Phrase of the Day

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.

Today’s Phrase:

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Da ga nema trebalo bi ga izmisliti

The phrase “Da ga nema trebalo bi ga izmisliti” is commonly used to describe a person who ceases to amaze, a real character, and literally translates as ‘if he didn’t exist you would have to invent him’.

Examples:Seinfeld and George might be talking about Kramer and say da ga nema trebalo bi ga izmisliti.
Charlie Sheen..da ga nema trebalo bi ga izmisliti.

Recent Phrases
– 14/01/2014 –
nit’ smrdi, nit’ mirise

If you have a candidate for ‘Word / Phrase of the Day’, then submit them to croatiaweek1@gmail.com to be published.

2 comments on “Phrase of the Day

  1. Marc says:

    Very good idea ! It helps us improve our Croatian :) Hvala vam !

  2. john says:

    Very well done! Your understanding of both languages is excellent!

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