the back of the neck

Bosnian translation: zadnji dio vrata

16:03 May 14, 2011
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English term or phrase: the back of the neck
Is there a specific name for this or do you just say "the back of your neck"?
azra86
Bosnian translation:zadnji dio vrata
Explanation:
just back of the neck (circled in red in the picture)

circled in black in the picture is "zatiljak"

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I had to be specific as it turns out that the English world can't agree about whether nape is the back of the head or the back of the neck and to make things worse, my dictionary defines it as "zatiljak" (or potiljak which I guess is more a Serbian word) although zatiljak is the back of the head (judging by the picture)... Yep.. I did make a science out of it LOL
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Vesna Maširević
Serbia
Local time: 13:05


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zadnji dio vrata


Explanation:
just back of the neck (circled in red in the picture)

circled in black in the picture is "zatiljak"

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Note added at 1 day22 hrs (2011-05-16 14:14:58 GMT) Post-grading
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I had to be specific as it turns out that the English world can't agree about whether nape is the back of the head or the back of the neck and to make things worse, my dictionary defines it as "zatiljak" (or potiljak which I guess is more a Serbian word) although zatiljak is the back of the head (judging by the picture)... Yep.. I did make a science out of it LOL


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Vesna Maširević
Serbia
Local time: 13:05
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Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat
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Asker: Lol that's very specific! Thank you!!

Asker: I appreciate it! I know English isn't the richest language out there!

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