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Sunday, January 02, 2022

Practicing Serbian with Songs - Part 2

Practicing Serbian with Songs 

In the previous blog post you practiced Serbian with the song Donesi vina, krčmarice! Now I am adding the second part to it, a new exercise and a list of words to practice with this song

Practicing Serbian Word Order with Songs 


Practicing Vocabulary Serbian Songs 

  1. Doneti = to bring 
  2. Donesi = bring! informal
  3. Donesite = bring! formal or plural
  4. Vino = wine 
  5. Krčmarica = waitress arch. (Voc. case - krčmarice)
  6. Rumen = red, flush 
  7. lice = face 
  8. Daj = give! informal 
  9. Dajte = give! formal or plural
  10. piti = to drink (pijem = first person sg in present simple)
  11. tuga = sorrow 
  12. razbiti = to break, shatter 
  13. srce = heart
  14. boleti = to hurt
  15. hteti = to want/ will (hoću, hoćeš, hoće - sg. present simple)
  16. izgoreti = to burn (izgorim, izgoriš, izgori - sg. present simple)
  17. ružica = ruža = rose
  18. oči = eyes 
  19. crn = black 
  20. žeravica = ember 
  21. celo selo = The whole village
  22. zaneti se = to get carried away
  23. svi = everybody  
  24. Bog = god
  25. Bože = Voc case of Bog 
  26. stvoriti = To create (što je stvori =why have you created her)
  27. mlad = young 
  28. momak = young man
  29. mučiti = to torture
  30. moriti = to torture/torment 

Exercises with These Words 

Match Exercise

Flashcards Exercise

Test Exercise



Saturday, January 01, 2022

Serbian Songs with Exercises

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Serbian 301 - Impersonal se

Exercise with Impersonal SE in Serbian








Video Lesson - Serbian 301

Monday, November 08, 2021

Serbian 401 - Aspect in Serbian

Since there aren't many exercises on perfective and imperfective aspect in Serbian, I'll share all my video lessons and exercises for you to practice. 

Aspect in Serbian - Short Explanation

The easiest way to see the difference and the most frequent forms are to contrast present and past tense in Serbian. 

Aspect in Serbian - Trošiti vs Potrošiti  

  1. The Perfective Aspect of the verbs in Serbian shows most naturally in the past tense, denoting the finished action: Potrošila sam puno novca na kompjuter (I have spent /I spent a lot of money on the computer)
  2. The Imperfective Aspect shows clearly in the present tense, showing duration: Dok ti štediš novac, ja ga trošim (While you are saving money, I am spending it) - HOWEVER, it can be used for regular actions and habits as well: koliko novca trošiš svakog mesec? (how much money do you spend each month) 


Aspect in Serbian - Video Exercise

Therefore, this word order exercise is dedicated only to this clear PRESENT/PAST distinction 



For more, make sure you follow Serbian 301 and 401 posts!

Aspect in Serbian - Word order Exercise




Monday, October 25, 2021

Learn Serbian by Singing - Ne vredi plakati

With so many youtube videos with beautiful Serbian songs being deleted, I somehow stopped creating blog posts covering this topic, although I keep using songs in my lessons on a regular basis. However, with a new tool at hand, I'll be able to recreate all my song-exercises and post them on my server with exercises based on the lyrics. 

Learn Serbian by Singing - Ne vredi plakati


Let me start with the beautiful song "It's not worth crying" - NE VREDI PLAKATI, Zvonko Bogdan



 
Exercises with Serbian Songs

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Serbian 201 - Comparatives

 Here comes a series of videos and exercises dedicated to comparison in Serbian:

Comparatives in Serbian 

Let's start with comparatives in Serbian. Watch the video and then try to play the games yourself:


Playing Games with Comparatives in Serbian


Stižu i linkovi za ostale vežbe:

4. Gravity 


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Serbian - Useful Phrases

Tic Tac Toe Serbian - Useful Phrases


Useful Phrases in Serbian

In this video lesson we are learning some most important phrases which will help us to keep speaking in Serbian:

  • Šta znači ... ? = What does ... mean?
  • Kako se kaže ...? = How  do you say ...?
  • Ne razumem = I don't understand
  • Razumem = I understand
  • Znam = I know
  • Ne znam = I don't know

Exercises with Useful Phrases


You can also have fun printing the fun sheets I have created for you.



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Serbian 801 - Advanced Serbian

Današnja lekcija je na temu knjiških moljaca koji obožavaju da čitaju i preporučuju knjige putem Instagrama i Jutjuba. Zbog toga ih zovu Bukstagrameri i Buktjuberi. Video na ovu temu možete prvo pogledati, pa potom pokušati da rešite naredne dve vežbe.

Advanced Serbian with Video Lesson 


Advanced Serbian with Exercises



Advanced Serbian with Video Exercise

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Serbian A1 - Dobar vs. Dobro

 Zdravo! Kako si? Ja sam dobro :)



Do you know when to use DOBAR and when DOBRO? 

If you are not so sure, let's practice with the new TIC TAC TOE video about it. If you want to practice with me, make sure you click on this link: DOBAR - DOBRO set of games



Tic Tac Toe Serbian A1 - Dobar vs. Dobro Video


Tic Tac Toe Serbian A1 - Dobar vs. Dobro Exercises

To download PDF sheets, check out the attachment on my Patreon page

Friday, September 24, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Serbian

Let me share with you a new way of learning online, asynchronously, with my Tic-Tac-Toe Serbian series. Namely, the course is based on the interactive books, which are slowly paced, so you can use them to learn Serbian by yourself, or with a teacher or a family member. 

I have created four textbooks so far, and they can be fully accessed through my Patreon pages. Each level follows  my 

The main difference from the previous printed books is that they are online and they are interactive, which means all the links are clickable, you can hear me pronouncing each word. Furthermore, you can record your own short audio answers and keep them in the book and you can write in your copy too. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Serbian - Numbers 0 to 10

Serbian - Numbers 0 to 10 

Super easy way to practice numbers - by playing:

Practicing Numbers 0 to 10 in Serbian 

Numbers in Serbian - some previous blog posts. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Serbian 701 - Epizoda 2

 Ako vam se svidela prva lekcija kursa Serbian 701, vreme je da nastavimo dalje. Hajde da odgledamo drugu epizodu bez slušanja i pretpostavimo šta se dešava i o čemu pričaju :)


Serbian 701 uz Državni posao

Opisati šta PRETPOSTAVLJAŠ da se dešava na samom kraju i šta jedni drugom kažu

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Na samom KRAJU vidimo Boškića i Čvarkova koji sede u kancelariji. 

Serbian 701 - vežbe uz drugu epizodu

Odgovoriti na specifična pitanja o tekstu


  1. Ko se sve nalazi u kancelariji?

  2. Ko hoće da ode sa posla ranije?

  3. Kako njegov šef reaguje na to?

  4. Zašto Boškić mora da ode sa posla ranije?

  5. Zašto mu šef to dozvoljava?

  6. Koga Čvarkov pozdravlja?

  7. Da li se Boškić zahvaljuje šefu?


Serbian 701 - vežbamo redosled reči



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