Now let’s learn some basic Slovenian conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Slovenian.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Slovenian“.

Basic Slovenian words & phrases: conversations

Video: Getting to know you

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Vocabulary

Basic conversation

EnglishSlovenian
yesda
none
please / you’re welcomeprosim
you’re very welcomeZelo ste dobrodošli
thank youhvala
thank you very muchnajlepša hvala
thankshvala
Excuse me!Oprostite!

Communication

EnglishSlovenian
I understand.Razumem.
I don’t understandNe razumem.
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?živjo
What does that mean?Kaj to pomeni?
I don’t know.Ne vem.
I don’t speak Polish.Ne govorim Polsko.
I speak a little Polish.Malo govorim Polsko
Do you speak english? (informal)Ali govoriš angleško?
Do you speak english? (formal)Ali govorite angleško?
Yes, I do speak english.Da, govorim Angleško.
No, I don’t speak english.Ne, ne govorim Angleško.

Making acquaintances

EnglishSlovenian
Please talk more slowly!Prosim govorite počasneje!
Nice to meet you!Lepo te je bilo spoznati!
How are you?Kako ste?
Good, thank youV redu, hvala!
I’m well, thanks!Dobro sem, hvala!
Not bad, thanks!Ni slabo, hvala!
very badzelo slab
What’s your name?Kaj je tvoje ime?
My name is [...].Moje ime je […].
What’s your first name?Kaj je tvoje ime?
My first name is [...]Moje ime je […].
How old are you?Koliko te stari?
I’m [...] years old.Star sem […] let.
What are your hobbies?Kakšni so tvoji hobiji?
What do you like doing?Kaj rad počneš?
What are you doing (at the moment)?Kaj počneš (v tem trenutku)?
Where do you live?Kje živiš?
I live in [...]Živim v […].
I’m from EnglandSem iz Anglije.
I’m EnglishSem Anglež.
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Special video: Exclamations!

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