Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

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

People & Professions in Croatian

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People

EnglishCroatianPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
ljudska bića
osoba

people / humans
ljudi
woman
žena
man
muškarac
child
dijete
girl
djevojčica
boy
dječak

Professions

EnglishCroatianPronunciation
(Audio)
profession [Sg]
zanimanja
professions [Pl]
zanimanja
employee / worker
uposlenik
radnik

clerk / official
sekretar
zastupnik

colleague
kolega
pensioner / retiree
umirovljenik
unemployed person / jobseeker
nezaposlena osoba
doctor
ljekar
journalist
novinar
engineer
inžinjer
boss
šef
director
direktor
manager
menadžer
secretary
sekretar
driver
vozač
farmer
zemljoradnik
baker
pekar
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
prodavatelj (m), prodavateljica (f)
nurse
medicinska sestra
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
policajac (m), policajka (f)
cook / chef
kuvar
šef kuhinje

teacher (m), female teacher (f)
učitelj (m) [1], učiteljica (f) [2]
nastavnik (m) [3], nastavnica (f) [4]profesor (m) [5], profesorica (f) [6]

shoemaker [Sg]
obućar
shoemakers [Pl]
obućari
watchmaker [Sg]
urar
watchmakers [Pl]
urari

Work & Application

EnglishCroatianPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
raditi
work / job
rad
posao

workplace
radno mjesto
employment / occupation
zaposlenje
zanimanje

office
kancelarija
factory
fabrika
construction site
bauštela
salary
plaća
(to) earn
zaraditi
(to) look for a job
tražiti posao
(to) find a job
pronaći posao
job interview
intervju za posao
CV
životopis
education
obrazovanje
experience
iskustvo

Notes:

1 elementary school 2 middle school 3 high school

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