A language can be simply described as a communication system which commonly contains signs or words which are well structured. It is used by humans to convey thoughts or express feelings towards one another. A language can either be spoken or written. One of the most common and widely used language in Western Europe and areas bordering the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern Europe is the Croatian language.
Roots of the Croatian language can be traced back in the 17th century when men such as Bartol Kasic were writing the language rules down. Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bosnia and Montenegro are some of the places where this Western Europe language was first spoken. Since then, the Croatian language has gone on to become the native language to over 5.55 million people spread out in countries such as Germany, Croatia, Romania and Serbia just to mention a few. It’s also an official language 3 countries, sovereign organizations such as the European Union and a recognized minority language in 5 countries such as Italy and Austria.
Croatian language is regulated by the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguists. Croatian language is an easy and fun language to learn. Various people give various reasons as to why they have a desire to learn the language. Some of the reasons include:
The reason that makes the Croatian language an easy and fun language to learn is the fact that it uses the Latin script. The Latin scripts are universal, easy to understand and write down as they only contain one diphthong and 30 letters. In Croatian the letter order is easily known as abeceda due to the fact that “a, be, ce, de” are the beginning four letters.
The Croatian language verbs contains two linguistic aspects which are the imperfective and perfective, 7 grammatical tenses which are mostly used according to time and common phrases such as “da” which means “yes” in English.
Common proverbs in the Croatian language include:
“Bez muke nema nauke.”” which means “no pain, no gain.” And “bog zatvori jedna vrata, a otvosori stotinu” which means “the lord closes one door to open another.”