Croatian Language Lessons – August 2020

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


“kiselo grožđe”
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


“Ne razumijem.”
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


“Čujemo se”
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”

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2 thoughts on “Croatian Language Lessons – August 2020

  1. Bronwyn Weyers
    September 8, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

    I have a 1 year temporary stay due to the pandemic. I will need to renew this 2 months before it expires. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and due in the end of October. My fiancé is Croatian and I am South african. We will hopefully get married next year.


    • Expat in Croatia
      September 9, 2020 @ 3:22 pm

      Hi Bronwyn,

      Good to hear from you! If I can help in any way, please let me know. 🙂




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