Facial Features and Body Parts in Serbian
Learn body vocabulary in Serbian: everything from tip to toe. You can learn by listening to kids songs and nursery rhymes, right? “Head and sholders, knees and toes…” must be the same for all kids, right?
Read on to learn the body vocabulary in Serbian and learn a few fun facts about some missing words.
Body vocabulary in Serbian – fun facts
If you’re learning Serbian with kids songs, watch out! You shouldn’t assume the rhymes are 100% accurately translated. If you listen to the Serbian variant of the “Head and shoulders knees and toes” on YouTube, the lyrics actually say “feet” instead of “toes”: glava, ramena, kolena i stopala.
Why? It’s the poet’s freedom, as we say pesnička sloboda. But probably also because we don’t really have the right word. We actually say prsti na nogama for toes and prsti na rukama for fingers.
Well, we’ll most often simply say prsti, but if we need to specify, we’ll say:
- prsti na nogama – fingers on legs, and
- prsti na rukama – fingers on arms.
You see, not only toes and fingers are problematic, but also arms and legs!
In the Serbian language, we often use the word ruka for both hand and arm, even though we have the word šaka that specifically refers to the hand.
Also, we often use the word noga for both foot and leg. We only say stopalo to avoid potential misunderstandings.
Make sure to use this page to learn the Serbian body vocabulary and get it all right!
Learn body vocabulary in Serbian
Basic Serbian vocabulary related to body and face. Read the word and click on the play icon to listen to the native speaker pronunciation.
Test your Facial Features in Serbian!
This simple quiz will show you how many Serbian Facial Features words you have actually learned.
Test your body parts in Serbian!
This simple quiz will show you how many Serbian body parts words you have actually learned.
Learn more of the body vocabulary in Serbian
If you liked this lesson, you’ll also like what we have in the related course. Learn more body vocabulary and example sentences in the “Body” and “Face” chapters included in our Vocabulary course “Ljudi”.
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