Serbian dictionary (for beginners)
In Serbian language, every written letter is pronounnced. You should remember this useful rule. It will help you to read name of street signs in the city, communicate with domestic people, and read the following dictionary of the most common and the most necessary words and phrases in Serbian. The pronunciation of particular letters is very close to that in German. The letters which are not common in other languages are “Š” (pronounced “sh”), “Č” (“ch”), “Đ” (like French “j”), witch is often written as “dj” as well.
How to say…
YES/NO – DA/NE
NO PROBLEM – NEMA PROBLEMA
EXCUSE ME – IZVINITE
PLEASE/THANK YOU – MOLIM VAS / HVALA
GOOD MORNING – DOBRO JUTRO
GOOD EVENINIG – DOBRO VEČE
HOW ARE YOU? – KAKO SI?
GOOD, FINE – DOBRO
CHEERS! – ŽIVELI! 🙂
HAVE A GOOD APPETITE! – PRIJATNO!
WHAT TIME IS IT? – KOLIKO JE SATI?
HOW MUCH IS THIS? – KOLIKO KOŠTA?
WHERE/WHEN/HOW – GDE/KADA/KAKO
YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW – JUČE / DANAS / SUTRA
HOW LONG/HOW FAR – KOLIKO DUGO / KOLIKO DALEKO
DAY/WEEK/MONTH/YEAR – DAN / NEDELJA / MESEC / GODINA
OLD/NEW – STARO / NOVO
OPEN/CLOSED – OTVORENO / ZATVORENO
EXPENSIVE/CHEEP – SKUPO / JEFTINO
GOOD/BAD – DOBRO / LOŠE
LEFT/RIGHT/STRAIGHT ON – LEVO / DESNO / PRAVO
BIG/SMALL – VELIKO / MALO
HOT/COLD – TOPLO / HLADNO
STREET – ULICA
I DON’T UNDERSTAND – NE RAZUMEM
HELP! – UPOMOĆ!
WAITER/WAITRESS – KONOBAR/KONOBARICA
MONDAY – PONEDELJAK
TUESDAY – UTORAK
WEDNESDAY – SREDA
THURSDAY – ČETVRTAK
FRIDAY – PETAK
SATURDAY – SUBOTA
SUNDAY – NEDELJA