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Serbian Fun Expressions and Idioms

In one of my more advanced Serbian lessons there came up a few expressions which I wanted to share with you today. I will copy-paste a part of the text about Jeremija, with whom you can learn Serbian from the very start.  I'll list the tasks below this short excerpt:

Jeremija je bio veoma srećan tog jutra, jer je bio potpuno siguran da će dobiti povišicu na poslu. Njegov šef je u nekoliko navratanatuknuo Jeremiji da će od sledećeg meseca omastiti brk, kao i da je to potpuno zaslužio. Jeremija se pravio lud i uspešno se uzdržavao da ne vuče šefa za rukav i postavlja dodatna pitanja. Bio je svestan da sve što bude dobio jeste rezultat njegovog sopstvenog rada i da nije jednostavno palo s neba. Posebno mu je bilo milo što ovaj put nije morao da se kiti tuđim perjem. Njegova zasluga je bila očigledna. Kada je tog jutra stigao na posao i otvorio svoju kancelariju, imao je šta da vidi. Na stolu je stajao potpuno nov kompjuter i pored njega još noviji mobilni, a šef je sav sijao od sreće…

Advanced Serbian Lessons with Državni Posao

Very popular "Državni posao" series are perfect for highly advanced Serbian lessons. One can learn a lot of common Serbian phrases and expressions.  The fun part is to detect mistakes made by famous Đorđe Čvarkov, Dragan Torbica and Boškić (e.g. "lapsitops" instead of "laptop" or "Jututu" instead of "Jutjub").

Let's watch just the first three minutes and try to do the following tasks:

Task 1: Tick the phrases you hear
Do juče se nisam brinuoTo je samo folDigneš narod na noge Prazne dušeBez i zrna energije, bez i zrna poletaI ne bi se digliPogledajte šta nam radeZa mnogo manje sitniceNikom ništaMož' mislitiČime se ti bavišUkinuli serijuTo je neka mutna radnjaAko nisu umešali prste Imao (seriju) pa nemaoNije to bilo koja serijaNeko će odgovaratiNema milostiTask 2: Even if you don't understand each and every word, can you understand what the problem is?
Task 3: After watching the first part (0:20 - 1:30 - I added the subtitles t…

New Serbian Lesson - HAPPY in Novi Sad

If you have been in Novi Sad, I am sure you  will enjoy doing this fun speaking/writing exercise which can be done along with  Pharrell Williams'  Happy [WE ARE FROM NOVI SAD] version:



You can make simple sentences when you recognize the places where the people are:

Ovo je autobus. On igra u autobusu.Ovo je trg. On igra na trgu. Ovo je kej. Oni igraju na keju.... The verbs you can use are as follows: igrati/ plesati u/na + Loc = to dance (deca igraju na ulici)nalaziti se  + Loc= there is/are (oni se nalaze u parku)prepoznati + Acc = to recognize (prepoznajem Frušku goru)biti u/na + Loc = to be (bio/bila sam na ovom mestu)videti + Acc = to see (vidim or video/videla sam tvrđavu) The idea is not to stop the video while making these short sentences :)