how to pronounce catalan


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the above transcription of catalan is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

catalan is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of catalan in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and catalan which develops …”

meanings of catalan


  1. A native or inhabitant of Catalonia.


  1. The language of Catalonia, an autonomous region in the northeast of Spain. Various dialects are also spoken in the Valencian autonomous region, where the language is officially named valencià, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, Roussillon in France and the Sardinian city of Alghero.


  1. Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

catalan frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word catalan occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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