Serpent's cyclic log

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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Serpent » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:24 am

Thanks! I feel like I'm still recovering. Been a week since my mum got her negative test (I haven't actually been tested, меня не посчитали :lol: )

BCMS question, how do you perceive the difference between sjetan and tužan?
I'm still reading Luka's biography and when describing what he felt when his first coach passed away a few years ago, he says "Bio sam više sjetan nego tužan". I have some intuitive understanding of these words but this made me wonder about the nuances.
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Radioclare » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:43 pm

I don't know for sure but I'd think of tužan as being really upset and sad, and sjetan as being a bit downcast; more in a nostalgic kind of way, like thinking back to the good times you had together and regretting that you won't be able to share them again.
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