jaje

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *aje, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jǎːje/
  • Hyphenation: ja‧je

Noun[edit]

jáje n (Cyrillic spelling ја́је)

  1. egg
    pržena jaja ― fried eggs
    jaje na oko ― sunny-side up egg
    u Čečeniji su pronašli jaja dinosaura stara 60 000 000 godina ― they found dinosaur eggs in Chechnya that are 60 000 000 years old
  2. (mildly vulgar, colloquial, usually in plural) ball, testicle
    frajeru, ček, obrijao si jaja? ― dude, wait, you shaved your balls?
    gospođo, upoznajte čelična jaja ― madam, meet balls of steel
    kučka me udarila u jaja! ― the bitch kicked me in the nuts!
  3. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    tražiti dlaku u jajetu ― to look for meaningless details
    (biti sličan) kao jaje jajetu ― as two peas in a pod
    hladiti jaja ― to rest and enjoy (as opposed to be working hard)
    držati nekoga za jaja ― to have somebody by the balls
    do jaja ― (as an adjective) awesome; (as an adverb) awesomely; completely, to the full

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