Now let’s learn some basic Bosnian 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 Bosnian.

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

Basic Bosnian words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

please / you’re welcome
nema na čemu

you’re very welcome
nema na čemu
thank you
thank you very much
hvala puno
Excuse me!
Izvinjavam se!


I understand.
I don’t understand.
Ne razumijem.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
What does that mean?
Šta to znači?
I don’t know.
Ne znam.
I don’t speak Polish.
Ja ne znam poljski.
I speak a little Polish.
Znam malo poljskog.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Da li znaš engleski?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Znaš li pričati engleski?
Yes, I do speak English.
Da, znam pričati engleski.
No, I don’t speak English.
Ne, ne znam pričati engleski.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!
Molim te, pričaj sporije!
Nice to meet you!
Drago mi je da smo se upoznali!
How are you?
Kako ste?
Good, thank you!
Dobro, hvala!
I’m well, thanks!
Dobro sam, hvala!
Not bad, thanks!
Nije loše, hvala!
very bad
veoma loše
What’s your name?
Kako se zoveš?
My name is [...].
Zovem se [...].
What’s your first name?
Koje je vaše ime?
My first name is [...]
Moje ime je [...].
How old are you?
Koliko imaš godina?
I’m [...] years old.
Ja imam [...] godina.
What are your hobbies?
Koji su tvoji hobiji?
What do you like doing?
Šta voliš raditi?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Šta (trenutno) radiš?
Where do you live?
Gdje živiš?
Gdje stanuješ?

I live in [...].
Živim u [...].
I’m from England
Ja sam iz Engleske.
I’m English
Ja sam Englez.

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Do you speak English? (formal)
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