11 Facts About The Croatian Language

Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info.

11 Facts About The Croatian Language

Let’s see how many of these interesting facts about the Croatian language you might know!

Croatian Language Fact Number 1

Apart from being the official language in Croatia, Croatian is one of the three official languages in Bosnia & Herzegovina and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union.

Croatian Language Fact Number 2

Around 7 million speakers speak the Croatian language.

Split Or Zadar - Split Croatia at sunrise

Croatian Language Fact Number 3

The first Croatian grammar was written by Bartol Kašić and published in 1604, only 18 years after the first English grammar. It was written in Latin.

Croatian Language Fact Number 4

The Croatian language has four past tenses, one present tense, and two future tenses – but you only need to know one “main” past, present and future tense to be able to speak Croatian properly.

Balkan Flags_Croatia 1

Croatian Language Fact Number 5

The Croatian alphabet has 30 letters.

Croatian Language Fact Number 6

There are eight letters in Croatian that you will not find in the standard Latin alphabet. They are: č, ć, dž, đ, lj, nj, š and ž.

Croatian Language Fact Number 7

Croatian alphabet does not have the letters q, w, x, or y.

Croatian Language Fact Number 8

The letters dž, lj, and nj are pronounced and treated as single letters.

Best Islands In Croatia - Hvar

Croatian Language Fact Number 9

Č and ć are different letters, not different accents of the same letter.

Croatian Language Fact Number 10

1 letter = 1 sound.

Always.

Each letter is always pronounced the same. No silent letters, there are no special combination of letters, which makes it really easy to learn how to read in Croatian.

Croatian Language Fact Number 11

The longest word in the Croatian language has 24 letters, it is:

prijestolonasljednikovica

It means the wife of the prijestolonasljednik, heir to the throne.

Croatian Language Lessons via Skype

We've taken Croatian language Skype lessons with this teacher who provides an excellent service. She is now taking on new students, so if you are interested in learning or improving your Croatian, now is the time!

Learning Croatian one-on-one with a language teacher via Skype has been an excellent experience for us, as you can learn at your own pace and you have the flexibility of taking the lessons in the comfort of your own home.

If you'd like to learn Croatian, leave your details below and she will get back to you with everything you need to know on how to start your Croatian language journey - including on how to get one free lesson!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

More Croatian Language Fun

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

error: No. Sorry.