Peron – Waiting Platform.
I believe most of the world uses DD/MM/YYYY format 😀 Nice explanation btw. Im really impressed with your serbian improvement 🙂 The only thing left for you is to love pasteta and you can call yourself a serb ^_^
Well of course people at the bus station are rude and don’t speak English. The “BAS” station is a state owned company, what did you expect? 🙂
“Peron” is something like “platform” on train stations. “Kola” means “car” or “vehicle” in this context. Sometimes when it’s really busy at the station buses that are just passing through stop behind the bus that is already standing at the platform, unload/load passengers and move on. If it says “kola 2” that means you should wait for the bus that will stop behind the first one so you don’t get confused. If the number is 1 just wait at the platform.
how to understand your us ticket in Serbia….
Hi Charles, did you know that Beograd literally translates to White City 🙂 Just some trivia you may or may not know already.
Vrati se tamo odakle si došao pičko američka. Gde su sada patrioti kad dozvoljavaju da nam ova govna šetaju zemljom.
Good tip – bus stations and tickets can be tricky. It was the only confusion I had the first time I was there. But then I started learning the language. However, Cyrillic is not hard to learn even if you don’t know the language. My tip: find a map on the internet in Serbian Cyrillic and start looking for familiar cities with the same names. Once you start comparing them, “Berlin” = “Берлин” for example, you will start to figure out the letters automatically. Learning by doing! But many famous cities have radically different names, too (Vienna = Беч) so watch out for those :)))
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U Americi se govori Engleski a u Srbiji srpski . Treba da naucis cirilicu burazeru njom pise 3000 000 miliona ljudi.
Jel misliš da treba da piše i na engleskom možda? Hajde to reci Grcima, Kinezima, Francuzima, koji su svi odreda mnogo jače turističke destinacije od Srbije! Nego, kompleksi su čudo!
‘kola 1’ su oznaka autobusa. Prevoznik koristi tu oznaku jer nekad prevoznik organizuje vise vozila za istu relaciju u isto vreme. Recimo kad su neka desavanja, Exit, Guca ili druga masovna desavanja prevoznik posalje 2,3 ili vise vozila u isto vreme i tada na busevima stoji oznaka ‘kola 1,2…’ i na karti vam pise za koja kola je karta.
Cyrillic is our national historical writing, It saddens me to see less of it being used around Serbia in favor of Latin, it is less written by kids in school teachers don’t care, in shops, restaurants, on TV. The only consistent user is the government and the church. If you go to Bulgaria, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, FYROM… everyone is treasuring their heritage the Cyrillic, it’s everywhere on TV, internet, buses, but here in Serbia as always we don’t treasure what we have :((((
Wow you said Sediste (Seat) like a true Serbian, nice improvement Charles!
And you better have a ticket, or be prepared to meet the new Serbian SWAT team :)
OMFG 0 MISTAKES!!! 😀 Except for the “Daytum” (Datum/Date), that part made me laugh, sorry 😀 Anyways, nice job Charles, excellent reading of Cyrillic :D
haha very true most of the time they are rude and they are not smiling
Well,well someone learned quite a lot of Serbian lang.My nigga :).
Koлa – 1. That is important, sometimes can be 2 or 3 or more. When you travel somewhere it happens that more travelers bought tickets for saim bus, so they send more buses. 200 people bought tickets, 54 is in first bus, 54 in secend and so on. So this number 1 says are you in first bus, 2 in secend …or someother. It’s not complicated, because every bus has number next to bord that shows destination.
What KOLA means: It means a number of each bus if it is a crowd on that direction and need for one or more buses. Kola means BUS on this ticket.
Kola is car
Greetings Mr. Cather.Just wanted to make couple of comments regarding your statement about the employes at the Belgrade bus station. You have every right to call them rude. It is a state owned company (the bus station) and they are all state employees so that’s why they don’t care about being polite or about the state of Serbian economy or anything else. It’s all covered up with money and those people can never be fired from their jobs. Still it’s a big improvement today, because 20-30 years ago it used to be like that everywhere, in restaurants, shops, tourist agencies, name it.. At the time I personally had a few crazy situations and altercations with them, including swearing, death threats etc :). I’ll just refer you to my own experience from 6 years ago. I had some Canadian friends of mine visiting here and we were having a coffee at one of the restaurant cafe’s on the BG bus station. One of my friends wanted a glass of water so she got up from the table to ask the waitress for it. A minute later she wanted to order something else (of course, like everyone else in North America or elsewhere she worked as a waitress at some point in her life, so she knows how hard people work there to earn their tips etc.) What the bus stop waitress did shocked her ; She just aggressively slapped her hands ( as like punching her in the face 🙂 and angrily pointed a finger at her and yelled: “Ekskyuz mi, culd you sit down please!!” She never dared to ask her any more questions after that :)
Love your Serbian 😀 I am impressed !
Kola is Car – 1
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