Croatian Phrases

The Croatian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: bok  Audio
What is your name?: kako se zovete?  Audio
Nice to meet you: drago mi je (at shaking hands)  Audio
How are you?: kako ste?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: dobro sam, hvala  Audio
And you?: a vi?  Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Croatian)?: govorite li engleski/hrvatski?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: govori li ona kineski?  Audio
A little bit: pomalo  Audio
How old are you?: koliko imate godina?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: imam trideset i tri godine   Audio
It was nice talking to you: bilo je lijepo razgovarati s vama  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: kako to mislite?  Audio
I don't understand: ne razumijem  Audio
I don't know: ne znam  Audio
Sorry: žao mi je  Audio
What is that called in Croatian?: kako se to kaže na hrvatskom?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: što ova riječ znači na engleskom?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: odakle ste?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: ja sam iz sad-a  Audio
I'm American: ja sam iz amerike  Audio
Where do you live?: gdje živite?  Audio
I live in the U.S: živim u sad-u  Audio
What do you do for a living?: čime se bavite?  Audio
I'm a student: ja sam učenik  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: mogu li vam pomoći?  Audio
Can you help me?: možete li mi pomoći?  Audio
Where is the airport?: gdje je zračna luka?  Audio
Go straight: idite ravno  Audio
Then: tada  Audio
Turn left: skrenite lijevo  Audio
Turn right: skrenite desno  Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Croatian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: sretan rođendan  Audio
Happy new year: sretna nova godina  Audio
Merry Christmas: sretan božić  Audio
Good luck: sretno  Audio
Congratulations: čestitke  Audio

Croatian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: imam rezervaciju.  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: imate li slobodnih soba?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: molim sobu za nepušače  Audio
How much it costs per night?: kolika je cijena noćenja?  Audio
Waiter: konobar  Audio
How much is this?: koliko ovo košta?  Audio
What is this?: što je ovo?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: jeste li dobro?  Audio
I need a doctor: trebam liječnika  Audio
Help: upomoć!  Audio
Call the ambulance: pozovite hitnu pomoć  Audio
Call the police: pozovite policiju  Audio
I am sick: loše se osjećam  Audio

These Croatian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Croatian Vocabulary and Croatian Grammar, you might want to visit our Croatian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Croatian Vocabulary

Croatian Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Croatian phrases.