Useful Croatian phrases

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

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

English Hrvatski (Croatian)
Welcome Dobrodošli
Hello (General greeting) Bok
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
Cheers! Good Health!
(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!
Do you understand? Razumiješ? (inf)
Razumijete? (frm)
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
I'm learning Croatian Učim hrvatski
Do you speak a language
other than
Govorite li neki drugi jezik osim hrvatskog? (frm)
Govoriš li neki drugi jezik osim hrvatskog? (inf)
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 / bathroom? 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)
Do you come here often? Dolaziš li često ovamo? (inf)
Dolazite li često ovamo? (frm)
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 greetings Sretan Božić
Čestit Božić
New Year greetings Sretna nova godina
Easter greetings Sretan Uskrs
Birthday greetings Sretan rođendan
Congratulations! Čestitamo!
One language is never enough Jedan jezik nikad nije dovoljan
My hovercraft is full of eels Moja je lebdjelica puna jegulja


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