Bosnian Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Bosnian to English and any other language or from English and any language into Bosnian are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Bosnian translations?

  • Bosnian is spoken as the first language by 3 million people (ca. 0.05 of the world's population), and is outside the top 100 most spoken languages worldwide in terms of native speakers.
  • Bosnian is an official language in Bosnia and Herzegovina (along with Serbian and Croatian). It is also recognized as a minority language in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Croatia.

POZENA’s professional Bosnian translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Bosnian
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Bosnian translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Bosnian to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project

Bosnian – basic information

  • The Bosnian language is a member of the South Slavic subgroup, a branch of the Slavic languages. It is regarded as one of the four varieties of Serbo-Croatian, which is a pluricentric language. It thus shares the history of the Serbian, Croatian, and Montenegrin languages. As a separate variety within the Serbo-Croatian language, Bosnian was not distinguished by linguists until the 1970s. After 1995, when Bosnian received official recognition (since then the name Bosnian language has been in use), the language was standardized and codified.
  • Bosnian is typically written in Latin script. Alternatively, it can be rendered in the Cyrillic alphabet, but in practice this system is used infrequently (primarily by Bosnian Serbs).
  • The Bosnian language is in many ways similar to three other languages of the former Yugoslavia, i.e. Serbian, Croatian and Montenegrin (due to the mutual intelligibility of these languages, their speakers communicate with one another without any major problems).

Specialist industry translations from and into Bosnian

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations


Basic words and phrases – English-Bosnian mini dictionary

  • yes - da

  • no - ne

  • please - molim

  • thank you -hvala

  • sorry - oprosti/oprostite

  • good morning - dobro jutro

  • good evening - dobra večer

  • goodbye - doviđenja

  • good night - laku noć

  • hi - zdravo

  • How are you? - Kako si?

  • good - dobro

  • My name is… - Ime mi je…/Zovem se…

  • I don't understand - Ne razumijem

  • I'm from the UK - Ja sam iz Velike Britanije


Interesting facts

  • Like other Slavic languages, Croatian has very rich morphology. Nouns and adjectives are declined for seven cases and two numbers. There are three grammatical genders.
  • A distinctive feature of Bosnian vocabulary is the fact that the names of the months are derived from Latin (like in Bosnian and unlike in Croatian, which uses names of Slavic origin).
  • What distinguishes Bosnian lexis from Serbian and Croatian vocabularies is the occurrence of orientalisms, words of Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish origin. This is undoubtedly related to the fact that Bosnians’ ties with the Muslim world.
  • Bosnian is known for long consonant clusters, which are difficult to pronounce Such words as stvrdnuti (Eng. harden) or smrtno (Eng. mortally) can pose a real challenge even to speakers of other Slavic languages.