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Useful Croatian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Croatian for almost every occasion.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal.

You can see these phrases in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

English Hrvatski (Croatian)
Welcome Dobrodošli
(General greeting)
Dobar Dan
How are you? Kako si? (inf)
Kako ste? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Hvala, dobro. A ti? (inf)
Hvala, dobro. A vi? (frm)
Long time no see Dugo se nismo vidjeli
What's your name? Kako se zoveš? (inf)
Kako se zovete? (frm)
My name is ... Zovem se ...
Where are you from? Odakle si? (inf)
Odakle ste? (frm)
I'm from ... Ja sam iz ...
Pleased to meet you Drago mi je
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Dobro jutro
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Dobar dan
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Dobra večer
Good night Laku noć
(Parting phrases)
Good luck Sretno
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Lijep ti dan želim! (inf)
Lijep Vam dan želim!(frm)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Dobar tek!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Sretan put!
I understand Razumijem
I don't understand Ne razumijem
Yes Da
No Ne
Maybe Možda
I don't know Ne znam
Please speak more slowly Možeš li pričati sporije? (inf)
Možete li pričati sporije? (frm)
Please write it down Molim Vas, možete li mi to zapisati?
Do you speak Croatian? Govoriš li hrvatski? (inf)
Govorite li hrvatski? (frm)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Da, (nešto) malo govorim hrvatski
Speak to me in Croatian Možeš razgovarati sa mnom na hrvatskom (inf)
Možete razgovarati sa mnom na hrvatskom (frm)
How do you say ... in Croatian? Kako se kaže .... na hrvatskom?
Excuse me Oprostite!
Ispričavam se!
How much is this? Koliko je to?
Koliko košta ovo?
Sorry Žao mi je
Please Molim
Thank you Hvala
Hvala lijepa
Reply to thank you Nema na čemu
Where's the toilet? Gdje je zahod?
This gentleman will pay for everything Ovaj će gospodin sve platiti
This lady will pay for everything Ova će gospođa sve platiti
Would you like to dance with me? Bi li htio plesati sa mnom? (>m)
Bi li htjela plesati sa mnom (>f)
I love you Volim te
Get well soon Ozdravi brzo! (inf)
Ozdravite brzo! (frm)
Go away! Pustite me na miru!
Leave me alone! Pustite me na miru!
Help! U pomoć!
Fire! Požar!
Stop! Stani!
Call the police! Pozovite policiju!
Christmas and New Year greetings Sretan Božić
Sretna Nova godina
Easter greetings Sretan Uskrs
Birthday greetings Sretan rođendan
One language is never enough Jedan jezik nikad nije dovoljan
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Moja je lebdjelica puna jegulja