Home Slovenian Language Phrases
Slovenian Phrases Print

Below are some of the most common phrases in Slovenian you might find useful in everyday conversations in Slovenia. Examples are written in grammatically correct Slovenian, so you are advised to read Slovenian Pronunciation Guide beforehand.

Meeting People

• say good morning, good afternoon and good evening:

Dobro jutro.

Good morning.

Dober dan.

Good afternoon.

Dober večer.

Good evening.

Živijo (inf.)!

Hi!

Nasvidenje.

Goodbye.

 

• ask how someone is and reply:

Kako gre?

How are things?

Kako si (singular) / ste (plural)?

How are you?

Dobro, hvala!

Fine, thanks!

Zelo dobro, hvala!

Very well, thanks!

 

• use some common words

da (for.) / ja (inf.)

yes

ne

no

prosim

please

hvala

thanks, thank you

najlepša hvala

thank you very much

ni za kaj

not at all, you're welcome

Ali lahko?

May I?

seveda

of course

oprostite (for.)/oprosti (inf.)

Sorry. (excuse me & forgive me)

 

• ask someone's name and give your name:

Kako ti je ime?

What's your name?

Ime mi je ...

My name is ...

Jaz sem...

I am ...

 

• ask if someone speaks a language, and reply:

Oprostite, ali govorite / razumete (angleško / slovensko) ?

Excuse me, do you speak / understand (English / Slovenian) ?

Ali kdo tukaj govori angleško?

Does anyone here speak English?

Ja, govorim / razumem...

Yes, I speak/understand ...

Ne, ne govorim / ne razumem...

No, I don't speak / understand ...

Govorite počasi, prosim!

Speak slowly, please!

Lahko ponovite?

Could you repeat that, please?

Kako se reče ... (po slovensko)?

How do you say ... (in Slovenian)?

Lahko to napišete?

Could you write it down, please?

 

• ask where someone is from and where they live, and reply:

od kod prihajate?

Where are you from?

Sem iz ...

I'm from ...

Kje stanujete?

Where do you live?

Stanujem v ...

I live in ...

 

• ask someone what they do for a living, and reply:

Kaj si/ste po poklicu?

What do you do for a living?

Po poklicu sem...

I am a ... by profession.

 

• ask someone to speak slowly or to repeat what they said:

 

Question words

 

• question words:

Kdo?

Who?

Kaj?

What?

Kaj je to?

What is it?

Kdaj?

When?

Kje?

Where?

Kateri/ra? (m/f)

Which?

Zakaj?

Why?

Kako?

How?

Koliko?

How many/much?

 

Finding your Way

 

• ask for directions:

Mi lahko pomagate?

Could you please help me?

Izgubil/a sem se. (m/f)

I’m lost.

Oprostite, kje je ...?

Excuse me, where is ... ,

Ali mogoče veste, kje je ...?

Do you happen to know where ... is?

Tam blizu je …

It is near the …

Kako pridem do ...?

How do I get to ...?

 

• places:

restavracija

restaurant

Internetna kavarna

cybercafé

bar

bar, pub

disko

disco

plaža

beach

središče mesta

city center

jezero

lake

most

bridge

grad

castle

cerkev

church

bolnišnica

hospital

glavni trg

main square

tržnica

market

muzej

museum

stolp

tower

stranišče (WC, ve-ce)

toilette, WC

Mi lahko pokažete (na zemljevidu)?

Can you show me (on the map)?

 

• tell someone that you don't know:

Žal mi je, ne vem

I'm sorry, I don't know.

 

• say where something is:

na levi

on the left

na desni

on the right

naravnost

straight ahead

nasproti

opposite

na vogalu

on the corner

na semaforju

at the traffic light

Ali je blizu/daleč?

Is it near/far?

tu/tam

here/there

spredaj

in front of

za (zadaj)

behind

sever

north

jug

south

vzhod

east

zahod

West

 

Time & Date

 

• ask what time it is:

Koliko je ura?

What time is it?

 

• ask when something is happening:

kdaj

when?

 

• tell the time:

točno sedem

exactly seven o'clock

sedem in petnajst minut

7:15

sedem in trideset minut

7:30

sedem in petinštirideset minut

7:45

 

• times of the day:

zjutraj

in the morning

zvečer

in the evening

danes

today

nocoj

tonight

jutri

tomorrow

včeraj

yesterday

 

• days in a week

ponedeljek

Monday

torek

Tuesday

sreda

Wednesday

četrtek

Thursday

petek

Friday

sobota

Saturday

nedelja

Sunday

 

• months in a year

januar

January

februar

February

marec

March

april

April

maj

May

junij

June

julij

July

avgust

August

september

September

oktober

October

november

November

december

December

 

• tell someone how many times something occurs by adding '-krat' into the number, e.g.

sedem-krat

seven times

sem bil/a

I was

bom

I will be

 

Numbers

nič

0

en / ena (m/f)

1

dva / dve (m/f)

2

trije / tri (m/f)

3

štirje / štiri (m/f)

4

pet

5

šest

6

sedem

7

osem

8

devet

9

deset

10

enajst

11

dvanajst

12

trinajst

13

štirinajst

14

petnajst

15

šestnajst

16

sedemnajst

17

osemnajst

18

devetnajst

19

dvajset

20

enaindvajset

21

dvaindvajset

22

trideset

30

štirideset

40

petdeset

50

šestdeset

60

sedemdeset

70

osemdeset

80

devetdeset

90

sto

100

sto ena

101

sto deset

110

tisoč

1000

milijon

Million

 

Shopping

 

• places where to buy:

samopostrežba

supermarket

špecerija

grocery store

pekarna

Bakery

tržnica

market

knjigarna

bookshop

banka

bank

turistični urad

tourist office

 

• door signs:

odprto

open

zaprto

closed

rini

push

vleci

pull

vhod

entry

izhod

exit

 

• ask how much something costs:

Koliko stane ... ?

How much is ... ?

Koliko stanejo ... ?

How much are ... ?

Koliko to stane?

How much is this?

popust

discount

 

• tell someone how you are paying:

z gotovino

by cash

s čekom

by check

s kreditno kartico

by credit card

vrsta kreditne kartice

credit card type

 

• credit cards:

Ali sprejemate kreditne kartice?

Do you accept credit cards?

številka (kreditne kartice)

(credit card) number

datum poteka

expiry date

 

• exchanging currencies:

Kje je (najbližja) menjalnica/banka?

Where is (the nearest) money exchange office/bank?

želel(a) bi zamenjati...

I’d like to change ...

Kakšen je menjalni tečaj?

What's the exchange rate?

 

Internet, Phone and Post Office

 

• internet

Kje lahko dostopam do interneta?

Where can I get internet access?

Kje je najbližji brezžični internet?

Where is the nearest wireless internet (access point)?

Rad/a bi kupil/a predplačniški mobilni internet paket (s 3G USB modemom/brez 3G USB modema).

I'd like to buy a prepaid mobile internet plan (with/without 3G USB modem).

 

• buying prepaid mobile plans

Kje lahko kupim predplačniški GSM/SIM?

Where can I buy a prepaid (GSM) phone/SIM?

 

• phone calls

Rad/a bi opravil/a telefonski klic.

I want to make a phone call.

 

• introduce yourself on the phone and ask if someone is there:

Janez pri telefonu. Je Marija tam?

Janez on the phone. Is Marija there?

 

• reply to an inquiry:

Samo trenutek, prosim.

Just a moment, please.

Vežem.

Putting you through.

Zasedeno je.

The line is busy (lit. it’s occupied).

 

• basic items at a post office:

pismo

letter

razglednica

postcard

znamka

Stamp

 

Making Conversations

 

• say that you like something by using the verb imeti and the adjective rad (m) or rada (f):

Kaj imaš rad/a?

What do you like?

Rad/a imam rock glasbo.

I like rock music.

 

• say that you like doing something by using the adjective 'rad' and the verb in the correct personal ending:

Kaj rad/a delaš?

What do you like doing?

Rad/a poslušam rock glasbo.

I like listening to rock music.

 

• ask how someone is feeling and say how you feel:

Kako se počutite?

How do you feel?

Dobro / slabo se počutim.

I feel well / ill (lit. badly).

 

Socializing

 

• invite somebody around:

Želel sem te I vas povabiti. ...

I wanted to invite you ...

Rada bi te / vas povabila...

I'd like to invite you ...

 

• Accept / refuse an invitation

Z veseljem, hvala!

With pleasure, thank you.

Žal mi je, ampak ...

I'm sorry, but ...

 

• show someone around your flat/house:

pokazati stanovanje / hišo (+ dative)

to show a flat / house (to someone)

 

soba

room

kuhinja

kitchen

dnevna soba

living room

jedilnica

dining room

spalnica

bedroom

kopalnica

bathroom

 

• describing relationships

On je moj (m) / Ona je moja (f)

He is my ... / She is my ...

prijatelj (m) / prijateljica (f)

friend

mož

husband

žena

wife

brat

brother

sestra

sister

sin

son

hči

daughter

oče

father

mama

mother

 

Food and Drink

• The following phrases will be helpful if you are searching for or about to go to a restaurant:

Mi lahko priporočite kakšno dobro restavracijo?

Can you recommend me a good restaurant?

Lahko dobim jedilni list, prosim?

Can I have the menu, please?

Steklenico slovenskega vina, prosim.

A bottle of Slovenian wine, please.

Imate ... ?

Do you have ... ?

Kaj priporočate?

What do you recommend?

Kaj je hišna specialiteta?

What is the house specialty?

Kje so vegetarijanske jedi?

Where are the vegetarian dishes?

Kakšne solate imate?

What kind of salads do you have?

 

• say that you would like something:

Želel (m) bi ...

I’d like ...

Želela (f) bi še ...

I’d also like ...

Imate ... ?

Do you have ... ?

 

• offer someone a drink:

Bi kavo?

Would you like coffee?

Bi raje čaj?

Would you prefer some tea?

Bi kozarec vina?

Would you like a glass of wine?

 

• use metric measures:

 

kilogram (kg)

 

gram(g)

 

liter (l)

 

deciliter (dl)

Lahko dobim račun, prosim?

Can I have the bill please?

 

Finding Accommodation

 

If you decide to book a room somewhere in Slovenia, the following phrases might be useful:

Kje bi lahko prenočili?

Where could we stay overnight?

Radi bi bili v mestu / na kmetiji / ob morju / ob jezeru.

We would like to stay in town / on a farm / by the sea / by the lake.

Imate proste sobe?

Have you any vacancies?

Kakšen je naslov?

What’s the address?

Koliko stane soba?

How much is the room?

Koliko stane na noč?

How much is per night?

Koliko stane na osebo?

How much is per person?

Rad/a bi rezerviral ... (m/f)

I’d like to book ...

Rezerviral sem sobo.

I reserved a room.

Ostanem od ... do ...

I will stay from ... until ...

Ali je zajtrk vključen?

Is breakfast included (in the rate)?

Ali lahko vidim sobo?

May I see the room?

Prosim, da potrdite rezervacijo in ceno.

Please confirm availability and price.

Danes odhajam / odhajamo.

I’m / We’re leaving today.

 

If you decide to visit Slovenian countryside, the following phrases might be useful:

Kako daleč je do ... ?

How far is it to ... ?

So na poti gostilne?

Are there any inns on the way?

Kakšno je vreme v tem letnem času?

What is the weather like in this season?

• Ali potrebujemo ... ?

Do we need ... ?

pohodniško opremo

hiking equipment

spalne vreče

sleeping bags

nepremočljive obleke

waterproof clothing

 

Transport

 

• public transport:

Kdaj je odhod za moj … ?

When does my ... leave?

ladja/trajekt

boat/ferry

avtobus

bus

letalo

plane

vlak

train

Želim iti ...

I want to go to ...

Koliko traja potovanje?

How long does the trip take?

Mi lahko poveste kdaj pridemo ...?

Can you tell me when we get to ...?

Vlak / Let ima zamudo.

The train / flight has been delayed.

Ta vlak / let je odpovedan.

The train / flight has been cancelled.

Ustavite tukaj, prosim.

Stop here, please.

Ali moram presesti?

Do I need to change?

 

• signs:

številka tira

platform number

prodaja vozovnic

ticket office

vozni red

timetable

železniška postaja

train station

avtobusna postaja

bus station

avtobusno postajališče

bus stop

 

• private transport:

Rada/bi najel/a …

I’d like to rent a …

avto

car

kolo

bicycle

motorno kolo

motorcycle

(ne)osvinčeni bencin

(un)leaded petrol

dizel

diesel

Ali lahko parkiram tu?

Can I park here?

Kje lahko plačam?

Where can I pay?

 

Traveling with Children

Potrebujem ...

I need a ...

formulo za dojenčke

infant milk formula

prostor za previjanje dojenčka

baby change room

papirnate plenice

disposable nappies/diapers

kahlico

potty

sedež za dojenčka

car baby seat

visok stol

highchair

otroški voziček

stroller/pusher

otroško varstvo

child-minding service

otroško varuško

babysitter

otroški meni

children’s menu

 

Health

 

It is important to be able to describe how you feel, particularly if you are not well. The following expressions will help you:

Ne počutim se dobro.

I don’t feel well.

Na pomoč!

Help!

Moram k zdravniku.

I have to see a doctor.

Pokličite zdravnika/policijo.

Call a doctor/the police.

Kje je najbližja ambulanta?

Where is the nearest clinic?

Kje je najbližja lekarna?

Where is the nearest pharmacy?

Tukaj boli.

It hurts here.

Glava me boli.

I have a headache.

Grlo me boli.

I have a sore throat.

Zob me boli.

I have a toothache.

Zebe me.

I feel cold.

Prehlajen/a, ... sem.

I have a cold.

Prehladil/a, ... sem se.

I caught a cold.

Gripo Imam.

I have flu.

Bolan (m) sem. Bolna (f) sem.

I’m ill.

Nekaj Imam v očesu.

I have something in my eye.

Temperaturo imam.

I have a temperature.

Sem astmatik/diabetik/epileptik.

I’m asthmatic/diabetic/epileptic.

 

• allergies:

Alergičen sem na ...

I’m allergic to ...

penicilin

penicillin

antibiotike

antibiotics

orehe

nuts

kikiriki

peanuts

 

Obtain a Free Quote


Bookmark & share:
Copyright © 2009-2012 Slovenian Translations, info-svet.si   |   Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy
 
E-mail info@slovenian-translations.com  |  Online www.slovenian-translations.com