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Verb Conjugations in Serbian

Serbian belongs to a group of (highly) flective languages, and as such its verbs have conjugations. This means that you have to pay attention to the suffixes which are added to the stem of the verbs. If you have a dictionary of Serbian, you will notice that infinitive endings are -iti, -ati, -eti, -ti and sometimes -ći. In order to learn conjugations, it is wise to know that the suffixes for each person singular or plural are added to the verb stem (base verb without infinitive endings). For example:
infinitive of the verb 'to love': voleti
verb stem: vol (so, in the photo, you can se 'VOLim' not 'volEm' (which is wrong, but not in all parts of Serbia ... I think if you LOVE someone, whichever language you are using, you cannot be wrong ;)

If you are interested in learning how to conjugate a specific verb, visit this extraordinary site with verb conjugations in Serbian.

The conjugation system of Serbian verbs is rather complex. There are several classes of regul…

Internet phrases in Serbian

Internet fraze na srpskom

MOGU LI DA KORISTIM INTERNET ODAVDE? = Can I use the Internet from here?
KAKO DA SE PRIKLJUČIM = How can I connect?
KOJI JE VAŠ / TVOJ IMEJL = Which is your e-mail?
IMATE LI SVOJ VEB SAJT? = Do you have your own website?
ZAŠTO KONEKTOVANJE TRAJE TAKO DUGO? = Why does connecting take so much time?DA LI U BLIZINI IMA INTERNET KAFE? = Is there an internet cafe near here?KOLIKO KOŠTA SAT VREMENA NA INTERNETU? = How much is it per hour for the Internet?

St Valentine's Day in Serbia

Sveti Trifun
Arhaični tekst

Sveti Trifun je rođen u selu Kampsadi u Frigiji. Roditelji su mu bili siromašni, pa je odmalena čuvao guske. Još od detinjstva na njemu je bila velika blagodat Božja, te je mogao isceljivati bolesti na ljudima i stoci, i izgoniti zle duhove. U to vreme zavlada Rimskim carstvom car Gordijan III, čija ćerka Gordijana siđe s uma, i time baci svoga oca u veliku žalost. Svi lekari ne mogahu ludoj Gordijani ništa pomoći. Tada zli duh iz lude devojke progovori i reče da njega niko ne može isterati osim Trifuna. Car naredi da se na dvor dovedu svi Trifuni iz carstva. Posle mnogih, i ovaj mladi Trifun bio je pozvan po Božjem Promislu. Doveli su ga u Rim gde je iscelio carevu ćerku. Car mu podari mnoge darove, koje Trifun pri povratku razdeli siromasima. U svom selu produži ovaj sveti mladić da čuva guske i moli se Bogu. Kada se zacari hristoborni Decije Trajan, sveti Trifun je bio ljuto mučen za Hrista. No on podnese sva mučenja s radošću velikom, govoreći: "O k…

10, 20, 30 ... 100

10 - deset 20 -dvadeset30 - trideset40 - četrdeset50 - pedeset60 - šezdeset70 - sedamdeset80 - osamdeset90 - devedeset100 - sto

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21 - dvadeset (i) jedan

**************** As you see the rule is very simple, just add 20 + 1. As for writing, the two numbers are written separately, either with 'and' or without it in between, while for administrative purposes, ie. in documents, the numbers are written together eg. 'dvadesetjedan'.

**************** Practise saying the numbers below, and then listen to the answers in the GCast Widget on the right, under the Post named 'Tens-exercise'.

29
34
67
98
61
23
35
53
47
78
82
93
130
169
174