How often do we ask ourselves about the origin of the things around us, and who it was who first invented those things we usually take for granted. What if I told you that the rotating toothbrush and and the fountain pen were first patented by a Croatian inventor?
Our first intensive weekend course in Stuttgart took place on the 18th and 19th October, 2014. We had a great time, with a group of particularly enthusiatic students ... although their efforts to teach Iva a few words of Schwäbisch were less successful! Here you can read more about how the weekend went.
Learn the words for different types of food, fruit and vegetable in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!
In Croatia, neighbours are something like your extended family. People in Croatia often live in the same house or apartment for generations, so no wonder it's extremely important to establish good relationships with your neighbours. Your apartment gradually becomes an extension of their living room (and vice versa, of course).
Learn how to write different numbers in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!
The past tense in Croatian is based on gender. While this can be confusing at first, however once you’ve learnt and understood the rules, using the past tense is quite straightforward, and in contrast to other languages (e.g. English and German), in Croatian there is only one past tense form used in everyday communication.
We offer both an in-depth Croatian language level test and an online Croatian vocab trainer to help students test their basic vocabulary. The vocab trainer has received 40,000 clicks since the beginning of 2014 and we've received lots of feedback. This week we've updated it to include 600 words in 20 categories.
Learn the names for different weather conditions in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!
Croatian is a South Slavic language. It's the official language in Croatia and very easily understood by Bosnians, Serbians and Montenegrins. The Croatian alphabet has 30 letters in total, based on the Latin alphabet with a few omissions and the additional letters č, ć, dž, đ, lj, nj, š and ž.
Croatian cuisine is heterogeneous, and each region has its own distinct culinary traditions. It can be divided into a few regional cuisines which all have their specific cooking traditions, characteristic for the area and not necessarily well known in other parts of Croatia.
Learn the the names for the most common colours in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!
Although there are a variety of common reasons to learn Croatian, the majority of our students – and probably many of the readers of this blog – choose to do so because their wife, husband, boyfriend or girlfriend is Croatian.
Learn the names for different types of animal in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!
The accusative case (akuzativ) is the most commonly used case in Croatian. When it is used without prepositions, it always describes the object of a direct or indirect action, for example "Volim pizzu", which means "I love pizza".
Learn the names for different drinks and beverages in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!
The vocative case is (vokativ) the case used for a noun that identifies a person (animal, object, etc.) being addressed directly spoken to. For example, in the sentence "Tko je Ivan?" (“Who is Ivan?”) Ivan is the predicate noun, but in the sentence “Tko je, Ivane?” (“Who is it, Ivan?”), Ivan is being directly addressed.
A 'case' is a grammatical category which refers to the different forms words take depending on their function in the sentence. In Croatian, nouns, adjectives, pronouns and numbers are always declined, which means that they change slightly depending on the case.
Learn the names for the various parts of the body in Croatian, and then test yourself with our vocabulary trainer!