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30+ Easy Disasters Vocabulary In Slovenian

December 2, 2021

Do you know the correct Slovenian phrases and words to use in case of emergency? Are you aware of the disasters vocabulary in Slovenian? If you are interested in getting to know about disasters vocabulary in Slovenian then this blog is for you. Today, we will walk you through all the important words you can use when the unexpected occurs. So let the learning begin!

To learn about disaster words in Slovenian, we need to know some minor details about the geography of Slovenia. So let's dig into the basic information.


Slovenia is a country located in Europe, surrounded by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. It also shares a 29 miles border with the Adriatic Sea. There are three major ethnicities living there; Slavs, Germanic, and Latin. It also has around 2500 historic churches which tell us about the richness of this country in the theological culture. Slovenia is rich with having mountains and the largest one is Triglav. Triglav mountains are renowned for their three peaks which are also present in the flag of Slovenia.

In Slovenia, the government plays important role in taking care of its citizens. It offers proper relief packages to the victims of the disasters. They have proper plans including all the measures which makes them prepared for any unfortunate event. There are different acts in Slovenia that ensure the safety of its citizens in case of emergency.


When we say the word disaster, destruction due to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes comes to our minds. We imagine a situation of chaos with winds everywhere and dusty air. But that is one category of disasters called natural disasters. Natural disasters are disasters that take place naturally and cause harm to living things.

In addition to that, there are man-made disasters that are caused by human beings as well as hybrid disasters which are caused by both human beings and nature itself. It is important to know about each category to be able to talk about it if the need arises.

In this blog, we will walk you through the important vocabulary for each situation so that you can fully understand and react to such unfortunate situations.

Natural Disaster

There are different natural disasters in Slovenia and the most common ones are earthquakes, floods, landslides, hail, storms, sleet, frost, and fire. Slovenia is enriched with mountains and therefore the sand erosion has made different caves and news caves are discovered every now and then.

The word for natural disaster in Slovenian is "Naravna katastrofa". The word "narvani" or "narvana" means natural in Slovenian. This word is the extended form of another word "narave" which means nature in Slovenian.

The word "Katastrofa" is closely similar to the word catastrophe in English which makes it easy for you to know how to say disaster. Most of the earthquakes take place in the regions of Gorenjska-Ljubljana and Dolenjska-Notranjska-Bela Krajina in Slovenia.

Slovenia is known for its landslides and the areas which are relatively safer in this regard are Primorska and Dolenjska Karst areas. Natural fires in Slovenia are usually in Karst and coast region, and Notranjska region. Another word for disaster in Slovenian is "nesreča" but to say natural disaster "Naravna katastrofa" is used.

Extra Words About Natural Disasters

Here is a table for some words related to disasters in Slovenian. You can use these words to make countless sentences and expand your horizons to get fluent in Slovenian.

Disasters Vocabulary In English Disasters Vocabulary In Slovenian
Hail Pozdravljeni
Tremor Tremor
Fatal Usodna
Fatality Smrtnost
Force Sila
Hurricane Orkan
Blizzard Blizzard
Snowstorm Snežna Nevihta
Shelter Zavetje
Barometer Barometer
Bushfire Bushfire
Arson Požig
Destruction Uničenje
Violent Storm Nasilna Nevihta
Scientist Znanstvenik
Casualty Žrtev
Cataclysm Kataklizma
Thunderstorm Nevihta
Lost Izgubljen
Cyclone Ciklon
Famine Lakota
Abrasion Odrgnina
Attrition Izčrpanost
Money Denar
Gale Gale
Tsunami Cunami
Drought Suša
Destructive Waves Destruktivni Valovi
Constructive Waves Konstruktivni Valovi
Hailstorm Neurje S Točo
Gust Sunek
Magma Magma
Low-Pressure Nizek Pritisk
Rainstorm Nevihta
Flood Poplava
Volcano Vulkan
Sandstorm Peščena Nevihta
Lava Lava
Dust Storm Prašna Nevihta
Blackout Zatemnitev
Tornado Tornado
Fire Ogenj
Damage Poškodbe
Destroy Uničiti
Volt Volt
Nimbus Nimbus
Permafrost Permafrost
Underground Podzemlje
Natural Disasters Naravne Nesreče
Disaster Nesreča
Cumulonimbus Kumulonimbus
Earthquake Potres
Storm Nevihta
Lightning Strela
Richter Scale Richterjeva Lestvica
Fault Napaka
Windstorm Nevihta
High-Pressure Visok Pritisk
Arsonist Požigalec
Twister Twister
Beaufort Scale Beaufortova Lestvica
Death Smrt
Whirlwind Vihra
Uproot Izkoreniniti
Rescue Reševanje
Whirlpool Whirlpool
Cloud Oblak
Erosion Erozija
Forest Fire Gozdni Požar
Tsunami Wave Val Cunamija
Crater Krater
Hydraulic Action Hidravlično Delovanje
Compression Stiskanje
Sea Stack Morski Sklad
Vent Odzračevalnik
Focus Fokus
Coastal Erosion Obalna Erozija
Landslides Plazovi
Seismology Seizmologija
Drought Suša
Sea Arch Morski Lok
Cone Shaped Mountain Gora V Obliki Stožca
Sea Caves Morske Jame
Magma Chamber Magma Komora
Sea Cliffs Morske Pečine
Sea Stump Morski Panj
Epicentre Epicenter
Tension Napetost
Wind Scale Vetrna Lestvica
Seismic Seizmični
Avalanche Plaz

Example Sentences

Here is a table with some example sentences for you to learn from.

Example Sentences In English Example Sentences In Slovenian
We should get feedback from the victims of natural disasters. Od žrtev naravnih nesreč bi morali dobiti povratne informacije.
You should visit a doctor or health specialist. Obiskati morate zdravnika ali zdravstvenega specialista.
There is a fire in the forest. V gozdu je ogenj.
Earthquakes destroy huge buildings. Potresi uničijo ogromne zgradbe.
Drought is the reason why many people die because of hunger. Suša je razlog, zakaj veliko ljudi umre zaradi lakote.
I have collected some rescue numbers. Zbral sem nekaj reševalnih številk.
Please write the correct spelling of the victim's name. Prosimo, da pravilno napišete ime žrtve.
Please note the numbers below to use in case of emergency. Prosimo, upoštevajte spodnje številke za uporabo v nujnih primerih.
The news says another storm is approaching Slovenia. Novice pravijo, da se Sloveniji približuje nova neurja.
There was an error in the Richter Scale. Prišlo je do napake v Richterjevi lestvici. 6/5–11
Have you ever witnessed an earthquake? Ste bili kdaj priča potresu?
I always use my browser to get information about the weather. Za informacije o vremenu vedno uporabljam svoj brskalnik.
I have signed my insurance papers. Podpisal sem svoje zavarovalne papirje.
That was an awful event. To je bil grozen dogodek.
How to say disasters in English? Kako se reče katastrofe v angleščini?
I am afraid of seeing a tornado in my life. Bojim se videti tornado v svojem življenju.
Can you provide me with some bandaids? Ali mi lahko priskrbite nekaj bandadov?
I need a list of all the casualties of earthquakes. Potrebujem seznam vseh žrtev potresov.
Please submit your application and wait for your turn. Prosimo, oddajte prijavo in počakajte, da pridete na vrsto.
Please check this patient. Prosimo, preverite tega bolnika.
I love the sound of cloud-thunder. Všeč mi je zvok grmenja v oblaku.
Can you send an email using disasters vocabulary in Slovenian? Ali lahko pošljete e-pošto z uporabo besedišča nesreč v slovenščini?
Please add your contact number to the list. Na seznam dodajte svojo kontaktno številko.
The earthquake caused a lot of damage. Potres je povzročil veliko škode.
I can't find my way. Ne najdem poti.
Do you have any plans if it floods? Imate kakšne načrte, če bo poplava?
Always remember to check your bag. Vedno preverite svojo torbo.

Man-Made Disasters

As technology is advancing, people are also striving for a better future. In the quest of getting to the best future, there are different blunders that people often make. The best way to explain what man-made disasters are would be "the disasters which are caused by the intentional or unintentional blunders of human beings".

Man-made disasters are increasing with every passing day and are getting a lot of attention for instance climate change. Learning Slovenian requires a person to know about all the important terms related to man-made disasters since these are the hot topics these days as everyone seems to be talking about them. Slovenia is a country that has a lot of natural sites. However, the country is also advancing as urbanization is increasing thus there are chances of many man-made disasters in Slovenia. There is no specific word for man-made disaster in Slovenian and rather comes in the form of a phrase.

"Katastrofa, ki jo je povzročil človek" is used to refer to a man-made disaster in Slovenian. Before you start screaming, I will break the phrase down into words to make it easy for you to remember. "Katastrofa" as mentioned earlier, sounds like catastrophe and is used for the word disaster. The phrase "ki jo" means "which" "je" refers to "is", "povzročil" is the past form of the verb "cause" and the word "človek" means "man". Combining the entire thing we get that a catastrophe is caused by man is called "Katastrofa, ki jo je povzročil človek" meaning a man-made disaster.

This is a simple way of saying man-made disasters in Slovenian. Look at this table to learn the most basic words about man-made disasters in Slovenian.

English Words Slovenian Words
Man-made Disaster Katastrofa, ki jo je povzročil človek
Anthropogenic Hazards Antropogene nevarnosti
Technological Hazards Tehnološke nevarnosti
Human Hazards Človeške nevarnosti
Nuclear Explosions/ Radiation Jedrske eksplozije/sevanje
Fires Požari
Chemical Spill Razlitje kemikalij
Transport Accidents Prometne nesreče
Industrial Accidents Industrijske nesreče
Oil Spills Razlitja nafte
Arson Požig
Terrorism terorizem
Cyber-Attacks Kibernetski napadi

Example Sentences

Using the words mentioned in the table above, here are some sentences for you to learn how to use those words. These sentences are just for your learning and you should make the sentences of your own for learning in a better way.

Example Sentences In English Example Sentences In Slovenian
I need to write an email about man-made disasters. Moram napisati e-pošto o nesrečah, ki jih povzroči človek.
Can you add more words to this Ali lahko temu dodate več besed
Chernobyl was a sad incident. Černobil je bil žalosten dogodek.
Nuclear plants need to be kept in check. Jedrske elektrarne je treba nadzorovati.
We must take action against terrorism. Ukrepati moramo proti terorizmu.
Industrial accidents are increasing. Industrijske nesreče se povečujejo.
Nuclear explosions cause destruction and many people die. Jedrske eksplozije povzročajo uničenje in veliko ljudi umre.
Take care of your passwords so that you don't get cyber-attacks. Poskrbite za svoja gesla, da ne boste deležni kibernetskih napadov.
We should take care of our vehicles to avoid transportation accidents. Poskrbeti moramo za svoja vozila, da se izognemo prometnim nesrečam.
Using a phone all the time is bad for your mental health. Nenehna uporaba telefona je škodljiva za vaše duševno zdravje.
There are oil spills on the road. Na cesti je prišlo do razlitja nafte.
Please call the rescue team because we had an accident. Pokličite reševalno ekipo, ker smo imeli nesrečo.
Fires in forests are often a result of human actions. Požari v gozdovih so pogosto posledica človekovih dejanj.
Weapons should be banned as they increase terrorism. Orožje je treba prepovedati, saj povečuje terorizem.
Government should take action against chemical standards violations. Vlada bi morala ukrepati proti kršitvam kemičnih standardov.
You must answer your phones in case of emergency. V nujnih primerih se morate oglasiti na telefon.
Please take the training since it is free. Prosimo, da se udeležite usposabljanja, saj je brezplačno.
I need a dictionary to learn more words in Slovenian. Potrebujem slovar, da se naučim več besed v slovenščini.
I have collected by relief fund. Zbral sem s pomočjo sklada za pomoč.
Please correct the spelling of your name before applying for funds. Prosimo, popravite črkovanje svojega imena, preden zaprosite za sredstva.
Give us your feedback on how to avoid man-made disasters. Pošljite nam svoje povratne informacije o tem, kako se izogniti nesrečam, ki jih povzroči človek.
How to say Arson in your language? Kako se reče požig v vašem jeziku?

Wrapping Up

Disasters vocabulary in Slovenian

After this blog, you must be ready to take on the world if you get into any unfortunate disaster. You know all the words needed to explain the situation to a native Slovenian person. Ask for help and understand them. For more content and resource like this, check out other blogs by Ling App. We also have blogs about 30+ Easy Slovenian Health And Medical Words and Slovenian Sentence Structure in 6 Easy Ways.

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