Learn Croatian

+ Only in the morning
Good evening
See you later
Thanks a lot
+ A more formal expression
Thank you for your help
Don't mention it
+ A more familiar expression
How much is it?
+ A more familiar expression
+ Another way to say
I don't understand
I get it
+ When it is a woman who speaks
I don't know
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
+ A more familiar expression
Happy New Year!
Happy birthday!
Happy holiday!
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1 Hello Dobar dan
dobar dan
2 Good evening Dobra večer
dobra vetcher
3 Goodbye Doviđenja
4 See you later Vidimo se
Vidimo sé
5 Yes Da
6 No Ne
7 Thanks Hvala
8 Thanks a lot Puno hvala!
pouno hvala
9 Thank you for your help Hvala na pomoći
hvala na pomotchi
10 Don't mention it Nema na čemu
nema na tchemou
11 Ok U redu
ou redou
12 How much is it? Koliko košta?
koliko kochta
13 Sorry! Oprostite
14 I don't understand Ne razumijem
né razoumiyem
15 I get it Razumio sam
razoumio sam
16 I don't know Ne znam
né znam
17 Forbidden Zabranjeno
18 Excuse me, where are the toilets? Molim Vas, gdje je klozet?
molim vas, gdyé yé klozet
19 Happy New Year! Sretna Nova godina
sretna nova godina
20 Happy birthday! Sretan rođendan
sretan rodyendan
21 Congratulations! Čestitam!

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    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 instance, 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). 

    Alphabet > Croatian

    Alphabet : Croatian

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    Your comments are welcome!

    Eric :  Your way of showing how to pronounce things in English is confusing. Why would you use "ch" for the "sh" sound? etc.
    Loecsen : adapting phonetics to all languages is one of the future projects. At the moment we do these transcriptions with automatic transcription tools (when they exist, and sometimes they are corrected afterwards, as for Japanese or Korean), which use international transcription rules - which do not always work well from English (in the case of "ch", it works very well for Latin languages for example).
    Freya :  Actually good. This is easy but fun. :)
    Gene :  Very informative. Leaving for Croatia soon. This will be very helpful.
    Antoinette Taddeo :  Once again, I am thoroughly enjoying my basic Croatian lessons. Clear, simple, effective.
    Pamela :  I have been practising now for 3 days and am absolutely amazed at how clear and easy it is compared to other sites offering free tuition. I feel I have mastered some of the basics which I never thought I would do. It is a fantastic site. Well done
    Learn Croatian :  This is really well made! Phrases chosen are very useful and it's a very practical way of learning some basic Croatian. A lot of people find it difficult to learn on their own, though. If you're interested in Online lessons with a teacher, visit our page: www.learncroatian.eu We also have a page with lots of links to different language resources that you might find useful, as well as a language test that you can fill out just for fun once you're finished learning your phrases on here. :-)
    Sherrie Vrankovic :  I would like to learn Croatian so I can speak with my husband's family when we visit Croatia next year!
    Alyssa Lewellyn :  My Daughter is Half Croation and is going to be engaged to a Croation, so I would like to show respect by learning the basics , my ex husband her Father never spoke Croat.
    sibyllowery :   I love this program I love this
    Peggy Chambers  :  I would like to learn croatia and can I get English coatia dictionary please
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