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14 October 2014
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Croatian, Hrvatski

Related languages One of the Southern Slavonic languages, Croatian is most closely related to Serbian, Bosnian and Slovene. Croatian and Serbian are similar, sharing many pronouns and cases, and they are mutually understandable. There are however some differences in vocabulary and syntax.
Territories Due to the Balkan conflict, the different national groups established their own official languages, and the term Croatian is used to describe the official language of Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina. The language used to be refered to as Serbo-Croat.
European speakers As a result of the conflict, statistics on the number of speakers are inexact, but in total, 21 million people throughout the world speak a variation of the formerly shared Serbo-Croat language.
Alphabet Croatian is written in Latin script.
News in Croatian BBC World Service in Croatian.

Key Phrases
Da.
Yes.
Ne.
No.

Welcome!
Drago mi je.
Pleased to meet you.
Dobar dan.
Hello.

Goodbye.
Hvala.
Thank you.
Zovem se ...
My name is ...
Govorite li engleski?
Do you speak English?

I'm sorry, I don't speak Croatian.

I need help.
Molim vas, gdje je WC?
Where is the toilet, please?

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