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Learning Croatian sayings and phrases – #15

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Is the Croatian language hard to learn? If you ask most people new to the language they would say it definitely is. 

But that does not mean you still can’t impress locals and make a few people laugh by learning some well-known Croatian sayings or phrases.

In this series we will teach you commonly used sayings in Croatia which are not typically found in language learning material.

Today’s saying:

ni luk jeo, ni luk mirisao 

The saying ni luk jeo, ni luk mirisao means to deny ones involvement in something. To insist you have nothing to do with a situation. 

The literal translation is – I haven’t eaten the onion nor smelled it. (I haven’t been involved in this at all).

Words/conjunctions meanings

ni – neither

luk – onion

jeo – eat

mirisao – smell

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