Fortress Fumble: A Day of Laughs in Belgrade

Fluent Fiction – Serbian
www.FluentFiction.org/Serbian
Story Transcript:
Sr: Sunce je spustilo svoje zlatne zrake na tvrđavu Kalemegdan u Beogradu dok su Jovan, Ana i Milica prilazili starim zidinama.
En: The sun cast its golden rays on the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade as Jovan, Ana, and Milica approached the old walls.

Sr: Bio je to predivan dan za izlet i troje prijatelja su odlučili da istraže istoriju i lepote ovog čuvenog mesta.
En: It was a beautiful day for an outing, and the three friends decided to explore the history and beauty of this famous place.

Sr: Dok su hodali stazama Kalemegdana, igrali se i smeškali, Jovan je predložio da posete vojni muzej unutar tvrđave.
En: As they walked the paths of Kalemegdan, playing and smiling, Jovan suggested visiting the military museum inside the fortress.

Sr: Usklađeno klimajući glavama Ana i Milica su se složile.
En: Nodding in agreement, Ana and Milica agreed.

Sr: Međutim, Mali ali važan problem je nastao kada su stigli do glavnog ulaza u tvrđavu: Jovan je izgubio put.
En: However, a small but important problem arose when they reached the main entrance of the fortress: Jovan had lost his way.

Sr: Gledajući oko sebe, Jovan je ugledao šarenu štandu i pomislio da je to mesto gde može kupiti ulaznice.
En: Looking around, Jovan spotted a colorful stand and thought it might be where he could buy tickets.

Sr: Otišao je pravo tamo, zagledao se u šareni meni na štandu i rekao: “Tri, molim vas.”
En: He went straight there, gazed at the colorful menu on the stand, and said, “Three, please.”

Sr: Ana i Milica su se zbunjeno pogledale, a prodavačica je uz smeh odgovorila: “Naravno, koje arome želite?”
En: Ana and Milica looked at each other in confusion, and the vendor laughed and replied, “Of course, which flavors would you like?”

Sr: Tek tada Jovan je shvatio da je umesto na biletarnicu, naišao na štand sa sladoledom.
En: It was only then that Jovan realized he had come across an ice cream stand instead of the ticket office.

Sr: Obrazi su mu se zarumeneli od blama, dok su Ana i Milica počele da se smeju. “Jovane, ovde se ne kupuju ulaznice, već sladoled!” rekla je Milica kroz smeh.
En: Blushing with embarrassment, Jovan joined in the laughter, and instead of getting upset, he turned his mistake into fun.

Sr: “Pa, kad smo već ovde, hajde da se počastimo sladoledom pre nego što nastavimo s obilaskom!” rekao je Jovan, i svi su se složili da je to sjajna ideja.
En: “Well, since we’re here, let’s treat ourselves to ice cream before we continue the tour!” said Jovan, and everyone agreed that it was a great idea.

Sr: Nakon što su se osvežili sladoledom, Ana je primetila mapu Kalemegdana pored štanda.
En: After refreshing themselves with ice cream, Ana noticed a map of Kalemegdan next to the stand.

Sr: Uzeli su jednu i konačno pronašli pravi ulaz u vojni muzej.
En: They picked one up and finally found the correct entrance to the military museum.

Sr: Obilazak je bio pun zanimljivosti i prijatelji su proveli divno popodne učeci o istoriji svog grada.
En: The tour was full of interesting facts, and the friends spent a wonderful afternoon learning about the history of their city.

Sr: Kako se dan bližio kraju, Jovan, Ana, i Milica su se smejali uz reku, prisecajući se Jovanove zabavne zabune.
En: As the day drew to a close, Jovan, Ana, and Milica laughed by the river, reminiscing about Jovan’s amusing mix-up.

Sr: I iako je dan počeo sa malim nesporazumom, završio je sa mnogo smeha i lepih uspomena na tvrđavu Kalemegdan, koja je još jednom pokazala svoju lepotu i sposobnost da spaja ljude.
En: And although the day started with a small misunderstanding, it ended with lots of laughter and beautiful memories of the Kalemegdan Fortress, once again demonstrating its beauty and its ability to bring people together.

Vocabulary Words:
zlatne : golden
prilazili : approached
izlet : outing
istraže : explore
glavni : main
prodavačica : vendor
meni : menu
zbunjenost : confusion
blama : embarrassment
osvežili : refreshing
primetila : noticed
prisecajući se : reminiscing