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Ten Catalan expressions you need to know

UntitledA look at Catalonia’s most colourful colloquialisms to stop you getting lost in translation next time you roam beyond the Ramblas in Barcelona. Are you baffled by the bar-room chit-chat every time you head off the tourist trail in Catalonia?

Don’t worry, your Spanish is (probably) fine. What you’re hearing is Catalan, the co-official language spoken by around ten million people in this part of the world.

GO STRAIGHT TO TEN CATALAN EXPRESSIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW

While it’s perfectly possible to navigate the souvenir shops armed only with a Spanish phrasebook, and to chat to bilingual barcelonins exclusively incastellano, your visit to Catalonia will be deeply enriched by knowing a few phrases in the local lingo.

Check out our list of fun phrases to help you keep up with the conversation next time you’re sharing a glass of cava with some Catalan friends

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