Asking for directions in Croatian
Do you want to explore Croatia and visiting as many sightseeings as possible? Being in an unknown city in which you can easily get lost and miss the various things you hoped to see. Team coLanguage will show you not only how to ask for direction in Croatian, but also how to understand the directions you are given. Let's start our trip!
How to ask for directions in Croatian?
As in every language, there are several ways how to properly ask for directions in Croatia. In order to avoid awkwardness, first of all, you should approach to a person and say: "Molim vas, možete li mi pomoći ( please, can you help me) or just "Oprostite" ( sorry).
In the table below, we will give few examples which could be useful:
|Could you tell me where the museum is?||Možete li mi reći gdje je muzej?|
|How do I get to the airport?||Kako ću doći do aerodroma?|
|Do you know where the train station is?||Znate li gdje je željeznička stanica?|
|Do you know where is this street?||Znate li gdje je ova ulica?|
Cardinal directions in Croatian
Before starting the lesson, you should learn how to ask for the cardinal directions in Croatian. Learn Croatian basics!
- How to get to the airport? = Kako doći do aerodroma?
- You should just turn left to the South. = Skreni lijevo prema sjeveru.
- On the Norht side of Malta you have beautiful beaches. = Na južnoj stracni Malte imaš lijepe plaže.
Asking the way: vocabulary
Displayed table could be useful for the finding solutions while you're asking for directions!
|to the left||na lijevo|
|to the right||na desno|
|in front of||nasuprot|
|at the beginning||na početku|
|at the end||na kraju|
|to the east||prema istoku|
- At the beginning of the street you can find a shop. - Na početku ulice možeš pronaći dućan.
- The man is walking behind me. - Muškarac hoda iza mene.
Places of interest in Croatian
In the following list, you can find some places you might like to go:
|the train station||željeznička stanica|
|the bus station||autobusna stanica|
|the city center||centar grada|
|the police station||policijska postaja|
- Hey, how can I reach city center? = Bok, kako ću doći do centra grada?
- Do you know where is police station? = Znate li gdje je policijska postaja?
Marko: Oprostite, znate li gdje se nalazi katedrala sv. Duje?
Ivan: Da, trebate ići ravno do Gornjeg Grada, zatim skrenuti na lijevo na trg Svetog Marka.
Marko: Kako doći do trga?
Ivan: Dakle, trg se nalazi pored ulice Zagrepčanka. Prva ulica na desno.
Marko: Hvala puno na pomoći!
Ivan: Nema na čemu, doviđenja.
Marko: Excuse me, do you know where St. Duje Cathedral is located?
John: Yes, you have to go straight to Upper Town, then turn left onto St. Mark's Square.
Marko: How to get to the square?
Ivan: So, the square is next to Zagreb's street. The first street on the right.
Marko: Thanks a lot for your help!
Ivan: You are welcome, goodbye.
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