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Core Dictionary

A small, 'core' dictionary is included.

Each item contains a base word, and one or more derived words:

brod m ship

· brodski rel adj.

— base word
— derived word

Each word is defined with its form (here: brod), type (here: m) and meaning (here: ship). The types are abbreviated as follows:

mnoun, masculine gender (not people/animals)
noun, masculine gender (people/animals)
fnoun, feminine gender
nnoun, neuter gender
adj.adjective
pass. adj.passive adjective
adv.adverb
impf.verb, imperfective
perf.verb, perfective
v.p.verb pair: an imperfective and a perfective verb
v.t.verb triplet: an imperfective and 2 perfective verbs

Both nouns and adjectives with specific case-bases have them immediately after their nominative form.

Nouns with non-obvious forms are listed with them. If a noun uses the preposition na¨ in a obvious way (e.g. not on table), it's marked in the following way:

l/aphysical location/destination
act.used metaphorically, as activity (e.g. na kavi)
met.meteorological conditions (e.g. na suncu)

Terms with gender pairs (mª and f) are listed in a way that the generic noun comes first. For example, prijatelj mª stands for both masculine and generic friend; the same holds for lavlion; for a group of friends of mixed sex, you would use prijatelji; for a group of lions, lavovi, unless all are females.

However, generic names for cat and fox are mačka f and lisica f; you would use masculine terms only for those cats and foxes you're sure they are masculine; for a mixed group of cats, you would use mačke. Therefore, feminine nouns are listed first for cat and fox.

It's assumed that two-syllable masc. nouns that have one-syllable case-base get just an -i in N-pl, as all masc. nouns with more than one syllable do:

kupac (kupc-) mª customer, buyer → N-pl kupci

When it's not the case, the N-pl is listed (and all plural forms follow from it):

češalj (češlj-) m (N-pl češljevi)

Adjectives (except for passive and relational adjectives) are assumed to have regular comparatives (with -iji). If it's not so, the comparative is listed, if there's no comparative, it's again marked as (no comp.)

Certain entries have a link to a chapter (or more chapters) with examples and usage notes, marked with §.

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