Visit Croatia - Croatian for Travellers Version 3.0
by Anna Zgorelec, Webmaster of Visit Croatia
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Welcome to the Croatian for Travellers language guide. Here we present some useful words and phrases from the Croatian language (hrvatski jezik) to help you on your trip to Croatia.

Select the Chapter to view the guide online, or click on the appropriate audio version to listen to the chapter. Audio files are in MP3 and Real Audio formats - to listen to the Real Audio version, RealOne Player is required. A free version can be downloaded here.

If you'd like to listen to the above audio files on your iPod or MP3 player, you can! Simply right-click on one of the above MP3 files and select "Save Target As...". Save each file to somewhere on your hard drive, and then load it into your iTunes or audio software library. Then transfer the files across to you MP3 player in the normal way.

You can also print out the language guide using the following PDF files:

A "booklet" version for you to print out and fold into an A5 size. Download now! (80Kb)
Printing hint: Select print in the file menu and (at the bottom of this window) select "print odd pages only" first. Then reload your printer with these printed pages and now select "print even pages only". Alternatively, you might have an automatic double-sided printer to do this for you!
A "handout" version which to print out single or double sided (A4 size). Download now! (79.8Kb)
Get Adobe Acrobat To view the above two files, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you don't have this programme, download it for free here.

I hope this language guide will make your holiday in Croatia more enjoyable. If you are really stuck and have difficulty in being understood or need other language help, approach a young person as they all understand and speak some English. You can also go to the nearest tourist office, as the staff there will definitely speak English. Please note that Croats are always eager and ready to help. Have a good holiday!

If you would like a bit more help online, Google Language Tools do now offer Croatian to English translation (and vice versa) of both text and webpages. Eudict is a great online dictionary offering comprehensive translations.

P.S. I would appreciate all your comments and suggestions about this page - please email me at Please also tell us and everyone else about your holiday experience in Croatia on the Visit Croatia message board.

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