Croatian Grammar

The Croatian grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Croatian and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: i  Audio Under: ispod  Audio
Before: prije  Audio After: nakon  Audio
Inside: unutra  Audio Outside: izvan  Audio
With: sa  Audio But: ali  Audio
For: za  Audio From: iz  Audio
To: na  Audio In: u  Audio


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: što?  Audio Who?: tko?  Audio
How?: kako?  Audio Why?: zašto?  Audio
Where?: gdje?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: nikad  Audio Rarely: rijetko  Audio
Sometimes: ponekad  Audio Usually: obično  Audio
Always: uvijek  Audio Very: vrlo  Audio


Most commonly used pronouns in Croatian:

I: ja  Audio You: ti (+ vi: as 2. person pl.)  Audio
He: on  Audio She: ona  Audio
We: mi  Audio They: oni  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: moj  Audio Your: tvoj  Audio
His: njegov  Audio Her: njen  Audio
Our: naš  Audio Their: njihov  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: ja govorim engleski  Audio
You speak French: vi govorite francuski  Audio
He speaks German: on govori njemački  Audio
She speaks Italian: ona govori talijanski  Audio
I visited France: posjetio sam francusku  Audio
I will drink milk: ja ću piti mlijeko  Audio


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: ja vas razumijem  Audio
I don't understand you: ja vas ne razumijem  Audio
I don't speak French: ja ne govorim francuski  Audio
This is my house: ovo je moja kuća  Audio
That restaurant is far: taj restoran je daleko  Audio
No problem: nema problema  Audio

The above Croatian grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Croatian vocabulary to obtain some popular Croatian phrases.

Croatian Phrases

Croatian Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.