A fun way to explore the Slovenian culture is by getting familiar with its idioms, which is the essence of the language. Through the idioms, we can understand part of the Slovenian culture and heritage.
- Kaditi kot Turek – To smoke like a Turk
It doesn’t point at a manner or any special way that a Turk smokes – it simply means to smoke a lot!
- Brez muje se še čevelj ne obuje – Without effort you can’t put a shoes on
To achieve anything, it requires some efforts (even the simple task of putting a shoe on).
- Biti copata – To be a slipper
(What can being a slipper possibly mean… 😛 ) In Slovene, “being a slipper” is used to describe someone who is submissive or bent at will.
Discover more Slovene “lessons” that might interest you: Slovene Numbers & Numerals, Slovene Nouns & Pronouns, Slovene Verbs, Slovene Adjectives, Slovene Syntax, Slovenian Idioms, Slovene Adverbs.
Let’s speak like Slovenians,