Language courses

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Croatia

The official language in Croatia is Croatian. It is a South Slavic language and along with Serbian and Bosnian it belongs to the Central South Slavic diasystem. In writing the Croatian alphabet is used, which is a variant of the Latin alphabet. The alphabet was modelled after the Czech alphabet and contains one letter of the Latin script for each sound in the language (30 letters in total).

A foreigner may decide to learn Croatian in one of the private language schools offering Croatian for foreigners. An overview of the providers of Croatian courses for foreigners can be found on Study in Croatia Portal.
 

 

Useful Croatian words and phrases

 

English
Croatian
Yes
Da
No
Ne
Good morning
Dobro jutro
Good day
Dobar dan
Good evening
Dobra večer
Good night
Laku noć
Good bye
Doviđenja
Thank you
Hvala
Please
Molim
Do you speak English?
Govorite li engleski?
I don't understand
Ne razumijem
My name is...
Zovem se...
Excuse me
Oprostite
How much?
Koliko?
Enjoy your meal
Dobar tek
Cheers!
Živjeli!