Slovenian 101

Slovenian Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Slovenian language. The words listed below are not the most common Slovenian words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Slovene
(slovenščina)
I

jaz
you (singular)

ti
he

on
we

mi
you (plural)

vi
they

oni
this

ta, to
that

tisti, tista, tisto
here

tu, tukaj
there

tam
who

kdo *(interrogative)*
what

kaj *(interrogative)*
where

kje *(no movement, interrogative)*
when

kdaj *(interrogative)*
how

kako *(interrogative)*
not

ne
all

vse
many

veliko, mnogo
some

nekoliko
few

malo
other

drugi
one

ena
two

dva, dve
three

tri
four

štiri
five

pet
big

velik
long

dolg
wide

širok
thick

debel
heavy

težek, težak#Slovene
small

majhen
short

kratek
narrow

ozek
thin

tanek
woman

ženska
man (adult male)

moški
man (human being)

človek
child

dete, otrok
wife

žena
husband

mož
mother

mati
father

oče
animal

žival
fish

riba
bird

ptič, ptica
dog

pes
louse

snake

kača
worm

črv
tree

drevo
forest

gozd
stick

palica
fruit

plod
seed

seme
leaf

list
root

koren
bark (of a tree)

skorja
flower

roža, cvet
grass

trava
rope

vrv
skin

koža
meat

meso
blood

kri
bone

kost
fat (noun)

maščoba
egg

jajce
horn

rog
tail

rep
feather

pero
hair

lasje
head

glava
ear

uho
eye

oko
nose

nos
mouth

usta
tooth

zob
tongue (organ)

jezik
fingernail

noht
foot

noga, stopalo
leg

noga
knee

koleno
hand

roka
wing

krilo
belly

trebuh
guts

drobovje
neck

vrat
back

hrbet
breast

prsi, grudi
heart

srce
liver

jetra
to drink

piti
to eat

jesti
to bite

gristi
to suck

sesati
to spit

pljuvati
to vomit

bljuvati, bruhati
to blow

pihati
to breathe

dihati
to laugh

smejati se
to see

videti
to hear

slišati
to know

vedeti
to think

misliti
to smell

(po)duhati
to fear

bati se
to sleep

spati
to live

živeti
to die

umreti, umirati
to kill

ubiti
to fight

boriti se
to hunt

loviti
to hit

udariti
to cut

rezati
to split

razcepiti
to stab

zabosti, zbosti
to scratch

škrabati, škrabljati
to dig

kopati
to swim

plavati
to fly

leteti
to walk

hoditi
to come

priti
to lie (as in a bed)

ležati *(state)*
to sit

sedeti *(state)*
to stand

stati *(state)*
to turn (intransitive)

obrniti
to fall

padati
to give

dajati
to hold

držati
to squeeze

stiskati
to rub

treti
to wash

umivati
to wipe

otirati, brisati
to pull

vleči
to push

suniti
to throw

metati
to tie

vezati
to sew

šivati
to count

šteti
to say

reči
to sing

peti
to play

igrati
to float

plavati
to flow

teči
to freeze

zamrzniti
to swell

otekati
sun

sonce
moon

luna
star

zvezda
water

voda
rain

dež
river

reka
lake

jezero
sea

morje
salt

sol
stone

kamen
sand

pesek
dust

prah
earth

zemlja
cloud

oblak
fog

megla
sky

nebo
wind

veter
snow

sneg
ice

led
smoke

dim
fire

ogenj
ash

pepel
to burn

žgati
road

cesta
mountain

gora
red

rdeč
green

zelen
yellow

rumen
white

bel
black

črn
night

noč
day

dan
year

leto
warm

topel
cold

hladen
full

poln
new

nov
old

star
good

dober
bad

zloben
rotten

gnil
dirty

umazan
straight

raven
round

okrogel
sharp (as a knife)

oster
dull (as a knife)

top
smooth

gladek
wet

moker
dry

suh
correct

pravilen
near

bližnji
far

oddaljen
right

desni

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