Slovene Phrases

The Slovene 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: zdravo  Audio
What is your name?: kako vam je ime?  Audio
Nice to meet you: me veseli  Audio
How are you?: kako ste?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: dobro, hvala  Audio
And you?: in vi?  Audio


Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Slovene)?: ali govorite (angleško/slovensko)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ali ona govori kitajsko?  Audio
A little bit: zelo slabo  Audio
How old are you?: koliko ste stari?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: jaz sem star triintrideset let  Audio
It was nice talking to you: veselilo me je  Audio

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

What do you mean?: kaj hočeš povedati?  Audio
I don't understand: ne razumem  Audio
I don't know: ne vem  Audio
Sorry: oprosti  Audio
What is that called in Slovene?: kako se temu reče po slovensko?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: kaj ta beseda pomeni v angleščini?  Audio


More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: od kod ste?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: sem iz združenih držav  Audio
I'm American: sem američan  Audio
Where do you live?: kje živite?  Audio
I live in the U.S: živim v združenih državah  Audio
What do you do for a living?: kakšen poklic opravljate?  Audio
I'm a student: študent sem  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: vam lahko vam pomagam?  Audio
Can you help me?: mi lahko pomagate?  Audio
Where is the airport?: kje je letališče?  Audio
Go straight: pojdite naravnost  Audio
Then: nato  Audio
Turn left: zavijte levo  Audio
Turn right: zavijte desno  Audio


Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Slovene in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: vse najboljše za rojstni dan  Audio
Happy new year: srečno novo leto  Audio
Merry Christmas: vesel božič  Audio
Good luck: vso srečo  Audio
Congratulations: čestitam  Audio

Slovene expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: imam rezervacijo  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: imate kako prosto sobo?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: želel bi sobo za nekadilce  Audio
How much it costs per night?: kakšna je cena za eno noč?  Audio
Waiter: natakar  Audio
How much is this?: koliko stane to?  Audio
What is this?: kaj je to?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: ste v redu?  Audio
I need a doctor: potrebujem zdravnika  Audio
Help: na pomoč!  Audio
Call the ambulance: pokličite rešilca!  Audio
Call the police: pokličite policijo!  Audio
I am sick: bolan sem  Audio

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

Slovene Vocabulary

Slovene Grammar


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 Slovene phrases.