Watch this video and practise asking basic questions and giving answers. The next step is to ask the same questions with "Vi". You can watch one of the previous video lessons with Serbian phrases covering the topic " Vi" vs. "Ti" in Serbian.
Learning any language by singing songs is certainly much more appealing than learning the grammar rules and doing boring tasks. Since all the students ask for the grammar explanations in order to make sense of what is being spoken, I decided to create a few web pages with songs followed by grammar exercises, based on the lyrics. I'm curious to know if you like it ? Here comes the first 20 songs (click on the cover or the following link):
If you got interested in solving detective stories while learning Serbian, soon you'll be able to buy special e-books (like this one) which will lead you to video lessons step by step - the more you "discover", the more videos you'll open, which will help you crack the case :) In the meantime, let's prepare for the Mystery of Poisoned Beer, by doing the task about Serbian wine regions (vinski regioni Srbije) :)))))))
While in the first four lessons of the Serbian for pre-intermediate level there was the emphasis on the nouns and cases, in the previous post, the more important topic started to emerge - and that's the one of the verb conjugation system in Serbian. That's why I made this short universal Serbian conjugations video to help you practise the verb conjugations for verbs we'll be covering in the future:
How to use it: Decide which verb you want to conjugate - or the Latin script versionPractise saying the verbs with the video - pay attention, in the second part of the video you have to figure out what the subject is (ja, ti, on/ona/ono, mi, vi, or oni/one/ona)In the previous lessons we did the verbs "ići", "živeti" and "govoriti" - if you can conjugate these verbs in the Simple Present, you are ready for the next step
In the previous posts about Serbian phrases I covered pretty basic ones, such as: Greetings and IntroductionsGiving directionsGiving instructions (imperative)
For the more advanced students in Serbian, here comes a video lesson covering the language of giving opinions, expressing agreements and disagreements. Next time I'll record a lesson with Jeremija how to use these phrases in the context:
If you are at upper-intermediate or advanced level of Serbian, I'm sure you'll fall in love with this poem at first sight/hearing :) Zaljubićete se u ovu pesmu Branka Miljkovića na prvi pogled / prvo slušanje :)
If you are not sure about the words and the meanings, you'll find it on this lyricstranslation.com page.
For all those who'd like to practise the Genitive case after the preposition "zbog" = because of, here is the exercise based on this magnificient poem.
If you have successfully solved the previous two parts of this detective story, I'm sure you're ready = spremi ste, to continue working on the case: Part 1Part 2Убиство у радној соби Part 1: What has been found and where ?
I'm sure that now you are much more confident in using the Locative case to express where you are: with citieswith countrieswith places
Last time you practised the Locative with the verbs: govoriti = to speakživeti = to live
In this fourth lesson at pre-intermediate level of Serbian, you are going to discover that the Dative case which combines with the verbs describing movement, like "going towards" = ići ka, has the same form as the Locative, which is awesome!
Before we do this fun exercise (in my classes my students and I play this language game), let me remind you of the conjugations for the new verb, which we'll need in this lesson: ići = to go
We'll need the imperative form "go", which can be used : formally: "idite ka" ("go towards" with Vi)informally: "idi ka" ("go towards" with ti)
If you are a real beginner in Serbian, make sure you don't miss the previous lessons at this level, before you start preparing yourself to connect the previous knowledge (The verb TO BE) and Serbian adjectives with the following lesson which will be about the Greetings in Serbian:
In the previous posts you could practise the phrases for giving directions. Today, I came across this great video which can help you learn the language of instructions, when talking about exercises. It's useful to revise the body parts first:
and then to enjoy watching and listening to the video below:
First, you can do these exercises with your eyes closed, only by listening to herThen, you can watch the video and do the exercise, checking if you understood her wellFinally, you can do this follow-up exercise I made for you