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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)

šljiva

 шљива 

plum

jabuka

 јабука 

apple

kajsija

 кајсија 

apricot

breskva

 бресква 

peach

kruška

 крушка 

pear

dunja

дуња

quince

smokva

смоква

fig

lubenica

 лубеница 

watermelon

dinja

диња

melon

trešnja

трешња

sweet cherry

višnja

вишња

sour cherry

grožđe

грожђе

grapes

Bobičasto voće
бобичасто воће (berries)

borovnica

боровница

blueberry

jagoda

јагода

strawberry

malina

малина

raspberry

kupina

купина

blackberry

Južno voće
јужно воће (southern fruits)

banana

банана

banana

kivi

киви

kiwi

ananas

ананас

pineapple

nar

нар

pomegranate

Citrusi
цитруси (citrtus fruits)

limun

лимун

lemon

grejpfrut

грејпфрут

grapefruit

narandža

наранџа

orange

mandarina

мандарина

mandarin

Orašasto voće
орашасто воће (nuts)

orah

 орах

orasi

ораси

walnut, walnuts

lešnik

 лешник

lešnici

 лешници

hazelnut, hazelnuts

badem

 бадем 

bademi

 бадеми 

almond, almonds

kesten

 кестен 

kestenje

 кестење 

chestnut, chestnuts

Fruits in Serbian – grammar facts

All “normal” fruits in Serbian are regular feminine gender nouns, except:

  1. grožđe (grapes), which is a neuter gender singular collective noun
  2. orašasto voće (nuts), which are masculine gender nouns
  3. 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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This simple quiz will show you how many Serbian fruits you have actually learned.

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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