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Basic Croatian words and phrases. 1

Here are some of the most common and useful Croatian words and phrases that you will be able to use anywhere - in the street, restaurant, bar, bus, pub or boat. For the record, boats are an easy way to travel along the coast of Croatia, e.g. from Split to Dubrovnik.

Croatian is a slavic language, and attached to that label is a complicated grammar. It's also a small language, spoken by maybe six million people living largely in Croatia. It is mutually intelligble (and extremely similar to) Bosnian, Montenegrin and Serbian, but still the total number of people who will be able to understand you is relatively small.

Of course all languages are worth learning, but in one lifetime you have to pick and choose the languages to which you will give serious time andattention.

That doesn't mean that you can't memorise these Croatian phrases, and if you have a bit of extra time the additional phrases in Basic Croatian phrases. 2.

Croatian holiday phrases

Croatian phrases ordered by topic.

A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, Bathroom. Items found in the bathroom, Bedroom. Items found in the bedroom, Buying things. General phrases, Buyings things. Useful words, Countries, Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk. 1, Conversation. Small talk. 2, Conversation. Filler words, Conversation. Small talk. Sport, Conversation. Small talk. The weather, Days. General, Days of the week and seasons, Describing things. Colours, Describing things. Adjectives, Directions. 1, Directions. 2, Eating items, Eating phrases. 1, Eating phrases. 2, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. General phrases, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3, General phrases, Getting around. General phrases, Getting around. Train and bus, Getting around by taxi, Getting around by car, Health, Household items, Money, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 30 to 1000, Parts of the body, Places and buildings. 1, Places and buildings. 2, Question and size words, Sightseeing, Somewhere to stay. 1, Somewhere to stay. 2, Special occasions, Time, The house, Useful words, Useful words to recognize, Words to do with food. General, Words to do with food. Fruit, Words to do with food. Meat, Vegetables.