25 Slovak phrases you need to know when visiting Slovakia

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Slovakia has a lot to offer to the travelers but unfortunately they may see the Slovak language very hard to learn. But no worries! Our collection of essential Slovak phrases for travelers provides a good overview for your stay in Slovakia. Let’s get started.


1. Saying hello and goodbye

When you visit Slovakia and say Dobrý deň to the locals, you will immediately gain their hearts. Try to learn and pronounce following greetings:

Hello – Dobrý deň (pronounced DOH-bree deñ)

Good morning – Dobré ráno (pronounced DOH-brehh RAA-noh)

Good night – Dobrú noc (pronounced DOH-broo nohts)

Goodbye – Do videnia (pronounced doh VEE-deh-nyah)

2. Common phrases and numbers

Exploring Slovakia is much easier when you know how to thank, how to count and even how to say I love this country! Wondering how? Look at these phrases:

Yes – Áno (pronounced AAH-noh)

No  – Nie (pronounced NYEE_eh)

How are you? – Ako sa máš? (pronounced AH-koh sah MAA-sh?)

Thank you – Ďakujem (pronounced JAH-koo-yehm)

You are welcome -Prosím (pronounced PROH-seem)

I love Slovakia – Milujem Slovensko (pronounced mil-lu-yem SLO-vans-ko)

1 – jeden (pronounced YEH-dehn)

2 – dva (pronounced DUH-vah)

3 – tri (pronounced trih)

4 – štyri (pronounced SHTIH-rih)

5 – päť (pronounced pehtch)

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3. Small talks

Well, not everybody speaks English, but you can figure it out by asking. To start a small conversation, don’t forget to introduce yourself with your name:

Do you speak English? – Hovoríte po anglicky? (HOH-voh-ree-teh poh AHN-glits-kih?)

I don’t understand – Nerozumiem (NEH-roh-zoo-myehm)

What’s your name? – Ako sa voláte? (AH-koh sah VOH-laa-tyeh)

My name is … – Volám sa … (VOH-laam sah …)

Excuse me – Prepáčte (PREH-paach-tyeh)

4. Restaurant

Are you hungry? Have you already tried our tasty Slovak beer? Then you will certainly love these phrases:

How much is this? Koľko to stojí? (KOH-lee-koh toh STO-yeeh?)

A beer, please – Pivo, prosím. (PIH-voh, PROH-seem)

Do you have an English menu? – Máte jedálny lístok v angličtine? (MAA-teh YEH-dahhl-nih LEES-tohk v v AHN-glihch-tih-neh?)

bon appetit! – dobrú chuť! (DOH-broo khootch)

Where is the toilet? – Kde je toaleta?(kdeh yeh TOH-ah-leh-ta)

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Would you like to try speaking Slovak language? Join our guided tours and talk to the locals!

Did we forget some important phrases you need when visiting Slovakia? What is your favourite Slovak phrase for travelers? Please leave us a reply below.


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