Useful Slovenian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Slovenian, a south Slavic language spoken in Slovenian, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.

Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), inf = informal, frm = formal, m = said by men, f = said by women

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English slovenščina (Slovenian)
Welcome Dobrodošli
(General greeting)
Zdravo (in cities)
Hello (on phone) Halo
How are you? Kako se imate? (frm)
Kako se imaš? (inf)
Reply to 'How are you?' Dobro, hvala, in vi? (frm)
Dobro, hvala, in ti? (inf)
What's your name? Kako ti je ime? (inf)
Kako vam je ime? (frm)
My name is ... Ime mi je ...
Where are you from? Od kod ste? (frm/pl)
Od kod si? (inf)
I'm from ... Sem iz ...
Pleased to meet you Me veseli
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Dobro jutro (until 8am)
Dober dan (from 8am until sunset)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Dober dan (from 8am until sunset)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Dober večer
Good night Lahko noč
(Parting phrases)
Good luck Srečno
(Toasts used when drinking)
Na zdravje! (to your health)
Have a nice day Lep dan vam želim! (frm)
Lep dan ti želim! (inf)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Dober tek!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Srečno pot
Yes Da
No Ne
Maybe Mogoče
I don't know Ne vem
I understand Razumem
I don't understand Ne razumem
Please speak more slowly Govorite, prosim, bolj počasí (frm)
Govorite počasí, prosim (frm)
Govorite počasneje, prosim (frm)
Prosim, govorite počasneje (frm)
Govori počasneje, prosim (inf)
Prosim, govori počasneje (inf)
Please say that again Lahko ponovite?
Lahko ponovite, prosim?
Please write it down Lahko to napišete, prosim?
Ali napišete?
Do you speak English? Govorite angleško?
Ali govorite angleško?
Do you speak Slovenian? Ali govorite slovensko?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ja, malo
How do you say ... in Slovenian? Kako se reče po slovensko ...?
Excuse me Oprostite (frm)
Oprosti (inf)
Sorry Oprostite (frm)
Oprosti (inf)
How much is this? Koliko je to?
Koliko to stane?
Please Prosim
Thank you Hvala
Hvala lepa
Najlepša hvala
Reply to thank you Prosim
Ni za kaj
Where's the toilet? Kje imate stranišče?
This gentleman will pay for everything Ta gospod bo plačal vse
This lady will pay for everything Ta gospa bo plačala vse
Would you like to dance with me? Bi radi plesali z mano? (inf)
Smem prositi za ples? (frm)
I miss you Pogrešam te
I love you Ljubim te (m/f)
Rad te imam (m)
Rada te imam (f)
Get well soon Čimprej se pozdravi
Go away! Pojdi stran!
Leave me alone! Pustite me na miru!
Pustite me pri miru!
Help! Na pomoč!
Fire! Gori!
Stop! Ustavite se! (frm)
Ustavi se! (inf)
Call the police! Pokliči policijo! (inf)
Pokličite policijo! (frm)
Christmas and New Year greetings Vesel božič in srečno novo leto
Easter greetings Vesele velikonočne praznike
Birthday greetings Vse najboljše
Vse najboljše za rojstni dan
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Moje vozilo na zračni blazini je polno jegulj
One language is never enough En jezik ni nikoli dovolj

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