Basic Croatian Phrases

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Basic Croatian Phrases

Learn some basic phrases in Croatian

Dobar dan Hello / Good Day (more formal)
Zdravo / Bok / Ciao Hello, Hi / Bye
Do viđenja / Zbogom Goodbye (more formal)
Dobro jutro Good Morning
Dobra večer
Good Evening
Laku noć
Good Night
Molim
Please
Hvala (lijepa) Thank you (very much)
Nema na čemu You’re welcome
Dobrodošli Welcome
Vidimo se kasnije See you later
Vidimo se uskoro See you soon
Idemo / Hajdemo Let’s go
Gospođa,
gospođica
Madam, Miss
Gospodin Mister
Da / Ne / Možda Yes / No / Maybe
Oprosti / Oprostite Excuse me (informal / formal)
Žao mi je I’m sorry
Kako ste? How are you? (formal)
Dobro / Dobro sam I’m fine
U redu sam I’m OK
Kako ti ide? / Kako si? How are you? (informal)
Dobro mi ide I’m great
Nije mi tako dobro I’m not so well
Kako se zovete? What’s your name? (formal)
Kako se zoveš? What’s your name? (informal)
Zovem se… / Ime mi je … I am… / My name is…
Drago mi je! Nice to meet you!
Možete li mi pomoći?
Can you help me? (formal)
Možeš li mi pomoći?
Can you help me? (informal)
Odakle ste? Where are you from? (formal)
Odakle si? Where are you from? (informal)
Ja sam iz … I’m from…
Koliko imate godina? How old are you? (formal)
Koliko imaš godina? How old are you? (informal)
Ja imam __ godina. I am ____ years old.
Govorite li ____? / Znate
li
____?
Do you speak ____? (formal)
Govoriš li ____? / Znaš li ____? Do you speak ____? (informal)
[Ne] Govorim / Znam I [don’t] speak …
Govorim malo… / Znam malo… I speak a little…
[Ne] razumijem I [don’t] understand.
[Ne] znam I [don’t] know
hrvatski, srpski, engleski, njemački, francuski,
ruski, španjolski, portugalski, talijanski, arapski, kineski, japanski,
indonezijski

Croatian, Serbian, English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese,
Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian
Možete li to ponoviti? Could you repeat that? (formal)
Što ste rekli? What does that mean?
Kako se kaže ___ na hrvatskom? How do you say ___ in Croatian?
Slobodno? May I?
Htio / Htjela bih ___. I would like ___. (male / female)
Nije važno. It doesn’t matter.
[Ne] slažem se. I [don’t] agree.
Gdje je ___? Where is ___ ?
Koliko je to? How much is this?
Gladan / Gladna sam. I’m hungry. (male / female)
Žedan / Žedna sam. I’m thirsty. (male / female)
Izgubio sam se / Izgubila sam se I’m lost. (male / female)
Trenutak.
Just a moment.
Izvoli / Izvolite! Here you go. (informal / formal)
Požuri / Požurite! Hurry up! (informal / formal)
Šta ima novoga? What’s new?
Ništa novog. Nothing much.
Sretno! Good luck!
Čestitam! Congratulations!
Nazdravlje! Bless you! (after sneeze)
Ne brini! Don’t worry!
Upomoć! Help!
Živjeli! Cheers!
Sretan put! Have a nice trip!
Slatki snovi! Sweet dreams!
Sviđaš mi se. I like you.
Volim te. I love you.
Sretan rođendan!
Happy birthday!
Sretan Božić!
Merry Christmas!
Sretna nova godina!
Happy New Year!
Sretni praznici!
Happy Holidays!
Hvala, također!
Thanks, same to you!
Dobar tek! Enjoy your meal!



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