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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Serbian 102 - Simple Listening Tasks with Pepa Prase

 If you liked my previous posts with exercises based on Pepa Prase cartoons, you'll like the new series with video quizzes. Let's start with a super easy one from Serbian 102 course :D

Simple Listening Tasks for Learning Serbian 

Or click the link!



Serbian Listening Comprehension Skills

Let's watch this short dialogue and follow the text (the "notes" section, at the top right)!


Useful Vocabulary

  • Veoma = prilično = baš = quite

  • Hajde da = let’s

  • Obući odeću = to put on clothes

  • Topliju odeću = warmer clothes

  • Kapa = cap

  • Kape = caps

  • Šal = scarf

  • Šalove = scarves

  • Kaput = coat

  • Kaputi = coats

  • Podići = to raise

  • Krov = roof

  • Uključiti grejanje =to turn on heat

  • Grejanje  = heat

  • Udobno = comfortable

  • Svima = to everyone 

  • Krenuti = to set off, to leave for, to start going somewhere 

  • Krenimo = let’s go

  • Stići = to arrive

  • Stizati = to be arriving 

  • List = leaf

  • Lišće = leaves 

  • Zašto = why?

  • Igrati se  = to play

  • Hajde da se igramo = let’s play 

  • Ostati zagrejan = to keep warm

  • Red = turn

  • Moj je red = it’s my turn

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Practicing Serbian Aspect

Perfective and Imperfective Aspect in Serbian through Tenses

I guess you will like the following exercises focusing only on the verbs TO BUY and TO VISIT, both in the perfective and imperfective aspect & through different tenses. Let me know in the comment if you would like more exercises like these two?

POSETITI - POSEĆIVATI (to visit)


KUPITI - KUPOVATI (to buy)



UZDAHNUTI - UZDISATI (to sigh)

Zadatak: uzdahnula OR uzdisala?



Odgovor

Njuz: šala na temu crnog pantera



Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Listening Exercise about Quantities & Groceries - Serbian 301

Listening Exercise in Serbian

What can you buy for 1000 Dinars? Šta možete da kupite za 1000 dinara?


Let's watch the video together and answer this question:

  1. One way to do this exercise is simply by jotting down the words you understand
  2. If your Serbian is at a higher level, you can jot down what each person says. 
While I am making a multiple choice exercise, let's simply watch this video: 


Monday, January 09, 2023

Practicing Listening Skills with Serbian 201

Danas vežbamo srpski uz zanimljivu priču o lisicama :) 

Pre nego što odslušamo ovu priču, šta mislite šta su odgovori na ova pitanja:

  1. Šta znači reč "lisica"?
  2. Šta znači "lukav kao lisica"? 
  3. Kada Vi osećate hladnoću? 
  4. Šta vas najbolje greje zimi? 
  5. Šta se menja zimi? 
  6. Šta znači brižan?

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Srećan Božić = Merry Christmas

How to Greet People on Christmas Day in Serbia 

Merry Christmas & Srećan Božić with a few great blog posts from the previous years and  one brand new video about Christmas:

Video o Božiću u Srbiji 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Serbian 401 - Listening Exercise about Bread Museum

 Let me share with you one more listening comprehension exercise for intermediate Serbian, from the course Serbian 401

Poslušajmo Jeremijinu životnu priču o tome kako je napravio Muzej hleba. Posle slušanja pokušajte da odgovorite na pitanja i da uradite vežbu sa ključnim rečima. 


Vežba razumevanja na srpskom - Muzej hleba


Odgovori na pitanja



  1. Koliko godina je imao kada je upoznao svoju ženu?
  2. Gde su se on i žena preselili?
  3. Zašto su odlučili da se presele iz grada?
  4. O čemu priča Muzej hleba?
  5. Koliko vrsta pšenice je bilo? 
  6. Šta je ostalo neraskidivo do dan danas?
  7. Koliko sela je posetio?
  8. Kako su ga babe oslovljavale = Kako su mu se babe obraćale?
  9. Zašto je on išao tamo?
  10. Koliko predmeta je skupio posećujući sela po Srbiji?
  11. Kakvi su bili ljudi koje je zaticao po selima u Srbiji?

Vocabular exercise for Serbian 401






Saturday, October 15, 2022

Serbian 601 - Razgovor o životnom stilu

Danas delim sa vama jedan odličan video o životnim temama i sa odličnim vokabularom koji ćete sresti u svakodnevnim razgovorima na srpskom. Pravi autentični tekst, dušu dao za učenje i vežbanje srpskog :) 

O životu u Dubaiju

p.s. ako mislite da devojka prebrzo priča, slobodno izaberite 0.75 brzinu (dole desno)

  1. Listen to the first 7 minutes of the video once and decide what the advantages and disadvantages of living in Dubai are?
  2. Now, focus on the first 7 minutes and 30 seconds and jot down some useful phrases
  3. Speaking exercise: Focus on one topic and compare her impressions of Dubai with your own country or where you are currently living. 

Korisne fraze - životni stil

  • Prednosti i mane = advantages and disadvantages
  • Jedna od stvari koje te tako razmaze = one of the things that spoils you so much
  • Ovde je tako normalno = it is so normal over here
  • Džabe = free or free of charge
  • Smejurija (o ceni) = dirt cheap
  • biti razmažen = to be spoilt
  • biti svestan = to be aware 
  • u bilo kojem segmentu = in any sphere of life
  • stvari na koje obraćate pažnju = the things you pay attention to
  • teretane su pristojne / osrednje /sjajno opremljene = gyms are decent / moderately / exceptionally equipped 
  • kako se to u suštini zove = what it is essentially
  • ne morate da date novac na = there is no need to pay for
  • ovde je sasvim normalno = it is so normal to 
  • baš zbog toga što je cena toliko visoka = just because beca
  • relativno normalno zarađujete
  • činjenica da mogu = the fact that I can
  • život se svodi na to = the life comes down to 
  • kada se osvrnem = in retrospect
  • da biste imali određeni životni stil = in order for you to have a certain life style

Idiomi i fraze

  • Košta kao svetog Petra kajgana = to pay through the nose

Pridev - imenica

  • razmažen - razmaženost
  • ljubazan - ljubaznost
  • stabilan - stabilnost 

Vocabulary practice 


Friday, September 30, 2022

Question Words - Many Faces of Who

Are the words "koga, kome & kim" the same as who?

In the previous post about Question words in Serbian, I covered just the main bunch of questions, such as ko, šta, gde, kada, zašto, kako, čiji, koliko. Today we are focusing only on WHO and its many forms. To understand and start using them correctly, you'll need to practice them in context first.

Serbian WHO through cases

  1. KO  - who
  2. KOGA - of whom
  3. KOME - to whom
  4. KOGA - whom
  5. SA KIM - with whom
  6. O KOME - about whom
The question words in Serbian take the case endings similar to adjectives, so once you learn how adjectives change through cases, this would come natural. Also, you can learn the question forms first  they will help you when start learning about how adjectives change through cases. However, when learning Serbian, always start from drilling, playing language games and having fun, and only later try to dwell on grammar, when drilling through Quizlet games helps you achieve  fluency :) 

Translation of Various Who Forms

Explanation


  • KO UČI SRPSKI? - Who is learning Serbian?
  • KO JE UČIO SRPSKI? - Who was learning Serbian?
  • KO ĆE UČITI SRPSKI? - Who will learn Serbian?
  • KOGA SE PLAŠIŠ? - Who are you afraid of?
  • KOGA SMO SE PLAŠILI? - Who were we afraid of?
  • KOGA ĆEMO SE PLAŠITI? - Who will we be afraid of?
  • KOME ODGOVARATE? - Who are you answering to?
  • KOME SMO ODGOVORILI? - Who did we answer to?
  • KOME ĆEMO ODGOVORITI? - Who will we answer?
  • KOGA VIDIŠ? -Who do you see?
  • KOGA STE VIDELI? - Who did you see?
  • KOGA ĆETE VIDETI? - Who will you see?
  • SA KIM IDEŠ NA MORE? - Who are you going to the seaside with?
  • SA KIM SI IŠAO NA MORE? - Who did you go / were you going to the seaside?
  • SA KIM ĆEŠ IĆI NA MORE? - Who will you go / will you be going to the seaside with?
  • O KOME PRIČAŠ? - Who are you talking about?
  • O KOME SI PRIČALA? - Who did you talk / were you talking about?
  • O KOME ĆEŠ PRIČATI?  - Who will you talk about?

Exercises with Who: ko - koga - kome - sa kim - o kome

MATCH igrica

FLASHCARDS

TEST

Video Lesson with Who in Serbian 


Additional Exercises with All the Question words as well as Who Forms

MATCH igrica

FLASHCARDS

TEST

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Question Words in Serbian

Question Words in Serbian


With all the question words changing according to the cases, I bet it's pretty confusing when it comes to asking WH questions in Serbian. That's why I'll share a series of posts with question words in Serbian. 

The first one is going to be an easy one, with the basic questions such as:



  1. KAD - When?
  2. ZAŠTO - Why?
  3. ŠTA - What?
  4. KOJI - Which?
  5. KO - Who?
  6. KOLIKO DUGO - How long?
  7. KOLIKO ČESTO - How often?
  8. KAKO - How?
  9. GDE - Where?
  10. ODAKLE - Where from?
  11. KUDA - Where to?
  12. KOLIKO - How much/ many? 
  13. ČIJI - WHOSE?

Exercises with Question Words in Serbian 

  • The link to the micromatch game:



FLASHCARDS with Serbian Question Words

  • The link to the flashcards:

TEST with Serbian Question Words

  • The link to the test:
Expect a more complicated set of questions words with the video lesson very soon!

For downloadable materials and more video lessons, check out my free course SerbianPhrases on easy.serbianphrases.com  :)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Serbian Phrases - Serbian Language Course

 Let me share with you one lesson from the brand new Serbian Phrases course I've been working on. As you can see from the table of contents, it covers a lot of phrases used in various situations:

Serbian Phrases - Table of Contents

Situations in Serbian

  • General phrases
  • Greetings - Saying hello and goodbye
  • Talking about the Weather
  • Thank you phrases
  • Numbers and  Telling the time
  • Talking about family
  • Asking for directions
  • Giving directions
  • At the bank
  • At the supermarket
  • At the market
  • At the chemist's
  • At the hotel
  • At the restaurant
  • At the café or bar
  • At the post office
  • At the travel agency
  • At the doctor's
  • At the dentist's
  • At the museum
  • At the customs
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Renting a car
  • Travelling by taxi
  • Travelling by bus
  • Travelling by plane
  • Travelling by train 


Serbian phrases - Vocabulary 

The list of the most frequently used phrases:

  1. da - yes
  2. ne - no
  3. kako se kaže - how do you say
  4. znači - means
  5. šta znači "pica"? - what does "pizza" mean?
  6. hamburger znači "hamburger" - hamburger means "hamburger"
  7. ne razumem - I don't understand
  8. ne znam - I don't know
  9. znam - I know
  10. razumem - I understand
  11. levo - left
  12. desno - right
  13. baš - really
  14. nema problema - no problem

General phrases in Serbian  - Game


General phrases in Serbian  - Exercises 


General phrases in Serbian  - Printable tests

Now, you can download the following PDF files to practice these words:

  1. Test  
  2. Airplanes
  3. Multiple choice 
  4. Anagrams 
Uživajte igrajući igrice i učeći srpski :) 

Uskoro stiže kurs Serbian Phrases ili Fraze na srpskom




Monday, September 05, 2022

Serbian 801 - Jutro će promeniti sve, Filip

Serbian 801 


Fokus kursa Serbian 801 je rad na vokabularu, učenju najčešćih kolokacija i fraza, kao i konotacije. Najbolji način da učite jezik na ovom nivou je da slušate filmove, serije i pesme na srpskom. Idealno bi bilo da dođete u Srbiju i da počnete da živite u Srbiji :) 

Jedna od tema na ovom kursu je svakako odlična serija "Jutro će promeniti sve"  koja realno prikazuje život mladih na ovim prostorima. Danas sam napravila vežbu na osnovu kratkog video snima gde glumac Nikola Rakočević priča o liku kojeg tumači - o Filipu:

Listening Exercise 



Korisne fraze

  1. TUMAČITI lik
  2. NAĆI smisao
  3. PREVAZIĆI temu 
  4. BITI društveno prihvaćen 
  5. PRIČINJAVATI zadovoljstvo
  6. OSEĆATI nešto kao uspeh
  7. BORITI se za slobodu
  8. BITI iskren prema sebi 
  9. PRIHVATITI sebe 
  10. POBEĆI od stvari koje te sputavaju 
  11. POKRENUTI ljude 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Serbian 102 - Locative Exercises

Today we are practicing how to say where you are in Serbian with the following words: 



Places in City in Serbian

  1. BANK: Banka - u banci 
  2. CHURCH: Crkva - u crkvi 
  3. BUILDING: Zgrada - u zgradi
  4. GALLERY: Galerija - u galeriji 
  5. PHARMACY: Apoteka - u apoteci 
  6. MUSEUM: Muzej - u muzeju
  7. PARKING: Parking - na parkingu
  8. AERODROM: Aerodrom - na aerodromu 

Gde ste? Where are you?

Time to practice pronunciation


Serbian 102 - Locative Exercises


Advanced Serbian - Srpski kao drugi jezik

Gde je ključ? Где је кључ? - Učimo srpski sa Marinom
Gde je ključ? ...
Where is the Key?-...
By Marina Petrović
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