Hola. For the formal equivalent of "hola" see good morning, good afternoon, good evening, below.
How are you?
Com estàs? (informal); Com està? (formal)
Fine, thank you.
Molt bé, gràcies.
What is your name?
Com et dius? (informal) / Com es diu? (formal)
My name is ______ .
Em dic ______ .
Nice to meet you.
Molt de gust.
Sisplau./Si us plau.
Gràcies. OR Mercès.
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Em sap greu.
Adéu (to one person or informally). OR Adéu-siau (to many or formal).
I can't speak Catalan [well].
No parlo [bé] el català.
Do you speak English?
Parles anglès? (informal); Que parleu anglès?
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Que hi ha algú que parli anglès?
Good evening (when it's dark)
I don't understand.
No ho entenc.
Where is the toilet?
On és el lavabo?
How much is a ticket to _____?
Quant val el bitllet per anar a _____?
A single ticket to _____, please.
Un bitllet senzill a _____, si us plau.
A return ticket to _____, please.
Un bitllet d'anada i tornada a ____, si us plau.
Where does this train/bus go?
A on va, aquest tren/autobus?
Where is the train/bus to _____?
On és el tren/autobus que va a _____?
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
Aquest tren/autobus para a _____?
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
Quan marxa, el tren/autobus que va a _____?
When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
Quan arribarà aquest tren/autobus a _____?
キモい (kimoi) is another abbreviation, short for 気持ち悪い (kimochi ga warui). It literally means that you have a bad feeling, but it translates into “gross,” “disgusting” or “offensive.”
- KY (Just doesn’t get it)
A form of text-able slang, KY is an abbreviation for空気読めない (kuuki yomenai), which literally translates into “cannot read the air.” It is a phrase applied to someone who misses the implied meaning. In other words, someone who can’t read between the lines.
- マジ (really, seriously)
An abbreviation of 真面目(majime), マジ (maji) means “seriously,” “for real” or “really.” It is sometimes used intentionally to oppose the idea of “playfully” or “capriciously.”
- リア充 (Person who is satisfied with real life)
Again, here is slang that is a mash-up of two words, リアル (rearu) and 充実 (juujitsu). リアル means “real” and充実 means “fulfilled” or “satisfied,” and put together, the word denotes someone who is satisfied with their real life, as opposed to their online life.
- めっちゃ (very, extremely)
めっちゃ (meccha) is a casual word that means “very” or “extremely” and is used for emphasis. It has a similar meaning to とても (very) but has more of a cool and casual tone about it.
- ワロタ orワロス (I Lol’d)
Translated into English slang, ワロタ(warota) orワロス(warosu) means “I lol’d” for “I laughed out loud.”
- ウザイ (annoying, what a pain)
ウザイ (uzai) is short for うるさい (urusai), which means “annoying” or “noisy.” You’ll hear this slang used in short statements frequently, when someone gets annoyed and just remarks, “ウザイだね” (“annoying” or “what a pain”).
You (polite and respectful form)
Thank you very much
No, thank you
(This is the best way of politely turning somebody down)
You're literally saying "with pleasure"
You're literally saying For little
Excuse me (informally)
Excuse me (formally)
Îmi pare rău
- Auf dicke Hose machen
Literally, “To act as if you have fat pants.”
It is used to describe someone who is generally pretending to be better.
Paul macht auf dicke Hose und gibt eine Lokalrunde.
(Paul acts like he has money to spend and buys drinks for the whole bar.)
- Gebongt sein
If something is gebongt, it means it is booked, decided, or agreed upon. In almost all cases this phrase is used in the form of Ist gebongt to signify that a matter is settled or that you have come to an agreement.
Treffen wir uns morgen um drei? – Ok, ist gebongt.
(Can we meet tomorrow at three? – Ok, agreed.)
- Was geht ab?
“What’s up?” or “What’s happening?”
Was geht ab? – Nicht viel.
(What’s happening? – Not much.)
- Nicht alle Tassen im Schrank haben
Literally means to ask if you still had all your cups in the cabinet.
To express doubt about your mental faculties.
Tausend Euro für ein T-Shirt? Hast Du nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank?
(A thousand bucks for a t-shirt? Have you lost your mind?)
It is a way to say both “hello” and “how are you doing?” in one.
Na, alles klar? – Ja und bei Dir?
(Hey, everything good? – Yes, you?)Na, Du? – Naaa?
(Hi, how are you doing? – Hey, and you?)
- Bock haben
“Bock haben” means to be “in the mood for” or “up for” something. In the negative it means to be uninclined to engage in a certain activity. It’s the same as “Lust haben” (to have a lust for something), only in a more colloquial form.
Wir gehen heute Abend ins Kino. Hast Du auch Bock?
(We are going to the movies tonight. Wanna come?)
Da habe ich überhaupt keinen Bock drauf.
(I absolutely do not want to do that.)
- Ma, che sei grullo?
Are you joking?
Example: At the markets “100€ for that wallet? Ma, che sei grullo?”
“I wish!” “Let’s hope!” or “Maybe!”
- Meno Male!
“Thank God!” (literally "less bad")
You can also literally say “Thank God!” which is “Grazie a Dio!”
- Che schifo!
"Don’t worry about it!” or “It’s nothing!”
- Che figata
“What a cool thing!”
"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players." William Shakespeare
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." John Kennedy
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." Albert Einstein
"Not all those who wander are lost." J. R. R. Tolkien
"Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely." John Dalberg-Acton
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." William Arthur Ward
"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." Bill Cosby
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot." Michael Althsuler
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer
How to say.... HELLO!
How to say.... HELLO! (on phone)
How are you?
Kuinka voit? (inf)
Kuinka voitte? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?'
Hyvää kiitos, entä sinulle? (inf)
Hyvää kiitos, entä teille? (frm)
What's your name?
Mikä sinun nimesi on? (inf)
Mikä teidän nimenne on? (frm)
My name is ...
Nimeni on ...
Where are you from?
Mistä olet kotoisin?
I'm from ...
Olen kotoisin ...sta
Pleased to meet you
Good luck! Onnea!