Dance Mishap Turns to Laugher in Belgrade

Fluent Fiction – Serbian
www.FluentFiction.org/Serbian
Story Transcript:
Sr: U srcu Beograda, na prepunom trgu koji je živeo svojim ritmom, desilo se nešto neuobičajeno.
En: In the heart of Belgrade, in a bustling square that lived to its own rhythm, something unusual happened.

Sr: Tog sunčanog popodneva, Jovan je skupljao hrabrost da impresionira Milicu, devojku svojih snova.
En: On that sunny afternoon, Jovan gathered the courage to impress Milica, the girl of his dreams.

Sr: Odlučan da je osvoji, on je imao plan.
En: Determined to win her over, he had a plan.

Sr: Zaigraće tradicionalno kolo usred gužve.
En: He would dance the traditional circle dance in the middle of the crowd.

Sr: Milica, lepa i nasmejana, sedela je na staroj klupi pored spomenika, delimično zagledana u prolaznike, a delimično zamišljena u svojim mislima.
En: Milica, beautiful and smiling, sat on an old bench next to the monument, partly watching the passersby, and partly lost in her thoughts.

Sr: Jovan je stajao samo nekoliko koraka od nje, uzdišući duboko i podešavajući svoju šarenom košulju kako bi izgledao najbolje što može.
En: Jovan stood just a few steps away from her, sighing deeply and adjusting his colorful shirt to look his best.

Sr: Muzika je već počela da zvuči iz uličnog svirača u uglu, koji je junački vukao gudalo preko struna violine.
En: The music had already started to sound from the street musician in the corner, who bravely drew the bow over the strings of his violin.

Sr: Ritam kola bio je zarazan, prodirao je kroz vrevu grada i koji trenutak delovao kao pozivnica za ples.
En: The rhythm of the dance was contagious, penetrating through the city bustle and for a moment it seemed like an invitation to dance.

Sr: Jovan je skupio svu svoju hrabrost, zakoračio napred i počeo da igra.
En: Jovan gathered all his courage, stepped forward, and began to dance.

Sr: Prvi koraci su bili neizvesni, ali onda mu se telo prepustilo muzici.
En: The first steps were uncertain, but then his body surrendered to the music.

Sr: Kročio je levo, pa desno, mašući rukama u vazduhu, gotovo kao pravi plesač kola.
En: He stepped left, then right, waving his arms in the air, almost like a true circle dancer.

Sr: Ljudi su se okupljali oko njega, gledajući sa osmesima i čuđenjem.
En: People gathered around him, watching with smiles and amazement.

Sr: Milica je primetila šou i njen pogled se konačno zaustavio na Jovanu.
En: Milica noticed the show, and her gaze finally stopped at Jovan.

Sr: Njeno srce preskočilo je kada je ugledala njegovu predanost i trud.
En: Her heart skipped a beat when she saw his dedication and effort.

Sr: Jovan je bio sav u plesu, sve dok se nije pojavio Stefan.
En: Jovan was all in the dance, until Stefan appeared.

Sr: Stefan, visok i razbarušen, gurao se kroz masu, ne primećujući Jovanovu igru.
En: Stefan, tall and disheveled, pushed through the crowd, not noticing Jovan’s game.

Sr: U trenutku nepažnje, Jovan je krenuo unazad i spotaknuo se o Stefanovu nogu.
En: In a moment of inattention, Jovan started to move backward and stumbled over Stefan’s leg.

Sr: On je pao kao snoplje pšenice na vetru, obarajući i Stefana.
En: He fell like a bundle of wheat in the wind, bringing Stefan down with him.

Sr: I nije tu bio kraj komičnih nesreća.
En: And that wasn’t the end of the comedic mishaps.

Sr: Stefan je, pokušavajući da se izvuče, zahvatio torbu jedne prolaznice koja je nosila more balona.
En: Stefan, trying to get up, grabbed the bag of a passerby who was carrying a bunch of balloons.

Sr: Baloni su se oslobodili i vinuli u nebo, dok su ljudi oko njih počeli da hvataju balone, smejući se celiom situacijom.
En: The balloons escaped and soared into the sky, while people around them started to grab the balloons, laughing at the whole situation.

Sr: U haosu koji je usledio, Milica se pridružila Jovanu i Stefanu na tlu, pomažući im da ustanu, smejeći se do suza.
En: In the chaos that followed, Milica joined Jovan and Stefan on the ground, helping them get up, laughing until tears came.

Sr: U tom momentu, sav sram i nespretnost nestali su.
En: In that moment, all embarrassment and clumsiness vanished.

Sr: Shvatili su kako je nebitno da li padneš, već kako ustaneš.
En: They realized that it doesn’t matter if you fall, but how you get up.

Sr: Zajedno su nastavili da igraju kolo, ovog puta sa puno više smeha nego veštine.
En: Together, they continued to dance the circle dance, this time with much more laughter than skill.

Sr: Ljudi oko njih pružali su im ruke, pridružujući im se, stvarajući jedan veliki krug igre i radosti.
En: People around them reached out their hands, joining them, creating a big circle of play and joy.

Sr: I tako je Jovan, bio on vešt plesač ili ne, ipak uspeo da impresionira Milicu, ne svojom elegancijom, već svojim smelom duhom i spremnošću da se smeje sebi.
En: And so, Jovan, whether he was a skilled dancer or not, still managed to impress Milica, not with his elegance, but with his bold spirit and willingness to laugh at himself.

Sr: A u gradu koji nikada ne spava, poput Beograda, ta spremnost da uživaš u životu uprkos malerima, bila je prava atrakcija.
En: In a city that never sleeps, like Belgrade, that readiness to enjoy life despite misfortunes was the real attraction.

Vocabulary Words:
hrabrost : courage
impresionirati : impress
odlučan : determined
tradiconalno : traditional
zarazno : contagious
predanost : dedication
trud : effort
predao : surrendered
osmesi : smiles
čuđenje : amazement
haos : chaos
nespretnost : clumsiness
sram : embarrassment
smeh : laughter
veština : skill
smeo : bold
spremnost : readiness
uživati : enjoy
atrakcija : attraction
vrevu : bustle
prolaznici : passersby
spomenik : monument
violina : violin
osloboditi : escape
vinuli : soared
komedija : comedy
nesreće : mishaps
plesač : dancer
snoplje : bundle
smeh : laughter