• Slovak language course for beginners
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  • 1 Slovak alphabet and letters
  • 2 Slovak pronunciation [0/2]
  • 3 Slovak keyboard and how to type Slovak letters [0/3]
  • 4 Greetings and how to say Hello in Slovak [0/3]
  • 5 Introduce yourself in Slovak [0/2]
  • 6 Colours in Slovak [0/3]
  • 7 Numbers and counting in Slovak [0/4]
  • 8 Telling the time in Slovak [0/3]
  • 9 Talk about the weather in Slovak [0/3]
  • 10 Days of the week, months and seasons in Slovak [0/3]
  • 11 Body parts and head parts in Slovak [0/3]
  • 12 Food and drinks in Slovak [0/3]
  • 13 Order food in Slovak [0/3]
  • 14 Express opinions in Slovak [0/3]
  • 15 Feelings and emotions in Slovak [0/2]
  • 16 I love you in Slovak [0/3]
  • 17 Party and how to say Happy Birthday in Slovak [0/2]
  • 18 Asking directions in Slovak [0/2]
  • 19 Travel and transportation related words in Slovak [0/4]
  • 20 At the doctors vocabulary in Slovak [0/4]
  • 21 At the post office in Slovak [0/3]
  • 22 Describe the family in Slovak [0/3]
  • 23 Talking about hobbies in Slovak [0/3]
  • 24 Clothes in Slovak [0/4]
  • 25 House, room, furniture vocabulary in Slovak [0/3]
  • 26 Nature and animals names in Slovak [0/3]
  • 27 School and Classroom vocabulary in Slovak [0/3]
  • 28 Work related vocabulary in Slovak [0/3]
  • 29 Slovak names for countries and languages [0/2]
  • After completing this lesson you will know how to say everything you eat and drink in Slovak language, as well as everything you can find in the Slovak supermarket. Let's get started with the basic vocabulary:

    English Slovak
    a hunger hlad
    a food jedlo
    a drink nápoj
    to eat jesť
    to drink piť

     

    List of food in Slovak

    Here is the list with the most common food, which could appear on the Slovak menu or in the supermarket, divided in few categories:

    • diary products
    • meat
    • fruits
    • vegetables
    • other food

    Diary products

    English Slovak
    diary products mliečne výrobky
    a cheese syr
    a cream cheese česrtvý syr
    a cream smotana
    a sour cream kyslá smotana
    a butter maslo
    an ice cream zmrzlina
    a yoghurt jogurt

     

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    Meat

    English Slovak
    a chicken kuracina, kuracie
    a pork bravčovina, bravčové
    a beef hovädzina, hovädzie
    a lamb jahňacina, jahňacie
    a turkey moriak
    a ham šunka
    a bacon slanina
    a salami saláma
    a sausage klobása
    a fish ryba
    a seafood morské plody
    a salmon losos
    a tuna tuniak
    a lobster homár
    shrimps krevety

     

    Fruits

    English Slovak
    fruits ovocie
    an apple jablko
    a banana banán
    an orange pomaranč
    a peach broskyňa
    a strawberry jahoda
    a melon melón
    a mango mango
    a blueberry čučoriedka
    a cherry čerešňa
    a pear hruška
    a lime limetka
    a lemon citrón
    a pineapple ananás
    grapes hrozno

     

    Vegetables

    English Slovak
    potatoes zemiaky
    a carrot mrkva
    a mushroom huba
    a cabbage kapusta
    a lettuce šalát
    a tomato paradajka
    a cucumber uhorka
    a broccoli brokolica
    a peas hrach
    a lens šošovica
    a olive oliva
    an aubergine baklažán
    a spinach špenát
    a garlic cesnak
    an onion cibuľa
    a courgette cukina
    a paprika paprika

     

    Other food

    English Slovak
    a soup polievka
    an egg vajíčko
    an oil olej
    a flour múka
    a bread chlieb
    a pasta cestoviny
    chips čipsy
    French fries hranolky
    a salt soľ
    a pepper korenie
    a sugar cukor
    dumplings halušky
    a sauce omáčka
    a cake koláč

     

    List of drinks in Slovak

    These are the most common drinks:

    English Slovak
    a bottle fľaša
    a water

    voda

    a sparkling water / the mineral water minerálna voda
    an alcoholic drink alkoholický nápoj
    a beer pivo
    a wine víno
    a white wine biele víno
    a red wine červené víno
    a sparkling wine šumivé víno
    a juice džús
    an apple juice jablkový džús
    an orange juice pomarančový džús
    a lemonade limonáda
    a milk mlieko
    a tea čaj
    a coffee káva
    an espresso espresso
    a cocoa kakao

     

    The Slovak equivalent of "Cheers!" is "Nazdravie!".

    Opinion about the food

    When talking about what you like or not, use this vocabulary:

    English Slovak
    I like... Mám rád...
    I don´t like... Nemám rád..
    I hate... Neznášam...
    I don´t eat... Nejem...
    What are your favourite fruits? Aké je tvoje obľúbené ovocie?
    It was delicious. Bolo to výborné.
    too cold / hot príliš studený / teplý
    too sweet / sour príliš sladký / kyslý

    Examples:

    • Rád pijem mlieko. = I like drinking milk.
    • Mám rád banány a mangá. = I like bananas and mangos.
    • Nejem baklažán. = I don´t eat the aubergine.
    • Avšak ja rád jem hríby. = I like eating mushrooms, though.

    In the supermarket

    When you go grocery shopping in Slovakia, this vocabulary can come in handy:

    English Slovak
    an entrance vchod
    an exit východ
    a bakery pekáreň
    a butcher shop mäsiarstvo
    a shopping basket nákupný košík
    a shopping trolley nákupný vozík
    a money peniaze
    a cash point pokladňa
    a receipt blok
    a credit card kreditná karta
    a voucher kupón
    a cash hotovosť
    groceries potraviny
    a supermarket supermarket
    a kilogram kilogram
    a bag taška
    a slice plátok
    a piece kus
    a packing balenie
    How much is...? Koľko stojí...?
    Where can I find...? Kde nájdem...?
    Where is the cash point? Kde je pokladňa?
    The lamb is on offer today. Jahňacina je dnes v zľave.

    Examples:

    • kus koláča = a piece of cake
    • plátok šunky = a slice of ham
    • kilogram múky = a kilogram of flour
    • Kde nájdem mliečne výrobky? = Where can I find the diary products?

     

    Now, let's check what you remember from this lesson! Please, practice with the exercises!