The language from the land of legends and myths
The Slovenian language
Slovenian (Slovenščina) belongs to the Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages just like Czech, Slovak and Polish. To be more precise, Slovenian belongs to the South Slavic languages, just like Bulgarian, Serbian and Croatian. Unlike some Slavic languages, such as Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian or Bulgarian, which use the Cyrillic alphabet, Slovenian uses the Latin alphabet. Thereof only three letters with the diacritical mark Hatscheck are used: Č č, Š š, and Ž ž.
The Slovenian designation of its language is Slovenščina and should not be confused with Slovenčina, which is the Slovakian designation of Slovak. All set? Then you should also know that in Slovenian, Slovaščina means Slovak and in Slovakian Slovenian means Slovinčina. A little confusing, don't you think?
Although there are only about 2 million Slovenes, the Slovenian language has many dialects, which developed in settlements in remote mountainous regions of the country. As a result, Slovenes, who call themselves Slovenci, from different regions may find it difficult or impossible to understand each other.
The symbol of Ljubljana
Legends and myths play an important role in Slovenia. Legend has it that Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana, was founded by Jason, a Greek hero who fled with the Argonauts across the Black Sea to Ljubljana and killed the fearsome dragon that lived there in the swamps.
Even today, Ljubljana is still called the city of dragons. The dragon is the symbol of the city and can be found, among other things, on the city emblem and the Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most), probably the city's most famous landmark.
Trade with Slovenia
Slovenia is very dependent on foreign trade and Germany is its most important trading partner. Other important export countries are Italy, Croatia, Austria and France. Around three quarters of Slovenia’s trade goods are exported to countries in the European Union. Slovenian export goods include above all vehicles and vehicle parts, chemical products, machinery and electrical engineering.
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