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Catalan Language Notes

Catalan is an Indo-European language spoken in Catalunya, in North East Spain.

The most famous word from this language is "paella", which is pronounced PA-EE-YA. Most English speakers refer to it as the definitive "Spanish" dish and pronounce it PIE-ELLA.

aubergine   Known as 'egg plant' in the USA.
baracks hut Place where army people stay
cachalot big teeth A sperm whale.
paella   A sea-food and rice dish named after the pan it is cooked in.
surge   From old Catalan "surgir".

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