Spanish vs Catalan: Which language should you learn if you live in Barcelona?

Spanish vs Catalan: Which language should you learn if you live in Barcelona?

Foreigners moving to Barcelona often ask whether they should learn Spanish or Catalan in preparation for living in the city.

The essential Catalan phrases you need in Catalonia

The essential Catalan phrases you need in Catalonia

Spain’s electoral board bans Catalan president from holding post

Spain’s electoral board bans Catalan president from holding post

3,000 police and security when Barcelona play Madrid

3,000 police and security when Barcelona play Madrid

Catalonian president to face trial for disobedience

Catalonian president to face trial for disobedience

18,000 Catalan separatists protest in Madrid against trial

18,000 Catalan separatists protest in Madrid against trial

200,000 protest in Barcelona against separatist trial

200,000 protest in Barcelona against separatist trial

Nearly 50,000 protest protest in Spain against PM’s talks with separatists

Nearly 50,000 protest protest in Spain against PM’s talks with separatists

FOCUS: ‘In the end, they are judging all of us’

FOCUS: ‘In the end, they are judging all of us’

Els Castells: What you need to know about the human towers of Catalonia

Els Castells: What you need to know about the human towers of Catalonia

Catalan leader on hunger strike taken to hospital: doctor

Catalan leader on hunger strike taken to hospital: doctor

Catalan President calls for talks with Spain’s new PM

Catalan President calls for talks with Spain’s new PM

Catalan separatists to try again to elect Puigdemont

Catalan separatists to try again to elect Puigdemont

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont’s release

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont’s release

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

Catalonia crisis hits business in Barcelona’s busy shopping district

Catalonia crisis hits business in Barcelona’s busy shopping district

Spain braces for more protests in Catalonia crisis

Spain braces for more protests in Catalonia crisis

Crunch time as Catalonia holds independence vote

Crunch time as Catalonia holds independence vote

Spain files legal challenge to Catalan referendum move

Spain files legal challenge to Catalan referendum move

Spanish Congress says ‘no’ to Catalan independence vote

Spanish Congress says ‘no’ to Catalan independence vote

Spanish Congress expected to reject Catalan independence vote

Spanish Congress expected to reject Catalan independence vote

Catalonia asks Spanish government for independence referendum (again)

Catalonia asks Spanish government for independence referendum (again)

Man jailed for ‘racist’ tweet about Catalan plane crash victims

Man jailed for ‘racist’ tweet about Catalan plane crash victims

Catalans rally on La Diada to push for break from Spain

Catalans rally on La Diada to push for break from Spain

Tens of thousands of Catalans to march for independence

Tens of thousands of Catalans to march for independence

Catalan football star slammed for admitting ‘I’m Spanish’

Catalan football star slammed for admitting ‘I’m Spanish’

Beach lifeguard ‘refused’ to help boy who spoke Catalan

Beach lifeguard ‘refused’ to help boy who spoke Catalan

Catalan flag allowed at Spain’s cup final after ban lifted

Catalan flag allowed at Spain’s cup final after ban lifted

Anger as Catalan flag banned from major football match

Anger as Catalan flag banned from major football match

Catalonia triples fines against businesses not using Catalan

Catalonia triples fines against businesses not using Catalan

Leak reveals Neymar to earn 46 million…if he learns Catalan

Leak reveals Neymar to earn 46 million…if he learns Catalan

Embarrassing: PM admits to ‘wide-open diary’ in prank

Embarrassing: PM admits to ‘wide-open diary’ in prank

Catalan leftists vote on whether to back new separatist government

Catalan leftists vote on whether to back new separatist government

Catalonia lawmakers reject Artur Mas leadership bid for second time

Catalonia lawmakers reject Artur Mas leadership bid for second time

Catalan politicians give green light to controversial independence plan

Catalan politicians give green light to controversial independence plan

FC Barcelona fans to defy Uefa with massive show of independence flags

FC Barcelona fans to defy Uefa with massive show of independence flags

Ciudadanos proposes pact with PM to combat Catalan separatist drive

Ciudadanos proposes pact with PM to combat Catalan separatist drive

Spain PM to meet Podemos leader over Catalonia independence drive

Spain PM to meet Podemos leader over Catalonia independence drive

Spain PM to meet with opposition over Catalan independence drive

Spain PM to meet with opposition over Catalan independence drive

Catalan government slams ‘political lawsuit’ brought against Artur Mas

Catalan government slams ‘political lawsuit’ brought against Artur Mas

Court summons Catalan president over 2014 illegal independence vote

Court summons Catalan president over 2014 illegal independence vote

Separatists set to win a majority in Catalonia’s upcoming election: poll

Separatists set to win a majority in Catalonia’s upcoming election: poll

PM calls for huge turnout in Catalonia elections

PM calls for huge turnout in Catalonia elections

Language of Cervantes? Not Spanish but Catalan

Language of Cervantes? Not Spanish but Catalan

Catalonia to call election in independence push

Catalonia to call election in independence push

Barça to appeal Uefa fine for independence flags

Barça to appeal Uefa fine for independence flags

Off with his head! Bust of King axed by Barcelona

Off with his head! Bust of King axed by Barcelona

Barça hero to stand for Catalan independence

Barça hero to stand for Catalan independence

Catalan parties form pact for independence

Catalan parties form pact for independence

UEFA probes  Barça over independence flags

UEFA probes Barça over independence flags

Catalan ministers step down over independence

Catalan ministers step down over independence

Catalan symbolic vote ruled illegal by top court

Catalan symbolic vote ruled illegal by top court

Dublin mayor: ‘Catalonia deserves independence’

Dublin mayor: ‘Catalonia deserves independence’

EU President apologizes for Catalan ‘error’

EU President apologizes for Catalan ‘error’

Catalan separatist flags banned in elections

Catalan separatist flags banned in elections

Rise in opposition to Catalan independence

Rise in opposition to Catalan independence

Policeman urinates on Catalan separatist flag

Policeman urinates on Catalan separatist flag

Prosecutor files criminal suit against Catalan boss

Prosecutor files criminal suit against Catalan boss

Cabinet moves to block new Catalan ballot

Cabinet moves to block new Catalan ballot

In Pictures: Catalonia’s amazing human towers

In Pictures: Catalonia’s amazing human towers

Government: Catalan vote won’t take place

Government: Catalan vote won’t take place

Catalonia defies Madrid and calls referendum

Catalonia defies Madrid and calls referendum

‘Mas could get 15 years jail if vote takes place’

‘Mas could get 15 years jail if vote takes place’

In Pictures: Catalonia’s eventful National Day

In Pictures: Catalonia’s eventful National Day

La Diada: Five things you need to know

La Diada: Five things you need to know

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Catalan separatists score ‘footy’ ad to win fans

New York Times hails Catalan vote plan

New York Times hails Catalan vote plan

Catalan leader sorry for foreign money stash

Catalan leader sorry for foreign money stash

Spain lawmakers resist Catalonia independence

Spain lawmakers resist Catalonia independence

Barcelona ruins a symbol of Catalan independence

Barcelona ruins a symbol of Catalan independence

Catalans join forces with EU separatists

Catalans join forces with EU separatists

Madrid blocks Catalan vote on independence

Madrid blocks Catalan vote on independence

Ten Catalan expressions you need to know

Ten Catalan expressions you need to know

Catalans’ Spanish better than national average

Catalans’ Spanish better than national average

Majorca teachers fight trilingual education

Majorca teachers fight trilingual education

‘Catalonia finances Spain’: Catalan President

‘Catalonia finances Spain’: Catalan President

‘Valencian and Catalan are the same language’

‘Valencian and Catalan are the same language’

‘We need to fight Spain’s school drop-out rate’

‘We need to fight Spain’s school drop-out rate’

‘Most Catalans just want to get out of Spain’

‘Most Catalans just want to get out of Spain’

Catalan card game calls politicians’ bluff

Catalan card game calls politicians’ bluff

TV show slams ‘Nazi’ Catalan language policies

TV show slams ‘Nazi’ Catalan language policies

Catalonia hits back in school language battle

Catalonia hits back in school language battle