Are you wondering how to construct meaningful questions while you are in Slovenia? Today’s post will learn about the essential Slovenian question words that you can use to create better questions better and connect with the locals. As we all know, having the ability to develop questions that are easy to understand can significantly help us in getting the correct answers as soon as possible. This can be handy, especially if you plan to go to the country in the future. If you are up for that, let’s get right into it.
Slovenian Question Words
Here is a list of all the question words in the Slovenian language that you can master to connect with the locals. Of course, there are tons of ways to construct a question, but learning the essential words and greetings can help you formulate better in the future.
|Questions Words In Slovenian||English Translation|
|zakaj pa ne||why don’t|
|kako daleč||how far|
|kako dolgo||how long|
|koliko star||how old|
Basic Questions In Slovenian
While living in Slovenia, you cannot escape asking questions in your native language. Here are some of the basic questions in Slovene, which you must know if you wish to have a conversation with the locals.
Asking Names In Slovenian
Asking names in Slovenian is relatively simple. Here are three of the most common ways for that:
Kako Ti Je Ime?
Kako ti je ime? is used to ask “What is your name” in Slovenian.
The word ime implies the “first name or full name”. It does not ask for the surname. For the surname, the word used in Slovenian is “priimek”. This can be used both with the individuals as well as the groups because this phrase has a plural form.
This phrase is used to ask questions specifically from the people with whom you are comfortable and can have an informal conversation. Youngsters usually ask each other this question. This should not be used in a professional/ respectful setting.
Kako Ae Pišeš?
Kako se pišeš? is used to ask the surname of a person. Pišeš means “surname.” This is also a casual phrase and therefore should only be used in an informal setting.
Kako Ae Pišete?
“Kako se pišete?” is the same as the previous phrase. The only difference is that this form should be used in a professional setting or while talking to someone with whom you need to converse with respect e.g. older people etc.
To answer this question you can add your surname after “pišem se to answer this question.”
Asking About Someone’s Country In Slovenian
Od Kod Si?
This phrase is used to ask where someone is from. This can be about your town if the person knows your nationality and about your country if they do not. This is an informal version of the question.
The word od means “from”, kod si refers to “where are you”. To answer these simple questions you can say “sem iz (country/ place)”.
Od Kod Prihajaš?
Another way of asking someone about where they are from is by asking “Od kod prihajaš”. It is an informal version of the question.
Od Kod Prihajašte?
A formal version of the same question is “Od kod prihajašte?”. This should be asked while you are talking to a colleague or your grandpa etc. You can say “prihajam iz (country) to answer this question.”
Od Kod Ste
This question is the same as the previous one, the only difference being that this question needs to be used in a formal setting.
S Kje Si/S Kje Ste?
These are two extremely casual ways of asking someone where they are from. The first one is informal which the second one is formal.
Asking About Residency In Slovenian
You can be from anywhere but you must be living somewhere too. The two places can be the same for all the people who are in the same place where they were born. However, some people live elsewhere and these questions specifically target the current place of living.
The word kje refers to “where,” and živiš means “living/ live currently.” This is the informal version of asking someone where are they residing.
Kje živite is a formal version of the asking “where are you from?”. To answer this you can say “živim v (place)”.
Example Questions In Slovenian
Here is a table with some specific questions which can also be used to learn Slovene:
|Questions In Slovenian||English Translation|
|Kako ti je ime?||What is your name?|
|Ali govoriš angleško?||Can you speak English?|
|Kako lahko izboljšam svoj slovenski besednjak?||How can I improve my Slovene vocabulary?|
|Kako se naučiti novega jezika?||How to learn a new language?|
|koliko je to?||how much is this?|
|Kdo je tvoj prijatelj?||Who is your friend?|
|Ste prosti nocoj?||Are you free tonight?|
|Kaj je vaš najljubši predmet?||What is your favorite subject?|
|Kateri tečaj obiskujete?||Which course are you taking?|
|Kaj misliš?||What is your point?|
|Ste že bili v Sloveniji?||Have you ever been to Slovenia?|
|Kako so vaši govorjeni jeziki?||How are your spoken languages?|
|Je slovenščina eden izmed slovanskih jezikov?||Is Slovene one of the Slavic languages?|
|Je to dobra spletna stran za učenje slovenščine?||Is this a good website to learn Slovene?|
|Kako se počutite danes?||How are you feeling today?|
|Se vaše zdravje izboljšuje?||Is your health getting better?|
|Kaj se vam zdi zanimivo?||What do you find interesting?|
|Katere so nekatere osnovne besedne zveze v slovenskem jeziku?||What are some basic phrases in the Slovenian language?|
|Kakšen je vaš slovenski besednjak?||How is your Slovenian vocabulary?|
|Kateri so vaši glavni predmeti?||What are your main subjects?|
|Kje lahko dobim prevod teh besed?||Where can I get the translation of these words from?|
|Ali mi lahko napišeš stran?||Can you write a page for me?|
|Kaj so slovenski samostalniki?||What are Slovene nouns?|
|Ste ga opazili?||Did you notice him?|
Tip For The Day
The grammar in this Slavic language (called Slovenian) always depends upon the vowels or consonants used. Other languages are often not that complex, but these play a huge role in conjugations in Slovene. For instance, the gender of a place needs to be conjugated while asking/ answering a question in Slovenian.
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