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Introduce yourself!

Greetings and common phrases

Let's start with a short introduction about common Croatian phrases. You should start with an easy
"hello" or "hi" in Croatian. Most of the greetings below are used for everyday life conversations.

ENGLISH CROATIAN
Hi Bok
Hello Dobar dan (formal)
Good morning Dobro jutro
Good afternoon Dobar dan
Good evening Dobra večer
Good night Laku noć
Welcome Dobro došli (changes according to person and
Sg./Pl.)
Have a nice day Ugodan dan
Goodbye Doviđenja
See you later Vidimo se (kasnije)

Sorry Oprostite
How are you? Kako ste?
Fine, thank you Dobro, hvala
And you? A ti/vi?
May I help you? Mogu li vam pomoći?
Thank you Hvala
You’re welcome Nema na čemu / Molim / I drugi put
Yes / No Da / Ne
Examples:

Hi, I am Darko. - Bok, ja sam Darko.

Hello, my name is Ivana. - Bok, moje ime je Ivana.

Hi, why are you here? - Bok, zašto si ovdje?

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ENGLISH CROATIAN
What’s your name? Kako se zoveš?
My name is… Zovem se… / Moje im je…
I am… Ja sam…
And what is your name? I kako se ti zoveš?
Please Molim
Nice to meet you Drago mi je
Dialogue examples:

CROATIAN ENGLISH

Mario: Kako se zoveš? Mario: What is your name?

Ivana: Bok, moje ime je Ivana. Ivana: Hi, my name is Ivana.

Mario: Čime se baviš? Mario: What do you do?

Ivana: Ja sam studentica u Zagrebu. Ivana: I am a student in Zagreb.

How are you?

If you are willing to start a conversation with a Croatian, you should use some of these Croatian
phrases:

ENGLISH CROATIAN

How are you? Kako si?

How is it going? Što ima?

Everything fine? Sve u redu?

Good and how are you? Dobro sam, a ti?

It's okay U redu je

Where do you come from?

One is often curious about where you come from and will ask you: Odakle si?

ENGLISH CROATIAN

Where do you come from? Odakle dolaziš?

Where are you from? Odakle si?

Where do you live? Gdje živiš?

I'm from Croatia. Iz Hrvatske sam.

Why are you here? Zašto si ovdje?


What do you do?

To ask what someone does in their daily life, you should ask this question: Što radiš?

ENGLISH CROATIAN

I am a student Ja sam student / Student sam

I am a teacher Ja sam učitelj / Učitelj sam

How old are you?

At the end, you can ask how old someone is. In Croatian you will use the verb "have" in order to
express your age.

ENGLISH CROATIAN

How old are you? Koliko godina imaš?

I am 18 Imam 18 godina

Recap dialogue examples:

ENGLISH

Ivana: Hi, what’s your name?

Mario: Hi, my name is Mario, nice to meet you. I am from Croatia.

Ivana: How old are you?

Mario: I am 22 years old.

Ivana: What do you do?

Mario: I am a student.

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