Useful Serbian Adjectives - 1# List You Need To Know

July 7, 2021

Serbian Adjectives stand beside nouns, and they help to better define the noun. Adjectives are classified into several categories. There are Describe Adjectives, Buiding adjectives, Time adjectives, etc. Best way to see the difference between them are by example.

Describe Adjectives

Describe adjectives stand beside the noun, and can tell us how something is, it describes noun more effectively.

SerbianEnglish translation
dobar čovekgoodman, or good people
sunčan dansunny day
loša srećabad luck
veliki junakgreat hero
magični štapićmagic wand
ružan sanbad/ugly dream
visoka zgradatall building
mali passmall dog
tanak slojthin layer
debela korathick crust
gorak ukusbitter taste
sladak soksweet juice
crvena ružared rose
plavo neboblue sky
Serbian Adjectives - Describe Adjectives

Possessive Adjectives

This type of adjectives can tell us that if a specific noun beside them belongs to someone or something.

SerbianEnglish translation
srpski jezik serbian language
engleski čajenglish tea
gradski saobraćajcity traffic
rečna ribafreshwater fish
kućni ogrtačhouse cope
planinski izvormountain spring
bakine naočaregrandmother's glasses
dekin šeširgrandfather's hat
lekarska uniformadoctor's uniform
školski autobusschool bus
lorina torbalora's handbag
Serbian Adjectives - Possessive Adjectives

Place Adjectives

Place adjectives can tell us where something is or like the placement of a certain noun.

SerbianEnglish translation
desni džepright pocket
leva rukaleft hand
gornji redupper row
donja palubalower deck
početni položajstarting position
severni polnorth pole
južni polsouth pole
bočni vetarsideway wind
daleki istokfar east
Serbian Adjectives - Place Adjectives

Time Adjectives

They represent where is  noun placed in time: past, present, future

SerbianEnglish translation
današnje novinetoday's newspapers
prolećni raspustspring break
letnje vrućinesummer heat
zimske čarolijewinter wonderland
jesenje kišeautumn rain
prošli petaklast Friday
buduća zvezdafuture superstar
jučerašnji razgovoryesterday's conversation
nedeljni ručaksunday lunch
mesečni izveštajmonthly review
davna istorijaancient history
Serbian Adjectives- Time Adjectives

Building Adjectives

These adjectives represent building material, or from what is a noun built.

SerbianEnglish translation
zlatni prstengolden ring
srebrna medaljasilver medal
voštana svećawax candle
gumene bombonegummy bears
metalna tacnametal plate
drveni čamacwooden boat
čokoladni sladoledchocolate ice cream
svileni šalsilk scarf
pamučna majicacotton T-shirt
voćna salatafruit salad
peščani satsand clock
dijamantski prstendiamond ring
Serbian Adjectives - Building Adjectives

Comparative Adjectives

Comparative adjectives are used for the gradation of a noun.

SerbianEnglish translation
dobar, bolji, najboljigood, better, the best
star, stariji, najstarijiold, older, the oldest
mlad, mlađi, najmlađiyoung, younger, the youngest
jak, jači, najjačistrong, stronger, the strongest
toplo, toplije, najtoplijehot, hotter, the hottest
dugo, duže, najduželong, longer, the longest
Serbian Adjectives - Comparative Adjectives

Use Of Serbian Adjectives In A Sentence

Ues Of Serbian Adjectives In A Sentence

I will share you with a couple of examples we used every type of adjectives we mentioned above.

  1. Nisam kupio današnje novine – I forgot to buy today's newspapers
  2. Zaboravio sam mobilni telefon u gornjemdžepu od jakne – I forgot my mobile phone in upperjacket pocket
  3. Danas je veoma sunčan dan – Today is a very sunnyday
  4. Ovo je veoma hladan sok – This is a very cold juice
  5. Ovo je visoka čaša – This is a tall glass
  6. Srećan pas – Happy dog
  7. Australija ima toplo vreme – Australia has some warm weather
  8. Moj komšija ima pametnu mačku – My neighbor has a smart cat
  9. Zeleni čaj je dobar za zdravlje – Green tea is good for your health
  10. Najviše im se dopadao zlatni lančić – They liked the most golden bracelet
  11.  Ta šarena mačka me malopre uplašila – That colorful cat scared me a while ago
  12. Veselo dete se igra u parku – Happy child is playing in the park
  13. Tanjiri se blistaju – Dishes are shinny
  14. Šmirgla je veoma gruba – Sandpaper is very rough
  15.  Sviđa mi se elegantna haljina u izlogu – I like that elegant dress in the window
  16. Ovaj sok je gorak – That juice is bitter
  17. Jutanja magla se spušta na naše mirno predgrađe – Morning mist goes down on our quiet suburb
  18. Sa drvenog prozora posmatrala sam nemirne grane javora – From wooden window a watched the restless maple branches
  19. Sviđa mi se zimska tišina – I like the winter quiet
  20. Slabašno sunce probijalo se kroz guste oblake – Weak sunrays appeared thru the thick clouds

Most Commonly Used Serbian Adjectives

Most Commonly Used Serbian Adjectives

These are just a couple of examples of how to use different types of adjectives in a sentence. Now I will show you the most commonly used adjectives in the Serbian language and how to use them correctly in a sentence.

  • Lep - Beautiful
    • Lep dan – Beautiful day
    • Kako lepa devojka – What a beautiful girl – here we used adjective beautiful in female gender, because of that it is written lepa.
    • Lepo dete – Beautiful  child – in this sentence adjective beautiful is used to describe a child, or in Serbian language it represents medium gender, and it is used for describing both male and female children.
  • Dobar - Good
    • Dobar otac – Good father – this type of adjective is used for a male gender
    • Dobra majka – Good mother – here is another example how adjective is transforming when used for describing females
    • Dobro dete – Good child – this is another example how adjective is transforming when describing children, again it is the same when describing both male and female children
  • Srećan - Happy, lucka
    • Srećan broj – Lucky number
    • Srećan rođendan – Happy birthday

Comparive Adjectives

Here are few examples of how we can use comparison adjectives for the gradation of nouns. This is how we used comparison adjectives in the Serbian language and transform them into a sentence.

  • Visok, višlji, najvišlji - Tall, taller, the tallest
    • Visoko drvo – Tall tree
    • Višlje drvo – Taller tree
    • Najvišlje drvo – The tallest tree

Other good examples are:

  • Ljut, ljući, najljući -Angry, angrier, the angriest
    • Ljut trener – Angry coach
    • Ljući trener – Angrier coach
    • Najljući trener – The angriest coach

This is also an example of how the adjective ljut can be used in different ways, pronunciation is the same, but the meaning is different.

  • Ljut, ljući, najljući - Hot, hotter, the hottest
    • Ljuta paprika – Hot pepper
    • Ljuća paprika – Hotter pepper
    • Najljuća paprika – The hottest pepper

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