Slovak Phrases

The Slovak 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: ahoj!  Audio
What is your name?: ako sa voláš?  Audio
Nice to meet you: teší ma!  Audio
How are you?: ako sa máš?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: mám sa dobre, ďakujem!  Audio
And you?: a ty?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Slovak)?: hovoríte po (slovensky, anglicky)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: hovorí ona čínsky?  Audio
A little bit: len trochu  Audio
How old are you?: koľko máte rokov?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: mám tridsať tri rokov  Audio
It was nice talking to you: bolo príjemne sa s vami porozprávať  Audio

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

What do you mean?: čo tým myslíte?  Audio
I don't understand: nerozumiem tomu!  Audio
I don't know: ja neviem!  Audio
Sorry: prepáčte!  Audio
What is that called in Slovak?: ako sa tomu hovorí po slovensky?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: čo znamená toto slovo po anglický?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: odkiaľ pochádzate?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: som z u.s  Audio
I'm American: som američan  Audio
Where do you live?: kde bývate?  Audio
I live in the U.S: bývam v u.s  Audio
What do you do for a living?: čím sa živíte?  Audio
I'm a student: som študent  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: môžem vám nejako pomôcť?  Audio
Can you help me?: môžete mi pomôcť?  Audio
Where is the airport?: kde je letisko?  Audio
Go straight: choďte priamo  Audio
Then: potom  Audio
Turn left: zabočte vľavo  Audio
Turn right: zabočte vpravo  Audio


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Good wishes in Slovak in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: všetko najlepšie k narodeninám!  Audio
Happy new year: šťastný nový rok!  Audio
Merry Christmas: veselé vianoce!  Audio
Good luck: veľa šťastia!  Audio
Congratulations: blahoželám!  Audio

Slovak expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: mám rezerváciu  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: máte voľne izby?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: prosím si nefajčiarsku izbu  Audio
How much it costs per night?: aká je cena za jednu noc?  Audio
Waiter: čašník  Audio
How much is this?: koľko to stojí?  Audio
What is this?: čo je toto?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: si v poriadku?  Audio
I need a doctor: potrebujem lekára  Audio
Help: pomóc!  Audio
Call the ambulance: zavolajte záchranku!  Audio
Call the police: zavolajte políciu!  Audio
I am sick: je mi zle  Audio

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

Slovak Vocabulary

Slovak 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 Slovak phrases.