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Learning Croatian: Phrase of the Week – Off for Ćevapi!

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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…

Our ‘Word / Phrase of the Week will teach you a variety of words and phrases commonly used in Croatia, but not commonly found in language learning material.

With EURO 2016 going on we continue the football theme so here is a phrase which you can slip in and impress the locals.

Today’s phrase:

‘poslao ga po ćevape’ [pos-la-o ga por che-va-pe]

Ćevapi

Ćevapi

The phrase poslao ga po ćevape literally means ‘sent him for ćevapi’ , the popular sausage-like dish. It is used when a player tricks a player or sells him a dummy sending him in the wrong direction, as if he had been sent to go ‘get some ćevapi’.

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