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Vegetables in Serbian

Povrće

 

What do you think the Serbian word paradajz means? If you don’t know, you’ll learn that in this post, along with many words for different vegetables in Serbian, including legumes and grains. Here you can build your culinary vocabulary in Serbian, with native speaker audios, bright images and a quiz.

Vegetables in Serbian vocabulary – fun facts

When you see the word “paradajz”, wouldn’t you think that it means paradise? But it’s actually tomato, not paradise! Many people’s favorite vegetable got its Serbian name from the Latin word paradisus, which means heaven or paradise.

No wonder, this delicious fruit was first called “rajska jabuka” (paradise apple), because raj is how we say paradise in Serbian. This is exactly why in formal Croatian the fruit is called rajčica.

If you’re an intermediate or advanced Serbian student, try reading some of the delicious recipes at the regions most popular recipe website Coolinarika, uniting all cooks in the ex-Yugoslavia. Recipes in foreign languages are something that will make you enjoy cooking, even if you’re the stove’s sworn enemy.

But first, make sure to use this page and learn the vegetables in Serbian so you can shop in Serbian markets without pointing your finger.

Povrće na srpskom
Vegetables in Serbian

zelena salata

lettuce

kupus

cabbage

karfiol

cauliflower

spanać

spinach

tikvica

zucchini

patlidžan

eggplant or aubergine

bundeva

pumpkin

krompir

potato

krastavac

cucumber

paradajz

tomato

paprika

pepper

šargarepa

carrot

Lukovi alliums

mladi luk

spring onion

crni luk

onion

beli luk

garlic

praziluk

leek

Mahunarke
Legumes

pasulj

beans

boranija

green beans

grašak

peas

kikiriki

peanuts

Žitarice
cereals

kukuruz

corn

pirinač

rice

žito

wheat

pahuljice

cereal flakes

brati

to pick fruits

Berem paradajz u svojoj bašti.

I pick tomatoes in my own garden.

ljuštiti

to peal

Ljuštim krompir za pomfrit.

I’m pealing potatoes for chips.

prati

to wash

Perem povrće pre upotrebe.

I wash vegetables before using (it).

seći

to cut

Sečem karfiol za supu.

I’m cutting cauliflower for soup.

čistiti

to clean

Čistim šargarepu za đuveč.

I clean carrot for casserole.

rendati

to grate

Rendam bundevu za pitu.

I’m grating pumpkin for pie.

Test your vegetables in Serbian!

Vegetables in Serbian

This simple quiz will show you how many Serbian vegetables 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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