Learn a key Catalan phrase for travel in Barcelona

Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 24, 2012 at 1:00:00 AM EST | Post a Comment

While traveling in Barcelona, using a few Catalan phrases will give you a much warmer reception than the usual Spanish. A friendly "bon dia" (good day) goes a long way.

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  • travellingcharlotte on Jan 24, 12 at 05:15 AM

    "Bones tardes" means good afternoon, which is also helpful. The Catalonians are very proud of their language, making a small effort will surely break the ice.
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