1st Edition

Colloquial Catalan A Complete Course for Beginners

By Alexander Ibarz, Toni Ibarz Copyright 2005

    Colloquial Catalan provides a step-by-step course in Catalan as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Catalan in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

    Key features include:

    • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

    • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

    • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

    • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

    • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

    • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

    Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Catalan will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Catalan.

    Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

    Acknowledgements Introduction Alphabet and pronunciation guide Unit 1 Benvinguda I benvingut! Welcome Unit 2 Com es diu? What is your name? Unit 3 Un cafè, sisplau A coffee, please Unit 4 Què vols What would you like? Unit 5 Vols el meu mòbil? Do you want my mobile? Unit 6 La meva família My family Unit 7 Perdoni, on és l'Hotel Miramar? Excuse me, where is the Miramar Hotel? Unit 8 Quina és la teva adreça? What is your address? Unit 9 Tot passejant per la Rambla A Walk down the Ramblas Unit 10 Al mercat de la Boqueria At the Boqueria Fresh Food Market Unit 11 Com els vol? How would you like them? Unit12 Al restaurant Planelles At Planelles' restaurant Unit 13 La vida diària Daily life Unit 14 Què has fet avui? What have you done today? Unit 15 La sobretaula After dinner talk Unit 16 Què vas fer? What did you do? Unit 17 Quin temps farà? What will the weather be like? Unit 18 Em podria donar informació? Could you give me some information, please? Unit 19 El transport public Public transport Unit 20 Festa major! Grammar Reference Catalan - English glossary English - Catalan glossary Exercise key


    Alexander Ibarz, Toni Ibarz