Croatian Language Lessons – October 2019

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 weeks from that month.

Here is a wrap up of our Croatian Language Lessons from October 2019.

Week of October 28

Phrase

“Tako je”
Meaning: That’s right. Correct.

Word

“prednost”
/prêdnoːst/, Noun
Definition: the state or condition of being prime or first; preference; advantage; the upper hand
Example: Imam prednost jer ga znam. ~ I have advantage because I know him.
View “prednost” in all cases.

Week of October 21

Phrase

“Ima li mjesta za…?”
Meaning: Is there space for…?
Usage: Best used when asking if a restaurant has room for your party. Just add the number of people to the end, such as “Ima li mjesta za dvije osobe?” ~ Is there space for two people?

Word

“tješiti”
/tjêʃiti/, Verb
Definition: (transitive) to console, comfort
Example: Ja tješim mamu. ~ I am comforting mom.
View “tješiti” in all tenses here.

Week of  October 14

Phrase

“Ja isto.”
Meaning: Me too.
Usage: Anytime you would usually use “me too”. I use it most commonly at a restaurant or caffe bar when I want the same thing my friend has ordered. Instead of repeating the order, you can just say “i ja isto” (and me too).

Word

“kao”
/kâo/, Adverb or Conjunction
Definition: Like, such as
Example: Ja sam marljiva kao pčelica. ~ I am busy as a bee.
Learn more about “kao” here

Week of October 7

Phrase

“još malo”
Meaning: A little more; a little further

Word

“nebrojen”
/něbrojen/, Adjective
Definition: Countless
Example: Hrvatska ima nebrojena kafića. ~ Croatia has countless caffe bars.
View “nebrojen” in all cases.

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2 thoughts on “Croatian Language Lessons – October 2019

  1. Pam Boskovich Beres
    November 5, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

    Hi Sara…. I am Croatian (with some Danish, German mixed in).
    It would really help if you can say the word in order to hear the correct pronunciation as it is hard to get the proper sound just by reading. I feel like I have to look up the alphabet while I’m trying to learn. My Mom tried to teach me, but we ended up laughing bc I can’t roll my “r’s” . Now I have no one to help me learn.
    Some words I recognize:
    Kakoci, Fala dobra, Ja tebum lubum, Loka nocj
    These words are my spelling not correct but by what they sound like to me w/out looking up the alphabet bc I’m afraid I might lose what I wrote here. TIA
    Regards, Pam (Boskovich) Beres

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    • Expat in Croatia
      November 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

      Hi Pam,

      Thanks for your feedback and for following!

      Soon, I will start speaking the lessons on Instagram stories. You can follow that account here: https://www.instagram.com/expatincroatia/

      Regards,

      Sara

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