Croatian Language Lessons – January 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 January 2020.

Week of January 27


“Drži se.”
Meaning: Take care.


Definition: Raincoat; trench coat; cloak
Example: Trebam kabanicu. ~ I need a raincoat.
View “kabanica” in all cases.

Week of January 20


“Drago mi je.”
Meaning: I am glad.
Usage: When you meet someone for the first time, it is customary to say “drago mi je” to convey “it is nice to meet you”. You can also use it for any situation where you are glad. For example, “I got a promotion! Drago mi je!”


Definition: Wild boar
Example: Volim gulaš od vepra. ~ I love wild boar goulash.
View “vepar” in all cases here.

Week of January 13


“Je li hitno?”
Meaning: Is it urgent?


/ǐmati/, Verb
Definition: To have, own, possess
Example: Imam bronhitis. ~ I have bronchitis.
Learn more about “imati” here

Week of January 6


“još nešto”
Meaning: Another thing, something else
Usage: Most commonly used by those that work at shops. When you’re purchasing something like bread or meat, after you make your initial request, the shopkeeper will say “još nešto?” as a question to ask if you want anything else. To which you can reply “to je to” meaning “that’s it”.


/pobjěːditi/, Verb
Definition: To win, to overcome or conquer
Example: Na izborima je pobijedio Zoran Milanović. ~ Zoran Milanović won the election.
View “pobijediti” in all cases.

Check out all of our weekly Croatian lessons here.

Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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