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.
s konja na magarca – pronunciation [s-con-yar-nar-mar-gar-sar]
English: The phrase s konja na magarca is used to describe someone who has taken a drop in standards in some way or another. For example, it could be used for someone who may have enjoyed a high-flying lifestyle but had to scale it all back after losing all their money.
The literal translation is – from a horse to a donkey.
s – from
konja – horse
na – on
magarca – donkey