When the going gets tough ....
Ja bih umro, ali uvijek si kažem “Ne daj se!”
I would die, but I always tell myself “Don’t give up!”
Sometimes it feels almost too much? You are drowning, but having stubborn Croatian blood, you will not surrender! Like when you are trying to learn Croatian - such a slippery language.
Kaže si "Ne daj se!"
Puž je Hrvat? Hrvoje.
Mislim da je žena na vrhu. Onda Hrvoje je puž muž!
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Warning: I don't know where I got this saying from .... My teacher Mateja (SpeakCro) tells me that this is not such a common expression and, although it is grammatically correct, is not really in the spirit of the Croatian language.
Have you ever noticed that whenever a teacher has difficulty explaining grammar or exceptions, or whatever, they fall back onto "It's not in the spirit of the language"? [Sorry, Mateja!]
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