Colloquial Croatian: The Complete Course for Beginners

Colloquial Croatian: The Complete Course for Beginners

by Celia Hawkesworth, Ivana Jovic



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415348935
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: Colloquial Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Map of Croatia
Learning Croatian
Alphabet and pronunciation
1 Na putu
On the way
The verb biti (to be); personal pronouns: I, you, etc.; basic word order; formation of questions; introducing yourself; nationalities
2 Razgovor o putovanju
Conversation about traveling
Main conjugations of verbs; verbal aspect; reflexive verbs; adverbs
3 Dolazak u Zagreb
Arrival in Zagreb
Nouns: the nominative case, the vocative case; simple letters; adjectives from proper nouns; double negatives
4 Svatko ide na svoju stranu
Each goes his own way

Accusative case, accusative after certain prepositions; genitive case; questions and answers; sentence building with the genitive; prepositions
5 Dolazak u hotel
Arrival at the hotel
The dative case, the locative case; the instrumental case, a telephone conversation
6Razgovor o stanu
Conversation about a flat
Adjectives; nominative case of adjectives; vocabulary about flats and furniture
7 Na po?ti
At the post office
Cardinal numbers 1, 2, 3, etc; use of verbs with numbers; telephone conversations
8 U restoranu
In the restaurant
Ordering meals; adjectives: genitive case, accusative case; food and drink

9 Na ulici
In the street
Street directions; adjectives: dative and instrumental; prepositions; reflexive verbs
10 Posjet prijateljima
Visit to friends
The past tense; word order; past tense questions; negative past tense; emphatic use of pronouns; use of verbs with numbers
11 Obiteljski odnosi
Family relationships
Personal pronoun declensions; vocabulary of family relationships; word order (3); use of pronouns
12 Putni planovi
Travel plans
Thefuture tense; using the long form of the future auxiliary; structures with the future tense
13 U kazali? t u
At the theatre
Ordinal numbers: first, second, etc.; periods of time; dates; days of the week; time of day
14 Pakiranje
Comparative of adjectives; comparative of adverbs; structures with the comparative; the superlative; clothes, colours
15 Polazak
Demonstrative pronouns: 'this', 'that'; possessive adjectives; preparing for a car journey; driving, route planning
16 U kvaru
Possessive pronouns: my, your, etc.; future perfect tense; parts of a car
17 U kupnji
Interrogative pronouns: 'who', 'what', etc.; relative pronouns: 'who', 'which', etc.; shopping for food; aspect 2; lost items, visiting a police station
18 Prometna nesreEa
Road accident
Imperative, negative imperatives; adjective phrases expressed by verbs; aspect 3; parts of the body
19 Razgovor o svakodnevnom ae i v ot u
Conversation about everyday life
Conditional: 'I would', etc.; conditional clauses; reflexive phrases
20 Kraj
The end
Participles: 'being', 'having been', etc; verbal nouns
Grammar summary
Key to main exercises
Translations of main texts
Croatian-English glossary
English-Croatian glossary
Subject index

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