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) (+ genitive case)

  1. (indicating cause or reason) 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. (indicating cause or intent) for, about, over, because of
    Žao mi je zbog vašeg gubitkaI am 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 pljačkeHe's doing five years in prison for robbery.
    Oni ljudi su bili ovd(j)e zbog mog oca, zar ne?Those men were here about/because of my father, weren' t they?
  3. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    Drago mi je zbog toga.I am grateful for that.
    Zbog čega?For what? / What for?

References[edit]

  • zbog” in Hrvatski jezični portal