*That means 'Hello!' in Croatian.
The CROATS podcast features a regular section titled 'CROATS Go Croatian' in which David and Tim attempt to pander to the imaginary English-speaking Croatian audience that David insists have been downloading the podcast after thinking the title must mean the show is all about Croatian culture. This is of course highly improbable as the podcast artwork, description, and virtually everything else about the show make it pretty obvious that any ties we hold to the Croat population are tenuous at best.
However, let it not be said that the CROATS podcast cannot be both educational and entertaining (apart from just then which doesn't count anyway because I was using it to illustate the opposite). Whether our listeners be Croats or not we hope they will enjoy our occasional dip into all things Croatian.
Of course, if you seriously want to learn about Croatian then...well...you should probably visit the Croatia National Tourist Board website. However, if you sort-of-but-not-really want to learn true-ish facts about Croatia then you have come to the right place!
Croatia : The Basics
- The Republic of Croatia is a country (we're pretty certain on this one)
- There is only one person called Terry in Croatia (less sure on this one...the Wikipedia entry refers to it as being a 'Unitary' something or other - we figured that must mean they've only got one Terry)
- It's somewhere in Europe (in the middle....somewhere...)
- The capital city is Zagreb (which sounds funny if you say it in a French accent...as most things do come to think of it)
- It is slightly less than three times the size of Wales
Croatia : The Language
Here are some words and phrases we've learnt on the podcast.
- Bok! - This means "Hello" and not "Can I Bok A Table For Dinner Please"
- Hvala - This means "Thanks" rather than someone telling you about their holiday in Hvala Lumpur
- Kako Se Zoves - This means "What's Your Name?" and has nothing to do with Princess Kako of Japan....unless of course she's the one who's asking your name.