- Language: Croatian
- Alternate names: hrvatski jezik
- Language code: hrv
- Language family: Indo-European, Slavic, South, Western
- Number of speakers: 6214643
- Script: Latin script
Croatian language is a South Slavic language which is used primarily in Croatia, by Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in neighbouring countries where Croats are autochthonous communities, and parts of the Croatian diaspora. It is one of languages that are part of the Central-South Slavic diasystem.
Like in other Slavic languages, Croatian verbs are divided into two broad classes according to their aspect, which can be either perfective (signifying a completed action) or imperfective (action is incomplete or repetitive). There are seven tenses, four of which (present, perfect, future I and II) are used in contemporary standard Croatian, with the other three (aorist, imperfect and plusquamperfect) considered stylistically marked and archaic.
Sample verb: pisati