Now you know how to talk about date and time in Croatian, let’s continue with some more special occasions, holidays and how to wish people well in Croatian.

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

Holidays & Good wishes in Croatian

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Good wishes

All the best!Sve najbolje!
Good luck!Sretno!
Happy birthday!Sretan rođendan!
Merry Christmas!Sretan Božić!
Happy Easter!Sretan Uskrs!
Happy New Year!Sretna Nova godina!
with all my heart / wholeheartedod sveg srca
cijelim srcem

Holidays & festive occasions

Christmas EveBadnje veče

Easter holidaysUskršnji praznici
Pentecost / WhitsunDuhovi
New Year’s EveNovogodišnja večer
New YearNova godina
name dayimendan
Valentine’s DayValentinovo


(to) invitepozvati
(to) wishželjeti
(to) make a giftspremiti dar
(to) getdobiti

Vocabulary & Phrases

party [Sg]zabava
parties [Pl]zabave
birthday partyrođendanska zabava
invitation [Sg]pozivnica
invitations [Pl]pozivnice
I invite you to the party!Pozivam te na zabavu!
wish [Sg]želja
wishes [Pl]želje
What would you like? / What do you want?Šta želite?
Šta hoćeš?

surprise [Sg]iznenađenje
surprises [Pl]iznenađenja
present / gift [Sg]dar
presents / gifts [Pl]darovi

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