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In Montenegro, official language is Montenegrin (very similar to Serbian language).

Many experts say, that our language is not easy to learn, but that language is very “rich” and beautiful. We will help you to learn some basic words and phrases. Anyway, very soon, you will discover how our language is nice and interesting.

Maybe next time when you arrive in Montenegro, you will make your first order in some restaurant on Montenegrin language, why not.

Letters

Montenegrin language has 32 letters: 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, u and sometimes as a vowel letter r can be used) and 27 consonants.

In Montenegrin phonetic every letter is pronounced exactly in the way that it is written (it does not change depending on the neighbouring letters)

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. Č
  5. Ć
  6. D
  7. Đ
  8. E
  9. F
  10. G
  11. H
  12. I
  13. J
  14. K
  15. L
  16. Lj
  17. M
  18. N
  19. Nj
  20. O
  21. P
  22. R
  23. S
  24. Š
  25. Ś
  26. T
  27. U
  28. V
  29. Z
  30. Ž
  31. Ź

Numbers

  1. 1 - jedan
  2. 2 - dva
  3. 3 - tri
  4. 4 - četiri
  5. 5 - pet
  6. 6 - šest
  7. 7 - sedam
  8. 8 - osam
  9. 9 - devet
  10. 10 - deset
  11. 11 - jedanaest
  12. 12 - dvanaest
  13. 13 - trinaest
  14. 14 - četrnaest
  15. 15 - petnaest
  16. 16 - šesnaest
  17. 17 - sedamnaest
  18. 18 - osamnast
  19. 19 - dvetnaest
  20. 20 - dvadeset
  21. 21 - dvadeset jedan
  22. 22 - dvadeset dva
  23. 30 - trideset
  24. 31 - trideset jedan
  25. 40 - četrdeset
  26. 50 - pedeset
  27. 60 - šezdeset
  28. 70 - sedamdeset
  29. 80 - osamdeset
  30. 90 - devedeset
  31. 100 - sto

Time expressions

  • Juče – Yesterday
  • Danas – Today
  • Sjutra – Tomorrow
  • Noćas (Večeras) – Tonight
  • Sinoć – Last night
  • Ujutro – In the morning
  • Popodne – In the afternoon
  • Uveče – In the evening
  • U podne – At noon
  • U ponoć – At midnight
  • U zoru – At dawn
  • Prije dva dana – Two days ago
  • U toku dana – During the day
  • Za dva dana – In two days
  • Sjutra ujutro – tomorrow morning
  • Sjutra veče – tomorrow evening
  • Juče ujutro – Yestrday morning
  • Sinoć – Last night

Days in a week

  • Ponedjeljak – Monday
  • Utorak – Tuesday
  • Srijeda – Wednesday
  • Četvrtak – Thursday
  • Petak – Friday
  • Subota – Saturday
  • Nedjalja – Sunday

Months in a year

  • Januar – January
  • Februar – February
  • Mart – March
  • April – April
  • Maj – May
  • Jun – June
  • Jul – July
  • Avgust – August
  • Septembar – September
  • Oktobar – October
  • Novembar – November
  • Decembar – December

Seasons of the year

  • Proljeće – Spring
  • Ljeto – Summer
  • Jesen – Autumn / Fall
  • Zima – Winter