Croatian 101: Vegetable translation cheat sheet

One of the easiest places to start when learning a new language is food.

We’ve created a handy povrće (vegetable) cheat sheet with both the English and Croatian translations. If there is a difference in the Dalmatian dialect, we’ve included that too.

Take this cheat sheet on your next visit to the market and learn Croatian with us. If you need a fruit translation cheat sheet, jump over to this post.

Vegetable Croatian translation cheat sheet


There are some vegetables for which we could not find a pretty icon. That didn’t seem like enough of a reason to leave them out, so we’ve listed their translations below:

  • beans – grah
  • broad bean – bob
  • celery root – celer, Dalmatian: selen
  • chickpea – slanutak
  • corn salad (lamb’s lettuce) – matovilac
  • horseradish – hren
  • kale – kelj
  • radicchio – radič

If you want more ways to learn Croatian, check out our language posts here.

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Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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