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Learning Croatian sayings and phrases – #9

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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:

svako svoga konja hvali

English: The saying svako svoga konja hvali is an old folk saying to sum up those who always think their own is the best. They will not admit if something else is better. Now, this can range from anything such as one saying his town, village, football team, potatoes, homemade wine, car, country, or anything for that matter is the best. The literal translation is ‘Everyone praises his own horse’.

Words/conjunctions meanings

svako – everyone

svoga – own

konja – horse 

hvali – praise

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