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54 Situations Every Serbian Can Relate To

Promaja, promaja everywhere! *May apply to other balkan and eastern european countries*

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1. When you introduce yourself.

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You: Hi, I'm Mrs Djokovic.

Other people who have no idea what your name is: Hi Mrs Jokin'bitch.

You again: No, it's D.J.O.K.O.V.I.C

Other people again: May I call you Milosevic, it's easier to remember.

2. Tellin' people where you are from.

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When you say you're from Serbia and people are like: Siberia? Syria?

And you're explaining again and they're like: Oh! Yugoslavia!!

3. When you say you're orthodox, people don't understand why you are not Greek or Russian.

4. When Emir Bekric runs, you cry.

Dat booty doe!
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Dat booty doe!

5. Same goes for Amela Terzic

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6. And when Asmir Kolasinac win, you win.

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7. And whenever Ivana Spanovic jumps, you are jumping with her.

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8. You have a crush on Ana Ivanovic.

Even if you're a girl.
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Even if you're a girl.

9. And of course, you're rooting for the #1

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DJ Joker Nole.

10. You probably have a picture of Nikola Tesla in your room

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I feel the connection.

11. Your parents told you about Mihajlo Pupin.

"When he arrived in America, he had nothing! And when they asked him if he knows anybody in the USA, he said: yes, I know Abraham Lincoln and George Washington".
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"When he arrived in America, he had nothing! And when they asked him if he knows anybody in the USA, he said: yes, I know Abraham Lincoln and George Washington".

12. You have a love-hate relationship with our soccer team.

They're scoring for United, Liverpool, Dortmund, but when it comes to score for the country, they forget how to use their legs. (svi zajedno ali samo kad su pare u pitanju)
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They're scoring for United, Liverpool, Dortmund, but when it comes to score for the country, they forget how to use their legs.

(svi zajedno ali samo kad su pare u pitanju)

13. This is why you love Basketball!

Raduljica, braduljica!
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Raduljica, braduljica!

14. Your parents call you "my son", even if you're a girl.

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Sine, gde je dalinski??

15. Your father keeps talking you about a strange illness named "the zeludac syndrom"

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Boli me or боли ме!!

16. Your parents are talking to God, especially about you.

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Sta smo Bogu zgresili?!?

17. You can read in two alphabets hehe.

Oце наш, коjи си на небесима...
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Oце наш, коjи си на небесима...

18. Emir Kusturica's Underground made you cry.

Bila jednom, jedna zemlja...
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Bila jednom, jedna zemlja...

19. Your parents think you can die because of PROMAJA!!!

A.K.A wind paranoia.
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A.K.A wind paranoia.

20. If you're living in Europe and you're travelling to Serbia by car in the summer, you can't wait for this to happen!

Poetry.
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Poetry.

21. If you're orthodox, you're celebrating Christmas, New Year and Easter almost two weeks after everybody.

Actually, we're celebrating Christmas, New Year and Easter TWICE! haha!
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Actually, we're celebrating Christmas, New Year and Easter TWICE! haha!

22. People find our folk customs really weird...

23. Your baba doesn't understand what "I'm not hungry" means.

Na, sine, jedi babino srce!
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Na, sine, jedi babino srce!

24. Your baba and deda drink a shot of rakija in the morning because "it kills the bacterias".

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Na zdravlje i ziveli!

25. And they told you about monsters living outside in the dark forest.

Meet Baba Roga, who's probably Baba Yaga's sister.
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Meet Baba Roga, who's probably Baba Yaga's sister.

26. Now you have to sing her song!

View this video on YouTube

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Dva, tri:

Ima jedna pecina stroga,

u kojoj zivi babaroga

a ja sam valda razumete,

jedno veoma hrabro dete

pa sam resio upravo stoga,

da joj pokazem njenog boga

ali valjda znate i sami,

babaroga se krije u tami...

Nosim joj limun, nudim joj krusku

a ona ni da pokaze njusku

da li postoji, il' ne postoji -

uglavnom ona se mene boji..

27. And when you were a kid, your parents told you to dance and sing: Ringe, Ringe JAJA!

Dosao cika Paja!
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Dosao cika Paja!

28. When you were a kid, your parents got drunk on every Slava, birthday, holiday.

You knew because they just started to sing and dance kolo. This is how they danced.
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You knew because they just started to sing and dance kolo. This is how they danced.

29. And this is how they THOUGHT they danced

Igrale se Delije, na sred zemlje Srbije!
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Igrale se Delije, na sred zemlje Srbije!

30. You were probably 10 years old the first time you tasted alcohol.

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31. Your home is filled with Holy Icons.

Sveti Nikola, Sveti Sava, Sveta Peta.
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Sveti Nikola, Sveti Sava, Sveta Peta.

32. Explaining the "Slava" concept to a someone who's not serbian is nearly impossible.

U ime Oca i Sina i Svetoga Duha, AAAAMIIIIIN.
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U ime Oca i Sina i Svetoga Duha, AAAAMIIIIIN.

33. But if you really want to know what it is, here's a Wikipedia link.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slava

34. People ask you to teach them some *bad words* in serbian.

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Jebem ti ono, jebem ti ovo, jedi govna and idi u tri lepe p**** materine.

35. You also teach your friend the serbian cyrillic alphabet so you can use it as a ~secret language~.

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зини да ти кажем.

36. You can't wait to go to the Guca Festival.

We call it the Madness Festival.
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We call it the Madness Festival.

37. And you hope you'll see Goran Bregovic and his Weddings & Funerals Orchestra.

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38. When you hear them you can't help but dance.

OPA!
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OPA!

39. ~Dancing on the table like there's no tomorrow~

This is Jelena btw.
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This is Jelena btw.

40. You would do anything for a real Leskovacka Pljeskavica

lepinja, pljeskavica = raj!
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lepinja, pljeskavica = raj!

41. I mean, rostilj is the best.

42. And the refreshing taste of Jelen Pivo!

Znamo Zasto!
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Znamo Zasto!

43. You cried of happiness when Marija Serifovic won the Eurovision song contest in 2007.

MOLITVA! KAO ZAR NA MOJIM USNAMA JE!!
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MOLITVA! KAO ZAR NA MOJIM USNAMA JE!!

44. You worship Lepa Brena.

OCI SU MI MOOORE JADRANSKOOO!!
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OCI SU MI MOOORE JADRANSKOOO!!

45. And you're dancing to Ceca's "raskinem sa njom".

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*Volim ukus tvoga dzona, cak i kad na njemu, donosis mi njuuu*

46. You love Jovan Crnovic

I mean this guy is awesome! Jebiga!
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I mean this guy is awesome! Jebiga!

47. You're probably watching "The Blacklist" because they are talking about Belgrade.

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Kraljevo and now Belgrade, WTF is going on? What happened in Belgrade?!?

48. When you're walking and - suddenly - you hear someone speaking serbian.

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Who are you and WHERE ARE YOU??

49. You know people have a lot of questions about us...

Zeljko Joksimovic, Eurosong contest 2012.
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Zeljko Joksimovic, Eurosong contest 2012.

50. And it's okay to ask us questions about our country, we would be pleased to answer you.

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Even though we have to ask Wikipedia before...

51. We also have a lot of questions, most of them are still unanswered...

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52. It doesn't matter, because what only matters...

LUDILO!
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LUDILO!

53. Is to love the country where you're living...

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54. As much as you love Serbia.

And to never forget where you're from. Crveno Plavo Belo, boje te moje srce celo!
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And to never forget where you're from.

Crveno Plavo Belo, boje te moje srce celo!

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