Bosnian (Bosanski)

travel photo to inspire Bosnian language students
Buna river, near the town of Blagaj in southern Herzegovina by Talha Şamil Çakır - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Why learn Bosnian?

Learning Bosnian improves the knowledge of your own language. You are at a distinct advantage in the global market if you are bilingual. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. Studying Bosnian offers a sense of the past: culturally and linguistically.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Bosnian?

*** NOTES *** Bosnian is one of three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is also spoken in Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro. It has strong similarities to Croatian and Serbian, the other official languages in Bosnia, and all three are mutually understandable. But there are differences in pronunciation and the use of some words. For example, Bosnian speakers who follow the Muslim faith and are typically known as Bosniaks, use more Turkish, Persian and Arabic loan words.

Bosnian Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
[a]
B b
[b]
C c
[ts]
Č č
[tʃ]
Ć ć
[tɕ]
D d
[d]
Dž dž
[dʒ]
Đ đ
[dʑ]
E e
[e]
F f
[f]
G g
[ɡ]
H h
[x]
I i
[i]
J j
[j]
K k
[k]
L l
[l]
Lj lj
[ʎ]
M m
[m]
N n
[n]
Nj nj
[ɲ]
O o
[o]
P p
[p]
R r
[r]
S s
[s]
Š š
[ʃ]
T t
[t]
U u
[u]
V v
[v]
Z z
[z]
Ž ž
[ʒ]

Basic Phrases in Bosnian

HelloZdravo
GoodbyeZbogom
YesDa
NoNe
Excuse meOprostite
PleaseMolim te
Thank youHvala ti
You are welcomeNema na čemu
Do you speak englishGovoriš li engleski?
Do you understandDa li razumiješ?
I understandRazumijem
I do not understandNe razumijem
How are youKako si?
Fine thanksDobro, hvala!
What is your nameKako se zoves?
My name isMoje ime je
Pleased to meet youDrago mi je što smo se upoznali

Bosnian Grammar

Bosnian Nouns

Mančoveče
Womanžena
BoyDečko
GirlDjevojka
CatMačka
DogPas
FishRiba
WaterVoda
MilkMlijeko
EggJaje
HouseKuca
FlowerCvijet
TreeDrvo
ShirtKošulja
PantsHlače

Bosnian Adjectives

Colors in Bosnian

BlackCrna
WhiteBela
RedCrveno
OrangeNarandžasta
Yellowžuto
GreenZeleno
BluePlava
PurpleLjubičasta
PinkRoze
GraySiva
BrownSmeđa

Numbers in Bosnian

ZeroNula
OneJedan
TwoDva
ThreeTri
FourČetiri
FivePet
SixŠest
SevenSedam
EightOsam
NineDevet
TenImati
ElevenJedanaest
TwelveDvanaest
TwentyDvadeset
ThirtyTrideset
Fortyčetrdeset
FiftyPedeset
Sixtyšezdeset
SeventySedamdeset
EightyOsamdeset
NinetyDevedeset
HundredSto
ThousandHiljadu

Bosnian Verbs

To beBiti
To haveImati
To wantželjeti
To needTrebati
To helpPomoći
To goIći
To comeDoći
To eatJesti
To drinkPiti
To speakGovoriti

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Bosnian Sentences

AndI
OrIli
ButAli
BecauseJer
WithSa
AlsoTakođe
HoweverKako god
NeitherNi jedno ni drugo
NorNiti
IfAko
ThenOnda

Useful Bosnian Vocabulary

Bosnian Questions

WhoKo
Whatšta
WhenKada
WhereGde
WhyZašto
HowKako
How manyKoliko
How muchKoliko

Days of the Week in Bosnian

MondayPonedeljak
TuesdayUtorak
WednesdaySrijeda
ThursdayČetvrtak
FridayPetak
SaturdaySubota
SundayNedjelja
YesterdayJučer
TodayDanas
TomorrowSutra

Months in Bosnian

JanuaryJanuara
FebruaryFebruar
MarchMarta
AprilAprila
MayMaja
JuneJuna
JulyJula
AugustAvgusta
SeptemberSeptembra
OctoberOktobar
NovemberNovembra
DecemberProsinca

Seasons in Bosnian

WinterZimi
SpringProljeće
SummerLeto
AutumnJesen

Telling Time in Bosnian

What time is itKoliko je sati?
HoursSata
MinutesMinuta
SecondsSekundi
O clockSati
HalfPolovina
Quarter pastčetvrt prošlosti
BeforePrije
AfterPosle