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You will find quite a few restaurants and tapas bars without English translations in Barcelona. See here for a pronuncation guide, and here for other useful words and phrases, and here for an online translator. And here for Catalan specialities and how to eat in Barcelona.

Castilian/Catalan/English

PESCADOS Y MARISCOS/PEIX, MARISC i CRUSTACIS/FISH and SHELLFISH

almejas/cloïsses/clams

anchoas/anxoves/anchovies

anguilas/anguiles/eels

atún/tonyina/tuna

bacalao/bacallà/salt cod

boquerones/seitons/fresh anchovies

bogavante/llamàntol/lobster

bonito/bonítol/tuna

calamares/calamars/squid

cangrejo (de río)/cranc (de riu)/crab (crayfish)

caracoles/cargols/snails

gambas/gambes/prawns

angosta/llagosta/lobster

langostinos/llanostins/Dublin Bay (king) prawns

lenguado/llenguado/solelubina/llobarro/sea bass

mariscos/mariscos/shellfish

mejillones/musclos/mussels

merluza/lluç/hake

mero/mero/perch

navajas/navalles/razor-clams

ostras/ostres/oysters

percebes/percebes/goose barnacles

pescadilla/llucet/whiting

pez espada/peix espasa/swordfish

platija/palaia/plaice

pulpo/pop/octopus

rape/rap/monkfish

salmón (ahumada)/salmó (fumat)/salmon (smoked)

salmonet/moll or roger/mullet

trucha/truita/trout

vieiras/vieires/scallops

zarzuela/sarsuela/fish stew

CARNE Y AVES/ MEAT AND POULTRY

Castilian/Catalan/English

albóndigas/mandonguilles/meatballs

asado/rostit/escalivat/roast

buey/bou/beef

cabrito/cabrit/kid

callos/tripa/tripe

cerdo/porc/pork

chorizo/xoriço/spiced sausage

chuletas/llonza/costella/chops

cocidos/estofados/guisat/stew

cochinillo/garrí/porcell/sucking pig

codorniz/guatlla/quail

conejo/conill/rabbit

cordero/be/xai/corder/lamb

faisán/faisà/pheasant

fiambres/carn freda/cold meats

fricandó/fricandó/fricasse

hígado/fetge/liver

jabalí/porc senglar/wild boar

jamón de York/pernil de York/boiled ham

jamón serrano/jamón serrà/cured ham

jamón iberico de bellota/jamón de gla/acorn-fed Iberian ham

lengua/llengua/tongue

liebre/llebre/hare

lomo/llom/pork loin

morcilla/botifarró/black pudding

parrillada/graellada/mixed grill

pato/ànec/duck

pavo/fall dindi/turkey

perdiz/perdiu/partridge

pinchitos/broqueta/shish kebabs

pollo/pollastre/chicken

rabo de toro/cua de toro/bull’s tail

salchicha/salsitxa/sausages

alchichón/llomganissa/salami

solomillo/filet/sirloin

ternera/vedella/veal

HORTALIZAS/VERDURA/VEGETABLES

Castilian/Catalan/English

alcachofas/carxofes/escarxofes/ artichokes

ajo/all/garlic

acietunas/olives/olives

berenjena/albergínies/aubergine (eggplant)

cebolla/ceba/onion

champiñones/xampinyons/mushrooms

col/col/cabbage

coliflor/col-i-flor/cauliflower

endibias/endívies/endives

ensalada/amanida/salad

espárragos/espàrrecs/asparagus

espinacas/espinacs/spinach

garbanzos/cigrons/chickpeas

guisantes/pèsols/peas

judías (verdes)/mongetes (tendres)/beans (French)

lechuga/enciam/lettuce

lentejas/llenties/lentils

patatas (fritas/salteadas)/patates (fregides/saltat)/potatoes (fried/sautéed)

pepino/concombre/cucumber

puerros/porros/leeks

remolacha/remolatxa/bleda-rave/beetroot

setas/bolets/cep mushrooms

tomates/tomàquets/tomatoes

zanahorias/pastanagas/carrots

POSTRES/DOLÇOS/DESSERTS

Castilian/Catalan/English

arroz con leche/arròs amb llet/rice pudding

bizcocho/bescuit/cake

crema catalana/crema cremada/creme caramel

pastel/pastís/pie

torta/tarta/tart

galletas/galetes/biscuits (cookies)

helados/gelats/ice cream

pajama/pijama/flan with ice cream

pasteles/pastissos/pastries

queso/formatges/cheese

requesón (con miel)/mel i mató/soft cheese (with honey)

turron/turron/almond nougat

MISCELLANEOUS

English/Castilian/Catalan

water (mineral/sparkling/still) agua (mineral/con gas/sin gas) aigua (mineral/amb gas/sense gas)

wine (red, white, rosé) vino (tinto, blanco, rosado) vi (negre, blanc, rosat)

beer cerveza/cervesa

milk leche/llet

juice zumo/suc

bread/butter pan/mantequilla pa/mantega

eggs huevos/ous

omelette tortilla/truita

rice arroz/arròs

sugar azucar/sucre

oil/vinegar aceite/vinagre oli/vinagre

salt/pepper sal/pimienta sal/pebre

yogurt yogurt/iogurt

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