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FAQ. Do people speak English in Barcelona? E-mail
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FAQ. Do they speak English in Barcelona?

Answer. People do not speak much English in Barcelona. The languages spoken in Barcelona are Spanish/Castilian and Catalan. Most Spanish and Catalan residents in Barcelona do not speak English. In hotels and restaurants staff and waiters can speak basic English and waiters and staff in restaurants in popular tourist areas like Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas walking street might speak some English. Young people speak some English.

The older generation generally do not speak any English. many people speak a little but are shy to use what English they know. So if you can speak a few words of Spanish then it will be a big ice breaker and put you on the same footing.


To ask if someone in Barcelona speaks English say:

Se habla Ingles? in Spanish
or 
Parles anglès? in Catalan.


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