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Learn 500+ Useful Slovenian Daily Life Vocab

April 21, 2022
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Slovenian is a Slavic language spoken in Slovenia as an official language and in minor quantities in Italy, Hungary, Austria, and Croatia. So, learning some Slovenian daily life vocab is necessary while staying in Slovenia or other countries where Slovenian minorities live.

If you are currently in Slovenia, you might come across countless moments while talking to native speakers, making it obvious that you need some polishing to your Slovenian language. In this blog post, we will walk you through Slovenian daily life vocab, which will help you speak Slovenian better.

Everyday Life Vocabulary In Slovenian Language

It is important to know how to pronounce the words used in certain situations in Slovenia.

These words can help you have meaningful conversations on regular days and special occasions such as New Year. If you want to communicate properly, convey ideas to the locals, and break all the language barriers, it is important to know the verbs. And then you need also to get to know the important vocabulary. 

Here is a list of Slovenian words with meanings so that you don't have to download a Slovenian dictionary.

Slovene VocabEnglish Translation
NasprotovatiOppose
KolonialnoColonial
SodnikJudge
KuhinjaKitchen
ZemljevidMap
OrožjeWeapon
ZmogljivostCapacity
SplošnoGeneral
ProračunBudget
SpoštovanjeRegard
FikcijaFiction
TalentTalent
StricUncle
UstvaritiGenerate
GeneracijeGeneration
PrecejQuite
DefenzivnoDefensive
AnalizaAnalysis
OnstranBeyond
RumenoYellow
ZmagaVictory
UpravičiJustify
KršitiViolate
VpitiYell
CivilniCivil
NovinarJournalist
PriznanjeRecognition
MejaBoundary
OpazujteObserve
IzvajatiImplement
ZaslonScreen
VplivAffect
RavnovesjeBalance
KategorijaCategory
DemokracijaDemocracy
VplivImpact
OpisDescription
DiskriminacijaDiscrimination
KričatiScream
IzračunajCalculate
Niti NeNeither
ZanyZany
OdpravitiEliminate
DaYes
PoljeField
TrgMarket
KoalicijaCoalition
SkriptaScript
GenetskiGenetic
FormalnoFormal
DrugjeElsewhere
DogovorDeal
BegunecRefugee
DimenzijaDimension
E-NaslovE-Mail
Izposodite SiBorrow
PoudaritiHighlight
KrogLap
IlustriratiIllustrate
KvotaQuote
PozaPose
DomišljijaImagination
GledalecViewer
ZnanjeKnowledge
OzadjeBackground
V Veliki MeriLargely
RazumetiUnderstand
PrilagoditiAdapt
OdsotnostAbsence
NezmoženUnable
Na KoncuUltimately
UpodobitiPortray
VedetiKnow
Za VednoForever
MaržaMargin
TedenWeek
PolegBeside
PotovanjeJourney
ConaZone
PojavljatiEmerge
ReceptRecipe
ŽivčniNerve
RezultatScore
DvoriščuYard
KakovostQuality
KvalificiratiQualify
ZemljiščeLand
ManjFewer
PriložnostOpportunity
Privoščite SiAfford
IzpolnitiAccomplish
ObjektivnoObjective
KolenoKnee
KampusCampus
OčitnoApparently
PristaniščePort
GenGene
KršitevViolation
DomovHome
VelikLarge
VlaknoFiber
PočitniceHoliday
PokrajinaLandscape
JezikLanguage
TaktikaTactic
Nujne PrimereEmergency
OpazovanjeObservation
ZeloHighly
DohodekIncome
JaYeah
PriznajAcknowledge
PrenehatiQuit
EmisijeEmission
DialogDialogue
OpravitiUndergo
ZavrnitiRefuse
ElitaElite
TrženjeMarketing
ZmogljivostCapability
SpodajUnder
SlikaImage
AkademskiAcademic
Poleg TegaBesides
NožKnife
VremeWeather
ZnanstvenikScientist
PortretPortrait
OblikovanjeFormation
SoseskiNeighborhood
ProizvodnjaManufacturing
VerandaPorch
VčerajYesterday
PorokaWedding
ElementarnoElementary
ObjetiEmbrace
SpolGender
ZgodbaTale
PorcijaPortion
SvetoHoly
IzzivChallenge
ČustvoEmotion
TrkatiKnock
ObsegScope
PogledView
RazlikovanjeDistinction
SpremljajteAccompany
DrugoElse
ZadnjiLast
RepTail
VelikoMany
VzemiTake
AvtocestaHighway
VasiVillage
PogledGaze
NositiWear
PoselBusiness
GozdForest
ObveznostObligation
PoložajPosition
TujiForeign
PoslediceImplication
OblikaForm
StavbaBuilding
VideoVideo
PogajanjaNegotiation
ČetrtletjeQuarter
PremožniWealthy
VključiIncorporate
OrodjeGear
LetoYear
UpravaAdministration
SosedaNeighbor
ZnačilnostCharacteristic
OznakaMark
RazlikovatiDistinguish
VeseljeJoy
KampanjaCampaign
PozabiForget

General Greetings

As much as a 'thank-you' is a great conversation closer, the greetings are the ice-breakers for every conversation, making it important to learn to start having a daily life chat with someone. Here are some of the most common Slovenian greetings to easily help you begin any conversation.

Slovenian GreetingsEnglish Translation
Dober večerGood afternoon
Kako so stvari?How are things?
Ni preslaboNot too bad
V veselje mi je bilo se spoznati s taboIt’s a pleasure to meet you
Vesel sem, da sem te spoznalPleased to meet you
Dobro mi greI’m doing well
zdravoHey
To je užitekIt’s a pleasure
kako si?How are you doing?
ŽivjoHi
zdravoHello
šlo mi je zelo dobroI’ve been doing very well
kako si?How are you?
Kako poteka vaš dan do sedaj?How’s your day going so far?
Kaj se dogajaWhat’s up
Lepo te je bilo srečatiNice to meet you
Dober večerGood evening
Dobro jutroGood morning
kako si?How have you been?
Kako gre?How’s it going?
Sem super ali sem v reduI’m great or I’m fine
Stvari so res dobreThings are really good
Moj dan je bil do sedaj kar doberMy day has been pretty good so far
lepo te je spoznatiIt’s nice to meet you

Shopping Vocab

One of the most crucial parts of everyday routine revolves around selling and purchasing goods. Since you can't keep different dictionaries while talking to other people, we bring you some examples to make learning Slovenian easy.

Use these words every time that you go shopping. These are going to come in handy.

Slovenian VocabEnglish Translation
Dober poselA good deal
KovanecA coin
AparatAn appliance
Odpiralni časOpening hours
Kovinski denarMetal money
TransakcijaA transaction
Potrdilo o prejemuA receipt
Da bi nekomu dal težko prodajoTo give someone the hard sell
Spremeni seChange
Da izberem kupčijoTo pick up a bargain
Imena glavnih ulicHigh street names
Izmenjava denarja.Money exchange.
garderobafitting room
IskatiTo browse
Za nakupovanje živilTo do the grocery shopping
ProdajalkaA shop assistant
dragoPricey
Preplavljanje trgaFlooding the market
VerigaA chain
Kartica zvestobeA loyalty card
Za povračiloTo refund
VrečkaA bag
ŠtevecA counter
PotrošnikA consumer
Za prigrizekTo nip to
Papirni denar.Paper money.
Zadolžiti seTo get into debt
Bon za popust.A discount voucher.
Nalog za plačilo banke.An order for bank to pay.
VrnitiTo return
RačunA bill
Velika plošča za oglaševanje.A large panel for advertising.
NabojA charge
DariloA gift
NakupA purchase
PonudbaA bid
Blagovna znamkaA brand
Cena.A price.
VzorecA pattern
ZalogaA supply
PonudbaAn offer
DogovorA deal
Oseba, ki upravlja z blagajno.A person who operates cash register.
ZloženkaA leaflet
StrošekA cost
KlinA wedge
Da bi imel majhen proračunTo be on a tight budget
ČekA check
Tržna študijaA market study
nakupovalno središče (ZDA)A mall (US)
Razdelitev organizacije.A division of organization.
Trgovec s krznomA fur trader
Za nakupovanjeTo go on a shopping spree
RabljeniSecond-hand
Velike blagovne znamkeBig brand names
PolicoA shelf
Stojnica za pomerjanje oblačil.A booth for trying on clothes.
AnketaA poll
BankovecA banknote
Diskontna trgovinaA discount store
Blagovna znamka.A trademark.
A blagajnaA till
garderobacloakroom
PristojbinaA fee
ZavajatiTo deceive
ZalogaA stock
Biti šopingholikTo be a shopaholic
PrevijalnicaA changing room
Oglasna deskaA billboard
ShrambaA storage room
KuponA coupon
Kratek stavekA catchphrase
Ponudba na dražbi.An offer in an auction.
PrometA turnover
VzorecA sample
Račun.An invoice.
IzpadA rip-off
Ravna, dvignjena površina.A flat, elevated surface.
PopustA discount
Mink krznoMink fur
Da stane roko in nogoTo cost an arm and a leg
DostavaA delivery
Bolšji trgA flea market
FranšizaA franchise
Nakupovalna košaraA shopping basket
Za nakupovanjeTo shop around
DražbaAn auction
StvarAn item
GarancijaA guarantee
CiljA target
Da si privoščite maloprodajno terapijoTo indulge in some retail therapy
BlagajnaA cashier
StrankaA client
VeletrgovecA wholesaler
Trgovina na vogalihA corner shop
KupčijaA bargain
Za dvig računa za kreditno karticoTo run up a credit card bill
Izdelek, ki ga morate imetiA must-have product
Nosilna torbaA carrier bag
Maloprodajni parkA retail park
Trgovec na drobnoA retailer
Nakupovalni kanalA shopping channel
VeleblagovnicaA department store
DizajnA design
Nekdo, ki kupuje izdelke.Someone who buys products.
ZnesekAn amount
Cenovno dostopneAffordable
Ponavljajoča se fraza, slogan.A repeated phrase, slogan.
OddelekA department
Dejanje dostave.An act of delivering.
Podjetje s podružnicami.A company with branches.
Da padejo v očiTo catch the eye

Slovenian Daily Life Vocab In Business

As a businessman, your entire life must revolve around business-related words. But if Slovenian is a new language to you, you might run out of enough Slovene words to talk to the real locals. Meeting while having a Slovenian drink sounds like a good idea.

Here is a free list to learn and use while speaking Slovene with a native person.

Slovene VocabEnglish Translation
PiškotekCookie
LestvicaScale
PovečajteAmplify
ZmanjšanjeReduction
svetovalecConsultant
Irski slengIrish Slang
PoizvedovatiTo Inquire
Yer WanYer Wan
StrankaClient
SvetWorld
VztrajnostPerseverance
Na primerFor Example
Znanja in spretnostiSkill Set
KarieraCareer
IzročekHandout
VirusVirus
JobJob
SodiščeCourt Of Law
OdsotenAbsent
ZaslonScreen
OddelekDepartment
Ustreli nekaj navzdolShoot Something Down
Regulator izgubeLoss Adjuster
EksponentnoExponential
Požar (Nekdo iz službe)Fire (Someone From A Job)
VečnacionalnaMultinational
GrafoskopOverhead Projector
PrihodkiRevenue
TočkaPoint
Telefonsko trženjeTelephone Marketing
IskanjeSearch
RokDue
FrazePhrases
OdobriApprove
ZavezanecLiable
DownsellDownsell
Borzni posrednikStockbroker
Glavna točkaMain Point
ZabavaFun
PrimerExample
PreveriteCheck
Trdna ponudbaFirm Offer
BritanciBritish
SprejemReception
ženskeWomen
DublinDublin
napisanoWritten
RazponRange
Varna stavaSafe Bet
Težava z velikimi črkamiCapitalisation Issue
MailshotMailshot
Nazaj na začetekBack To Square One
GovoritiSpeak
Linija izdelkovProduct Line
Jet LagJet Lag
PomanjkljivostDisadvantage
OpomniRemind
DoločiteStipulate
ProjektProject
NastavitiSet-Up
PrednostAdvantage
IzgovorjavaPronunciation
KomunicirajteCommunicate
Spremno pismoCover Letter
IrecIrish Person
OsebaPerson
Črni trgBlack Market
TrakcijaTraction
RazdeliDivide
OvitekCase
Delo na daljavoTelecommuting
Video konferencaVideo Conference
RaznoMiscellaneous
SloganSlogan
MotivirajteMotivate
Delite PremiumShare Premium
Velika slikaBig Picture
PodrobnostiDetails
Trinity College DublinTrinity College Dublin
PodpredsednikVice President
Zvrtaj dolDrill Down
PlusPlus
DosegReach
Tržna raziskavaMarket Research
Think Outside the BoxThink Outside The Box
DvigniteRaise
PromocijaPromotion
ZgodbaStory
ProfesionalniProfessional
Pripravljen za odpremoReady For Despatch
CenzorCensor
KomentarComment
Prodajno mestoPoint Of Sale
Osnovni kapitalCapital Stock
IzmeriteMeasure
Odgovornost delodajalcaEmployer's Liability
Odobritev (ob odobritvi)Approval (On Approval)
direktorjaDirector
TrženjeMarketing
Vzemi seTake On
Upokojiti seRetire
VečopravilnostMultitask
Na ključTurnkey
BesedaWord
Množično financiranjeCrowdfunding
NalogWarrant
VkrcanjeBoarding Pass
medijiMedia
vnaprej (v naprej)Advance (In Advance)
IzvajatiImplement
Bitka navzgorUphill Battle
PoslušajHear
PorazdeliDistribute
straniščeToilet
Obcestni znakiRoadside Signs
Po navedbahAccording To
Pogled s helikopterjaHelicopter View
Mehka vezavaPaperback
bilijonTrillion
ObdavčenDutiable
Letna skupščina (sbor)Annual General Meeting (Agm)
OblikaForm
IrskaIreland
ObetiProspects
Konec igreEnd Of Play
Trgovina z verigamiChain Store
PogovorConversation
PredračunPro Forma Invoice
PripovedNarrative
bajtByte
StoritveServices
IrciIrish People
SprejmiAccept
ZavrniRefuse
sevedaCourse
narobeWrong
dolgDebt
AvtorAuthor
VzvodLeverage
Odgovornost za izdelekProduct Liability
Poslovna srečanjaBusiness Meetings
Spletna stranWebsite
VrnitevReturn
družinaFamily
SredstvaAsset
konferencaConference
GlobokoProfound
ZmanjšajReduce
S sklicevanjem naWith Reference To
Številka/slika nogometnega igriščaBallpark Number/Figure
Slengovske besedeSlang Words
ZgodovinaHistory
DatumDate
ženskaWoman
TrženjeMarketing
ZdrsSlide
Zgornja rokaUpper Hand
Tabla z odhodiDepartures Board
SposobnostAbility
kupecBuyer
BoniteteFringe Benefits
Prevoz plačan doCarriage Paid To
Agent za pošiljanjeShipping Agent
Kreditna karticaCredit Card
Yer ManYer Man
DržavaCountry
VzorecSample
Tovorni listBill Of Lading
NapotitevReferring
UdeleženecAttendee
Prazen čekBlank Cheque
Digitalna strategijaDigital Strategy
VplivAffect
Glavni časPrime Time
NeplačiloFailure To Pay
Nakupovalni centerShopping Centre
JezikLanguage
denarMoney
Živahna trgovinaBrisk Trade
Nagradna prodajaReward Sales
PravičnostEquity
puncaGirl
Nizko viseče sadjeLow-Hanging Fruit
KulturaCulture
Zgodovina delaWork History
StrankeCustomers
OdločitevDecision
Vodilni na trguMarket Leader
PorodLabour
BlagoCommodities
Skupni izrazCommon Term
OpisDescription
politikaPolitics
Dvostranski razmikDouble-Page Spread
Čekovna knjižicaCheckbook
Po zakonuBy The Book
Malo podjetjeSmall Business
DonosnoLucrative
SenzacionalizemSensationalism
Rock The BoatRock The Boat

Health-Related Vocab

As a student or a mother, you would need some study vocabulary to converse in your daily life, so we bring you a brief list of some amazing Slovenian words which you can use in your everyday spoken Slovenian to talk about studies.

Slovenian VocabularyEnglish Translations
Besedišče, Povezano Z ZdravjemVocabulary Related To Health
SirupSyrup
BrizgoSyringe
SpecialistSpecialist
ZobozdravnikDentist
PomirjevaloTranquilizer
Dejavniki Dobrega ZdravjaFactors Of Good Health
OddelkuWard
BabicaMidwife
OperacijaSurgery
GeriatričnaA Geriatric
ReceptPrescription
Iti Na Dieto.Go On A Diet.
OmetPlaster
ZdravljenjeTreatment
Šale O ZdravnikihJokes About Doctors
Redno Telovadi.Exercise Regularly.
ZdraviloMedicine
DelovanjeOperation
MaterinstvoMaternity
ZdravnikDoctor
KremaCream
Sprostite Se.Relax.
Psihiatričnem OddelkuPsychiatric Ward
PreveriCheck-Up
DrogeDrugs
Zdravilo Proti BolečinamPain-Killer
TabletkaPill
PovojBandage
OdmerekDose
StrelShot
Zdravstveni NasvetiHealth Tips
DiagnozaDiagnosis
ČakalnicaWaiting Room
Citati O ZdravjuQuotes About Health
LekarnaPharmacy
Redno Si Umivajte Zobe.Brush Your Teeth Regularly.
SolzeEye Drops
MestaPlaces
Zgodaj SpatiSleep Early
OperacijaSurgery
KemikChemist's
Operacijska DvoranaOperating Theater
Imejte Redne Zdravniške Preglede.Have Regular Medical Check Up.
Jejte Zdravo Hrano.Eat Healthy Food.
LjudjePeople
Medicinska SestraNurse
BolnišnicaHospital
ZdravnikPhysician
InjekcijaInjection
ZdravilaMedicines
TablicoTablet
LekarnaDrugstore
BolnikPatient
ZdravniškiDoctor's
OftalmologOphthalmologist
Medicinska OperacijaMedical Operation
Splošni ZdravnikGeneral Practitioner
KirurgSurgeon

Study Vocab

As a student or a mother, you would need some study vocabulary to converse in your daily life so we bring you a brief list of some amazing Slovenian words which you can use in your everyday spoken Slovenian to talk about studies.

Slovenian VocabularyEnglish Translation
Ravnatelj (Uk)Principal (Uk)
PolitehnikePolytechnics
SeminarSeminar
Mentalna OkretnostMental Agility
Osnovna Šola (V Veliki Britaniji)Primary School (In Britain)
Bachelor Of Arts (= Ba)Bachelor Of Arts (= Ba)
Izobraževalni BesednjakEducation Vocabulary
Srednješolska IzobrazbaSecondary Education
ŠtipendijaScholarship
StarejšiSenior
Zasebna ŠolaPrivate School
Pismenost OdraslihAdult Literacy
Višja StopnjaHigher Degree
Učbenik (Združeno Kraljestvo)Coursebook (Uk)
KurikulumCurriculum
Neformalno IzobraževanjeInformal Education
Srednja Šola (V Zda)High School (In The Us)
PredavanjeLecture
MlajšiJunior
Formalna IzobrazbaFormal Education
ŠtudentA Student
Študentsko PosojiloA Student Loan
DiplomantGraduate Student
Diplomirani Znanosti (= Bsc)Bachelor Of Science (= Bsc)
KnjižnicaLibrary
PrvičFreshman
Osnovnošolsko IzobraževanjeElementary Education
Osnovna Šola (V Zda)Elementary School (In The Us)
Osnovna IzobrazbaBasic Education
Učni NačrtSyllabus
VzgojiteljicaEducator
ObveznoCompulsory
Poklicno IzobraževanjeVocational Education
Učbenik (Zda)Textbook (Us)
UčiteljTutor
E-IzobraževanjeE-Learning
Domača Naloga (Nešteto)Homework (Uncountable)
Neformalno IzobraževanjeNon-Formal Education
Javna Šola (V Angliji)Public School (In England)
PristojbineFees
Igrajte ŠoloPlay School
DiplomaBachelor’s Degree
IzpadiDropouts
Urnik (Združeno Kraljestvo)/Urnik (Zda)Timetable (Uk)/ Schedule( Us)
Besede, Povezane S Fakulteto (Izobraževalni Besednjak)College Related Words (Education Vocabulary)
Srednja Šola (V Veliki Britaniji)High School ( In Britain)
Poklicna ŠolaVocational School
SevedaCourse
ProfesorProfessor
Izobraževanje Odraslih (Nadaljevanje)Adult Education (Continuing Education)
Samostojno UčenjeSelf-Directed Learning
Terciarno IzobraževanjeTertiary Education
StopnjaDegree
Drugi LetnikSophomore
Aktivno UčenjeActive Learning
Obvezna IzobrazbaCompulsory Education
Državna ŠolaState School
PismenostLiteracy
Ravnatelj (Zda)Headmaster (Us)
PredavateljicaLecturer
OsebjeStaff
Študentski SvetovalecStudent Counselor
Srednja ŠolaSecondary School
Pedagoški DelavecEducationalist

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Slovenian daily life vocab

Congratulations! You have learned all about the Slovenian daily phrases and words, and now you are good to go! 

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