Guide to Pronunciation

The following is a list of Serbian letters with corresponding English sounds. In most cases we have retained the original spelling for personal and place names; titles of artistic works have been translated.

a – a, as in father

c – ts, as in cats

ć – ch, as in rich (soft)

č – ch, as in chalk (hard)

dj – g, as in George

e – e, as in pet

i – e, as in machine

j – y, as in yet

lj – li , as in million

nj – ni, as in dominion

o – o, as in over

š – sh, as in shawl

u – u, as in rule

z – zh, as in pleasure


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