Croatian Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Croatian phrases, expressions and words in Croatian, conversation and idioms, Croatian greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Croatian!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

Croatian Phrases


    

English Phrases Croatian Phrases
 
English Greetings Croatian Greetings:
Hi! Bok!
Good morning! Dobro jutro!
Good evening! Dobro večer!
Welcome! (to greet someone) Dobrodošli (pl), Dobrodošla (f), Dobrodošao (m)
How are you? Kako si? / Kako ste? (polite)
I'm fine, thanks! Dobro, hvala!
And you? A, ti? / A vi? (polite)
Good/ So-So. Dobro / Tako-tako!
Thank you (very much)! Hvala!
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Nema na čemu!
Hey! Friend! Bok! Prijatelju!
I missed you so much! Puno si mi nedostajao / nedostajala (f)
What's new? Šta ima novoga?
Nothing much Ništa novog
Good night! Laku noć!
See you later! Vidimo se kasnije!
Good bye! Doviđenja!
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Izgubio / Izgubila (f) sam se
Can I help you? Mogu li ti / vam (polite) pomoći?
Can you help me? Možete li mi pomoći?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Gdje mogu naći (kupaonicu/ ljekarnu)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Odi / Odite (polite) ravno! Onda skreni/ Skrenite (polite) Lijevo/ Desno!
I'm looking for john. Tražim Johna!
One moment please! Molim vas da pričekate samo malo!
Hold on please! (phone) Molim vas da pričekate malo!
How much is this? Koliko je ovo?
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Oprostite...!
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Ispričavam se!
Come with me! Dođi/ Dođite (polite) sa mnom!


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Croatian )? Pričaš/ Pričate (polite) li (Engleski/ Hrvatski?
Just a little. Nešto malo.
What's your name? Kako se zoveš/ zovete (polite)?
My name is ... Zovem se ...
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Gospodin.../ Gospođa.../ Gospođica...
Nice to meet you! Drago mi je!
You're very kind! Vrlo si/ ste (polite) ljubazan (m), ljubazna (f), ljubazni (polite).
Where are you from? Od kud si/ ste (polite)?
I'm from (the U.S/ Croatia) Ja sam iz (SAD-a/ Hrvatske)
I'm (American) Ja sam amerikanac/ amerikanka (f)
Where do you live? Gdje živiš/ živite (polite)?
I live in (the U.S/ Croatia) Živim u (SAD-u/ Hrvatskoj)
Did you like it here? Da li ti se sviđa ovdje?
Croatia is a wonderful country Hrvatska je lijepa zemlja
What do you do for a living? Što radiš/ radite (polite) u životu?
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Radiom kao (Prevodioc/ prevoditeljica (f)/ Poslovni čovjek/ Poslovna žena (f))
I like Croatian Sviđa mi se Hrvatski
I've been learning Croatian for 1 month Učim Hrvatski mjesec dana.
Oh! That's good! To je dobro!
How old are you? Koliko imaš/ imate godina?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Imam (dvadeset, trideset...) godina.
I have to go Moram ići.
I will be right back! Brzo se vraćam!
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Sretno!
Happy birthday! Sretan rođendan!
Happy new year! Sretna Nova Godina!
Merry Christmas! Sretan Božić!
Congratulations! Čestitam!
Enjoy! (for meals...) Dobar tek!
I'd like to visit Croatia one day Htio/ htjela (f) bih posjetiti Hrvatsku jednog dana.
Say hi to John for me Pozdravi Johna u moje ime.
Bless you (when sneezing) Nazdravlje!
Good night and sweet dreams! Laku noć & Slatki snovi!
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Žao mi je (nisam čuo/ čula (f))
Sorry (for a mistake) Oprostite
No Problem! Nema problema!
Can You Say It Again? Možeš/ Možete (polite) li ponoviti?
Can You Speak Slowly? Možeš/ Možete (polite) li pričati sporije?
Write It Down Please! Molim te/ vas (polite) da zapišeš/ zapišete (polite)!
I Don't Understand! Ne razumijem!
I Don't Know! Ne znam!
I Have No Idea. Nemam blage veze!
What's That Called In Croatian ? Kako se to kaže na Hrvatskom?
What Does "sorry" Mean In English? Što znači 'oprostite' na Engleskom?
How Do You Say "Please" In Croatian ? Kako se kaže 'Please' na Hrvatskom?
What Is This? Što je ovo?
My Croatian is bad. Moj Hrvatski je loš.
I need to practice my Croatian Trebam još učiti Hrvatski.
Don't worry! Ne brini!
Croatian Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Dobro/ Loše/ Tako-tako.
Big/ Small Veliko/ Malo.
Today/ Now Danas/ Sada.
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Sutra/ Jučer.
Yes/ No Da/ Ne.
Here you go! (when giving something) Izvoli/ Izvolite (polite).
Do you like it? Da li ti/ vam (polite) se sviđa?
I really like it! Vrlo mi se sviđa.
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Gladan/ Gladna (f) / Žedan/ Žedna (f) sam.
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Ujutro/ Pred večer/ Na večer.
This/ That. Here/There Ovo/ Ono. Ovdje/ Tamo.
I/ You. He/ She. Ja/ Ti. On/Ona.
Really! Stvarno!
Look! Gledaj/ Gledajte (polite and pl).
Hurry up! Požuri/ Požurite (polite and pl).
What? Where? Što? Gdje?
What time is it? Koliko je sati?
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Deset sati je. Sedam i trideset je.
Give me this! Daj/ Dajte (polite) mi ovo!
I love you! Volim te!
I feel sick. Nije mi dobro!
I need a doctor Trebam doktora
One, Two, Three Jedan, dva, tri
Four, Five, Six Četiri, pet, šest
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Sedam, osam, devet, deset

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