English is by far the most well spoken foreign language in the country, with 81 percent considering themselves competent. German is second with 49 percent, followed by Italian 24 percent, Spanish 12 percent and Russian 9 percent.
Those living in the nation’s capital Zagreb (39%) considered themselves fluent in english, followed by those from Dalmatia (35%).
Even though a lot of Croats are competent in at least one foreign language, 50 percent say that they do not need it for their jobs at all. 69 percent say they don’t use it when communicating with friends and 71 percent say they don’t use it with their extended family.