell, pardal
dog

gos
louse

poll
snake

serp
worm

cuc
tree

arbre
forest

bosc
stick

bastó, pal
fruit

fruit, fruita
seed

llavor
leaf

fulla
root

arrel
bark (of a tree)

escorça
flower

flor
grass

herba
rope

corda
skin

pell
meat

carn
blood

sang
bone

os
fat (noun)

gras, gros
egg

ou
horn

banya
tail

cua
feather

ploma
hair

pèl, cabell
head

cap
ear

orella
eye

ull
nose

nas
mouth

boca
tooth

dent
tongue (organ)

llengua
fingernail

ungla
foot

peu
leg

cama
knee

genoll
hand

wing

ala
belly

panxa
guts

budells
neck

coll
back

esquena
breast

pit
heart

cor
liver

fetge
to drink

beure
to eat

menjar
to bite

mossegar
to suck

xuclar, llepar, xarrupar
to spit

escopir
to vomit

vomitar
to blow

bufar
to breathe

respirar
to laugh

riure
to see

veure
to hear

sentir
to know

saber
to think

pensar
to smell

olorar
to fear

témer
to sleep

dormir
to live

viure
to die

morir
to kill

matar
to fight

lluitar
to hunt

caçar
to hit

colpejar, picar
to cut

tallar
to split

partir, dividir, separar
to stab

apunyalar
to scratch

gratar, rascar, esgarrapar
to dig

cavar, excavar
to swim

nedar, nadar
to fly

volar
to walk

caminar
to come

venir, vindre
to lie (as in a bed)

jeure (state)
to sit

seure (state)
to stand

estar dret (state)
to turn (intransitive)

girar
to fall

caure
to give

donar
to hold

aguantar, sostenir
to squeeze

prémer
to rub

fregar
to wash

rentar, netejar
to wipe

eixugar
to pull

estirar
to push

empènyer
to throw

llançar
to tie

lligar
to sew

cosir
to count

comptar
to say

dir
to sing

cantar
to play

jugar
to float

flotar
to flow

fluir
to freeze

gelar
to swell

inflar
sun

sol
moon

lluna
star

estel, estrella
water

aigua
rain

pluja
river

riu
lake

llac
sea

mar
salt

sal
stone

pedra
sand

arena, sorra
dust

pols
earth

terra
cloud

núvol
fog

boira
sky

cel
wind

vent
snow

neu
ice

gel, glaç
smoke

fum
fire

foc
ash

cendres
to burn

cremar
road

carretera
mountain

muntanya
red

vermell, roig
green

verd
yellow

groc
white

blanc
black

negre
night

nit
day

dia
year

any
warm

calent, càlid
cold

fred
full

ple
new

nou
old

vell
good

bo
bad

dolent, roí
rotten

podrit
dirty

brut
straight

recte
round

redó, rodó
sharp (as a knife)

esmolat, agut
dull (as a knife)

rom
smooth

llis, suau
wet

humit, mullat
dry

sec
correct

correcte
near

prop, a prop
far

lluny
right

dreta

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