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Croatia Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Republic of Croatia.

Official language: Croatian.

Geography

Cities, towns, islands

Note that many Croatian place names exist in Italian, German, Hungarian and Slovenian. Unless an English name exists (e.g. Dalmatia, not Dalmacija), always use the Croatian name. Both ‘bay’ and ‘gulf’ are acceptable translations of zaljev in Kvarnerski zaljev and Piranski zaljev/Savudrijska vala.

Regions

  • HRVATSKA
    • CROATIA
  • Kontinentalna Hrvatska
    • Continental Croatia
  • Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
    • Bjelovar-Bilogora County
  • Brodsko-posavska županija
    • Slavonski Brod-Posavina County
  • Grad Zagreb
    • City of Zagreb
  • Karlovačka županija
    • Karlovac County
  • Koprivničko-križevačka županija
    • Koprivnica-Križevci County
  • Krapinsko-zagorska županija
    • Krapina-Zagorje County
  • Međimurska županija
    • Međimurje County
  • Osječko-baranjska županija
    • Osijek-Baranja County
  • Požeško-slavonska županija
    • Požega-Slavonia County
  • Sisačko-moslavačka županija
    • Sisak-Moslavina County
  • Varaždinska županija
    • Varaždin County
  • Virovitičko-podravska županija
    • Virovitica-Podravina County
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
    • Vukovar-Syrmia County
  • Zagrebačka županija
    • Zagreb County
  • Jadranska Hrvatska
    • Adriatic Croatia
  • Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija
    • Dubrovnik-Neretva County
  • Istarska županija
    • Istria County
  • Ličko-senjska županija
    • Lika-Senj County
  • Primorsko-goranska županija
    • Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
  • Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
    • Split-Dalmatia County
  • Šibensko-kninska županija
    • Šibenik-Knin County
  • Zadarska županija
    • Zadar County

Judicial bodies

  • općinski sud
    • municipal court
  • prekršajni sud
    • misdemeanour court
  • trgovački sud
    • commercial court
  • Upravni sud
    • Administrative Court
  • Ustavni sud
    • Constitutional Court
  • Visoki prekršajni sud
    • High Misdemeanour Court
  • Visoki trgovački sud
    • High Commercial Court
  • Vrhovni sud
    • Supreme Court
  • županijski sud
    • county court

For a diagram of the court structure in Croatian and English see the website of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia

Political and administrative structure

 Croatia

Source: Vodič kroz hrvatski sustav lokalne i regionalne samouprave (accessed on 7 February 2014).

Legal instruments

  • međunarodni ugovor
    • international treaty
  • mjera
    • measure/action
  • nalog
    • order
  • naputak
    • instruction
  • naredba
    • order/decree
  • odluka
    • decision*/order
  • odredba
    • provision/order
  • podzakonski akt
    • implementing regulation
  • pravilnik
    • rules
  • pravilo
    • rule
  • pravna stečevina
    • acquis
  • presuda
    • sentence/ruling/judgment/verdict/decision
  • propis
    • regulation/rule/ordinance
  • rješenje
    • resolution*/decision
  • ugovor
    • contract/agreement
  • upravni akt
    • administrative act
  • uputa
    • instruction
  • uredba
    • decree*/order
  • zaključak
    • declaration*/decision/conclusion
  • zakon
    • act/law
  • zakonodavstvo
    • legislation
  • zapovijed
    • order

* Particularly when issued by the Government. See Article 31 of the Govt. Act.

The list is not exhaustive and certainly not prescriptive. Bold type indicates preferred variants.

Law gazettes, official gazettes and official journals

When Narodne novine occurs for the first time in a text, refer to it as Narodne Novine (NN; Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia) No …

If it occurs again in the same text, refer to it as NN No …

Miscellaneous

Klasa – Class

Urbroj – Ref. No

daje se / traži se – do not translate

OIB (osobni identifikacijski broj) – ID No

k.č. = katastarska čestica – cadastral parcel

dna = dostavna naredba [in court documents] – to be delivered to

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