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Vocabulary

I have a final exam tomorrow about Croatian language. That’s why I thought it would be fun to list some words that have been useful for me here. Here goes:

Hvala: Thank you, the most important word.

Dobar dan: Hello/ good day. You have different words in the morning and evening but usually you can use this one if you want to.

Dobro: Good. You can also say super or jako dobro if it’s very good.

Doviđenja (or just đenja): Goodbye. đ is pronounced like ds or dz

Deset jaja: Ten eggs (useful in the marketplace where they don’t always speak English)

Jedan kuhano vino pijelo: One glass of cooked white wine. Kind of like white glögi in Finland, a must have in the Christmas Markets.

Kava s mlijekom: Coffee with milk. It’s basically an espresso with lots of hot milk in it. Going for a cup of coffee here is common every time of year, week or day.

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Živeli: Cheers!

Bok (or sometimes bokbokbokbok, which sounds really funny): Hi or bye, informal greeting.

Može (you can repeat this many times too): Okay (the straight translation is can)

Da/ne: Yes/ no.

Ja sam iz Finske: I am from Finland. There aren’t many Finnish people in Zagreb so people are sometimes wondering why does a person from Finland come to Zagreb. Well, why not?

Kebab sa sirom: Kebab with cheese (my appartment is next to the best kebab place in Zagreb). When they ask for the sauce, just say pola pola which means half and half (spicy and mild).

Ne volim kišu (the š here sounds like your sneezing): I don’t like the rain. Because it’s raining a lot in Zagreb.

That’s just something on the top of my mind. Also knowing the numbers from one to ten have come in handy. After tomorrows exam I have only my E-business presentation left and I’m done! Boy does it feel good to have a vacation. I’m still going to Rijeka with a friend for the weekend before going back home for Christmas so kiirettä pitää, as they say in Finland.