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 August 2020.
Week of August 31
Meaning: sour grapes
Usage: Used just as in English, to mean that someone is angry towards something or someone because they couldn’t have it themselves.
Definition: to sleep
Example: Nisam spavala sinoć. ~ I did not sleep last night.
See more examples of how to use “spavati”
Week of August 24
“bez slamke/bez slamki”
Meaning: without straw/without straws
Usage: Use this phrase when ordering a drink to make sure you aren’t given a bunch of unnecessary earth-killing straws.
Example: Hoću limunadu bez slamki. ~ I want lemonade without straws.
Definition: refuse, reject, decline
Example: Odbila sam njegov poziv jer ću biti u Zagrebu. ~ I declined his invitation because I will be in Zagreb.
See more examples of how to use “odbiti”
Week of August 17
Meaning: I do not understand.
Definition: horizon, view, vista
Example: Italiju smo vidjeli na vidiku iz Mosora. ~ We saw Italy on the horizon from Mosor.
See more examples of how to use “vidik”
Week of August 10
“Hoćemo na kavu?”
Meaning: Are we going for a coffee?
Definition: the day after tomorrow
Example: Preksutra idemo na kavu. ~ Let’s go for a coffee the day after tomorrow.
See more examples of how to use “preksutra”
Week of August 3
Meaning: We’ll be in touch
Definition: appointment, meeting, rendezvous
Example: Imam sastanak u 10 sati. ~ I have a meeting at 10 o’clock.
See more examples of how to use “sastanak”