Every language is unique in its own right. It is more than just a set rules and exemptions, grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Language is a living, breathing thing, and speaks volumes about the people speaking it. It says a lot about their culture, relationships and values. The ”spirit” of a nation is often reflected in the way they communicate. It’s no coincidence Ikea instructions in French read like a poem.
Croatian language is full of metaphors and hidden meanings. Every village, hell, every street has its own slang. If you were to learn about Croats from their phrases and proverbs, you will find we are direct, funny, emotional and sometimes downright ridiculous.
Here are some of the basic Croatian phrases! (Yes they are used on a daily basis.)