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Learning Croatian – 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

s konja na magarca

The phrase s konja na magarca is used to describe someone who has taken a drop in standards. Could be someone who may have enjoyed a certain lifestyle and lived in a plush pad but is now renting a shack after losing all their money. The literal translation is – from a horse to a donkey.

Example: I saw Tony the other day, driving a Toyota, he used to have a Porsche didn’t he? Yeah, blew all his cash…s  konja na magarca

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