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Spanish vs. Catalan

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Spanish vs. Catalan!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it and the other competitions are here as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242

Rules:

We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Spanish -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/f5ah6REtNmg
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/HS2qe2nL2Co
  3. Written: Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.

Catalan -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/nN4fDhAcGTM
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/g0OdqRdmuKI
  3. Written: Tots els éssers humans neixen lliures i iguals en dignitat i en drets. Són dotats de raó i de consciència, i han de comportar-se fraternalment els uns amb els altres.
November 28, 2017

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLjEMCwfst

I see you took my suggestion ;)

I personally prefer catalan all the way. I mean, they're both beautiful languages, every language is beautiful, but I still like catalan better.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Catalan. Absolutely Catalan. I cannot describe my utter indifference towards the Spanish language in words. (Note: I am a Spanish native.)

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLjEMCwfst

Wow, you dont like your native language and I love mine <3

So you prefer using English over Spanish, yes?

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Yes. I don't get many opportunities to speak Spanish these days anyway.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/leomito1

Spanish. Because looks like portuguese haha.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Theluji

I prefer spoken and written Catalan, but sung I like Spanish more.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Justin7171

I'll vote for Catalan!

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

Spanish obviously

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

I love how Catalan feels like it is right in the middle of Spanish, French and Italian. Because of being able to read those three languages, I seem to be able to read Catalan even though I am not seriously studying it. To me that makes it the most interesting Romance language..

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

Catalan. Freedom for consonant clusters!

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Oh wow.

This is even harder than Japanese vs. Chinese.

Why have you done this to me?

Catalan wins.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/melody13861

Spanish is the winner! I love how it sounds <3

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoN.M

I agree

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat

Catalan is an amazing language, I absolutely love it. Spanish is great and I adore it as well. I hope to be able to learn more and discover things about the Catalan language and culture.

November 28, 2017

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    Catalan.

    November 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-

    Catalan!

    November 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Elda_Mengisto

    Oooh, this will be a fun one!

    Spoken:

    Spanish: I feel like Spanish has a nice flow to it, with the different vowel and consonant sounds coming together. I always have the impression that it has a drama to it, just like Italian. Catalan: It's...interesting, to say the least. I can catch some similarities with Italian in terms of emphasis. However, some people think it sounds more like Portuguese; after a few listens, I could get what they mean.

    Spanish: Catalan -- 1:0 Spoken Catalan sounds like a bunch of things, whereas Spanish is a lot more fluid and contains its own flavor.

    Sung:

    Spanish: I can get the vibe of the language through the song. It rolls well off the tongue. Catalan: When some people believe that it sounds like Portuguese, I tend to agree with them in terms of the singing. Maybe it's because it sounds liek how Portuguese is similar to Russian? Haha.

    Spanish: Catalan -- 1:1 I'm charmed with how Catalan is sung; why couldn't it be the same for speaking?

    Written:

    My first impression is that Spanish's spelling customs seems pretty normal--and then comes Catalan and its "neixen". It's a bit strange, but also sticks out in the way "i" stick out in Ukrainian spelling. It's a bit weird, but it's also what makes it interesting.

    Spanish: Catalan -- 1:2

    I think I might have been exposed to some Spanish to the point of it being "normal"; I never really learned how to speak it, but it seemed like a cool language. Catalan, however, peaks my interest in a way.

    November 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

    Oh, you're so right about the Unrainian "і"! Not to mention the apostrophes!

    November 30, 2017
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