Croatian | Chakavian Dalmatia, Croatia

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) The state of utter boredom and sleepiness, when the only thing one can do is to lay down and relax.

"Hvata me fjaka, ne mogu sada to napraviti!"

"I'm getting fjaka, I cannot do it now!"



* in small amounts

Croatian Dalmatia, Croatia

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(adv.) Expressing the need to not hurry and to relax. People mostly use it in correlation with time.

"Pomalo, nije priša, imamo vrimena."

"Slow down, there is no need to hurry, we have enough time."



Croatian Croatia

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) Used as a greeting and a farewell.

"Bok! Kako si?"

"Hi! How are you?"

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vrag odnija prišu*

* the devil took the hurry

Croatian | Chakavian Dalmatia, Croatia

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

An idiom used when wanting to say "what's the hurry?"

"Ići ćemo ali ne još. Vrag odnija prišu!"

"We are going to leave, but just not yet. The devil took the hurry!"


Croatian Split, Croatia

Interjection USED Frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) A mild swear word that on occasions replaces "Oh God".

"Asti Gospe!"

"Asti Holy Mary!"


Croatian Zagreb, Croatia

Slang USED Frequently BY Teens

(n.) A feeling of uneasiness and sadness, mostly used when explaining a mood or a situation.

Note: It can also be used as an adjective and a verb.

"Bed me je to pitati."

"I'm uncomfortable asking it."

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Croatian Croatia

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) Used when expressing wonder or disbelief.

"Ajme, ne mogu vjerovati!" "Ajme, i što ćeš sada učiniti?"

"Oh my God, I cannot believe it!" "Oh my God, and what are you going to do now?"

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kaj ima?*

* What is there?

Croatian | Kajkavian Zagreb, Croatia

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

An informal way to greet friends.

"Di si care, kaj ima?"

"Hey man, what's up?"

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* wow

Croatian Croatia

Interjection USED On Occasion BY Young people

(interj.) Used in moments of surprise or introducing a twist in an interaction or a situation.

"Opa, vidi sad ti to!"

"Wow, look at this now!"

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Serbian Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) Informal way of saying "money". More formal way would be "novac".

"Pare ljude kvare."

"Money spoils people."



* to become wooden

Croatian Croatia

Slang USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Said about a person who got so drunk that they lose all sense of self/pass out. To be out cold.

"Pogledaj ga na podu, totalno je odrvenio."

"Look at him on the floor, he's become wooden."

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