Essential Croatian phrases
Take a few minutes and learn basic Croatian phrases. Strike a conversation with a local, use your phrases and you may be able to find out who sells the best 'vino' or 'rakija'.
  • dobro jutro (dobro yutro) = good morning
  • dobar dan = hello, good day
  • kako si? = how are you?
  • hvala = thank you
  • molim = please (also used as a "you're welcome" response to hvala)
  • shto radish? = what are you doing?
  • nishta, odmaram = nothing, I am relaxing
  • vino, rakija (rakiya), pivo = wine, brandy, beer
  • prshut = prosciutto
  • gradele = grill
  • dobro mirishi! = smells good!
  • dobar tek = enjoy your meal, bon appetit
  • sunce = sun
  • more = sea
  • riba = fish
  • galeb = seagull
  • kakvo che vrime biti sutra = what will the weather be like tomorrow?
  • gdje se mozhe kupiti dobro vino/rakija? = where can one buy good wine/brandy?
  • gdje je dobro more za plivanje? = where is a good place to swim?
  • kako se zove? = do you know her/his name?
  • hvala = thank you
  • kud chesh? = where are you going?
  • ostani josh malo = stay a bit longer
  • ajmo na piche = let's go get a drink
  • divna noch = beautiful night
  • mogu li te poljubiti? = may I kiss you?
  • ma zezash me = you're kidding me
  • ovo nije loshe! = this is not bad!
  • bozhe moj, shto je dobro! = oh my god, this is so good!
  • laku noch = good night
  • ne da mi se ichi nikuda! = I do not want to go anywhere
  • odlazim u subotu/nedjelju = I am leaving on Saturday/Sunday
  • jedan dan, dva dana, tri dana= one day, two days, three days
  • sutra = tomorrow
  • za tjedan dana = in a week
  • a shto chesh! = nothing you can do/that is how it is
  • vidimo se = see ya!
  • je li to moguche? = is this possible?
  • ovo je ludnica = this is a madhouse
This should be enough to get you by on your vacation. Not enough? Come on, it is your vacation. Relax, enjoy the sun, don't worry...