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Useful Slovenian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Slovenian. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), inf = informal, frm = formal, m = said by men, f = said by women

English slovenščina (Slovenian)
Welcome Dobrodošli
Hello Pozdravljeni, Živjo, Zdravo (in cities)
Halo (on phone)
How are you?

I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Kako se imate? (frm)
Kako se imaš? (inf)
Dobro, hvala, in vi? (frm)
Dobro, hvala, in ti? (inf)
What's your name?

My name is ...
Kako ti je ime? (inf)
Kako vam je ime? (frm)
Ime mi je ...
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
Od kod ste? (frm/pl)
Od kod si? (inf)
Sem iz ...
Pleased to meet you Me veseli
Good morning Dobro jutro (until 8am)
Dober dan (from 8am until sunset)
Good evening Dober večer
Good night Lahko noč
Goodbye Nasvidenje, Zbogom, Zdravo, Živijo, Adijo
Good luck Srečno
Cheers/Good health! Na zdravje! (to your health) Živijo!
Have a nice day Lep dan vam želim! (frm) Lep dan ti želim! (inf)
Bon appetit Dober tek!
Bon voyage Srečno / Srečno pot
I understand Razumem
I don't understand Ne razumem
Please speak more slowly Govorite, prosim, bolj počasi
Govorite počasi, prosim
Govorite počasneje, prosim
Please write it down Lahko to napišete, prosim? Ali napišete?
Do you speak Slovenian?
Yes, a little
Ali govorite slovensko?
Ja, malo
How do you say ...
in Slovenian?
Kako se reče po slovensko ...?
Excuse me/Sorry Oprostite (frm) Oprosti (inf)
How much is this? Koliko je to? Koliko to stane?
Thank you
Response
Hvala, Hvala lepa, Najlepša hvala
Prosim / Ni za kaj
Where's the toilet? Kje imate stranišče?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Ta gospod bo plačal vse (gentleman)
Ta gospa bo plačala vse (lady)
Would you like to
dance with me?
Bi radi plesali z mano? (inf) Smem prositi za ples? (frm)
I love you Ljubim te (m/f) Rad te imam (m) Rada te imam (f)
Get well soon Čimprej se pozdravi
Leave me alone! Pustite me na miru! Pustite me pri miru!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Na pomoč!
Gori!
Ustavite se! (frm) Ustavi se! (inf)
Call the police! Pokliči policijo! (inf) Pokličite policijo! (frm)
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Vesel božič in srečno novo leto
Happy Easter Vesele velikonočne praznike
Happy Birthday Vse najboljše / Vse najboljše za rojstni dan
My hovercraft
is full of eels

Why this phrase?
Moje vozilo na zračni blazini je polno jegulj
One language
is never enough
En jezik ni nikoli dovolj

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Information about Slovenian | Useful phrases in Slovenian | Tower of Babel in Slovenian | Slovenian learning materials

Links

Collections of Slovenian phrases (some with audio)
http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/publikacije/sft/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/slovene.shtml
http://www.ijs.si/lit/slovene.html
http://www.101languages.net/slovenian/basics.html

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