How to Talk About Summer Vacation in Serbian

A white parasol on a white sand beach

Finally, summer is here, and you’ve packed your bag. Your swimsuit’s ready, and so are you. But what about your Serbian? If you’re worried about getting lost in translation on your journey, it’s time to learn how to talk about summer vacation in Serbian. 

Unfortunately, Serbia is one of nine landlocked countries in Europe. But there are plenty of lakes and rivers in Serbia where you can take a dip in summer. Also, neighboring countries boast beautiful beaches, and Serbs gladly visit them each summer. So, as long as you’re in Serbia, you can easily enjoy swimming and basking in the sun. So, let’s take a look at the summer vacation phrases in the Serbian language.

Basic Vacation Phrases in the Serbian Language

Before you even begin planning your trip, there are Serbian phrases worth learning. They’ll make your life easier and your journey more comfortable. So, if you’re traveling to Serbia or any nearby country, check out the following phrases and vocab.

English

Serbian

vacation

odmor

summer vacation

letovanje

to travel

putovati

tourist

turista

visit

posetiti

beach

plaža

to swim

plivati

 

Jedva čekam da idem na letovanje.

I can’t wait to have summer vacation.

 

Gde ideš na odmor?

Where are you going for your vacation?

 

Idem u Hrvatsku na odmor.

I’m going to Croatia for my vacation.

 

Putujem sa prijateljima.

I’m traveling with my friends.

 

Umeš li da plivaš?

Can you swim?

 

Želim da posetim muzej.

I want to visit a museum.

A lady floating in the sea.
Umeš li da plivaš? 🏊

Planning and Packing for the Vacation

After you decide on your destination, it’s time for planning and packing. Since careful preparation leads to a perfect vacation, it’s best to take this phase seriously. Hopefully, these phrases will help you prepare hassle-free.

 

English

Serbian

passport

pasoš

suitcase

kofer

sunglasses

naočare za sunce

towel

peškir

medicines

lekovi

swimsuit

kupaći

sunscreen

krema za sunčanje

airport

aerodrom

flight ticket

avionska karta

bus station

autobuska stanica

travel agency

turistička agencija

travel insurance

putno osiguranje

full board

pun pansion

half-board

polupansion

bed and breakfast

noćenje sa doručkom

 

Ne zaboravi da poneseš pasoš.

Don’t forget to bring your passport.

 

Spakovao/la sam kofer.

I’ve packed the suitcase.

 

Poneo/la sam naočare za sunce i kupaći.

I brought sunglasses and a swimsuit.

 

Želim da rezervišem avionske karte.

I want to book flight tickets.

 

Kako da stignem do aerodroma?

How can I get to the airport?

 

Želim da rezervišem noćenje sa doručkom za dve osobe.

I want to book a bed and breakfast for two people.

Red sunglasses and books on top of an old-fashioned suitcase.
Kofer i naočare za sunce su spremni 🕶

At the Vacation

Finally, it’s time to travel. Hopefully, all the meticulous planning has paid off, and you’re now enjoying your dream vacation. Undoubtedly, nothing can spoil your fun, but here are a few phrases to ensure a stress-free journey.

At the hotel/restaurant

English

Serbian

hotel/hostel

hotel/hostel

reception desk

recepcija

check-in

prijavljivanje

check-out

odjavljivanje

room

soba

restaurant

restaurant

credit card

(kreditna) kartica

vegan

veganski

allergic

alergičan/alergična

 

Gde se nalazi hotel?

Where is the hotel located?

 

Želim da promenim sobu.

I want to change the room.

 

Hajdemo u srpski restoran.

Let’s go to a Serbian restaurant.

 

Da li postoji veganski restoran u okolini?

Is there a vegan restaurant around here?

 

Alergična sam na kikiriki. Možete li da preporučite drugo jelo?

I’m allergic to peanuts. Can you recommend another dish?

 

Mogu li da platim karticom?

Can I pay with a credit card?

Je l’ ovo veganski restoran? 🍅

At the beach

English

Serbian

sunbed

ležaljka

parasol

suncobran

ice cream

sladoled

popcorn

kokice

cocktail

koktel

shower

tuš

Wi-Fi password

šifra za Wi-Fi

swimming pool

bazen

Scuba diving

ronjenje

to sunbathe

sunčati se

get sunburn

izgoreti

 

Koliko koštaju dve ležaljke i suncobran?

How much for two sunbeds and a parasol?

 

Jede mi se sladoled.

I feel like eating an ice cream.

 

Gde su tuševi?

Where are the showers?

 

Mogu li da pogledam meni sa koktelima?

Can I see the cocktail menu?

 

Koja je šifra za Wi-Fi?

What’s the Wi-Fi password?

 

Volim da se sunčam, ali lako izgorim.

I like to sunbathe but I get sunburn easily.

Sightseeing

English

Serbian

museum

muzej

restaurant

restoran

souvenir

suvenir

souvenir shop

suvenirnica

café

kafić

tour guide

turistički vodič

ATM

bankomat

 

Želim da obiđem muzej.

I want to visit the museum.

 

U centru ima puno suvenirnica. Tamo možete kupiti suvenire.

There are lots of souvenir shops in the city center. You can buy souvenirs there.

 

Hajde da svratimo u kafić da popijemo kafu.

Let’s drop by a café and have a cup of coffee.

 

Gde mogu naći turističkog vodiča?

Where can I find a tour guide?

 

Idem do bankomata da podignem pare.

I’ll go to the ATM to withdraw some money.

Remembering the Vacation

Naturally, nothing lasts forever, and your vacation is over. Although you might feel sad and disappointed, there’s still plenty to look forward to. For example, souvenirs. Those memorable trinkets will not only make your friends happy but also remind you of all the fun you had when you bought them.

Finally, don’t forget to show off amazing pics and videos from your vacation. While you’re there, you can share all the details from your vacation. After all, a little bragging killed no one.

 

English

Serbian

unpack the suitcase

raspakovati kofer

picture

slika

video

video

spend time

provesti se

to tan

pocrneti

 

Još nisam raspakovala kofer.

I still haven’t unpacked my suitcase.

 

Hoćeš da vidiš slike?
Do you want to see the pictures?

 

Odlično smo se proveli.

We had a great time.

 

Baš si lepo pocrnela.

You got a really nice tan.

 

Donela sam ti neke suvenire.

I brought some souvenirs for you.

 

Jedva čekam da ponovo idem na odmor!

I can’t wait to have a vacation again!

Many seaside souvenirs hanging on the wall.
Suveniri 🙂

Take a Vacation and Study Serbian

At last, you’re equipped to talk about summer vacation in Serbian. Whether you decide to spend your holiday in Serbia or travel to nearby countries, these phrases will help you communicate with locals and make your trip more enjoyable.

But why stop here? The better you speak the language, the more thoroughly you’ll be able to appreciate your preferred destination. So, if you want to learn more phrases about vacations and traveling, and practice your Serbian, book our group lesson and share your love for travel with like-minded learners.

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