Date And Time Vocabulary In Serbian

Alright, now it’s time to learn some date and time vocabulary in Serbian. This blog post will help you learn how the days of the week, months, seasons, and times of day are called in Serbian.

 

 

Days Of The Week

Serbian Cyrillic / Latin Pronunciation English Translation
понедељак / ponedeljak poh-neh-deh-lyak Monday
уторак / utorak oo-toh-rahk Tuesday
среда / sreda sreh-dah Wednesday
четвртак / četvrtak chet-vrt-ak Thursday
петак / petak peh-tack Friday
субота / subota soo-boh-tah Saturday
недеља / nedelja neh-deh-lyah Sunday
викенд / vikend week-end Weekend
у понедељак u ponedeljak oo poh-neh-deh-lyak on Monday
у уторак / u utorak oo oo-toh-rahk on Tuesday
у среду / u sredu oo sreh-duh on Wednesday
у четвртак / u četvrtak oo chet-vrt-ak on Thursday
у петак / u petak oo peh-tack on Friday
у суботу / u subotu oo soo-boh-tuh on Saturday
у недељу/ u nedelju oo neh-deh-lyuh on Sunday
за викенд / za vikend zah week-end at the weekend
понедељком / ponedeljkom poh-neh-deh-lykom on Mondays
уторком / utorkom oo-tohr-com on Tuesdays
средом / sredom sreh-dohm on Wednesdays
четвртком / četvrtkom chet-vrt-com on Thursdays
петком / petkom peht-com on Fridays
суботом / subotom soo-boht-com on Saturdays
недељом / nedeljom neh-deh-lyom on Sundays
викендом / vikendom week-end-om at Weekends

 

Date And Time Vocabulary In Serbian: Months

Serbian Cyrillic / Latin Pronunciation English Translation
јануар / januar yah-noo-ar January
фебруар / februar fehb-roo-ar February
март/ mart mah-rt March
април / april ahp-reel April
мај / maj mahy May
јун / jun joon June
јул / jul jool July
август / avgust ahv-goo-st August
септембар / septembar sehp-tehm-bsr September
октобар / oktobar oktoh-bar October
новембар / novembar noveh-mbar November
децембар / decembar deh-cem-bar December

 

Date And Time Vocabulary In Serbian: Seasons

Serbian Cyrillic / Latin Pronunciation English Translation
пролеће / proleće proh-leh-tse Spring
лето / leto leh-toh Summer
јесен / jesen jeh-sehn Autumn / Fall
зима / zima zee-mah Winter

 

Date And Time Vocabulary In Serbian: Times Of Day

Serbian Cyrillic / Latin Pronunciation English Translation
јутро / jutro yoo-troh morning
преподне / prepodne preh-pod-neh forenoon
подне /  podne pod-neh noon
послеподне / poslepodneпоподне / popodne pos-leh-pod-nehpoh-poh-dneh afternoon
вече / veče veh-cheh evening
ноћ / noć nots night
поноћ / ponoć poh-nohts midnight

It can be confusing is regular to write “poslepodne” or “posle podne”.

We use both in the Serbian language. 

When used as a noun denoting the time of day, it is written in conjunction: 

Celo poslepodne pada kiša (It rained all afternoon). 

Proveli smo lepo poslepodne (We spent a nice afternoon).

When used as an adverbial clause for time, it is written separately: 

Otići ćeš posle podne (You will leave in the afternoon). 

Videćemo se u nedelju posle podne (I'll see you on Sunday afternoon).

The same goes for the popodne, po podne i prepodne, pre podne.

 

 

Other Date & Time Words In Serbian

Serbian Cyrillic / Latin Pronunciation English Translation
Сутра ујутру / Sutra ujutru soo-trah oo-youtr-oo Tomorrow morning
Прекјуче / Prekjuče prec-you-tse Day before yesterday
Прекосутра / Prekosutra pre-coh-soo-trah Day after tomorrow
Следеће недеље  / Sledeće nedelje sleh-deh-tseh neh-deh-lyeh Next week
Прошле недеље  /Prošle nedelje proh-shleh neh-eh-lyeh Last week
Следећег месеца / Sledećeg meseca sleh-deh-tseg meh-meh-tsah Next month
Прошлог месеца /Prošlog meseca proh-shlohg meh-meh-tsah Last month
Следеће године /Sledeće godine sleh-deh-tseh god-ee-neh Next year
Прошле године /Prošle godine proh-shleh god-ee-neh Last year
Који je дан? /Koji je dan koh-yee yeh dahn What day is it?
Који je месец? /Koji jemesec koh-yee yeh meh-sehts What month is it?
Којa је година? / Koji je godine? koh-yee yeh goh-dee-nah What year is it?
Данас је 21. новембар. / Danas je 21. novembar. dah-nahs yeh dvah-dehset-ee-prvee noh-vehm-bar Today is November 21.
Пробуди ме у осам сати / Probudi me u osam sati proh-boo-dee meh oo osam sah-tee Wake me up at 8.
Када имаш заказан састанак? /Kada imaš zakazan sastanak kah-dah ee-mash zah-kazhan sah-stah-nac When is your appointment?
Да ли можемо да о томе причамо сутра? /
Da li možemo da o tome pričamo sutra?
dah lee moh-zyeh-moh dah oh toh-meh pree-cha-moh soot-rah Can we talk about it tomorrow?

How To Write A Date In Serbian

Writing dates in Serbian can be pretty confusing. So, I will give my best to make it more clear. Let's get started. 

You can write the date in several ways in Serbian. Doubt resolved.

27. jul(i) 2020.  (or without the noun for the month, as it is implied)

27. 7. 2020. 

27. VII 2020. 

While reading this, you will notice that after each point there is a space (whiteness).

What to do if there is a comma in the sentence after the date? 

For example Pišući ovaj dnevnik danas, 6. jula 2011, video sam… (While writing this diary today, July 6, 2011, I saw…).  

Did you notice that after a year there is no full stop? This is because it is followed by a comma in the sentence and so that punctuation marks do not accumulate, forget the full stop only in that case).

You also noticed that in the third way of writing the date, where the month is written in Roman numerals, there is no full stop. Why? Because Roman numbers are read as ordinal and there is no full stop after them in the Serbian language. And there are, of course, exceptions. For example, in the contents of books whose chapters are marked with Roman numerals, so they have subgroups marked with Roman numerals as well… Stylistic recreation is allowed, but only in that case.

So spaces are a must, dots as well.

It is also important to mention that writing zero on the date is wrong. It's only allowed in business documents (to avoid fraud). So, it is incorrect to write 6. јul 2011, 06.07.2011. and something like that. 

I almost forgot to say the thing that you may already have figured out: names of months in Serbian are always written in lower-case...opposite of the English language. 

 

 

Time Changes In Serbia

Time zones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Serbia, there is only a single tone zone at UTC+1. E.g. New York has the Eastern Standard Time at UTC-5 and the time difference between NY and Serbia is 6 hours.

They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by 1 hour in summer.

The next clock change in Serbia will be on October 31st, 2021 from 3:00 to standard time.

it would be a great thing if you learn how to say and write words about date and time in Serbian. Also, it can be very useful to know Emergency Phrases if you are planning to visit Serbia. It would be a bonus if you know Family Vocabulary In Serbian. If you have a friend or family member who is from Serbia, that person would appreciate it very much. I hope that this blog post helped you with that. If you want to learn more Serbian words and phrases, you should consider using the Ling app and get some basic knowledge of this beautiful language while having fun.

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