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Croatian language (hrvatski jezik) 3 - Nouns 2/3

Today we're tackling three cases. Brace yourselves. first second third Continuing with my errors, I forgot to change the English words in the image above into plural. So, the Croatian is okay, in plural, just imagine that the English words are also plural. So, men's instead of man's, etc. fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth

Ako imate pitanja, slobodno pitajte.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Also, if you want to listen how any of the Croatian words in this lesson sound, you can go here: http://www.alfanum.co.rs/index.php/sr/demonstracija/demonstracija-tts set the voice to AlfaNum Marica (CRO v4.2), lower the speed (brzina) and press "Izgovori!" to hear the pronunciation.

Link to all of the lessons: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10190075

August 23, 2015

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/het_aapje

Do you make the pictures yourself? Ovi su neverovatni :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

Yes, also, I used Comfortaa font :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

Budala :) I like that word

I have a question on "Kruh". Common Slavic is hlb/хлб (*different vowels) is this used in Croatian at all? Also what's the etymology of kruh? Any relation to round/circle kolo/krug?

Thanks as always for the lesson!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

well, the online sources I've found here: http://hjp.novi-liber.hr/index.php?show=search_by_id&id=elhvXxg%3D say kruh comes from Proto-Slavic and Old Church Slavonic kruxъ: piece of whole (russian krux, polish kruch) ≃ lit. krušti: to strike ← ie. *krow- (greek kroúein: to strike), if that means something to you. The common Slavic you mention (hlb/хлб) is probably hljeb or hleb, which is Bosnian and Serbian translation of kruh. However, Croatian does have the word uhljeb (u + hljeb), which doesn't have an exact English translation, but you can read more about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/3e2bbx/do_you_have_a_term_in_your_language_that_could/ :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greg.mort

Ok I understand now, in Ukrainian we have крихта (little piece) usually used when talk about bread crumbs and such :) and from Russian I know крушить ~to crush so know it makes more sense to me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

yeah, also, in Croatian you can say mrvica kruha, krušna mrvica or prezla for a bread crumb, and there is also kriška kruha = a slice of bread, though many people, especially from Zagreb, use šnita kruha, which is a germanism coming from Schnitte


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lennonmacca

Ah... all these damn cases... Honestly they give me a mild headache I think haha. But thank you for your lessons, they're very informative and I appreciate the work that you put in for us who want to learn this language! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

no problem :) look at the bright side, Finnish has twice as many cases so you "only" have to know seven...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lennonmacca

Hahah yeah, I guess it's nice to know that it at least could have been worse!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

also, there are four past verb tenses, but only two are regularly used so I will only include those two in the lessons (the other two are archaic and only used in old novels)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lennonmacca

Okay. :D looking forward to it! I really hope so much they'll put Croatian in the incubator sooooooooon!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ahtess

Which two are you talking of? Perfekt i pluskvamperfekt? Čak je i pluskvamperfekt, iako ga treba koristiti, prerijedak u običnom govoru. Uključi samo perfekt :)

EDIT: nemoj samo da čuju ovaj srpski izgovor haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

izgovor ima osim srpskog (snežana) i hrvatsku opciju (marica)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ahtess

Očekujem te na apliciranju za hrvatski kad se pojavi. Takvi poput tebe trebaju da to brzo napravimo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

već sam se prijavio u inkubatoru, al mi nisu niš zasad odgovorili.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ahtess

I ja sam. Trebat će da se pojavi na inkubatoru bar još par mjeseci, ako ne i godina-dvije :(

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