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BASIC PHRASES AND EXPRESSIONS:

Special Caution: Only Croatian script and usage are presented below to save space. Be sensitive to this if attempting to communicate with Serbians or Montenegrans. You could, by using the Croatian usage, seem biased towards the Croat cause. One primary difference in usage is the Serbian variant of the words and phrases below will employ so-called "hard vowels" where the Croatian uses "soft vowels." To give a word the Serbian pronunciation, you would normally say "eh" rather than "yeh." An example of this is the Croatian mlijeko (meleeyehko) versus the Serbian (mlechko); brijeg (breeyehg) versus breg (brehg) and/or naprijed (nahpreeeyehd) versus napred (nahprehd); ne razumijem (neh rahzoomeyehm) verus (neh rahzsoomehm).

EnglishCroatPhonetic
PleaseMolimmoleem
Thank youHvalahvahlah
OKU reduoo rehdoo
OK, thank youDobro, hvaladobro hvahlah
SorryZao mi je/Oprostite/Izvinitezhaho mee yeh/ ohprohstiteh/eezveeheeteh
Excuse meOprostite/Izviniteohprohstiteh/izvinite
Good dayDobar dandobahr dahn
Good MorningDobro jutrodobro yootro
Good-byeZbogomzbogom
HelloZdravozdrahvo
Big/SmallVeliko/Malovehleeko/mahlo
Right/WrongTocno/Pogresnotochno/progeshno
Yes/NoDa/Nedah/neh
Good/BadDobro/Loselosheh
Black/BlueCrn/Plavtsern/plahv
Green/RedZelen/Crvenzshehn/tservehn
White/YellowBijel/Zutbeyehlo/zhoot
ManCovjek/Muskaracchovyehk/mooshkahrahts
Woman/ChildZena/Rodaciporodeetsah/rodjahtsee
RefugeeIzbjeglicaeezhyehgleetsah
East/West Istok/Zapadeestok/zahpahd
North/SouthSjever/Jugsyehvehr/yoog
Up/DownGore/Doljegoreh/dolyeh
Left/RightLijevo/Desnoleeyehvo/deshno
Here/ThereOvdje/Tamoovdjeh/tahmo
Straight forwardRavno/Pravorahvno/pravo
Near/FarBlizu/DalekoBleezoo/dahlenko
BaseBazaBahzah
BarracksBarakaBahrahkah
CampLogor/Tabor Logor/tahbor
HouseKuca/DomKootchah/dom
AirfieldUzletiste/Aerodrom/ Zracna LukaOozlehteeshteh/Ahrehrodrom/ zrahchnah lookah
RoadPut/Cestapoot/tsestah
Dirt RoadSeoski Put/Seoska/Cesta/DrumSeeohskee poot/ seeochskah/tshsah/droom
Paved RoadAsfaltiran Put/Asfaltirana Cestaachfahlteerahn poot/tsestah ahsfahlteerahnah tsehstah
BridgeMostMost
CarAuto/Automobil/Kolaahooto/ahootomobeel/kolah
PlaneAvionahveeon
ShipBrodbrod
TrailerPrikolicapreekoleetshah
TruckKamion/Teretno vozilokahmeeon/tehrehtno vozeelo
TentSatorshahtor
TreeDrvo/Stablodervoh/stahbloh
VillageSelosehlo
PathStazastahzah
SquareTrgterg
BorderGranicagrahneetsah
MountainsPlanineplahneeneh
Forestsumashoomah
ValleyDolinadoleenah
HillBrdo/Brijegberdo/breeyehg
LakeJezerojehzehro
OceanOceanotsehahn
SeaMoremoreh
MeadowLivadaleevahdah
RiverRijeka reeyehkah
RockStijena/Krs/Kamen steeehnah/kersh/kahmehn
DaysDanidahnee
Hours/MinutesSati/Minutesahtee/meenooteh
WeekNedelja/Tjedannedh'yehl'yah/tyedahn
Now/LaterSada/kasnijesahdah/kahsneeyeh
Yesterday/TodayJucer/Danasyoochehr/dahnahs
TomorrowSutrasootrah


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