Don’t be fooled by how similar the name of this language looks to “Slovak”. While they are both Slavic languages, they are quite mutually unintelligible. Whereas both languages derive the “Slov” in their names from “Slav”, Slovenian, or Slovene, is considered to be a South Slavic language along with languages such as Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian.
Slovenians consider Slovene to be a ‘language for lovebirds’ because of the presence of a dual grammatical form separate from regular plural forms. The language is relatively easy to read and write because words are pronounced as spelled for the most part. However, grammar can be quite tricky so watch out!