Ordering a hamburger and french fries

17 Dec

Learning a new language can be very difficult. Serbian is no exception. There have been many posts that rank Serbian as one of the top 5 most difficult languages. Living here in Northern Serbia will spoil most native English speakers because 90% of those under 30 years old speak English but when you encounter those that dont…. it can cause major headaches… Here are a few tips if you are alone and need to order a hamburger… The polite greeting is “Dobar Dan” or good day….

“May I have a hamburger and french fries?”

“Mogu li dobiti pljeskavicu i pomfrt?”

One of the biggest differences in hamburgers is the size and organic meat that used.   Serbia uses organic meat and sometimes a mix of pig in their burgers. They are large, the size of your hand and have lots of taste. They come on a large bun or Lepinja. Here is a list of common condiments and their translations :

SERB                                            ENGLISH

Luk                                                     Onion

Paradajz                                            Tomato

Salata                                                 Lettuce

Sir                                                       Cheese

Pavlaca                                              Sour Cream

Pomfrit                                                French Fries


When you compare the taste, cost, freshness and quantity Serbia wins hands down. The average cost of a soda, french fry and Big Mac in Chicago is $6.02. Serbia you can get yours for 250 dinars. That is about $4.

American burger                                        Serbian Pljeskavica.


Posted by on December 17, 2011 in Important survival words in Serbian


15 responses to “Ordering a hamburger and french fries

  1. Kiki

    January 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I love pljeskavice! (But FYI – your lists are backward.)

    • cather76

      January 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      hahaahhahah… hvala… damn, you are correct… thanks for reading!!!! i will edit!!

  2. Natasa

    January 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I have read on your blog that U have lived in Chicago.. There should be at least one serbian restaurant which serves pljeskavica, ´cus the biggest serbian immigrant population is in Chicago. My point is if U miss pljeskavica when U r in the States, visit Chicago 😀

    • cather76

      January 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      ahahaha.. i will have to find it.. i am sure there is.. thanks for reading and thanks a million for your comment!

  3. DLCS Management

    January 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Wish I had some ajvar 😦

    • cather76

      January 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      i loveeeeeeeeee that stuff too!!!!

  4. DLCS Management

    January 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

    It’s for sale in Teh Netherlands but not the greatest of them all. I gotta start making it myself..

    • Zdravlje

      January 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

      not even close, i mean in store ( diferent recipy)… I will not buy it ajvar in store…just making it myself
      @Cather76 : try to buy on our domestic market, I can not seem to go away but I see that someone has to sell:)

      • cather76

        January 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

        i have had some people give me their homemade stuff and it is AMAZING.. Huge difference between it and store bought.. when i first tasted it I didnt like it because I expected a hot, spicy flavor and it was sweet but it soon grew on me.. I know eat it on everything!!!

    • cather76

      January 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      I dont think they sell it in the USA!!I will have to check…

  5. serbianteacher

    February 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Pavlaka not pavlaca! 🙂

  6. Alexander Wright (Dragovic)

    August 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    There are a few places in America that do sell ajvar kajmak and some serb products. The biggest cities with serbs are Chicago, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, Houston, and some other major cities where im sure you can finds an eastern European store. I for example live in Houston Texas, and we have a store called Phoenicia. It sells Lots of Serbian products. I always go there to get ajvar and kajmak for my cevapi or pljeskavica. Long story short you just have to look 🙂 Btw Charles I am like you I grew up a typical American but fell in love with Serbia at a young age. I have now devoted part of my life to being Serbian and teaching others that Serbia is a wonderful place! keep doing what you do brother Vidimo se!

    • cather76

      August 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      hi there… very pleased to hear from you.. sorry for the long delay in responding to your comment.. i have moved my site to please find me there…. how did you get affiliated with Serbia?

  7. Bob Pell

    March 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Dude u rock
    I buy serbian stuf in los angeles and in santa barbara california at a.russian store
    Salame sira bonbona

  8. Милош

    May 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    You should find real picture of American burger, not one from magazine. 🙂


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