Bosnian 101

A different language is a different vision of life. ~Federico Fellini

Hello/Good Day. 
Dobar dan (DOH-bahr dahn)


Hello. (informal) 
Zdravo. (ZDRAH-voh) or Merhaba (MEHR-hah bah)
How are you? 
Kako ste? (formal), (KAH-koh steh) Kako si? (informal) (KAH-koh see)
Fine, thank you. 
Dobro sam, hvala. (DOH-broh sahm, HVAH-lah)
What is your name? 
Kako se zovete? (formal) (KAH-koh seh ZOH-veh-teh)
What is your name? 
Kako se zoveš? (informal) (KAH-koh seh ZOH-vehsh)
My name is ______ . 
Zovem se ______ . (ZOH-vehm seh____.)
I am _____.
Ja sam ______. (yah sahm)
Nice to meet you. 
Drago mi je. (DRAH-goh mee yeh)
Please. 
Molim. (MOH-leem)
Thank you. 
Hvala. (HVAH-lah)
Thank you very much
Hvala lijepo (HVAH-lah LEE-yeh-poh)
You're welcome. 
Nema na čemu. (NEH-mah nah CHEH-moo)
Yes ("formal") 
Da (dah)
Yes ("informal") 
Ja (yah)
No 
Ne (neh)
Excuse me. (getting attention) 
Oprostite. (oh-prohs-TEE-teh)
Excuse me. (begging pardon) 
Izvinite. (EEZ-vee-nee-teh)
I'm sorry. 
Oprostite. (oh-prohs-TEE-teh)
I'm sorry. ("expressing condolence")
Žao mi je. (zhao mee yeh)
Goodbye 
Alahimanet (religious implication) or Zbogom.
Goodbye (informal) 
do viđenja (doh vee-jeh-nyah) or ćao (chaoo) or Zdravo. (ZDRAH-voh
I can't speak Bosnian [well]. 
Ne govorim dobro bosanski. (neh goh-VOH-reem DOH-broh boh SAHN-skee)
Do you speak English? 
Da li govorite engleski? (dah lee goh-VOH-ree-teh ehn-GLEHS-kee)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Da li iko ovdje govori engleski? (dah lee EE-koh ohvd-yeh GOH-voh-ree ehn-GLEES-kee)
Help! 
Upomoć! (OOPOH-mohtch)
Look out! 
Pazite! (PAH-zee-teh)
Good morning. 
Dobro jutro. (DOH-broh YOO-troh)
Good evening. 
Dobro većer. (DOH-broh VEH-chehr)
Good night. 
Laku noć. (LAH-koo nohtch)
Good night (to sleep) 
Laku noć. (LAH-koo nohtch)
I don't understand. 
Ne razumijem. (neh RAH-zoo-mee-yehn)
Where is the toilet? 
Gdje je WC? (gdyeh yeh WC?)

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