Before we get started, let it be known that Croatian is a tough language to learn – everyone will tell you it’s a complicated language to master, but Croats love it when visitors to their country make the effort to learn their language.
The spelling of most Croatian words is phonetic, which means words are written as they are pronounced which should make it a bit easier to learn a few basic Croatian phrases – you’ll buy a lot of goodwill with our local Croatian crew, so spend 10 minutes looking through a few basic Croatian phrases before you embark on your Sail Croatia Cruise!
|How are you?||Kako ste?||kah-koh steh?|
|I’m fine, thank you||Ja sam dobro, hvala||doh-broh sahm, hva-lah|
|Nice to meet you||Drago mi je||dra-goh mee yeh|
|Good morning||Dobro jutro||doh-broh you-troh|
|Good afternoon||Dobar dan||doh-bahr dahn|
|Good evening||Dobra večer||doh-brah ve-cher|
|What is your name?||Kako se zovete?||kak-koh seh zoh-ve-teh|
|My name is …||Zovem se||zoh-vhem se|
|Do you speak English?||Govorite li engleski?||goh-voh-ree-teh lee en-glees-kee|
|What time is it?||Koliko je sati?||KOH-lee-koh yeh sahtee?|
|How much is this?||Koliko ovo košta?||KOH-lee-koh oh-voh koh-shtah?|
|Where can I exchange money?||Gdje mogu razmijeniti novac?||Gdyeh MOH-goo rahz-MEE-yeh-nee-tee NOH-vahts?|
|Here’s my passport||Ovdje je moja putovnica||OH-vdyeh yeh mo-ya POO-toh-vnee-tsa|
|A beer/coffee/tea, please||Pivo/kavu/čaj, molim||PEE-voh/KAH-voo/CH-ay MOH-leem|