This is the dumping ground for the vocabulary I am building as I learn Serbian/Montenegrin. These may not be the most difficult words for everyone to learn, but I find the need to practice them as an active advanced learner. I have encountered them in conversation, reading, listening, etc.

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  • preporučiti

    to recommend (v)

    preporuka

    recommendation (n)

    predložiti

    to suggest (v)

    predlog

    suggestion (n)

    boravak

    stay, sojourn (n)

    činjenica

    fact (n)

    obeležiti

    to mark, delineate, demarcate (v)

    beležiti

    to note, register, chronicle (v)

    beleška

    note, record (n)

    zaobići

    to get around, circumvent, outflank (v)

    Panonija

    Pannonia [ancient Roman province] (n)

    sopstven

    own (adj)

    zdanje

    edifice, building, structure (n)

    krajnji

    final, ultimate (adj)

    tadašnji

    then (adj)

    istaknut

    prominent, featured, outstanding (adj)

    ponići

    to sprout, originate from (v)

    ruševina

    ruins, debris (n)

    tvrđava

    fortress (n)

    ugao

    angle (n)

    ugaoni

    angular, corner (adj)

    odbrana

    defense (n)

    odbramben

    defensive (adj)

    projektovati

    to draw up plans [for something] (v)

    gradnja

    construction, erection (n)

    otvaranje

    opening (n)

    svečan

    solemn, festive, formal (adj)

    juriti

    to chase, pursue, rush (v)

    jutarnji

    morning (adj)

    borac

    fighter, champion, advocate (n)

    podatak

    datum, piece of information (n)

    čuven

    famous, famed, renowned (adj)

    izvojevati

    to win, conquer (v)

    poraziti

    to defeat, beat, trounce, vanquish (v)

    nadirati

    to rush, advance, penetrate (v)

    opsesti

    to besiege (v)

    flota

    fleet (n)

    kej

    quay, wharf, landing (n)

    pojačanje

    reinforcement (n)

    probiti

    to make, build, drive, cut [etc., by penetration] (v)

    odbraniti

    to defend (v)

    kuga

    plague (n)

    nastanak

    genesis, emergence, creation (n)

    uzor

    model, standard, ideal (n)

    uporan

    persistent (adj)

    sažaliti se

    to feel sorry for (v)

    zadiviti

    to amaze, astonish (v)

    razočarati

    to disappoint (v)

    sumjati

    to doubt (v)

    rukovoditi

    to manage, administer, run (v)

    visiti

    to hang, sag, dangle (v)

    okačiti

    to hang, sling, suspend (v)

    plutati

    to float (v)

    pluta

    cork (n)

    cvijet

    flower (n)

    cvijeće

    flowers (n)

    svijeća

    candle (n)

    svijeće

    candles (n)

    rospija

    bad woman [pejorative] (n)

    okupljanje

    gathering, get-together (n)

    nastavak

    extension (n)

    kilaža

    weight (n)

    životni vijek

    lifetime (n)

    srčani udar

    heart attack (n)

    visok krvni pritisak

    high blood pressure (n)

    podsjetiti

    to remind (v)

    odzvoniti

    to ring with something, resound (v)

    uvesti

    to introduce [into], install (v)

    odvesti

    to take [somewhere], drop off (v)

    preboliti

    to get over [something] (v)

    prolaziti

    to pass by (v)

    zaneti

    to carry away [figurative] (v)

    rušiti

    to pull down, destroy (v)

    podići

    to lift, raise (v)

    upražnjavati

    to engage [in] (v)

    doprinositi

    to contribute (v)

    iznositi

    to present, state (v)

    poboljšavati

    to improve (v)

    produžavati

    to extend (v)

    podnositi

    to bear, endure (v)

    smanjivati

    to reduce (v)

    umanjivati

    to downplay (v)

    obuhvati

    to cover (v)

    izostaviti

    to leave out (v)

    naivan

    naïve (adj)

    zanesen

    enthralled, carried away (adj)

    zategnut

    taut (adj)

    naveden

    cited (adj)

    veština

    skill (n)

    sposobnost

    ability (n)

    predmet

    subject (n)

    srodan

    related (adj)

    značaj

    significance (n)

    spadati

    to fall [from, into] (v)

    privreda

    economy (n)

    izrično

    flatly, absolutely (adv)

    donekle

    somewhat (adv)

    samoglasnik

    vowel (n)

    slog

    syllable (n)

    višesložan

    multi-syllabic (adj)

    suglasnik

    consonant (n)

    upropastiti

    to ruin, wreck (v)

    uklopiti se

    to fit in (v)

    ukrasti

    to steal (v)

    ukrasiti

    to decorate (v)

    množenje

    multiplication (n)

    dijeljenje

    division (n)

    sklopiti

    to collapse [for packing] (v)

    propast

    destruction (n)

    propasti

    to fall through, fail, perish (v)

    izobilje

    abundance (n)

    lišen

    devoid of (adj)

    crv

    worm (n)

    parva

    maggot (n)

    pričest

    Eucharist (n)

    spomenuti

    to mention (v)

    veznik

    conjunction [grammar] (n)

    spretan

    clever, skilled, deft, dextrous, nimble, agile (adj)

    Sjedinjene Američke Države

    United States of America (n)

    upečatljiv

    impressible, striking, memorable (adj)

    Zvezdani ratovi

    Star Wars [film] (n)

    doživotan

    lifelong (adj)

    poslije

    after [RS/ME] (prep)

    nakon

    after [HR] (prep)

    premijeniti

    to apply, use (v)

    ugledati se

    to emulate somebody, take somebody as a model (v)

    hir

    whim, caprice (n)

    preuzeti

    to assume, take over (v)

    dovesti

    to lead, take, bring (v)

    sadašnji

    present, current (adj)

    ubrzo

    shortly (adv)

    prelazak

    transit, transition (n)

    dugoročan

    long-term (adj)

    ulaganje

    investment (n)

    poduhvat

    venture (n)

    promovisati

    to promote (v)

    područje

    area (n)

    spajanje

    joining, binding (n)

    kopno

    mainland (n)

    obilje

    abundance (n)

    svesrdno

    wholeheartedly (adv)

    poređenje

    comparison (n)

    pećina

    cave (n)

    spajalica

    paper clip (n)

    uzbuđen

    excited (adj)

    rez

    cut [of meat] (n)

    bezkonačan

    infinite, endless (adj)

    zalogaj

    morsel [of food] (n)

    ječam

    barley (n)

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