Croatian Language Lessons – June 2020

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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 June 2020.

Week of June 29

Phrase

“Je li moguće?”
Meaning: Is it possible?

Word

“plivati”
Verb
Definition: to swim, float, bathe
Example: U subotu sam plivala u Mimicama. ~ On Saturday I swam in Mimice.
See more examples of how to use “plivati”

 

Week of June 22

Phrase

“Što/Šta se može”
Meaning: What can you do?
Usage: If in Dalmatia, use “Šta” instead of “Što”.

Word

“praznik”
Noun
Definition: holiday
Example: Trgovine su zatvorene jer je praznik. ~ The stores are closed because it is a holiday.
See more examples of how to use “praznik”

Week of June 15

Phrase

“Ja sam iz…”
Meaning: I am from
Usage: When some asks you where you are from (Odakle ste?), you answer with “Ja sam iz…” plus your country or city. I say “Ja sam iz Teksasa” or “Ja sam iz Amerike”.

Word

“punica”
Noun
Definition: mother-in-law
Example: Moja punica skuhala je ukusan ručak. ~ My mother-in-law cooked a delicious lunch.
See more examples of how to use “punica”

Week of June 8

Phrase

“Je li prošao…?”
Meaning: Did he pass?
Usage: If you are at a bus stop and you want to ask someone if the bus has already come, then you can use this phrase along with the bus number. For example, “Je li prošao 17?” meaning “Has the 17 passed?”

Word

“istina”
Noun
Definition: truth
Example: Što je istina? ~ What is the truth?
See more examples of how to use “istina”

 

Week of June 1

Phrase

“Naručili smo”
Meaning: We ordered
Usage: If you are at a caffe bar or restaurant with friends and a server comes to take your order after you’ve already given your order to a different server, you can use “Naručili smo” to communicate that you’ve already ordered. If by yourself, you can say “Naručila sam” if female and “Naručio sam” if male.

Word

“sinoć”
Adverb
Definition: last night
Example: Sinoć je kišilo. ~ It rained last night.
See more examples of how to use “sinoć”

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