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Scooters in Barcelona I have never actually done this, as I believe that my feet and the Barcelona metro service are the best option for touring Barcelona. However, renting scooters is yes very common, and there are plenty of sites out there for scooter rentals. A quick google search revealed these. I clicked on a random one, set bogus dates (from ...


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Vesping Barcelona offers: or Euro 1,600 for two fortnights for a 125 cc, unless you can negotiate something better. I have not seen mention of a mileage limitation.


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I was last in Catalonia shortly after Franco's death, and at that time, people were frankly so stunned to hear an American (USA, that is) tourist conversant in Spanish I can't imagine what would have happened if I tried Catalan. I learned "please" and "thank you", for fun. Of course, this was back when only a handful of signs had become bilingual, much less ...


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I am Catalan. You can speak in Spanish or Catalan. No one will feel offended for it. We all speak both languages, and the fact that you are a foreigner will for sure easy out your attempts in any language. As for sympathy certainly trying to speak in Catalan will do the trick. We are not castilian, and do not let people mislead you into think is the same ...


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I'm a regular visitor to Catalonia and have learned Catalan, but I can say that from my dealings with Catalan people (apart from the mass-tourism areas) they are friendly and tolerant and very happy to hear a foreigner making an effort, but if they see you are having trouble with the language they will automatically switch to Spanish, or English if they can. ...


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As @JoErNanO said, I would learn both if possible. However, if your goal is to learn only few basic words like "thank you", "hello" and "goodbye", I would learn them in Catalan, since that shows that you learned them specially for that trip and people will be more thankful. That is specially true if you do a single day trip to a town or smaller city near ...


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There are only some 7 million native Catalan speakers whereas Spanish is ranked second after Mandarin in number of native speakers 470 millions. Investment in learning some Castilian is not only more likely to yield a better long-term return (through application outside Barcelona) but is much more likely to be understood by a native Catalan speaker than vice ...


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I live in Terrassa, Catalunya, and I was born in Barcelona. While the political situation might be "tense" I would not worry about it. For those who don't know what's going on, next Sunday a "participation process" is likely to ask catalans whether they want independence from Spain. Spain wants to block this process after blocking attempts for a referendum ...


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In general people speak both languages. And because they can tell you are a tourist from the way you breathe :) they will not expect you to speak Spanish, nor Catalan. Having said this, you should always learn a few common words in the local language, such as greetings and please/thank you, as it shows you are making an effort. You said you are already ...


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For years we had a house in Catalunia. Nobody took insult in being addressed in English with some attempts at Spanish. While further south than Barcelona, I seriously doubt the situation there is any different. Just expect a lot of especially local political entities and companies to advertise in Catalan, so being able to read a few words of it (and it's ...



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