Catalan Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Catalan. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Catalan.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Catalan conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Catalan
I speak English
parlo anglès Audio
you speak French
vostè parla francès Audio
he speaks German
parla alemany Audio
she speaks Italian
parla italià Audio
we speak Arabic
parlem àrab Audio
they speak Chinese
parlen xinès Audio

The past tense in Catalan conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Catalan
I visited France
he visitat frança Audio
you visited Italy
vas visitar itàlia Audio
he visited Morocco
va visitar el marroc Audio
she visited China
ella va visitar la xina Audio
we visited Mexico
vam visitar mèxic Audio
they visited Kenya
van visitar kenya Audio

The future tense in Catalan conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Catalan
I will drink milk
prendré llet Audio
you will drink coffee
vostè beurà cafè Audio
he will drink tea
prendrà te Audio
she will drink water
ella beurà aigua Audio
we will drink apple juice
beurem suc de poma Audio
they will drink tea
prendran te Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
orella
eye
eye Audio
ull
mouth
mouth Audio
boca
nose
nose Audio
nas
hair
hair Audio
cabell
face
face Audio
cara
head
head Audio
cap
heart
heart Audio
cor
hand
hand Audio
fingers
fingers Audio
dits
leg
leg Audio
cama
feet
feet Audio
peus

Travel Phrases in Catalan

Imagine yourself in some Catalan speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Catalan
Can you help me?
em pots ajudar? Audio
Can I help you?
et puc ajudar? Audio
Where is the airport?
on és l'aeroport? Audio
Go straight
tot recte Audio
Then
llavors Audio
Turn left
gira/i a l'esquerra Audio
Turn right
gira/i a la dreta Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Catalan was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Catalan Vocabulary   Catalan Vocabulary

Catalan Audio   Catalan Audio



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