Greetings and Wishes for Special Occasions

There are specific greetings and different wishes that can be used on particular occasions. It is good to know them, either for traveling to Slovenia, for fun or to impress the Slovenian locals!


During holidays celebrations, we wish:

  • Vesel božič – Merry Christmas
  • Srečno novo leto – Happy New Year
  • Vesele praznike – Happy holidays
  • Vesele velikonočne praznike – Happy Easter

Life Events

For special life events, we wish:

  • Vse najboljše (za rojstni dan) – All the best (for your birthday)
  • Čestitam – Congratulations (graduation, wedding, winning an award…)
  • Srečno pot – Safe travel, Have a good travel
  • Bodi bolje – Get well soon, Get better soon

Everyday Use

Other greetings (beside the Basic Greetings) that we use every day:

  • Dobrodošli – Welcome
  • Srečno – Good luck
  • Na zdravje – Cheers (when you drink), Bless you (when you sneeze)
  • Dober tek – Enjoy your meal
  • Lep dan – Good day
  • Lepo se imej – Have a nice day

If there are other greetings that you want to know about or that interest you, just let me know!

Lepo se imej – Have a nice day,

8 thoughts on “Greetings and Wishes for Special Occasions

  1. Hi Anna! I’m a Brazilian, learning Slovene because my partner is also Slovenian 🙂
    I’m really happy to have found your channel on Youtube and this blog.
    Slovene seems a bit difficult for me as well. Webpages like yours help a lot though!
    Congratulations, you share your knowledge in a simple and organised way.

    Thanks for that!


  2. Can you recommend any Slovene websites that have audio in Slovene? I very much need work on listening and speaking skills. Lepo se Imej!


  3. I would like to write a card to my best friends daughter for congratulations on her weeding
    . She got married to a Slovenian so i would like to surprise them


  4. Živjo! I would like to know some useful phrases to celebrate birthday!!!
    For example:
    Hope your life will be full of happiness. I’m on beside of you.
    I wish your great fortune & good health!
    Wishing your good health and happiness in life!
    Anything common in Slovene is fine. Thank you in advance❤️


    • The most common will be:
      “Vse najboljše za rojstni dan, veliko zdravja in sreče. Naj se ti izpolnijo vse skrite želje.”
      Which translate into “All the best for your birthday. Great health and happiness. Let all your secret wishes be fulfilled.


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