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Word for the Travel Wise (04/19/06)
Today's word is a Catalan word used in Spain:
Em dic... - My name is...
You would think this would be pretty similar to the "mi llamo..." used in Spanish to provide another with your name, but it's quite different. So now you know. Practice, practice at the wine festival or anywhere for that matter, then take it to the Spanish streets on a summer night for the full effect. Just remember not to spill your wine.
Resources on the web are many for Catalan. Check out Ominglot first for history and a fantastic list of links to keep you chugging along in your studies. Some of the best in my own opinion include this Intercat site which has a University conversation guide with audio, a section titled " 30 Tips Catalan in Catalonia," and other additional tools. BBC has a short summary about Catalan and a few helpful phrases.
Past Catalan words: sisplau