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Christmas Vocabulary in Serbian

Božić i Nova godina

Welcome to the Serbian Christmas page! Snow flakes, Santa, rain deers, Snow Man, stars and bells – all the Serbian Christmas vocabulary in one page: read on!

Merry Christmas! Srećan Božić!

Happy New Year! Srećna Nova godina!

Serbian Christmas Vocabulary

As you learn the Serbian Christmas vocabulary and the most important words we use about this time of the year, you must know that Christmas decoration in Serbia is mostly associated with the New Year celebration.

Use this page to listen and read to the Serbian Christmas Vocabulary, and you may listen to “Zvončići, zvončići, zvonite kroz noć…” (Jingle bells in Serbian) along the way.

Božić

Christmas 

 

Badnje veče

Christmas eve 

 

badnjak

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Nova godina

New Year 

 

doček Nove godine

New Year’s Eve

 

novogodišnja jelka

Christmas tree 

 

jelka

fir tree

Deda Mraz

Santa Claus

pokloni

presents

sanke

sleigh

Sneško Belić

Snowman

pahulja

snowflake

irvas

reindeer

lampice

lights

sveća

candle

mašna

bow

lampion

bauble

zvezda

star

zvonce

little bell

Serbian Christmas Verbs

Learn all the necessary verbs to talk about sending postcards, decorating, packing and unpacking presents, and celebrating.

pakovati

to pack

Pred Božić pakujem poklone.

Before Christmas I pack presents.

slaviti

to celebrate

Slavim Božić sa porodicom.

I celebrate Christmas with family.

otvarati

to open

Na Božić otvaram poklone.

On Christmas I open presents.

čekati

to wait

Čekam Novu godinu sa prijateljima.

I wait for New year with friends.

kititi

to decorate

Deca vole da kite jelku.

Children like to decorate fir.

slati

to send

Danas više niko ne šalje čestitke.

Today nobody sends postcards any more.

Serbian Christmas Greetings

Here’s what you can say or write as a holiday greetings in Serbian:

Srećan Božić! 

Merry Christmas!

 

Srećna Nova godina! 

Happy New Year!

 

Srećni novogodišnji i božićni praznici! 

Happy New Year’s and Christmas’ holdays!

 

Mnogo zdravlja i sreće u Novoj godini! Lots of health and luck in the New year!

Sve najlepše vama i vašoj porodici! All the best to you and your family!

QUIZ: Christmas and New Year in Serbian

Learn more about the Serbian Christmas

If you’d like to read more, take a look at this recommended article about Serbian Christmas and New Year traditions and customs with all the details in one place.

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