Amongst the greyness of all of the tall buildings, asphalt-covered streets and busy people rushing around, Zagreb has its own way of ‘breaking the greyness’ with beautiful green areas. There are thirty parks in the city, and the popular ones are found in a formation called Lenuci’s Horseshoe, also known as the Green Horseshoe.
Zagreb has a rich history when it comes to cuisine. Meat dishes are staples in the home and restaurant, but cottage cheese also plays an important role in many dishes famous in Zagreb. This blog post explores some of the time-honoured dishes you can enjoy in the Croatian capital.
One of the things visitors to Zagreb immediately notice in the centre of the city is the famous Dolac market. Its big, unique umbrellas make it very easy to spot. It’s a place where people can buy fresh products, talk and enjoy their morning coffee.
In Croatia there are ten sites on the World Heritage list. The Saint Nicholas fortress in Šibenik and the city walls in Zadar gained that status in July 2017.
In this blog post we have prepared exercises so you don't lose touch with forming adjectives according to the three grammatical categories.
In our blog post about forming plural versions of Croatian nouns we wrote that you have to determine the gender of the word (which is pretty easy) and afterwards form the plural version.
Cafés, coffee and café culture play a big role in what it means to be Croatian. In this blog post we’ll explain what to order and how to order it – in Croatian!
Croatian tourism is changing, with younger travellers increasingly visiting Croatia not just for the food, wine and beaches, but also to visit one of the many Croatian festivals. Croatia has become the place to be for festival-goers ... the hottest spot on the European festival map!
The name ‘locative’ comes from the Latin word locus (place), and in Croatian the locative case primarily determines the place of an action.
Dear friends of Školica,
I’m really excited about our upcoming language holiday in Split! I was sitting here, thinking about all the fun stuff we can do and then I thought: I’ll just write a quick note to hopefully infect you with my enthusiasm.
Whether you're in Croatia on holiday, for work or visiting friends or family, it's a good idea to know how to ask for help in Croatian in the event of an emergency. In this blog article we cover the most important Croatian words and phrases … just in case!
The dative case might seem tricky because the rules on when to use it are not very straightforward. Fortunately, the noun endings for the dative case are identical to those used in the locative so you only have to learn them once!
Even though Croatians generally take a relaxed approach to being on time (i.e. are mostly a little bit late), it’s important to learn how to ask and talk about the time. Asking the time in Croatian is simple. Understanding the answer you receive can be more difficult however!
Croatia is a largely Roman Catholic country and Easter is one of the most festive events of the year. Just as with Christmas customs, the customs surrounding Easter are an important part of Croatian tradition.
Ordinal numbers are words representing position or rank in a sequential order by size, importance, chronology, and so on.
Once you know the numbers themselves (referred to by linguists as the cardinal numbers) in Croatian, ordinal numbers are very easy to form.
The Croatian name for adjective, pridjevi, comes from the now somewhat obsolete word pridjenuti (to attach), since adjectives can be seen as words that we attach to nouns to describe them.
In many languages the simple plural is used to refer to more than one of anything, regardless of the actual number involved: two apples, ten apples, sixty seven apples, ... In Croatian things are a little more complex, but we've broken things down into a few simple rules to help you understand.
Of all the Croatian tenses, which are normally quite complex, future prvi (first future tense) is probably the simplest one.
Even though it is a compound tense - which means it involves two verbs, the main verb and an auxiliary verb - it's really straightforward.
When it comes to first names, the Croats are quite traditional. With older generations first names are mostly of Slavic origin, such as the male names Željko, Tomislav and Zvonimir and the female names Mirna, Slavica and Nada, ... but more common Christian first names are widely used by Croats.
Expressing quantity in Croatian almost always involves using the genitive case. Once you have a good sense of how the genitive case works, asking how much or how many ... as well as talking about quantities and amount to answer those questions is straightforward.