Catalan conjugation chart

Do the various tenses in Catalan leave you feeling confused? Are you eager to overcome this challenge and have them presented in a single, straightforward overview?

Mastering Catalan poses a considerable challenge due to the multitude of verbs and the numerous rules governing each one. To simplify your learning journey, we’ve compiled a comprehensive conjugation chart. This chart provides a concise overview, focusing on the essential tenses necessary for achieving fluency in Catalan. It reveals a consistent pattern applicable to all regular verbs in the language.

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How to work this Catalan conjugation chart

Conjugation charts are essential tools for illustrating language conjugation patterns without unnecessary complexity. Whether in Catalan or any other language, you encounter both regular and irregular verbs.

The focus of a conjugation chart is primarily on regular verbs, presenting the standard method of verb conjugation and the underlying rationale.

Let’s explore the four fundamental tenses in Catalan: present, past, future, and imperfect.
It’s worth noting that additional tenses contribute to fluency, but for now, let’s see if you can familiarize yourself with them by examining this table.

Use the following regular Catalan verbs to practice using the conjugation chart for the present, past, future, and imperfect tense:
“Parlar” (to speak) as the 1st conjugated verb
“Perdre” (to lose) as the 2nd conjugated verb
and “Sentir” (to feel) as the 3rd conjugated verb.

Form the Catalan present tense

Conjugate the Catalan present tense in the following way:

-1st verbs
jo stem + o
tu stem + es
ell stem + a
nosaltres stem + em
vosaltres stem + eu
ells stem + en

-2nd verbs

jo stem + o/c
tu stem + s/us
ell stem + -/u
nosaltres stem + em/vem/iem
vosaltres stem + eu/veu/ieu
ells stem + en/uen

-3rd verbs

jo stem + o
tu stem + s
ell stem + –
nosaltres stem + im
vosaltres stem + iu
ells stem + en

Although a regular Catalan verb falling under the 3rd verb conjugation could also be conjugated in the following way:

jo stem + eixo
tu stem + eixes
ell stem + eix
nosaltres stem + im
vosaltres stem + iu
ells stem + eixen

Form the Catalan past tense

Conjugate the Catalan past tense in the following way:

-1st verbs

jo stem + í
tu stem + ares
ell stem + à
nosaltres stem + àrem
vosaltres stem + àreu
ells stem + aren

-2nd verbs

jo stem + í/guí
tu stem + eres/gueres
ell stem + é/gué
nosaltres stem + érem/guérem
vosaltres stem + éreu/guéreu
ells stem + eren/gueren

-3rd verbs

jo stem + í
tu stem + ires
ell stem + í
nosaltres stem + írem
vosaltres stem + íreu
ells stem + iren

Form the Catalan future tense

Conjugate the Catalan future tense in the following way:

-1st verbs

jo stem + aré
tu stem + aràs
ell stem + arà
nosaltres stem + arem
vosaltres stem + areu
ells stem + aran

-2nd verbs

jo stem + ré/dré/uré
tu stem + ràs/dràs/uràs
ell stem + rà/drà/urà
nosaltres stem + rem/drem/urem
vosaltres stem + reu/dreu/ureu
ells stem + ran/dran/uran

-3rd verbs

jo stem + iré
tu stem + iràs
ell stem + irà
nosaltres stem + irem
vosaltres stem + ireu
ells stem + iran

Form the Catalan imperfect tense

Conjugate the Catalan imperfect tense in the following way:

-1st verbs

jo stem + ava
tu stem + aves
ell stem + ava
nosaltres stem + àvem
vosaltres stem + àveu
ells stem + aven

-2nd verbs

jo stem + ia/via
tu stem + ies/vies
ell stem + ia/via
nosaltres stem + íem/víem
vosaltres stem + íeu/víeu
ells stem + ien/vien

-3rd verbs

jo stem + ia
tu stem + ies
ell stem + ia
nosaltres stem + íem
vosaltres stem + íeu
ells stem + ien

The Catalan conjugation chart also visualises the following tenses:
– Present indicative
– Past Perfect indicative

A Catalan conjugation chart is an invaluable tool for learners seeking to unravel the intricate patterns embedded in the conjugation rules of the Catalan language. As a Romance language, Catalan exhibits a rich system of verb conjugations, encompassing various tenses, moods, and nuances. The conjugation chart serves as a visual roadmap, offering learners a structured overview of how verbs morph across different forms based on tense, mood, person, and number. By meticulously presenting these variations in a concise and organized manner, the chart becomes a key instrument for comprehension. It facilitates a holistic understanding of the relationships between verb roots and their diverse inflected forms, providing learners with a comprehensive view of Catalan conjugation. Armed with this visual aid, language enthusiasts can discern underlying patterns, identify irregularities, and navigate the complexities of verb conjugation with greater ease. In essence, the Catalan conjugation chart transforms the seemingly intricate web of rules into a navigable map, empowering learners to grasp the nuances of the language’s verb system and enhance their proficiency in Catalan.

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