zbog

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sъboga (Slovene zbog). Morphologically s- +‎ bog.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

zbȍg (Cyrillic spelling збо̏г)

  1. (indication causation or reason, with genitive) because of, due to, owing to
    Nekoliko ljudi je zl(ij)eđeno svaki dan zbog pogrešne zdravstvene njege.‎ ― Several people are injured every day as a result of faulty medical care.
    Proces je obustavljen zbog "tehničkih poteškoća".‎ ― The process was halted because of "technical difficulties".
    A mene bi to trebalo da je briga zbog...?‎ ― And I should care because...?
  2. (indication causation or intent, with genitive) for
    Veoma mi je žao zbog vašeg gubitka‎ ― I' m very sorry for your loss.
    Ne biste uhapsili nekog zbog lažnih optužbi.‎ ― You wouldn't arrest someone for making false allegations.
    Odrađuje pet godina u zatvoru zbog pljačke‎ ― He's doing five years in prison for robbery.
  3. (indication causation or intent, with genitive) about, over
    Os(j)ećam se dobro zbog toga.‎ ― I feel good about it
    Oni ljudi su bili ovd(j)e zbog mog oca, zar ne?‎ ― Those men were here about my father, weren' t they?
    Neću plakati zbog toga!‎ ― l" m not gonna cry over that!
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    Drago mi je zbog toga.‎ ― I am grateful for that.
    Zbog čega?‎ ― Why?

References[edit]

  • zbog” in Hrvatski jezični portal