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.
Prošla baba s kolačima – pronunciation [prosh-lar-bar-bar-s-kol-arch-e-mar]
English: The phrase Prošla baba s kolačima is used when somebody has just missed out on an opportunity or reacts too late to a situation. The literal translation is: ‘The old lady (grandma) has passed by already with the cakes’. Its too late now, the chance has gone.
prošla – passed by
baba – grandma
s – with
kolačima – cakes