There is not a lot of difference between Catalan and Castillian Spanish -you cannot tell me that a Spaniard from Madrid cannot understand a Spaniard from Gerona or Barcelona. They can perfectly well if they want to! Words can be used to misrepresent meaning Chopera . South of the Pyrenees is Spain ! Catalonia wants independence for selfish unpatriotic reasons ! It has been a good region to buy property in the past and some places have boomed with the gay trade like Sitges. Not been there for ages -remember when it was 400 pesetas a day for half board at the Cspri before the gays arrived. But looking up Benidorm recently noticed how many gay bars are up for sale -things must have dropped off !