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Good Iphone app for croatian travel language from English

Does R Steves recommend an app for translating in Croatia?

Posted by Alan
1322 posts

We traveled through Croatia several years ago. English widely spoken. We then spent a week in Montenegro, much less English and many signs in cryllic. We never used an app, had no problems communicating using the polite terms-please, thank you, can you direct me to the toilet, etc. Take a phrase book and a positive attitude.

Posted by jvb
Coeur d'Alene
227 posts

I used Google Translate for Croatia but English is very prevalent. I thought I would try my Croatian on our trip since my father's family came to the US from Zadar. I asked a question. The person responded with "what?" I stuck to English after that.

Posted by Andrew H.
Portland, Oregon
2968 posts

Just use Google Translate, but I doubt you will need it much if at all. You can speak English into it and have it speak Croatian to a native speaker if need be - but most people especially in the tourist industry or younger people will speak at least some English if not speak it fluently.

Posted by Paul
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
1002 posts

Croatians are very western-facing. In touristic areas, English is common. They are quite matter-of-fact about their skill in English. It is always polite to master a few Croatian phrases - hvala (thank you), dobor dan (good day/hi), and so forth. I have been to Croatia many times and never had a language issue. Of course, if you go away from the tourist areas, you will have less success with "english-only".