Croatian Language Lessons – July 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 July 2020.


Week of July 27


“Mogu li platiti?”
Meaning: Can I pay?
Usage: Most commonly used when you’re at a restaurant or caffe when you’re ready to pay. You can also say “Može račun” to request the bill and pay, which is less formal.


Definition: invoice, check, bill, account (like a bank account)
Example: Platit ću račun. ~ I will pay the bill.
See more examples of how to use “račun”

Week of July 20


“Koliko košta?”
Meaning: How much does it cost?
Dialect: In Split, you can say “Pošto?” instead, which means the same thing.


Definition: price, tariff, value
Example: Cijena je previsoka. ~ The price is too high.
See more examples of how to use “cijena”

Week of July 13


“nema na čemu”
Meaning: you’re welcome, don’t mention it, not at all


Definition: maybe, perhaps
Example: Možda ću stići za 10 minuta. ~ Maybe I will arrive in 10 minutes.
See more examples of how to use “možda”


Week of July 6


“Kako se kaže…?”
Meaning: How do you say…?
Usage: When you want to ask how to say something in Croatian, you can say “Kako se kaže?”


Definition: tired, weary, exhausted
Example: Umorna sam jer je ponedjeljak. ~ I am tired because it is Monday.
See more examples of how to use “umoran”

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2 thoughts on “Croatian Language Lessons – July 2020

  1. Caroline Sosa
    August 11, 2020 @ 4:33 pm

    Wondering if I am still considered an expat since I do have both American and Croatian citizenship. Both parents were born here and I have been visiting this beautiful country since 1959 and finally, upon retirement, made it my forever home. Although my neighbors still refer to me as the American, I find it an honour and remind them that I am here to stay. I cannot imagine a better place, for me, to live. Every day is a new adventure and my time here has been beyond adequate description.


    • Expat in Croatia
      August 13, 2020 @ 1:28 pm

      Hi Caroline,

      I’m right there with you! I cannot imagine a better place to live.

      I’ve spoken to many Croatian citizens who grew up in other places and have another nationality. They consider themselves Croatian as well as their other nationality. However, they all say that Croatians who were born and raised in Croatia still see them as foreigners, no matter how long they have been here. It bothers some, and others don’t care.

      It’s up to you if you feel like an expat. 🙂




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