92 Fancy Sentence Starts

When you write a text, or speak carefully, and want the sentences to "flow" from one to another, you frequently use fancy words to start them, like "however", "furthermore", "nevertheless". Such "fancy start words" are sometimes called conjunctive adverbs or connectors.

They indicate a relation of the sentence they start with stuff already said, e.g. consequence, completion, opposition, etc. Here are main connectors with English counterparts:

relationEnglishCroatian
consequence"therefore" dakle,
prema tome
not
consequence
"on the contrary" naprotiv,
nasuprot tome
expected"of course",
"naturally"
dakako,
naravno
not
expected
"nevertheless" usprkos tome,
ipak
opposition"however" međutim,
no
expanding"furthermore",
"besides"
nadaljë,
osim toga
emphasis"in fact" zapravo
similarity"likewise" slično,
isto tako
conclusion"finally" konačno,
na kraju
change of subject? nego
(in coll. speech)

All such "starts" are usually separated by a comma (,) from the rest of the sentence. Some examples:

Naravno, pit ćemo pivo. "Of course, we will drink beer."

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1 comment:

  1. I hate "dakle" in Croatian, or "znaci" People have started using both of this as valley girls in American English use "like" If you listen to interviews on TV, it is everywhere and to me, makes people sound totally stupid. Learners of Croatian, please avoid overuse of these words!!

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