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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 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.

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 §.

5 Easy Croatian: Core Dictionary A small, 'core' dictionary is included. Each item contains a base word, and one or more derived words: brod m ship ~ brodsk...

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