“Yes, you fart od laughter”: 30 words in Serbian that have a completely different meaning

It is very easy for a Russian and a Serb to understand each other: the vocabulary of our languages ​​coincides by 50%, because they both borrowed many words from Old Church Slavonic. But this proximity also has a downside: there are many words in Serbian that only sound similar, but mean something different, sometimes even directly opposite.

What is tin for a Russian, then lead for a Serb, “a harmful wife” is a compliment, and the Serbs call their native language obscene. The dictionary from “Subtleties” will not let you get lost in the jungle of languages ​​and will save you from the difficulties of translation. And at the same time make you smile – and more than once.

  1. Shame(pozorište) – theater (Srpsko national shame – Serbian National Theater)
  2. Disgrace (upozoriti) – warn
  3. Diarrhea ( ponos) – pride (“Diarrhea and Prejudice” – “Pride and Prejudice”)
  1. Buttocks(jagodice) – cheekbones, cheeks
  2. Grandfather Mraz (Deda Mraz) – Santa Claus
  3. Mike (majka) – mother
  4. Maternji ezik (maternji jezik) — mother tongue
  5. Verenitsa (verenica) — bride
  6. Babies (mladenci) – newlyweds
  7. Heap (kuћa) – house
  1. Berry (jagoda) – strawberry
  2. Puknuti (puknuti) – crack, explode
  3. Puknut
  4. b> (puk) – regiment (pukovnik – colonel)
  5. Rvach(rvač) – fighter
  6. Harmfulness (vrednost) – value, benefit >
  7. Praise (hvala) – thank you
  8. Come on (pristati) – agree
  1. Poison(jad) – grief, suffering
  2. Rejection (otkaz) – dismissal
  3. Tin (olovo) – lead
  4. Biscuits (pečenje) – baked meat
  5. Capital (stolica) – chair

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  1. Bow (poklon) – gift
  2. Word (slovo) – letter
  3. Wheelbarrow (tačka) – point
  4. Trupe (trupe) – troops
  5. Stingy
  6. b> (skupo) – expensive
  7. Cunningly (hitro) – quickly /li>

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