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 vegetable cheat sheet with both the English and Croatian translation. 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. If we’ve missed a vegetable, let us know in the comments.

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

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2 thoughts on “Croatian 101: Vegetable Translation Cheat Sheet

  1. Mario Tobon
    April 28, 2020 @ 7:23 pm

    Dear Sarah, I hope you can give me advise
    I am Colombian and my wife is Croatian.
    We both live in UK over 35 years and planing to move/retire in Croatia.
    How is this affect me, do you have an advice as to how to obtain a permanent permit to live in Croatia, and, my biggest worry is a access to health – to join Croatian health service due to my heart condition
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thanking you in advance


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