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Barcelona Language and Key words and phrases
Barcelona Language, key words and phrases to get you by while on vacation
if your visiting Barcelona or Spain in general and you do not speak Spanish or Castellano
you might find it hard to get by, specially when you venture from the main tourists
area and cities.
Not a lot of English is spoken in Barcelona except in the main tourist areas and
even then not a lot,
Barcelona like the rest of Spain speak Spanish and in Barcelona they speak not only
the National Spanish language Castellano (Castilian Spanish) but their own dialect
called Catalan so Barcelona is a bilingual city but only in Spanish.
Spanish being the national language of Spain so is spoken by everyone but in certain
regions like Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia as well as certain other areas and
regions Spanish is the second language and usually Catalan.is the main language spoken
on a daily basis.
Catalan was spoken in all regions until the Royal decrees of 1716 making Castilian
the official language of all Spain and banning the teaching and learning of Catalan.
But the language survived, however, and according to official estimates there are
at present over ten million speakers of Catalan in Europe and in Spain Catalan is
spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, The Balearic Islands and in certain areas of Murcia
as well as Aragon. It is also widely spoken by the people of North Catalonia as well
as Andorra and in L’Alguer near Sardinia.
Spanish pronunciation is not to difficult, just pronounce the words as written but
when trying to speak and pronounce Catalan is a little more difficult as it sounds
a lot more French.
As you go around Barcelona you will notice many street signs and other places are
signposted both in the national language of Castilian as well as the Catalonian's’
own regional one and they can look so different.
Key Phrases in Spanish and their English translation.