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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

tko vino večera, vodu doručkuje

The phrase tko vino večera, vodu doručkuje is used in the situation when one has to pay the consequences for ones actions. A hangover is a classic example, and acutally relates to the literal translation of the phrase which is – ‘Who has wine for dinner, has water for breakfast’. It is used however in various situations when one can not avoid paying the price for their actions.

Example – “I saw Vincent was adjudged Bankrupt in the paper today, I guess he was living the high life..fast cars, women, booze…” Yes, he only has himself to blame…as they say..tko vino večera, vodu doručkuje.”

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