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Croatia: The Country and the Language
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  05/6/2020 | Education | Unrated
Volumes I and II, written by Nasja Bošković Meyer and her daughter Jasna Meyer McCarthy

The authors, Jasna Meyer McCarthy, PhD, and her mother Nasja Boskovic Meyer, in the city of Split, Croatia


St. Louis, MO. (Missouri) U.S.A. - Nasja Bošković Meyer, Lodge 50 of Croatian Fraternal Union of America, announces the 20th Anniversary of the revised, enhanced, and new edition of the Croatian Language and Culture Books that have been sold in 47 states in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and Croatia.

A buyer said of the first edition: "These books are easily the best of the Croatian materials I have. I don't believe one can truly learn a language without first knowing something about the history and culture that produces it. I will gladly recommend these books to others who want to learn Croatian."

The book is published in two volumes and is called "Croatia: The Country and the Language" / "Hrvatska: Zemlja i Jezik" by Nasja Bošković Meyer and Jasna Meyer McCarthy, Ph.D., ACM Publishing, Copyright 2018. Both volumes are available in soft-cover and hard-cover. Each volume includes an extensive English - Croatian Dictionary and a Croatian - English Dictionary, and an audio component -- CD, that helps with pronunciation and reinforces progress in learning. The books are a dynamic new way to learn about the country and language of Croatia.

Nasja Bošković Meyer holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages and is a native of Split, Croatia. She has taught Croatian language and culture for over 35 years at colleges throughout St. Louis. She is the author of two books of poetry in Croatian -- the second, "Pet Rubina Crvenih," is also available for sale. Nasja Meyer is a regular contributor to Zajedničar (bi-weekly newspaper of the Croatian Fraternal Union), writing about her frequent visits to Croatia.

Jasna Meyer McCarthy, PhD, and her mother Nasja Boskovic Meyer, in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Her daughter and co-author Jasna Meyer McCarthy, Ph.D., is American born, but educated in Croatia, as well as in the U.S. Her Ph.D. is in Intercultural Communication and her doctoral work focused on linguistic comparisons of Croatian and Euro-American speakers. Currently she is a professor at Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

Volume I For everyone who wants to learn more about the rich history and culture of Croatia and its language, Hrvatski Jezik. This first volume is an Introduction to the Language and its Structure, Pronunciation, Basic Grammar, Gender of Nouns, Present Tense, Grammatical Cases, and Declension of Nouns. Key sections include: Intro to the Language, Greetings, Familiar Scenes in Zagreb, Poems and Proverbs, Everyday Expressions, Brief History of Croatia, Exercises in Speaking and Writing Croatian, Jokes and Short Conversations, Practical Suggestions for Visitors and Tourists to Croatia, English-Croatian and Croatian-English Dictionaries, 299 pages with colored pictures and illustrations, and a CD which is essential for pronunciation.

Volume II For persons who want to learn more, and in greater depth about Croatian language and culture, for visitors to Croatia, for those with friends and family connections in Croatia. Continuation of the Study of Grammar, Past Tense, Future Tense, Imperative Form and Conditional. Poems, Proverbs, Songs, Recipes. Visits to Karlovac, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Trogir, Šibenik, Zadar, Dalmatian Islands, Dubrovnik, Međugorje. The Game of "Alka" at Sinj, Everyday Expressions, Exercises in Speaking and Writing Croatian, Recipes for Holiday Baking, Jokes and Short Conversations, English-Croatian and Croatian-English Dictionaries, 321 pages with colored pictures and illustrations, and a CD necessary for pronunciation.


Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Easter, Confirmation, Graduations, Special Days! Many of us wonder what we will give for gifts to our friends and relatives. We want to give a gift that is enriching and attractive, and we may spend hours deciding, looking for the "right" gift. Here is an idea that will save your precious time, a gift that will last for years, and will be greatly appreciated.


Send your Name, Address, Phone No., and a Check to Nasja Meyer, 8055 Davis Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63105 U.S.A.

Free Shipping Anywhere in the U.S.!

Soft-Cover: Vol. I. $67.00 Vol. II $67.00
Hard-Cover: Vol. I $79.00 Vol. II $79.00

When you buy two soft-cover volumes, only $130
When you buy two hard-cover volumes, only $150
Free shipping included.

(Indicate if you wish the authors to sign your copy or dedicate to someone you name and for what occasion).

For more information, call 314-727-0747 and leave your phone no. if necessary, or contact us by email at

For orders outside of the U.S. (Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, etc.) or multi-copy orders including for course adoption, contact us.

Jasna Meyer McCarthy, PhD, and her mother Nasja Boskovic Meyer,
in Croatia's capital Zagreb, enjoying Zrinjevac Park.
Nasja Boskovic Meyer and her daughter Jasna Meyer McCarthy, PhD

Nasja Boskovic Meyer and her daughter Jasna Meyer McCarthy, PhD, in the city of Split

Greetings from the U.S.A.!

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