Serbian Vocabulary

The Serbian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: један  [јyedan] Audio Two: два  [dva] Audio
Three: три  [tri] Audio Four: четири  [chyetiri] Audio
Five: пет  [pyet] Audio Six: шест  [shyest] Audio
Seven: седам  [syedam] Audio Eight: осам  [osam] Audio
Nine: девет  [dyevyet] Audio Ten: десет  [dyesyet] Audio
First: први  [prvi] Audio Second: други  [droogui] Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: понедељак  [ponyedyeljak] Audio Tuesday: уторак  [ootorak] Audio
Wednesday: среда  [sryeda] Audio Thursday: четвртак  [chyetvrtak] Audio
Friday: петак  [pyetak] Audio Saturday: субота  [soobota] Audio
Sunday: недеља  [nyedyelja] Audio Now: сада  [sada] Audio
Yesterday: јуче  [јoochye] Audio Today: данас  [danas] Audio
Tonight: вечерас  [vyechyeras] Audio Tomorrow: сутра  [sootra] Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: воће  [voćye] Audio Apples: јабуке  [јabookye] Audio
Bananas: банане  [bananye] Audio Tomatoes: парадајз  [paradaјz] Audio
Potatoes: кромпир  [krompir] Audio Onions: лук  [look] Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: црвена  [tzrvyena] Audio Green: зелена  [zyelyena] Audio
Blue: плава  [plava] Audio White: бела  [byela] Audio
Black: црна  [tzrna] Audio Grey: сива  [siva] Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: доручак  [doroochak] Audio Lunch: ручак  [roochak] Audio
Dinner: вечера  [vyechyera] Audio Milk: млеко  [mlyeko] Audio
Coffee: кафа  [kafa] Audio Bread: хлеб  [khlyeb] Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: сунчано  [soonchano] Audio Windy: ветровито  [vyetrovito] Audio
Rainy: кишовито  [kishovito] Audio Snowy: снежне падавине  [snyeʐnye padavinye] Audio
Cold: хладно  [khladno] Audio Hot: вруће  [vrooćye] Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: дечак  [dyechak] Audio Girl: девојчица  [dyevoјchitza] Audio
Son: син  [sin] Audio Daughter: ћерка  [ćyerka] Audio
Brother: брат  [brat] Audio Sister: сестра  [syestra] Audio
Man: мушкарац  [mooshkaratz] Audio Woman: жена  [ʐyena] Audio
Father: отац  [otatz] Audio Mother: мајка  [maјka] Audio
Grandfather: деда  [dyeda] Audio Grandmother: баба  [baba] Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: кућа  [kooća] Audio Toilet: тоалет  [toalyet] Audio
Room: соба  [soba] Audio Bedroom: спаваћа соба  [spavaća soba] Audio
Kitchen: кухиња  [kookhiњa] Audio Table: сто  [sto] Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: мачка  [machka] Audio Dog: пас  [pas] Audio
Mouse: миш  [mish] Audio Bird: птица  [ptitza] Audio
Cow: крава  [krava] Audio Horse: коњ  [koњ] Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: чарапе  [charapye] Audio Shoes: ципеле  [tzipyelye] Audio
Trousers: панталоне  [pantalonye] Audio Shirt: кошуља  [koshoolja] Audio
Sweater: џемпер  [dʒyempyer] Audio Coat: капут  [kapoot] Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: енглески  [yengulyeski] Audio French: француски  [frantzooski] Audio
German: немачки  [nyemachki] Audio Spanish: шпански  [shpanski] Audio
Italian: италијански  [italiјanski] Audio Portuguese: португалски  [portoogualski] Audio
Greek: грчки  [gurchki] Audio Russian: руски  [rooski] Audio
Arabic: арапски  [arapski] Audio Hindi: хинду  [khindoo] Audio
Chinese: кинески  [kinyeski] Audio Japanese: јапански  [јapanski] Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: такси  [taksi] Audio Bus: аутобус  [aootoboos] Audio
Hotel: хотел  [khotyel] Audio Reservation: резервација  [ryezyervatziјa] Audio
Airport: аеродром  [ayerodrom] Audio Passport: пасош  [pasosh] Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: ученик  [oochyenik] Audio Teacher: наставник  [nastavnik] Audio
Pen: хемијска оловка  [khyemiјska olovka] Audio Books: књиге  [kњiguye] Audio
Page: страна  [strana] Audio Dictionary: речник  [ryechnik] Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: шака  [shaka] Audio Feet: ноге  [noguye] Audio
Hair: коса  [kosa] Audio Eye: око  [oko] Audio
Mouth: уста  [oosta] Audio Nose: нос  [nos] Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: хитна помоћ  [khitna pomoć] Audio Doctor: лекар  [lyekar] Audio
Hospital: болница  [bolnitza] Audio Pharmacy: апотека  [apotyeka] Audio
Police: полиција  [politziјa] Audio Stomach Ache: бол у стомаку  [bol oo stomakoo] Audio

As you can see, this Serbian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.