Catalan Reading

If you're trying to practice your Catalan Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Catalan and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Catalan. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

Catalan Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Catalan dictionary if you want.

Catalan Reading
Article 26
1. Tota persona té dret a l'educació. L'educació serà gratuïta, si més no, en la instrucció elemental i fonamental. La instrucció elemental serà obligatòria. L'ensenyament tècnic i professional es posarà a l'abast de tothom, i l'accés a l'ensenyament superior serà igual per a tots en funció dels mèrits respectius.
2. L'educació tendirà al ple desenvolupament de la personalitat humana i a l'enfortiment del respecte als drets humans i a les llibertats fonamentals; promourà la comprensió, la tolerància i l'amistat entre totes les nacions i grups ètnics o religiosos, i fomentarà les activitats de les Nacions Unides per al manteniment de la pau.
3. El pare i la mare tenen dret preferent d'escollir la mena d'educació que serà donada als seus fills.
Article 27
1. Tota persona té dret a participar lliurement en la vida cultural de la comunitat, a gaudir de les arts i a participar i beneficiar-se del progrés científic.
2. Tota persona té dret a la protecció dels interessos morals i materials derivats de les produccions científiques, literàries o artístiques de què sigui autor.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Catalan text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

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