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Yugoslavian Phrase Book

The language of the Southern Slavs is extremely colorful and full of regionalisms, interesting terms, cultural artefacts, and fun phrases. On this page, we aim to capture some of them!
This page will probably always be "under construction". If you have interesting terms or phrases to submit, please email them to me at samuel.vidovich+yugoslavphrases@gmail.com!
TODO: Add sources where applicable :)

English Jugoslavian Literal Translation
From generation to generation Sa kolena na koleno From knee to knee
From a young age Od malih nogu From little foot
Blood is thicker than water Krv nije voda Blood is not water
Such is the case Upravo takav slučaj Just such a case
It's nearly impossible Je gotovo nemoguće It cannot be done