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1279 Croatian Cuisine

Vesna and Karlo discuss the cuisine in Croatia, their home country.

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roughly

I would roughly say yes.

Roughly is about or approximately. Notice the following:

  1. The house is roughly five meters tall.
  2. It weighs roughly a kilogram.

something to do with

It probably has something to do with the historical diversity.

Something to do with means about or pertaining to. Notice the following:

  1. The book has something to do with war.
  2. My way of thinking has something to do with my upbringing.

diversity

the historical diversity between these two regions.

Diversity means variety or many different things. Notice the following:

  1. There is a great diversity among types of fish.
  2. We have a diversity of cultures at our school.

consequently

The winters are really cold and consequently the food has to be heavier.

Consequently means therefore or that is why. Notice the following:

  1. It was raining this morning. Consequently, I brought an umbrella.
  2. He slept late and was consequently late for work.

continental

a combined continental and Mediterranean cooking tradition.

In this example, continental means the European continent (not including Britain). Notice the following:

  1. The hotel served a continental breakfast.
  2. Germany has a tradition of continental philosophy.

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