Catalan: language resources

The Library and Language Service have joined forces to select a series of resources for Catalan. This dossier includes reference works and tools to help resolve doubts on spelling, grammar or vocabulary. You can also find resources to help with pronunciation or to keep up-to-date with the news and new developments in the use of Catalan. ​

Data de publicació: 
09.12.18

The Language Service

serveis_linguistics
It provides resources and criteria for language use and editing in Catalan, English and Spanish.
References according to the ISO 690 standard
Practical guide to English usage. Bibliographical references section.

Dictionaries

This section has a selection of lexicographic reference works.

Diccionari de llengua catalana. Segona edició
Prescriptive dictionary of the Catalan language published by the Institute of Catalan Studies.
diccionari.cat
Latest version of the Gran diccionari de la llengua catalana. It has verb conjugations.
Diccionaris Larousse: sinònims
It lets users consult a number of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries in Catalan.
Diccionari Invers de la Llengua Catalana
A dictionary with all the entries from the DIEC written backwards.
Diccionari català-valencià-balear
The electronic version of the Diccionari català-valencià-balear includes different Catalan dialects.
Lèxic Obert Flexionat de Català (LOFC)
A compilation of resources on different aspects of the Catalan language.
Diccionari de sinònims de frases fetes
This dictionary connects concepts with idioms and expressions, it offers 5,500 concepts and 15,500 idioms.
Acronym Finder
Abbreviations dictionary providing the definitions of acronyms, initialisms and other shortened forms.

Pronunciation

This section offers tools to find out how to pronounce words in different languages.

oforvo
The place where you can find millions of words pronounced in their original language.
sons_catala
Selection of terms designed to help correctly pronounce the Catalan dialects.
Diccionari de dubtes del català oral (DDCOR)
This audio learning resource, provided online by the Vives Network of Universities, gives over 18,000 examples.

Verbs

These resources can help resolve any possible doubts relating to the conjunction of verbs.

diccionari.cat
Latest version of the Gran diccionari de la llengua catalana. It has verb conjugations.
optimot
A service for language queries that includes a search engine to help resolve doubts about the Catalan language.

Tools

This section offers a range of tools including resources to improve writing or machine translation systems.

És a dir
The language website produced by the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation.
Traducció automàtica en línia
A website from the Government of Catalonia with information on online machine translation systems.
softcatala
Sofcatalà aims to promote use of Catalan in computing, the web and new technologies.
rodamots
A daily newsletter with words or expressions in Catalan.
Critèria
A website from the Institute of Catalan Studies that lists tools for translating and correcting text.
Com s'escriuen els números DILC
An application that transcribes numbers written in digits into their alphabetical format.
Corrector ortogràfic i gramatical de Softcatalà
An online corrector that detects spelling, grammar, typographical and style errors.

Terminology

Resources on specific terminology and specialist language.

termcat
The TERMCAT website has helpful information to resolve doubts relating to Catalan terminology.
Terminologia de Ciències i Tecnologia
A search engine for works on science and technology with terminology and the contexts for the search terms.
Justiterm
A search engine for Spanish-to-Catalan and Catalan-to-Spanish queries for legal and administrative terms.
Nomenclatura de gestió universitària
A university administration nomenclature dictionary produced by Vives Network of Universities' Language Committee.

Ortography

Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Updated and revised version of the normative orthography for the Catalan language.

Grammar questions and doubts

This section has resources to resolve all kinds of doubts about language and grammar.

optimot
A service for language queries that includes a search engine to help resolve doubts about the Catalan language.

Keeping up-to-date

This section has a selection of websites and blogs with news and new developments from the world of languages.

blog de l'Optimot
A blog that accompanies the content produced by the Optimot language query service.
blog del Termcat
A blog highlighting items linking terminology with current affairs
Retrucs
It offers useful tips and tools for editing, writing, translating and proofreading documents and texts.
Les pàgines de Gabriel Bibiloni
The personal website and blog from Universitat de les Illes Balears professor Gabriel Bibiloni
vocabularia
A blog from the University of Barcelona’s Language Services aimed at university students.

Toponymy

Toponímia, website
A website on Catalan place names, it covers criteria and publications on Catalan toponymy.

Corpora

This section has databases with large numbers of words and the contexts in which they appear.

Corpus Textual Informatitzat de la Llengua Catalana
A corpus of over 52 million words written in Catalan between 1833 and 1988.