Serbian Language

25 Serbian Travel Phrases You Should Know

Here are some useful Serbian travel phrases and expressions to help you get around Serbia.

Note: Serbian language has 2 alphabets – Cyrillic and Latin Alphabet. They are both used in everyday Serbian and they each have a total of 30 letters. The pronunciation is the same for both alphabets. You can see the examples of the Serbian Cyrillic Alphabet in the images of this post. And the examples of the Serbian Latin Alphabet are used in the text of this post.

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Now, here are the most useful 25 Serbian travel phrases and expressions:

I Getting Around

“Excuse me, do you know where is…?” in Serbian

“Excuse me” in Serbian is Izvinite. “Do you know where is…?” in Serbian is Da li znate gde je…? So the full expression “Excuse me, do you know where is…?” in Serbian is Izvinite, da li znate gde je…?

Examples:

  • Izvnite, da li znate gde je autobuska stanica? – Excuse me, do you know where is the bus station?
  • Izvnite, da li znate gde je XYZ hotel? – Excuse me, do you know where is the XYZ hotel?

25 Serbian Travel Phrases You Should Know

“How do I get to the…?” in Serbian

“How do I get to the…?” in Serbian is Kako da dođem do…? 

Examples:

  • Kako da dođem do pošte? – How do I get to the Post Office?
  • Kako da dođem do prodavnice? – How do I get to the store?

“Please take me to the…”  in Serbian

If you are in a taxi in Serbia and you wish to say “Please take me to the…” you would say it in Serbian Molim Vas, odvezite me do…

Examples:

  • Molim Vas, odvezite me do centra grada – Please take me downtown
  • Molim Vas, odvezite me do bolnice – Please take me to the hospital

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II Staying At A Hotel

“What time is…?” in Serbian

There are two ways you can ask “What time is…?” in Serbian. The first way is U koje vreme je…? And the second way is U koliko sati je…? (which literally means “at how many hours”).

Examples:

  • U koje vreme je doručak?  or U koliko sati je doručak? –  What time is breakfast?
  • U koje vreme je prijava? or U koliko sati je prijava? – What time is check-in?
  • U koje vreme je odjava? or U koliko sati je odjava? – What time is check out?

“I want to order room service” in Serbian

“I want to order” in Serbian is Hoću da naručim. You can say “room service” in Serbian rum servis or sobna usluga. The full expression “I want to order room service” in Serbian is Hoću da naručim rum servis or Hoću da naručim sobnu uslugu.

“Is there…?” in Serbian

“Is there…?” in Serbian is Da li ima…? This is a useful phrase if you are checking into a hotel and you want to ask:

Examples:

  • Da li ima bazen? – Is there a pool?
  • Da li ima klima uređaj? – Is there an airconditioner?
  • Da li ima besplatan bežični internet? – Is there free Wifi

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III Eating At A Restaurant

“I have a reservation” in Serbian

“I have a reservation” in Serbian is Ja imam rezervaciju

“A table for 2, please” in Serbian

“A table for two, please” in Serbian is Sto za dve osobe, molim Vas (meaning “a table for two persons”)

Example:

  •  Sto za jednu osobu, molim Vas – A table for 1, please.

“Could I see the menu, please?” in Serbian

“Could I see…?” in Serbian is Mogu li da vidim…? “Menu” in Serbian is meni or jelovnik. The full expression “Could I see the menu, please?” in Serbian is Mogu li da vidim meni, molilm Vas? or Mogu li da vidim jelovnik, molilm Vas?

At a restaurant in Serbian

“What do you recommend?” in Serbian

“What do you recommend?” in Serbian is Šta preporučujete?

“I have an allergy to…” in Serbian

“I have an allergy to…” in Serbian is Imam alergiju na…

Examples:

  • Imam alergiju na kikiriki – I have an allergy to peanuts
  • Imam alergiju na školjke – I have an allergy to shellfish
  • Imam alergiju na mlečne proizvode – I have an allergy to dairy 

“Where is the restroom/toilet, please?” in Serbian

“Where is the restroom/toilet, please?” in Serbian is Gde je toalet, molim Vas? 

“Check/bill, please?” in Serbian

“Check/bill, please?” in Serbian is Račun, molim Vas? 

“Thank you” in Serbian

“Thank you” in Serbian is Hvala

“Yes” in Serbian

“Yes” in Serbian is Da

“No” in Serbian

“No” in Serbian is Ne

 

IV Shopping In Serbian

“How much does this cost?” in Serbian

“How much does this cost?” in Serbian is Koliko ovo košta?

“How much is this?” in Serbian

“How much is this?” in Serbian is Koliko je ovo?

“Do you have…?” in Serbian

“Do you have…?” in Serbian is Da li imate…? 

Examples:

  • Da li imate razglednice? – Do you have postcards?
  • Da li imate automat za kartice? – Do you have an ATM machine?

“Can I pay with…”  in Serbian

“Can I pay with…” in Serbian is Da li mogu da platim…? 

Examples:

  • Da li mogu da platim kešom? – Can I pay in cash?
  • Da li mogu da platim kreditnom karticom? – Can I pay with a credit card?

 

V Asking For Help In Serbian

“Could you help me please?” in Serbian

“Could you help me please? in Serbian is Možete li da mi pomognete, molim Vas?

“Could you please repeat that?” in Serbian

“Could you please repeat that?” in Serbian is Možete li da ponovite to, molim Vas?

“Could you please speak slowly? in Serbian

“Could you please speak slowly? in Serbian is Možete li da govorite polako, molim Vas?

“I don’t understand” in Serbian

“I don’t understand” in Serbian is Ne razumem.

Speaking in Serbian

“I do not speak Serban well” in Serbian

“I do not speak Serban well” in Serbian is Ja ne govorim srpski dobro.

 

These 25 Serbian travel phrases and expressions will help you get around in Serbian especially when interacting with locals. Make sure you practice the Serbian phrases and expressions. And take your time learning the vocabulary too. People in Serbia are very friendly and they love it when foreigners speak to them in Serbian.

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I hope this helps you out next time you visit Serbia. Cheers!

– Ivana

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