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We aim to concentrate on the spoken, everyday language. If you take a look at an average Croatian language book, perhaps you might find many things, which are not used nowadays. If you are willing to become a beginner or just know how to introduce yourself in Croatian, you are in the right place. Our coLanguage team prepared the most used phrases and greetings. 

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How to say hello in Croatian

Let's start with a short introduction about common croatian phrases. You should start with an easy "hello" or "hi" in Croatian. Most of the greetings below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come in handy if you memorize them. 

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 English Croatian
 Hi Bok
 Hello Bok

 

Examples:

  • Hi, I am Darko. - Bok, ja sam Darko.
  • Hello, my name is Ivana. - Bok, moje ime je Ivana.
  • Hi, why are you here? - Bok, zašto si ovdje?

Learn how to introduce yourself

Our coLanguage team collected useful Croatian phrases for almost every occasion. After this lesson, you will be capable to impress some Croatian native speaker with your knowledge. Hopefully, before reading these phrases, you already learned the alphabet. coLanguage

 English Croatian
 What's your name?  Kako se zoveš?
 My name is..

 Moje ime je

 Ja se zovem

 I am Ja sam
 And what is your name? I kako se ti zoveš?
 Please Molim

 

Dialogue examples

Croatian

Mario: Kako se zoveš?

Ivana: Bok, moje ime je Ivana.

Mario: Čime se baviš?

Ivana: Ja sam studentica u Zagrebu.

English:

Mario: What is your name?

Ivana: Hi, my name is Ivana.

Mario: What do you do?

Ivana: I am a student in Zagreb.

Asking how are you?

If you are willing to start a conversation with a Croatian, you should use some of these Croatian phrases:

 English Croatian
 How are you?  Kako si?
 How is it going?  Što ima?
 Everything fine?  Sve u redu?
 Good and how are you?  Dobro sam, a ti?
 It's okay U redu je

 

Where do you come from?

One is often curious about where you come from and will ask you: Odakle si? Do not be afraid to reply, it's a  question in Croatia!

 English word Croatian word
 Where do you come from?  Odakle dolaziš?
 Where are you from? Odakle si?
 Where do you live?  Gdje živiš?
 I'm from Croatia. Ja sam iz Hrvatske.
 Why are you here?  Zašto si ovdje?

 

Everyday lifecoLanguage

To ask what someone does with their daily life, you should ask this question: Što radiš?

 English word Croatian word
 I am a student Ja sam student
 I am a teacher Ja sam učitelj

 

Telling your age

At the end, you can ask how old someone is. In Croatian you will use the verb "have" in order to express your age. 

 English word Croatian word
 How old are you?  Koliko godina imaš?
 I am 18 Imam 18 godina

 

Recap dialogue example:

Croatian: 

Ivana: Bok, kako se zoveš?

Mario: Bok, zovem se Mario, drago mi je. Doalzim iz Hrvatske.

Ivana: Koliko imaš godina?

Mario: Imam 22 godine i student sam.

Ivana: Konačno sam upoznala nekog Hrvata u Španjolskoj.

English

Ivana: Hi, what is your name?

Mario: Hi, my name is Julien, nice to meet you. I am from Croatia.

Ivana: How old are you?

Mario: I am 22 years old and I am a student.

Ivana: I am finally meeting a Croatian in Spain.

 

Now it's already time to end this conversation, a simple "bye" would be: Bok or Doviđenja.


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