Croatian (hrvatski)

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Alka of Sinj, a traditional knights' competition celebrating the victory against Ottoman Turks by PJL - Own work, CC BY 2.5

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Why learn Croatian?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Croatian. Knowing Croatian provides a competitive edge in career choices Communication skills developed while learning Croatian can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. Croatian expand one's world view and limit the barriers between people: barriers cause distrust and fear.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Croatian?

Croatian is rated as a category 3 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 44 weeks (or 1100 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Croatian 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 Croatian

HelloBok
GoodbyeDoviđenja
YesDa
NoNe
Excuse meIspričajte me
PleaseMolim
Thank youHvala vam
You are welcomeMolim
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 zoveš?
My name isMoje ime je
Pleased to meet youDrago mi je

Croatian Grammar

Croatian Nouns

Mančovjek
Womanžena
BoyDječak
GirlDjevojka
CatMačka
DogPas
FishRiba
WaterVoda
MilkMlijeko
EggJaje
HouseKuća
FlowerCvijet
TreeDrvo
ShirtKošulja
PantsHlače

Croatian Adjectives

Colors in Croatian

BlackCrna
WhiteBijela
RedCrvena
OrangeNaranča
Yellowžuta boja
GreenZelena
BluePlava
PurplePurpurna boja
PinkRužičasta
GraySiva
BrownSmeđ

Numbers in Croatian

ZeroNula
OneJedan
TwoDva
ThreeTri
Fourčetiri
FivePet
Sixšest
SevenSedam
EightOsam
NineDevet
TenDeset
ElevenJedanaest
TwelveDvanaest
TwentyDvadeset
ThirtyTrideset
Fortyčetrdeset
FiftyPedeset
SixtySessanta
SeventySedamdeset
EightyOsamdeset
NinetyDevedeset
HundredStotina
ThousandTisuću

Croatian 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 Croatian Sentences

AndI
OrIli
ButAli
BecauseJer
WithS
AlsoTakođer
HoweverMeđutim
NeitherNi
NorNi
IfAko
ThenZatim

Useful Croatian Vocabulary

Croatian Questions

WhoTko
Whatšto
WhenKada
WhereGdje
WhyZašto
HowKako
How manyKoliko
How muchKoliko

Days of the Week in Croatian

MondayPonedjeljak
TuesdayUtorak
WednesdaySrijeda
Thursdayčetvrtak
FridayPetak
SaturdaySubota
SundayNedjelja
YesterdayJučer
TodayDanas
TomorrowSutra

Months in Croatian

JanuarySiječanj
FebruaryVeljača
MarchOžujak
AprilTravanj
MaySvibanj
JuneLipanj
JulySrpanj
AugustKolovoz
SeptemberRujan
OctoberListopad
NovemberStudeni
DecemberProsinac

Seasons in Croatian

WinterZima
SpringProljeće
SummerLjeto
AutumnJesen

Telling Time in Croatian

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