Serbian: Translation & specialist interpreting

The Nuremberg-based interpreting and translation agency AP Fachübersetzungen offers its clients high-quality translation and interpreting services for the Serbian language. Our accredited linguists put their heart and soul into working in the translation sector and are happy to give you advice and support. Our qualified and experienced Serbian translators and interpreters specialize in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, law and technology. We are also happy to support you with certified Serbian translations as your competent and reliable partner at any time.

Interesting facts

  • The Serbian language is so similar to the Bosnian and the Croatian language that speakers of the three languages can communicate with one another easily.
  • The Serbian language was one of the four official languages of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The word “vampire” was imported into many other languages from Serbian.
  • Serbian is the only language with an alphabet that is based on both Cyrillic and Latin.
  • The oldest written evidence for Serbian dates back to the 10th century BC.

The Serbian language - an overview

Serbian belongs to the Indo-European language family and is part of the South Slavic subgroup.

Serbian is the official language in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. Serbian is considered a minority language in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Romania. There are also large Serbian-speaking communities in many countries around the world. Approximately nine]nbsp]million people in Eastern Europe are native speakers of this language.

Smooth communication is a top priority, especially when dealing with authorities or other important appointments, and this depends to a large extent on the interpreter. In order to avoid unnecessary problems and misunderstandings, we at AP Fachübersetzungen, the renowned Nuremberg interpreting and translation agency, work exclusively with competent Serbian translators and interpreters who have many years of experience and impeccable references. Our strict quality management sets high standards and guarantees the impeccable quality of our services. At AP Fachübersetzungen, your translation and interpreting projects are always in best hands. Whether you need a consecutive, simultaneous, liaison, telephone, conference, trade fair, GMP audit or court interpreter or a specialist translator for Serbian - you can always rely on our translation agency.

Countries where Serbian is spoken:

  1. Serbia
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Montenegro
  4. Kosovo
  5. Greece
  6. Croatia
  1. Republic of North Macedonia
  2. Romania
  3. Hungary
  4. Albania
  5. Slovenia

History of the Serbian language

Old Church Slavic was the language in which religious texts were written and out of which the Slavic languages developed, including Serbian. The Serbo-Croatian variant of Old Church Slavic developed between the 12th and 16th century. Since the 13th century, secular texts in Serbo-Croatian have been circulated, and since the 14th century, both religious and secular texts have been written in the national language Serbian. The first Serbian dictionary (Bosnian-Turkish dictionary), which was published in 1631, was also one of the first Slavic dictionaries ever.

The language history of the 19th century is characterized by attempts to standardize language. Both the Latin and the Cyrillic spelling of Serbian were standardized and adapted to the Serbian pronunciation. In the dual monarchy Austria-Hungary, the language spoken in the countries Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina was called Bosnian and regarded as a language. At the beginning of the 20th century, the name was changed to Serbo-Croatian. There were many discussions about both the name and the writing system as well as the use of the language and its variations in the politically unstable 20th century. Laws and resolutions concerning these matters were passed and then abandoned.

Grammar of the Serbian language

The Serbian language uses both the Latin and the Cyrillic alphabet. Officially, the Cyrillic spelling is used, but in everyday life and in the media, the Latin spelling is also often used. In Cyrillic letters, the Serbian alphabet comprises 30 letters.

Serbian is an inflecting language, in which nouns, pronouns, adjectives and verbs are inflected. German has four different cases, and Serbian even has seven cases, to which the gender and the number of nouns have to be adapted. Verbs in the Serbian language are inflected according to tense, number and mood. Moreover, there are two different aspects depending on whether an action or an event is completed or uncompleted. This category does not exist in the German language.

In addition, Serbian has many more tenses than German, at least on paper. Strictly speaking, there are eight different tenses in the Serbian language, some of which, however, are practically not used in everyday life. Due to the multitude of inflections, the word order in Serbian is very free.

Unlike in German and English, there are no articles in Serbian.

Serbian is a tonal language, which means that differences in the stress of a word can also change its meaning.

Due to all these particularities of the Serbian language, it is advisable to entrust the Serbian translation of your specialist texts or interpretation to a native speaker or very experienced language expert. Therefore, at AP Fachübersetzungen we work exclusively with certified and experienced specialist Serbian translators and interpreters and can thus guarantee the high quality and accuracy of your Serbian translation.

Our contact details

Do you need a (certified) Serbian translation? Should the translation be done with great care and precision and delivered as quickly as possible? Do you have an important appointment at a court, notary or public authority, an audit, a business meeting, lecture, seminar, GMP inspection, presentation, conference, training course, wedding or another big event and you need a Serbian interpreter you can absolutely rely on? Then our Nuremberg interpreting and translation agency AP Fachübersetzungen is the right place for you. You can reach us at +49 (0)911 – 650 08 650 or by email to However, you are also welcome to come to our Nuremberg-based interpreting and translation agency with your translation or interpreting request. Our competent and committed team is happy to provide you with individual advice and take care of your inquiry.

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