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Facial Features and Body Parts in Serbian

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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?

Not 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.

That’s true.

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.

lice

face

kosa

hair

čelo

forehead

oko, oči

eye, eyes

obrva

eyebrow

trepavica

eyelash

uvo

ear

uši

ears

 

obraz

cheek

nos

nose

nozdrva

nostril

usta

mouth

usna

lip

zub

tooth

vilica

jaw

brada

chin; beard

Test your Facial Features in Serbian!

This simple quiz will show you how many Serbian Facial Features words you have actually learned.

glava

head

vrat

neck

rame

shoulder

ramena

shoulders

obrva

eyebrow

grudi

cheast, breasts

leđa

back

šaka

hand

ruka

arm

struk

waist

guza

booty

kuk

hip

kukovi

hips

noga

leg

koleno

knee

stopalo

foot

prst

finger

prsti

fingers

nokat

nail

nokti

nails

Test your body parts in Serbian!

Learn 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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