Serbian Phrases

The Serbian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: здраво!  [zdravo!] Audio
What is your name?: како се зовеш?  [kako sye zovyesh?] Audio
Nice to meet you: драго ми је!  [draguo mi јye!] Audio
How are you?: како сте?  [kako stye?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: добро сам, хвала!  [dobro sam, khvala!] Audio
And you?: а ви?  [a vi?] Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Serbian)?: да ли говориш (енглески/српски)?  [da li guovorish (yengulyeski/srpski)?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: говори ли она кинески?  [guovori li ona kinyeski?] Audio
A little bit: помало  [pomalo] Audio
How old are you?: колико имаш година?  [koliko imash guodina?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: ја имам тридесет три године  [јa imam tridyesyet tri guodinye] Audio
It was nice talking to you: драго ми је да смо попричали!  [draguo mi јye da smo poprichali!] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: како то мислиш?  [kako to mislish?] Audio
I don't understand: не разумем  [nye razoomyem] Audio
I don't know: не знам  [nye znam] Audio
Sorry: извини  [izvini] Audio
What is that called in Serbian?: како се то каже на српском?  [kako sye to kaʐye na srpskom?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: шта та реч значи на енглеском?  [shta ta ryech znachi na yengulyeskom?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: одакле си?  [odaklye si?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: ја сам из сад  [јa sam iz sad] Audio
I'm American: ја сам американац  [јa sam amyerikanatz] Audio
Where do you live?: где живиш?  [gudye ʐivish?] Audio
I live in the U.S: ја живим у сад  [јa ʐivim oo sad] Audio
What do you do for a living?: чиме се бавиш?  [chimye sye bavish?] Audio
I'm a student: ја сам студент  [јa sam stoodyent] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: могу ли вам помоћи?  [moguoo li vam pomoći?] Audio
Can you help me?: можете ли ми помоћи?  [moʐyetye li mi pomoći?] Audio
Where is the airport?: где је аеродром?  [gudye јye ayerodrom?] Audio
Go straight: иди право  [idi pravo] Audio
Then: онда  [onda] Audio
Turn left: скрени лево  [skryeni lyevo] Audio
Turn right: скрени десно  [skryeni dyesno] Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Serbian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: срећан рођендан!  [sryećan rodʑyendan!] Audio
Happy new year: срећна нова година!  [sryećna nova guodina!] Audio
Merry Christmas: срећан божић!  [sryećan boʐić!] Audio
Good luck: срећно!  [sryećno!] Audio
Congratulations: честитам!  [chyestitam!] Audio

Serbian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: имам резервацију (за собу)  [imam ryezyervatziјoo (za soboo)] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: да ли имате слободних соба?  [da li imatye slobodnikh soba?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: желео бих непушачку собу  [ʐyelyeo bikh nyepooshachkoo soboo] Audio
How much it costs per night?: која је цена ноћења?  [koјa јye tzyena noćyeњa?] Audio
Waiter: конобар/конобарице!  [konobar/konobaritzye!] Audio
How much is this?: колико је ово?  [koliko јye ovo?] Audio
What is this?: шта је ово?  [shta јye ovo?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: јеси ли добро?  [јyesi li dobro?] Audio
I need a doctor: треба ми лекар  [tryeba mi lyekar] Audio
Help: упомоћ!  [oopomoć!] Audio
Call the ambulance: зовите хитну помоћ!  [zovitye khitnoo pomoć!] Audio
Call the police: зовите полицију!  [zovitye politziјoo!] Audio
I am sick: није ми добро  [niјye mi dobro] Audio

These Serbian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Serbian Vocabulary and Serbian Grammar, you might want to visit our Serbian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Serbian Vocabulary

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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Serbian phrases.