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Learning Croatian sayings and phrases #17

Croatian sayings and phrases

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:

Mi o vuku, a vuk na vrata 

The saying Mi o vuku, a vuk na vrata is the Croatian equivalent of ‘speak of the devil’…to be talking about someone, who then will appear. 

The literal translation of the phrase is – While we are talking about the wolf, the wolf is at the door.

Words/Conjuctions

mi – we/us

o – about

Vuk – wolf

vrata – door

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