15 Beautiful Words That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Slovenian Language

Welcome to Slovenia │
Welcome to Slovenia │ | © Pezibear/Pixabay
Andreja Posedel

As Slovenia‘s national language, Slovene is spoken by only two and a half million people, making this Slavic language something of an almost-secret. What’s more, throughout history it was the glue that held a nation together on its way to sovereignty in 1991. Here are 15 words to persuade you that although its words may sound harsh on first listening, the language of Slovenia is very beautiful indeed.

In Slovene, we say DOBRODOŠLI for ‘welcome’

Pronounce it like this: doh-broh-dohsh-lee

Welcome │

In Slovene, we say LJUBEZEN for ‘love’

Pronounce it like this: lyoo-beh-shen

Love │

In Slovene, we say DRUŽINA for ‘family’

Pronounce it like this: droo-zhee-na

Family │

In Slovene, we say ZAKLAD for ‘treasure’

Pronounce it like this: za-clahd

Treasure │

In Slovene, we say SVOBODA for ‘freedom’

Pronounce it like this: svuh-bohda

Freedom │

In Slovene, we say MODROST for ‘wisdom’

Pronounce it like this: mow-drohst

Wisdom │

In Slovene, we say MIR for ‘peace’

Pronounce it like this: meer

Peace │

In Slovene, we say EDINSTVEN for ‘unique’

Pronounce it like this: eh-deenst-vehn

Unique │

In Slovene, we say IGRIVOST for ‘playfulness’

Pronounce it like this: ee-gree-vohst

Playfulness │

In Slovene, we say POMLAD for ‘Spring’

Pronounce it like this: pohm-lahd

Spring │

In Slovene, we say MORJE for ‘sea’

Pronounce it like this: moh-ree-ye

Sea │

In Slovene, we say SLADKARIJE for ‘sweets’

Pronounce it like this: slahd-kah-ree-yeh

Sweets │

In Slovene, we say KNJIGA for ‘book’

Pronounce it like this: kuh-nyee-guh

Book │

In Slovene, we say HREPENENJE for ‘longing’

Pronounce it like this: hreh-peh-nehn-yeh

Longing │

In Slovene, we say HRANA FOR ‘food’

Pronounce it like this: hrah-na

Food │

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