- Hello/Good Day Dobar dan (DOH-bahr dahn)
- Hello. (informal) Zdravo. (ZDRAH-voh) or Merhaba (MEHR-hah bah)
- How are you? Kako ste? (formal), (KAH-koh steh) Kako si? (informal) (KAH-koh see)
- Fine, thank you. Dobro sam, hvala. (DOH-broh sahm, HVAH-lah)
- My name is ______ . Zovem se ______ . (ZOH-vehm seh____.)
- Nice to meet you. Drago mi je. (DRAH-goh mee yeh)
- Please. Molim. (MOH-leem)
- Thank you. Hvala. (HVAH-lah)
- You’re welcome. Nema na čemu. (NEH-mah nah CHEH-moo)
- Yes. (“formal”) Da (dah)
- Yes. (“informal”) Ja (yah)
- No. Ne.(neh)
- Excuse me. (getting attention) Oprostite. (oh-prohs-TEE-teh)
- Excuse me. (begging pardon) Izvinite. (EEZ-vee-nee-teh)
- I’m sorry. Oprostite. (oh-prohs-TEE-teh)
- Goodbye (informal) do viđenja (doh vee-jeh-nyah) or ćao (chaoo)
- Do you speak English? Da li govorite engleski? (dah lee goh-VOH-ree-teh ehn-GLEHS-kee)
- Help! Upomoć! (oo-POH-mohtch)
- Good morning. Dobro jutro. (DOH-broh YOO-troh)
- Good night. Laku noć. (LAH-koo nohtch)
- I don’t understand. Ne razumijem. (neh rah-ZOO-myehm)
- Where is the toilet? Gdje je WC? (gdyeh yeh VEH TSEH?)
Thing I learned today (TILT):
The proper way to enjoy a glass of scotch is…
After swirling the whiskey in the glass and observing its color, sip a small quantity. Then work it slowly around your mouth for no less than ten seconds, tasting the spirit’s every note. Then swallow.
Another fun note: an ordinary blended scotch is made from up to 50 spirits from different distillaries. Single malt = one distillary (obv). Go with the single malt. And never ever use ice in a single malt. A couple drops of water is ok though, to bring out flavor.
H/T and quote from NatGeo Adventure Magazine.
That’s my new goal and it seems doable to me.
I’ve been thinking that, since college, a lot of my day goes by where I probably don’t learn a single new thing (of substance at least).
That’s going to change starting today. Whether it’s a few phrases of a new language, a recipe, a tidbit of history, a scientific explanation, a sport or athletic technique, an important set of statistics - I’m going to learn stuff again.
Some days I’ll be more ambitious than others. But I’ll try to learn stuff that you might find interesting too.