Catalan Personal Pronouns

Learn Catalan Personal Pronouns here!

It’s not as bad or boring as it sounds, I promise. Now we will have a close look at Catalan personal pronouns that work as subject (that means the person who does the action of a verb). The personal pronouns in English are the following:

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I / YOU / HE / SHE / IT / WE /YOU / THEY

In Catalan, it is the following:

  • I = JO
  • YOU = TU
  • HE / SHE = ELL / ELLA *
  • WE = NOSALTRES
  • YOU (plural) = VOSALTRES
  • THEY = ELLS (masculine) / ELLES (feminine)

*we don’t really have a pronoun for IT

It’s not necessary to write the pronoun in Catalan when there’s a verb. Let’s have a look at an example:

I’m a doctor = Sóc metge

(we omit the JO, because the verb is already telling us who the subject is. If you want to know more about the conjugation, have a look here). I’m Maria =  Sóc la Maria // She is a doctor = És metge

In a nutshell:

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