Welcome to Basic Croatian 101
Even though most Croatian's speak English (some better than us Americans), we have put together some useful Croatian words and phrases to help those traveling to Croatia or Bosna-Hercegovina. Click the link next to each vowel, word, or phrase to hear how is sounds. We hope that these "basics" will help you to communicate more effectively while you are there.
Croatian is the official language of Croatia, and is written phonetically so once you learn the way each letter is said and sounds, you will be able to read and pronounce words.
Vowels - The vowels are pronounced the same way as in the Spanish language.
Aa - a as in Father
Click on a word below to obtain the sound.
Below, the phrase; Ja sam, means, I am. All we need to do is put Ja sam, together with other words and we're able to communicate and get a point across. The links are feminine, for masculin, you the last word. ie. instead of gladna, you would use gladan.
English = Hrvatski