Now let’s learn some basic Serbian conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Serbian.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Serbian“.

Basic Serbian words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

please / you’re welcome
нема на чему
nema na čemu

you’re very welcome
нема на чему
nema na čemu
thank you
thank you very much
хвала пуно
hvala puno
Excuse me!
Извињавам се!
Izvinjavam se!


I understand.
I don’t understand.
Не разумијем.
Ne razumijem.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
What does that mean?
Шта то значи?
Šta to znači?
I don’t know.
Не знам.
Ne znam.
I don’t speak Polish.
Ја не знам пољски.
Ja ne znam poljski.
I speak a little Polish.
Знам мало пољског.
Znam malo poljskog.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Да ли знаш енглески?
Da li znaš engleski?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Знаш ли причати енглески?
Znaš li pričati engleski?
Yes, I do speak English.
Да, знам причати енглески.
Da, znam pričati engleski.
No, I don’t speak English.
Не, не знам причати енглески.
Ne, ne znam pričati engleski.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!
Молим те, причај спорије!
Molim te, pričaj sporije!
Nice to meet you!
Драго ми је да смо се упознали!
Drago mi je da smo se upoznali!
How are you?
Како сте?
Kako ste?
Good, thank you!
Добро, хвала!
Dobro, hvala!
I’m well, thanks!
Добро сам, хвала!
Dobro sam, hvala!
Not bad, thanks!
Није лоше, хвала!
Nije loše, hvala!
very bad
веома лоше
veoma loše
What’s your name?
Како се зовеш?
Kako se zoveš?
My name is [...].
Зовем се [...].
Zovem se [...].
What’s your first name?
Коje је ваше име?
Kako je vaše ime?
My first name is [...]
Моје име је [...].
Moje ime je [...].
How old are you?
Колико имаш година?
Koliko imaš godina?
I’m [...] years old.
Ја имам [...] година.
Ja imam [...] godina.
What are your hobbies?
Који су твоји хобији?
Koji su tvoji hobiji?
What do you like doing?
Шта волиш радити?
Šta voliš raditi?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Шта (тренутно) радиш?
Šta (trenutno) radiš?
Where do you live?
Гђе живиш?
Гђе станујеш?
Gdje živiš?
Gdje stanuješ?

I live in [...].
Живим у [...].
Živim u [...].
I’m from England
Ја сам из Енглеске.
Ja sam iz Engleske.
I’m English
Ја сам Енглез.
Ja sam Englez.

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