Croatian

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Croatian
  • Alternate names: hrvatski jezik
  • Language code: hrv
  • Language family: Indo-European, Slavic, South, Western
  • Number of speakers: 6214643
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

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.

The verb

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

Present

Person Present Indicative
Sg.1 pišem
Sg.2 pišeš
Sg.3 piše
Pl.1 pišemo
Pl.2 pišete
Pl.3 pišu