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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Croatian & Common Responses

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Croatian, the official language of Croatia. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from Croatia or if you’re travelling there. 

Croatian is the official language of Croatia and is spoken by around 5.6 million people. The language itself is essentially the same as Bosnian and Serbian, it is simply a different dialect of the same language.

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Croatian

There are different ways to say ‘how are you?’ in Croatian depending on the setting. 

In formal settings, such as with people you don’t know, you would say:

How are you?Kako ste?

In informal settings, such as with friends, you would say:

How are you?Kako si?
What’s up?Kenova?

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Croatian

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question.

Common responses to ‘How are you?’:

I’m fine Ja sam dobro
Good/fine Dobro
I’m very tiredJako sam umoran
I’m very worriedJako sam zabrinut
I’m very happyVr-lo sam sretan
I’m very sadVr-lo sam too-zhan

Check out the video below to hear the pronunciation of these words. It also includes some additional phrases:

It’s also useful to know how to say ‘and you?’ to find out how someone else is if they ask you.

And you? (formal)A vi?
And you? (informal)A ti?

How To Say ‘Thank You’ In Croatian

I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.

Thank youHvala

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Croatian and you should also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go far wrong with these simple phrases. 

Why not also learn the names of the different countries in Croatian too! This vocabulary can be very useful.

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