Friday, February 12, 2010

Adverbs, Adjectives and Nouns in Serbian - Word Order

The Serbian language has fairly free word order because of its numerous suffixes for various categories. Let's see how to rephrase the sentences from the post on Adjectives and Nouns introducing an Adverb 'zaista', which means ''really''.

Formula:
This + BE + (article which doesn't exist in Serbian) really + Adj + Noun
Noun + BE + really + Adj

adjectives: LEP / JAK / VISOK / VELIK / SKUP
a.
Ovo je zaista lepa knjiga = Ovo je lepa knjiga zaista = Zaista ovo je lepa knjiga = Zaista lepa je knjiga ovo.*

b. Knjiga je
zaista lepa = Knjiga je lepa zaista = Zaista knjiga je lepa = Zaista lepa je knjiga.*
*less common word orders
  1. ___________ momak. (young man)
  2. ___________ automobil. (car)
  3. ___________ nos. (nose)
  4. ___________ zgrada. (building)
  5. ___________ kuća. (house)
  6. ___________ sto. (table)
  7. ___________ torba. (bag)
  8. ___________ dete. (child)
  9. ___________ zrno. (grain)

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