Croatian is an exciting language to learn. It is the official language of Croatia, and it has been spoken in the region for hundreds of years. Croatian is part of the South Slavic family, so if you know any other languages from this group such as Bosnian or Serbian then learning Croatian will be easier for you.
The alphabet used in Croatian includes all twenty-five letters found in English plus four extra ones: č, ć, š and ž. Although these can seem intimidating at first they are actually quite straightforward once you get used to them. The pronunciation rules are also not too difficult as long vowels tend to be pronounced twice (like “ee” instead of “e”) and consonants that come together form one sound (for example ‘lj’ sounds like a single letter).
Here are several greetings to learn in Croatian.
Wishing someone farewell is customary in Croatian. Learn several phrases of telling someone goodbye.
Have a Good Day
See You Tomorrow
See You Later
3. Small Talk
Here are some phrases to help keep a conversation going.
How Are You Doing
I Am Good
4. Courtesy Words
In Croatia, it’s customary to be polite in any type of conversation. Learn several words of courtesy towards each other.
5. Other Common Phrases
Learn several other common phrases in Croatian to help with having conversations.
What are you doing
6. Curse Words
It can’t hurt to learn some curse words in Croatian. Probably shouldn’t use them unless you are talking amongst friends.
A great way to start learning Croatian is by familiarizing yourself with some basic vocabulary and phrases such as greetings, numbers and colors – these will give you a good foundation before moving on to more complex aspects of the language. There are many online resources available which provide useful audio recordings so that you can hear how each word should sound when spoken correctly which makes memorization much easier!
Reading materials are another essential tool when it comes to learning any foreign language but especially so with Croatian because its written form follows closely what would usually be heard if said out loud. You should also try and have a conversation with native speakers or fellow learners who already have some experience with the language. Various websites offer free lessons where people can converse over video chat or Skype.