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Describing People in Serbian - Age

In part one of this short series of blog posts on how to describe a person in Serbian, I'll cover just how to describe someone's age, and give you lots of sample sentences, so you can try to describe people in the photo below, focusing on their age ( and a little bit on clothes ):

Godište = Age

  • beba  = baby
  • dete =  child
  • dete koje je tek prohodalo = toddler
  • dečko = boy
  • devojčica = girl
  • tinejdžer = teenager 
  • mladić = young man (short "a")
  • devojka = young woman 
  • omladina = youth
  • čovek u zrelim godinama = middle-aged man
  • žena u zrelim godinama = middle-aged woman 
  • stariji čovek / žena = elderly man/ woman
  • ... ima dvadeset pet godina =... is 25 
  • ...ima tridesetak godina = ... is thirty something
  • ...ima oko četrdeset godina = ... is about forty
  • ...ima pedeset i kusur = ... is fifty odd.
  • ... je u (svojim) ranim / kasnim dvadesetim = ... is in (her /his) early / late twenties

Primeri = Examples
Na ovoj slici vidim puno ljudi koji su različitog godišta. S desne strane vidim devojčicu u  ružičastoj suknji i majici, a pored nje je srednjovečni čovek  sa kapom. Ispred njih sedi žena plave kose i proćelavi muškarac, koji deluju kao par u zrelim godinama. Pored njih, s leve strane su dve žene u kasnim dvadesetim. Jedna ima belu majicu bez rukava i crne bermude, a druga nosi ljubičastu majicu bez rukava i plave pantalone. Iza njih s leve strane sedi žena u crvenoj majici kratkih rukava koja ima pedesetak godina i  iza nje je verovatno njen suprug, koji je isto stariji čovek. Pored nje sedi  dečko koji ima oko devet ili deset godina. Oni su na nekom slavlju ili događaju i uglavnom su tu deca ili ljudi u zrelim godinama. Ne vidim uopšte tinejdžere.

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