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Serbian For Beginners, Perica At School

Perica: Učiteljice, nisam zaslužio da mi date keca na kontrolnom zadatku!

Učiteljica: U pravu si, ali manje nisam mogla da ti dam!



*** v o c a b u l a r y ***

1. učiteljica = teacher
2. zaslužiti da = deserve to (nisam zaslužio - I haven't deserved)
3. mi (meni) = me (to me)
4. dati = give
5. kec (sl.) = failing grade (one)
6. na kontrolnom zadatku = in the test
7. u pravu si = you are right
8. ali =but
9. manje = fewer/less
10. moći = can (nisam mogla = I couldn't)

*** a u d i o ***

*** practice ***
Verb ZASLUŽITI (deserve) - Write the negative form of the verb:

ja=I
Zaslužio sam =__________ zaslužio
Zaslužila sam = __________ _________

ti=you
Zaslužio si =__________ _________
Zaslužila si =__________ _________

on/ona = he/she
Zaslužio je =__________ _________
Zaslužila je = __________ _________

mi= we
Zaslužili smo = __________ _________
Zaslužile smo =__________ _________

vi = you
Zaslužili ste= __________ _________
Zaslužile ste= __________ _________

oni/one/ona = they
Zaslužili su=__________ _________
Z…

Serbian for Beginners, Jokes about Perica

Perica: Mama, rekao sam ti sto puta da ne volim sir s rupama!
Mama: Ti onda jedi sir, a rupe ostavi.
********AUDIO************
I told you = rekao sam ti (Masc.)rekla sam ti (Fem.)
Hundred times = sto puta
I don't like/love = ne volim
cheese = sir
with = s
holes = rupe (with holes = s rupama)

Serbian Verb Conjugations Free Listening Exercise

Vino točim
by Miroslav Ilić



Exercise 1: Write down the conjugations of the verbs below
Past Tense for First Person Sg. Masculine of the following verbs:

SRESTI = meet
ZNATI = know
ŽELETI = want
DATI = give


Exercise 2: Present Tense for First Person Singular of the following verbs:

TOČITI = pour
PITI = drink
KRITI = hide
LJUBITI = kiss
GUBITI = lose, waste
Exercise 3: Negative form of 'there is'
Exercise 4: Present Tense for Third Person Singular of the following verbs:

KRITI = hide
UZDISATI = sigh
ČUVATI = save/take care of
MIRISATI = smell
Now, check your answers:

Ja sam do sad mnoge žene _____________ (I met)
al' za ljubav ipak nisam _____________ (I knew)
ljubio sam sve sto sam _______________ (I wanted)
al' sam samo tebi srce _______________ (I gave)
ljubio sam sve sto sam _______________ (I wanted)
al' sam samo tebi srce _______________ (I gave)
Chorus 2x
Vino ____________ (I'm pouring), a vino __ ________________ (I'm not drinking)
srce imam, osećanja __________________ (I…

Future Tense in Serbian - exercise

Future Tense in Serbian
RULE: infinitive stem + Future tense suffix, depending on the person
Future Tense suffixes: -ću, ćeš, će, ćemo, ćete, će
Example: to sing=pevati ---> peva+ćeš
Now, you do the same for the first (I= ja) and second person singular (you=ti) for these verbs:
to have = imatito play = igrati to kiss = ljubiti to be = biti
Great! Now, listen to this song and check your answers:

______________ (You'll have) ih mnogo _______________ (you'll play) se njima
______________ (You'll kiss) ih mnogo ali ne daj se baš svima
U ponoć _____________ (I'll be) tu i _____________ (I'll kiss) te tad
U ponoć poželi tvoj deda-mraz sam ______ (I).


Nove godine zato _______________ (are coming)
Nove godine u pravi čas za ______ (us).

Nove __________ (years) zato dolaze
Nove __________ (years) u pravi čas za nas.

______________ (You'll have) ih mnogo _______________ (you'll play) se njima
______________ (You'll kiss) ih mnogo ali ne daj se baš svima
U ponoć _____________…

Jesen = Autumn

Autumn (jesen)
Nestalo je __________ (leto), došla jesen _________ (žut),Nema više veća kraj _________________ (šuma) i puta.
A ptičice __________ (mali) otišle su ____________ (jug), Nema više __________ (pesma) u ____________ (šuma) i lugu.
Ništa zato _________________ (deca), Jesen će ____________ (mi) proći Onda će ____________ (mi) opet ______________ (white) zima doći.
Pre-teach "nestalo je"
1-brašno (flour)
Nestalo je brašna
2-mleko (milk)
Nestalo je mleka
3-šećer (sugar)
Nestalo je šećera
4-benzin (petrol)
Nestalo je šećera
5-voda (water)
Nestalo je vode