Serbian Gender

Welcome to the fifth Serbian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Serbian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man Audio
мушкарац [mooshkaratz]
woman Audio
жена [ʐyena]
husband Audio
муж [mooʐ]
wife Audio
жена [ʐyena]
boy Audio
дечак [dyechak]
girl Audio
девојчица [dyevoјchitza]
father Audio
отац [otatz]
mother Audio
мајка [maјka]

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Serbian + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
мој син је студент Audio
[moј sin јye stoodyent]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
њена ћерка је студент Audio
[њyena ćyerka јye stoodyent]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
он има високог брата Audio
[on ima visokogu brata]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
она има високу сестру Audio
[ona ima visokoo syestroo]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
његова браћа су млада Audio
[njyeguova braća soo mlada]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
његове сестре су младе Audio
[njyeguovye syestrye soo mladye]

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son Audio
син [sin]
daughter Audio
ћерка [ćyerka]
brother Audio
брат [brat]
sister Audio
сестра [syestra]
grandfather Audio
деда [dyeda]
grandmother Audio
баба [baba]
child Audio
дете [dyetye]
children Audio
деца [dyetza]

Expressions in Serbian

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Serbian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

What do you mean?
како то мислиш?
[kako to mislish?] Audio
I don't understand
не разумем
[nye razoomyem] Audio
I don't know
не знам
[nye znam] Audio
What is that called in Serbian?
како се то каже на српском?
[kako sye to kaʐye na srpskom?] Audio
What is this?
шта је ово?
[shta јye ovo?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
шта та реч значи на енглеском?
[shta ta ryech znachi na yengulyeskom?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[izvini] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Serbian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Serbian Plural   Serbian Plural

Serbian Numbers   Serbian Numbers


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