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1 Hello Dobar dan
dobar dan
2 Hello Dobro jutro
dobro youtro
3 Good evening Dobra večer
dobra vetcher
4 Goodbye Doviđenja
dovidyegna
5 See you later Vidimo se
Vidimo sé
6 Yes Da
da
7 No Ne
ne
8 Excuse me! Oprostite!
oprostite
9 Thanks Hvala
hvala
10 Thanks a lot Puno hvala!
pouno hvala
11 Thanks a lot Hvala lijepa!
hvala liyepa
12 Thank you for your help Hvala na pomoći
hvala na pomotchi
13 Don't mention it Nema na čemu
nema na tchemou
14 Don't mention it Molim!, molim!
molim, molim
15 Ok U redu
ou redou
16 How much is it? Koliko košta?
koliko kochta
17 How much is it? Pošto je?
pochto ye
18 Sorry! Oprostite
oprostite
19 Sorry! Pardon
pardonne
20 I don't understand Ne razumijem
né razoumiyem
21 I get it Razumio sam
razoumio sam
22 I get it Razumjela sam
razoumyela sam
23 I don't know Ne znam
né znam
24 Forbidden Zabranjeno
zabragneno
25 Excuse me, where are the toilets? Molim Vas, gdje je klozet?
molim vas, gdyé yé klozet
26 Excuse me, where are the toilets? Molim Vas, gdje je WC?
molim vas, gdyé yé vètsé
27 Happy New Year! Sretna Nova godina
sretna nova godina
28 Happy birthday! Sretan rođendan
sretan rodyendan
29 Happy holiday! Sretni praznici!
sretni praznitsi
30 Congratulations! Čestitam!
tchestitam

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17 themes

Essentials

Conversation

Learning

Colours

Numbers

Time tracking

Taxi

Feelings

Family

Bar

Restaurant

Parting

Transportation

Looking for someone

Hotel

Beach

In case of trouble

How to learn Croatian by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun in Zagreb, Korčula, Mljet or elsewhere in Croatia, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Croatian while traveling?

An official language in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and in provinces of Serbia, Austria and Italy, Croatian is spoken by approximately 6 million people around the world.

Dream holidays combining the pleasures of nature and the comfort of the city. 

At the crossroads of cultures that have marked European history, including Venetian, Austro-Hungarian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Croatia has a particular topography, relief and geography which favor the presence of different landscapes, such as the plains and lakes to the north and the mountains and the rocky coastline, dotted with numerous islands and islets. Among these beautiful landscapes are the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the Elaphiti Islands. Moreover, tourism is so important for the country that is accounts for around 25% of its GDP. 
The multi-cultural nature of the country is an asset for visitors who are passionate about gastronomy, as they will be tempted to try specialties such as börek (a savory pastry from the Balkans) and kulen (pork sausage). In literature, the country has many outstanding authors, especially in the realm of science fiction, such as Ivo Brešan, Dalibor Perković and Milan Šufflay. 

Make a success of your stay in Croatia

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

The pronunciation of Croatian is relatively easy, as its writing is almost completely phonemic, in that the written letters correspond to the phonemes that they represent.
Discover some characteristics of the language below: 
The R can be a syllabic peak when at the beginning of a word, or in some borrowings. 
The union of a voiceless and a voiced consonant in a word as a consequence of the addition of an inflectional ending or a suffix causes the first consonant to be assimilated to the second by becoming either unvoiced or voiced. 
The accentuation of words in Croatian marks equally well the duration of the vowel and the “musicality” of the word (tonic accent).