Language in Mallorca

Are you planning your trip and don’t know which language is spoken in Mallorca? In the islands that form the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, two official languages exist and are used: Catalan (using the dialectal variety known as Mallorquin), which is the language of the archipelago, and Spanish.

Is another language spoken on Mallorca?

Moreover, as the island receives a large influx of travelers every year, it is very common to find people who speak other languages such as English or German, especially in tourist areas and especially in Mallorca’s hotels and other establishments focused on tourism.

Most used words and phrases in the languages of Mallorca

If you like to be able to communicate in the language of the territory when you travel, here is a list of the most commonly used words and expressions in the two official languages (Spanish / Mallorcan):

  • Hello – Hola / Hola
  • Good bye – Adiós / Adeu
  • Please – Por favor / Per favor
  • Thank you – Gracias / Gràcies
  • You’re welcome – De nada / De res
  • Good morning – Buenos días / Bon dia
  • Good evening – Buenas tardes / Bona tarda
  • Good night – Buenas noches / Bona nit
  • How are you? – ¿Cómo estás? / Com estàs?
  • I am sorry – Lo siento / Ho sento
  • Do you speak Spanish? – ¿Hablas español? / Parles castellà?
  • Street – Calle / Carrer
  • Cheers! – ¡Salud! / Salut!
  • Excuse me, can you help me? – Perdone, ¿puede ayudarme? / Perdoni, pot ajudar-me?
  • Where can I find a restaurant/ hotel/ pharmacy…? – ¿Dónde puedo encontrar un restaurante/ hotel/ una farmacia…? / On puc trobar un restaurant/ hotel/ una farmàcia…?
  • How can I get to this address? – ¿Cómo puedo llegar a esta dirección? / Com puc arribar a aquesta adreça?
  • Where is the nearest metro/ bus/ taxi stop? – ¿Dónde está la parada más próxima de metro/ autobús/ de taxis? / On és la parada més propera de metro/ bus/ de taxi?
  • Where is the tourist information office? – ¿Dónde está la oficina de información turística? / On és l’oficina d’informació turística?
  • Where is there a bank or an ATM? – ¿Dónde hay un banco o un cajero automático? / On hi ha un banc o un caixer automàtic?

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