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Bosnia/Croatia/Slovenia Etiquette & Language

Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
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Just last month, the absolute only person we found who didn't speak English was the policeman in charge of rerouting traffic when the Bora closed the A-1. He kept trying to speak to us in German, but unfortunately, we were too rusty to remember directional words. Like CarolA, the language completely defeated us, but our tries were always appreciated. The tip to sound out each letter was mentioned by many and works pretty well.

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Jul 3rd, 2012, 06:31 PM
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danon, i have to disagree with your post that you made on Apr.9 at 3:14 pm ,when you said that Russian was not taught in schools, it was actually my parents were two of all the students in bosnia that had to learn Russian. Please dont take this offensively
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Jul 3rd, 2012, 08:20 PM
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well, my ex husband was from that part of the world and neither he nor any of his friends ever learned Russian. Actually, they had a choice of English or French.
Former Yugoslavia was not a member of Warsaw Pact or influenced by Russia in a way other communist countries were.
I visited the country a number of times, know the language rather well, and still keep in touch with some people form Bosnia and Croatia.
None of them speak a word of Russian.
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Jul 4th, 2012, 02:44 AM
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My god, we have resurrected a three year old post to continue an argument! Positively Balkan!
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