Fruits in Serbian
Voće na srpskom
All words for the lovely sweet things, from bananas and pears, to apples and oranges… In this page you’ll find all fruits in Serbian: berries, citrus fruits and nuts with vivid images and native speaker audio files.
But pay attention, we don’t mix apples and oranges in Serbian! Read on to learn this famous idiom in the Serbian language too!
Fruits in Serbian vocabulary – fun facts
Mixing apples and oranges is a common idiom in English, but in Serbian it doesn’t really make sense to say “mešati jabuke i narandže”. What we say has nothing to do with the juicy sweet gifts of the earth. We actually mix grandmas and frogs!
Why so? Probably because they rhyme: “babe i žabe”. Here’s the common phrase: “Ne mešaj babe i žabe” (Don’t mix grandmas and frogs).
What we associate fruits in Serbia with, is actually rakija – fruit brandy typically made in Serbian households from plums, apricots, pears, apples and all kinds of fruits. But first, let’s learn the fruits in Serbian so you can shop in Serbian markets without pointing your finger.
Voće, just like povrće, is a neuter gender collective noun. That means it’s always in singular. If we want to say plural, we’ll have to say “različite vrste voća” (different kinds of fruit).
Most fruits in Serbian are regular feminine gender nouns. But not all! As you learn the words below, can you identify the fruits that are not feminine gender? You’ll find the rule in the bottom of this page!
Voće воће (fruits)
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Bobičasto voće бобичасто воће (berries)
Južno voće јужно воће (southern fruits)
Citrusi цитруси (citrtus fruits)
Orašasto voće орашасто воће (nuts)
Fruits in Serbian – grammar facts
All “normal” fruits in Serbian are regular feminine gender nouns, except:
- grožđe (grapes), which is a neuter gender singular collective noun
- orašasto voće (nuts), which are masculine gender nouns
- jućno voće (sothern fruits), which are mostly foreign words. The ones that end in -a are feminine (banana, narandža, mandarina), and the others are masculine (kivi, ananas, nar, limun, grejpfrut).
Test your fruits in Serbian!
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Learn more of the food vocabulary in Serbian
If you liked this lesson, you’ll also like what we have in the related course. Learn more food vocabulary and example sentences in our Vocabulary course “Hrana”.
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