Language in Croatia

by Andrea Segura - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Croatian (hrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic language.

Pronunciation

  • č – ch: ručak (lunch) pron. Ruchak – like lunch
  • ć- ch: (softer) voće (fruit) pron. votche–like cheers, Kuća-house – (pronounced: kucha)
  • š –sh: Šibenik pron. Shibenik–like shame, Škola – school – (pronounced: shcola)
  • đ – g : đus (juice) pron. djus like juice
  • c – tz: bicikla (bike) pron. bitzikla like cistern, cesta (road – tz esta)
  • Lj: – Grmlje (bush) -:grmlle with the “ll” like in Spanish

Expressions

  • Good morning – Dobro jutro (say: Dobro yutro)
  • Good day – Dobar Dan (say: Dob-ahr Dan)
  • Good evening – Dobra večer (say: Dobrah vetcher)
  • Thank you – Hvala (say: H – like the first part of hotel, v – victor, Hvala)

Bicycle Vocabulary & Directions

  • Left – lijevo
  • Right – desno
  • Straight – Ravno
  • Flat tire – puknuta guma
  • Tire – guma Village – selo
  • Town – grad
  • Lunch – ručak
  • Water – voda
  • Market shop – dučan
  • Fruit – voće

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