You know some basic Croatian, enough to get you by, but there is nothing that will impress more than knowing a local phrase or slang that you can slip into a conversation. Croatia Week has launched its ‘Word / Phrase of the Day’, where we will teach you a variety of words and phrases commonly used in Croatia, but not commonly found in language learning material.
Tko prvi, njegova djevojka
The phrase Tko prvi, njegova djevojka is basically the equivalent of the English phrase – ‘first in, first served’. The literal translation however of the Croatian version is – Who is first gets the girl.
Example – “I just went to get some ćevapi from the BBQ but they had run out, “Unlucky, I saw Vincent take about 10…tko prvi, njegova djevojka..”
Check out more phrases here
If you have a candidate for ‘Word / Phrase of the Day’, then submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be published.