Bats have a bad reputation. Their association with vampires always kept them on the dark side of the animal spectrum. But causing the worldwide pandemic? Unforgivable! I wouldn’t want to be a bat in these times.
Netopirji so sesalci. (Bats are mammals.)
Večina netopirjev se hrani z žuželkami. Le peščica vrst pije kri večjih živali. (Most bats eat bugs. Only a handful drinks blood of bigger animals.)
Globoko v jami je živela kolonija netopirjev. (Deep in the cave lived a bat colony.)
Kaj nas netopirji lahko naučijo o virusih? (What can bats teach us about viruses?)
sesalec – a mammal ultrazvok – ultrasound krila – wings nočna žival – nocturnal animal
The word is also a (soft) derogatory term to refer to a woman. Another term for a hen is kura. And now you know what the headline image on this webpage refers to. Because Slovenia has a form of a hen/chicken. Have you figured it out by yourself? Actually, kura is usually used vernacularly, while kokoš is reserved for formal writing and speech.
Kokoš je izlegla jajce. (The hen hatched/laid an egg.)
Včeraj smo imeli kokoš za večerjo. (Yesterday, we had hen for dinner.)
Te ženske se res obnašajo kot kokoši. (These women really behave silly; lit. – These women really behave like hens.)
hoditi s kurami spat (to go to bed with the chickens; to go to sleep early)
biti kot kura brez glave (to be reckless, panicky; lit. – to be like a hen without a head)
pisati kot kura (to have a horribly handwriting; lit. – to write like a hen)