Sunday, May 24, 2015

Practicing Montenegrin and Serbian with Songs

If you watched Eurosong 2015 yesterday night, you may have noticed that Montenegrin song was one among few ones which wasn't in English. It has such a catchy tune and beautiful lyrics that I decided to share it with you today and create a few follow-up activities.

Exercise with Verbs



Exercise with Pronouns

Monday, May 11, 2015

Serbian Vocabulary Exercise - Rooms


If you liked playing Quizlet games and practising your Serbian with my video lessons based on Quizlet, I'm sure you'll have fun learning some new vocabulary in Serbian today. This time it's all about rooms in a flat, as a short intro to a series of practical video lessons dedicated to the Locative case.



For the time being, let's simply practise pronunciation and spelling. For the brave ones here comes the test:



along with the links to other exercises:

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Serbian Expressions for Cheaper and More Expensive

A few days ago while I was preparing for my online lessons I came across this great video which can help you practice:
  • vocabulary (fruit and vegetables)
  • numbers and prices
  • comparing prices of certain products at two different markets in Novi Sad (Limanska pijaca vs. Kvantaš)



You can write or record a short report by answering to the following questions:

Limanska pijaca:

  1. Koje povrće je najjeftinije?
  2. Koliko košta krompir na limanskoj pijaci?
  3. Koje povrće je najskuplje?
  4. Koliko košta kilogram krastavaca?
  5. Koliko košta najskuplje povrće na limanskoj pijaci?
  6. Koje voće je najjeftinije?
  7. Koliko koštaju kurške?
  8. Koje voće je nešto jeftinije od kruški?
  9. Koje voće je najskuplje?
Kvantaška pijaca:
  1. Da li je ova pijaca skuplja ili jeftinija od limanske?
  2. Za koliko je paradajz jeftiniji?
  3. Koliko košta kilogram kupusa?
  4. Koliko košta crni luk?
  5. Koje voće ima istu cenu kao i na limanskoj pijaci?
  6. Koliko koštaju jabuke?
  7. Za koliko su jeftinije mandarine?
  8. Koliko novca se mora izdvojiti za pomorandže?

Serbian Expressions for Cheaper and More Expensive

Korisni izrazi kada pričamo o cenama = Useful expressions when talking about prices

  • ... se može naći po ceni od ...  = ... can be found at a price of ...
  • ... košta ... za kilogram =... costs ... per kilo
  • ... koštaju ... = ... cost ...
  • ... se može kupiti za ... = ... can be bought for ...
  • Za ... se mora/treba izdvojiti ... dinara = For ... one has/needs to pay ... dinars
  • ... je jeftinije / skuplje =... is cheaper/more expensive
  • ... su jeftinije i  mogu se kupiti po ceni od ... = ... are cheaper and can be bought at a price of...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fun Serbian Language Exercises

Can Serbian Language Exercises be Fun?

Kako da ne! For sure!

Let's watch the following video which should remind you of the famous "Night Watch" painting by Rembrandt:


After enjoying watching it, let's tell a story in the Serbian language. I'll try to help you with the list of the following verbs in Serbian and English:

  • šetati = to walk
  • sedeti = to sit
  • piti kafu = to drink coffee
  • čuti alarm = to hear
  • baciti konopac = to throw  a rope
  • trčati = to run
  • istrčati iz = to run out of
  • strčati niz = to run down
  • bežati (od) = to run away
  • probijati se kroz = to elbow one's way through 
  • preskočiti = to jump over
  • hvatati = to be catching
  • jahati = to ride
  • marširati = to march
  • penjati se = to climb
  • nišaniti = to aim at
  • uhvatiti = to catch
  • stati mirno = to stand still
  • stajati mirno = to be standing still
  • slikati = to take photos
Can you tell your version of The Night Watch story in Serbian while watching the video? If it is too difficult, let's write it first :)


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Easter in Serbian

Hristos voskrese!



Lyrics:

Ljudi likujte, narodi čujte:
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Zvezde igrajte, gore pevajte,
Hristos voskrese, radost donese!
Šume šumite, vetri brujite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Mora gudite, zveri ričite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Pčele se rojte, a ptice pojte,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Anđeli stojte, pesmu utrojte,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Nebo se snizi, zemlju uzvisi,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Zvona zvonite, svima javite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Slava ti Bože, sve ti se može,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!

Sv. vladika Nikolaj Žički

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