Date And Time In Slovenian: #1 Easy Guide

Time And Date In Slovenian

Can you tell me what day it is in Slovenian? This blog will guide you through all the possible ways to tell the date and time in Slovenian language and talk about the it without any problem.

Telling the date and time in Slovenian is a great thing to know because there are countless options to choose from. So without further ado, let’s learn some useful Slovenian vocabulary!

Date And Time In Slovenian

First, off let’s take a look at how to say what time of the day it is in Slovenian.

Telling Time In Slovenian

The time is usually told using seconds, minutes, and hours. So let’s learn about each of those:

The word for one second in Slovenian is sekunda.

The word for a minute in Slovenian is minuta, the plural of which is minute. For instance, one minute will be ena minuta, two minutes will be dve minuti, while three minutes is tri minute. Did you notice how the words changed? That is because of the Slovenian case system.

The word for an hour (and also a clock) in Slovenian is ura, the plural of which is ure.

When you want to ask the time you say: Koliko je ura? (What time is it?)

On the full hour, Slovenian say ura je followed by a number.

When it is half past the hours, Slovenians say pol, which means half, followed by the next hour.

When it’s quarter past the hour, Slovenians say petnajst čez, meaning fifteen past the time.

Similarly, when it’s quarter to the hour, Slovenians say petnajst do, meaning fifteen to the time.

The same applies when it’s twenty, ten or five minutes past or to the time.

Having a closer look at Slovenian numbers might help you understand this better.

Now let’s have a look at specific examples:

English TimeSlovenian TimeSlovenian Equivalent
Midnight00:00Polnoč
8:30 AM08:30Pol devet
3:45 PM15:45Petnajst do štirih
7:20 PM19:20Dvajset čez sedem
6:10 AM06:10Deset čez šest
10:55 PM22:55Pet do enajstih
11:30 AM11:30Pol dvanajst

Telling The Date In Slovenian

The date order in Slovenia is day-month-year. So, for instance, Today’s date would be 24th of May 2024 in Slovenian. Of course, this is followed in many parts of the world, but if you are from somewhere where the month-day-year (February 08, 2024) is followed, you need to be slightly mindful of these technicalities.

Another important element is that the Slovenians place a full stop with a space after the number. Here is an example how to write the date in Slovenian:

24. 5. 2024

24. maj 2024

These are the only correct ways of writing the date in Slovenian.

Let’s learn each element in the date order one by one.

Here is a table with first thirty one numbers to help with learning how to say the date.

NumberSlovenian Number Names
0Nič
1Ena
2Dve
3Tri
4Štiri
5Pet
6Šest
7Sedem
8Osem
9Devet
10Deset
11Enajst
12Dvanajst
13Trinajst
14Štirinajst
15Petnajst
16Šestnajst
17Sedemnajst
18Osemnajst
19Devetnajst
20Dvajset
21Enaindvajset
22Dvaindvajset
23Triindvajset
24Štiriindvajset
25Petindvajset
26Šestindvajset
27Sedemindvajset
28Osemindvajset
29Devetindvajset
30Trideset
31Enaintrideset

Months

Let’s now learn how to say all the twelve months of the year in Slovenian:

EnglishSlovenian
JanuaryJanuar
FebruaryFebruar
MarchMarec
AprilApril
MayMaj
JuneJunij
JulyJulij
AugustAvgust
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDecember

In Slovenian, when expressing dates using numbers, the suffix “i” is added to the numeral to denote ordinal numbers. For example, “dvajset” (twenty) becomes “dvajseti” (twentieth).

How to say certain dates:

1st of January: prvi januar

25th of May: štiriindvajseti maj

6th of December: šesti december

Days of the month aren’t capitalized in Slovenian!

Days

Let’s learn how to say each day in Slovenian. Here is a table for you to learn saying each day of the week in Slovenian:

EnglishSlovenian
MondayPonedeljek
TuesdayTorek
WednesdaySreda
ThursdayČetrtek
FridayPetek
SaturdaySobota
SundayNedelja

If you want to tell someone what day it is today, you can say: Danes je…

For instance danes je torek means ”Today is Tuesday”. Slovenian week names aren’t capitalized!

If you want to practice these words some more, the Ling app is the best companion. You can check out all the 200+ topics in Slovenian. There are multiple activities for speaking, listening, writing, and reading, to aid your language learning.

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How Do You Say Time And Date In Slovenian?

The word for time in Slovenian is čas. The word for date is datum.

If you want to day today’s date, you can say današnji datum.

You don’t want to be late for your Slovenian business meeting! Here is some useful vocabulary about telling time in Slovenia.

EnglishSlovenian
NightNoč
DayDan
YesterdayVčeraj
TodayDanes
TomorrowJutri
DaylightDnevna svetloba
At nightPonoči
MorningJutro
EveningVečer
AfternoonPopoldan
CenturyStoletje
SeasonSezona
ScheduleUrnik
CalendarKoledar
WatchUra
MillenniumTisočletje
PastPreteklost
FuturePrihodnost
PresentSedanjost
DelayZamuda
EarlyZgodaj
Every dayVsak dan
NowZdaj
BeforePred
LaterKasneje

Common Questions About Slovenian Time

Does Slovenia Use A 24-Hour Clock?

Slovenian time follows the 24-hour clock system, similar to many other European countries. So, while in conversations, we wouldn’t say the time is thirteen, instead of one o’clock in the afternoon, this system is used in media, public transportation announcements, while using technology etc.

How Far Ahead Is Slovenia?

Slovenia’s current time might be ahead or behind, depending on where you’re from. Slovenia follows a Central European Time (CET). The neighboring countries, like Austria and Croatia, etc., are also following the same time zone. Since technology has advanced a lot, knowing the time of major cities is just a few clicks away.

Does Slovenia Use Daylight Savings Time?

In Slovenia, they are familiar with the changes brought by daylight saving time. It’s a system where the clocks are adjusted forward by one hour in March, to make better use of daylight in the evenings. This means that evenings have more daylight, which can be great for outdoor activities and extending the feeling of daylight well into the evening hours.

But when daylight saving time ends in autumn, specifically in October, the clocks are set back by one hour. This can be a bit of a mixed bag. While it means a hour of sleep is gained that night, it also means that evenings get darker earlier, which might affect outdoor activities and the overall sense of time during the day.

Getting Used To The Slovenian Timezone

To avoid jetlag when traveling in Slovenia, make sure that you are aware of the time zones in Slovenia. Using a time zone converter can be especially beneficial in such a case. Even if you are not in Slovenia, you can set the time zones of Ljubljana (capital city of Slovenia) on your phone to stay posted with the time difference.

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What Time Is It?

It’s time to plan your trip to Slovenia! By learning all these ways to tell the time and date in Slovenian, you have just opened up doors to great communication and integration into Slovenian culture. You can now schedule appointments, catch trains and buses, or simply ask for the time, when wandering through Slovenian streets.

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