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Croatian words and phrases for vegetarians and vegans



Recently we brought you The vegetarian’s guide to Eating in Croatia, a bit of a survival guide, as Croats do love their meat. We now bring you some useful Croatian phrases to help you order meals in restaurants. Pronunciation is pretty easy – you say the words just as they’re spelled, bearing in mind the Croatian ‘j’ is pronounced like the English ‘y.’

I am a vegetarian. (male) - Ja sam vegetarijanac.

I am a vegetarian. (female) - Ja sam vegetarijanka.

I am a strict vegan. (male) - Ja sam strogi vegan.

I am a strict vegan. (female) - Ja sam stroga veganka.

I don’t drink milk. - Ne pijem mlijeko.

Do you have anything vegetarian? - Imate li nesto vegetarijansko?

Is there any meat in this soup? - Ima li u ovoj juhi mesa?

I dont’ eat _____. - Ne jedem______.

meat - meso

chicken - piletinu

fish - ribu

butter - maslac

cheese - sir

eggs - jaja

honey - med

milk - mlijeko

bacon - slaninu

*Care for some grammar insight? These foods in the list are in the accusative case – ready to insert into the above sentence. This means that if mentioned out of context (in the nominative) they might have a different letter at the end.

Are there any other words or phrases you’d find handy? Tell us!

 

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