Sunday, November 15, 2009

Questions and conjugations in Serbian

Present tense verb conjugations
-AM group ("-am" for 1st person Sg)

1. Kada obično ručaš? Obično ručam u tri.
When do you usually have lunch - I usually have lunch at 3.
KADA = when
RUČATI = have lunch/dinner

2. Kada obično večeraš? Obično večeram u 7.
When do you usually have dinner? I usually have dinner at 7.
OBIČNO - usually
VEČERATI = have dinner/supper

3. Gde obično večeraš? Večeram u kuhinji.
Where do you usually have dinner? I have dinner in the kitchen.
GDE = where
KUHINJA = kitchen (u kuhinjI- in the kitchen)

4. Gde obično gledaš televiziju? Ne gledam televiziju.
where do you usually watch TV? I don't watch TV.
GLEDATI = to watch
TELEVIZIJA = television (gledam televizijU)

5. Koliko često čitaš knjige? Čitam knjige vikendom, kad imam vremena.
How often do you read books? I read books at weekends, when I have time.
KOLIKO ČESTO = how often
ČITATI = read
KNJIGE = books
VIKEND = weekend (vikendOM = at weekends)
IMATI = to have (imaM = I have)
VREME = time (imam vremena = I have time)

All the verbs in this group have these endings:

I = JA PEVAM - am,
YOU = TI PEVAŠ - aš,
HE,
SHE,
IT, = ON, ONA, ONO PEVA -

WE = MI PEVAMO - mo
YOU = VI PEVATE - te
THEY = ONI-ONE-ONA PEVAJU - ju

other verbs from this group:
čekati, čitati, duvati, gledati, igrati, imati, izgledati, mešati, obožavati, padati

A good idea for an exercise:
Use the first 5 sentences and start each one with
a. On
b. Mi
c. Vi
d. Oni

-IM group - Video practice:


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