Every Monday, we publish a new Croatian phrase and word of the week on the home page of this site. At the end of every month, we publish a wrap up of all of the phrases and words from that month.
Here is a wrap up of our Croatian Language Lessons from April 2020.
Week of April 27
“Tko to more platit”
Meaning: Who will pay for this
Usage: Used to convey that something is priceless, or that it has so much value, it should cost a lot. If you are laying on the beach, gazing at the crystal clear sea with the islands in the distance, you could turn to your friend and say “tko to more platit”.
Usage Tip: “Nikada” is always used in combination with another negative.
Example: Nikad neću napustiti Hrvatsku. ~ I will never leave Croatia.
See examples of how to use “nikada”
Week of April 20
Meaning: All good
Usage: Can be used as an answer when some asks you how you are (kako si, kako ste, šta ima, kaj ima). Can also be used to ask how someone is doing by adding a question mark, like “sve dobro?”.
Definition: Foreigner, stranger, alien, non-citizen
Example: Ja sam stranac u ovoj čudnoj zemlji. ~ I am a foreigner in this strange land.
Week of April 13
Meaning: “Well done” or “good job”
Usage: It can be used to genuinely mean “well done” or it can be sarcastically used in response to something being screwed up, like a slow clap.
Definition: Health, wellness, sanity
Example: Želim vam dobro zdravlje. ~ I wish you good health.
Week of April 6
“ima/nema dvije čiste”
Meaning: Literally means “two clean thoughts”, but used to refer to someone’s sense or lack of sense.
Usage: It is most commonly used as “nema dva čiste” to mean that someone does not have sense.
Definition: To walk, march
Example: Jučer sam hodala oko mojega kvarta. ~ Yesterday I walked around my neighborhood.
See more examples of how to use “hodati”.