Now let’s learn some basic Croatian 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 Croatian.

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

Basic Croatian words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomemolim
nema na čemu

you’re very welcomenema na čemu
thank youhvala
thank you very muchhvala mnogo
Excuse me!Ispričavam se!


I understand.Razumijem.
I don’t understand.Ne razumijem.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Halo?
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 badveoma 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 EnglandJa sam iz Engleske.
I’m EnglishJa sam Englez.

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