How to tell the time (and numbers) in Catalan

How to tell the time is often one of the basics things that we learn when studying a new language. It is not always easy though! I have to admit that in Catalan I always had to think twice to ensure I said it correctly… Whereas certain times are rather simple to memorise (o’clock, quarter past…), specific and “random” times are a bit trickier.

  • 9:00 – són les nou en punt
  • 9:15 – és un quart de deu
  • 9:30 – són dos quarts de deu
  • 9:45 – són tres quarts de deu
  • 9:20 – és un quart i cinc de deu or passen cinc minuts d’un quart de deu
  • 9:35 – són dos quarts i cinc de deu
  • 9:40 – falten cinc minuts per a tres quarts de deu or  dos quarts de deu i deu minuts
  • 9:50 – tres quarts de deu i cinc minuts or passen cinc minuts de tres quarts de deu

Click on thHow to tell the timee video to find out more and hear how to pronounce it! For simplification and keeping thigs short, you will notice that in the video I am not giving the two ways of saying the time for some of the hours.

Click on the image to watch the YouTube video!

 

The numbers in Catalan

1 un, una 21 vint-i-un 41 quaranta-un 61 seixanta-un 81 vuitanta-un
2 dos, dues 22 vint-i-dos 42 quaranta-dos 62 seixanta-dos 82 vuitanta-dos
3 tres 23 vint-i-tres 43 quaranta-tres 63 seixanta-tres 83 vuitanta-tres
4 quatre 24 vint-i-quatre 44 quaranta-quatre 64 seixanta-quatre 84 vuitanta-quatre
5 cinc 25 vint-i-cinc 45 quaranta-cinc 65 seixanta-cinc 85 vuitanta-cinc
6 sis 26 vint-i-sis 46 quaranta-sis 66 seixanta-sis 86 vuitanta-sis
7 set 27 vint-i-set 47 quaranta-set 67 seixanta-set 87 vuitanta-set
8 vuit 28 vint-i-vuit 48 quaranta-vuit 68 seixanta-vuit 88 vuitanta-vuit
9 nou 29 vint-i-nou 49 quaranta-nou 69 seixanta-nou 89 vuitanta-nou
10 deu 30 trenta 50 cinquanta 70 setanta 90 noranta
11 onze 31 trenta-un 51 cinquanta-un 71 setanta-un 91 noranta-un
12 dotze 32 trenta-dos 52 cinquanta-dos 72 setanta-dos 92 noranta-dos
13 tretze 33 trenta-tres 53 cinquanta-tres 73 setanta-tres 93 noranta-tres
14 catorze 34 trenta-quatre 54 cinquanta- quatre 74 setanta-quatre 94 noranta-quatre
15 quinze 35 trenta-cinc 55 cinquanta-cinc 75 setanta-cinc 95 noranta-cinc
16 setze 36 trenta-sis 56 cinquanta-sis 76 setanta-sis 96 noranta-sis
17 disset 37 trenta-set 57 cinquanta-set 77 setanta-set 97 noranta-set
18 divuit 38 trenta-vuit 58 cinquanta-vuit 78 setanta-vuit 98 noranta-vuit
19 dinou 39 trenta-nou 59 cincuanta-nou 79 setanta-nou 99 noranta-nou
20 vint 40 quaranta 60 seixanta 80 vuitanta 100 cent
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One thought on “How to tell the time (and numbers) in Catalan

  1. Moltes Gracies Bella Maria! Thanks for this important lesson! Some of the numbers are very similar to italian. Are they pronounced similarly?

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