How to use the definite article in Catalan

How to use the definite article in Cata­lan

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Catalan? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Catalan lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Catalan definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Cata­lan definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. The English definite article 'the' is 'el' or 'la' in Catalan. The word 'el' is used with masculine nouns and the word 'la' is used with feminine nouns. If however the noun starts with a vowel, the definite article is shortened to 'l''.


el llibre
the book
el fill
the son
la cuina
the kitchen
la finestra
the window
la flor
the flower
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The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns llibre, cadira and porta (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are el llibre, la cadira and la porta (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Catalan including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Catalan nouns llibre, cadira and porta, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Catalan).

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