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
Meaning: That’s right. Correct.
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
“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?
Definition: (transitive) to console, comfort
Example: Ja tješim mamu. ~ I am comforting mom.
View “tješiti” in all tenses here.
Week of October 14
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).
/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
Meaning: A little more; a little further
Example: Hrvatska ima nebrojena kafića. ~ Croatia has countless caffe bars.
View “nebrojen” in all cases.