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Slovene, Slovenscina

Related languages Slovene is most closely related to another member of the southern Slavonic group of languages, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.
European speakers 2,218,000 speakers
Territories Slovene is the official language of Slovenia. It is an officially recognised language in Southern Carinthia/Austria, and has official status in Friuli-Venezia Giulia/Italy. Home speakers live in Serbia, Italy, Hungary and Austria.
Alphabet Slovene uses the Roman alphabet with the addition of . It doesn't use the letters 'q', 'w', 'x' and 'y' except in foreign words.
First examples The 'Freising Fragments' of the 10th and 11th century contain the first examples of Slovene language and writing.
Other facts Like many of the Slavonic languages, Slovene grew out of Old Church Slavonic, a shared literary language that used the Glagolitic and the Cyrillic scripts (both thought to be inventions of St Cyril) to introduce Christian works.
News in Slovene BBC World Service in Slovene.

Key Phrases
Da.
Yes.
Ne.
No.

Welcome!
Lepo, da sva se spoznala.
Pleased to meet you.
Zdravo.
Hello.
Na svidenje.
Goodbye.
Hvala.
Thank you.
Ime mi je ...
My name is ...

Do you speak English?

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

I need help.

Where is the toilet, please?

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