Croatian it’s a SVO language so subject, verb and object Ja pijem vodu, ja čitam knjigu. For slavic languages the world order it’s a bit more free than in other languages because of the grammar cases, so even if the order isn’t SVO you can still perfectly understand the sentence.
You have the basic order which is SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT for example Ja sviram gitaru = I play guitar.
And you have the second order which is not so common but can also be used, and people understand it the same way it just sounds a bit different, you use it when you want to emhasize a subject, object or a verb, the one you want to emphasize you put in the first place ( Voli on mene. = He loves me. ; order is VSO, verb is in the first place so you wanted to emphasize that he LOVES you, so the love