list

Nothing to be confused about….

Translation: leaf, a sheet (of paper), document [noun,m]

List is a versatile word, often combined with an adjective. For example, when referring to a document, you may encounter:

potni list – passport
rojstni list – birth certificate
poročni list – marriage certificate
garancijski list – warranty certificate

When linked to a sheet of paper:

list – generally a list of paper (e.g. A4)
jedilni list – menu
risalni list – a sheet of drawing paper

One can also refer to a magazine as “list”, but that usage is outdated.

Examples:

Na mizi leži list papirja.
(A sheet of paper is lying on the table.)

Vzemite prazen A4 list.
(Take an empty A4 sheet.)

Lipov list je simbol slovenstva.
(Linden leaf is a symbol of Slovenian culture.)

Jeseni je listje lepo obarvano.
(Leaves are nicely colored in autumn.)

Gospod, pokažite mi vaš potni list.
(Sir, show me your passport.)

Expressions:

biti naše gore list
(to be one’s fellow countryman; lit. to be the leaf of our mountain)

biti nepopisan list
(to be a blank slate, tabula rasa)

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