100+ Conversational Croatian Words & Phrases

Are you thinking about learning Croatian but find yourself struggling to find resources that help you start speaking?

When I started out, I certainly did.

Many of the tools that I found when I started learning Croatian were grammar-heavy textbook style resources and they didn’t offer me a lot in terms of day-to-day conversation. Rather than learning how to say “what did you do last weekend?” I had memorized a bunch of rules involving cases and I was no where near conversing with my fellow Croatian speakers.

So I decided to put something together on my own so that I could feel more confident engaging in language exchanges.

And today, I’d like to share it with you.

In this post you’ll find a short selection of the 100+ conversational phrases and words in Croatian I have available as part of a downloadable PDF that you can get by entering your email in the box below.

Happy Croatian language learning!

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English Croatian
How are you?Kako si? (fam.) / Kako ste? (form.)
I’m good, thanks.Dobro, hvala.
Long time no see.Dugo se nismo vidjeli.

Basic & Polite Phrases

English Croatian
PleaseMolim (vas)
Thank you so muchHvala lijepa
Excuse meOprostite
I’m sorryŽao mi je
Thank you for your time.Zahvaljujem na vašem vremenu.

Get the Conversation Rolling

English Croatian
What’s new?Šta ima novo?
What are you plans this weekend?Kakvi su vam planovi za vikend?td>
How is your family?Kako je vaša obitelj?
What do you do in your free time?Što radite u slobodno vrijeme?
Kaži mi što mislite.Tell me what you think.

Getting a Bit of Clarification

English Croatian
How do you say that in Croatian?Kako se to kaže na hrvatskom?
I don’t understand.Ne razumijem.
What are you talking about?O čemu govorite?
I don’t know.Ne znam.
Can you please write that down?Molim vas, možete li mi to zapisati?

Words About Time

English Croatian
Every daySvaki dan

Exclamations & Transition Words to Take Your Speaking to the Next Level

English Croatian
Don’t worry!Ne brini!
ImpossibleNije moguće
How horrible!Kojeg li užasa!
No problem!Nema problema!
That’s good!To je dobro!
That’s a good question.To je dobro pitanje.

Conversation Closers

English Croatian
I enjoyed speaking with you.Uživao sam govoriti s vama.
I must go.Moram krenuti.
Keep in touch!Ostanimo u vezi!
I’ll be right back.Brzo se vraćam.

*Please note that most of the above examples use formal language, assuming that you’re getting to know the person that you’re speaking with. I have included both the formal and familiar forms of the above phrases in the download PDF for your reference.

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Are you learning Croatian? What are some phrases that you’ve found useful in your target language? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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Published on: November 30, 2015

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