Skip to main content

Listening comprehension exercise in Serbian



Listen to this short reportage on the statue of Rocky in a Serbian village.

Then read the following questions and try to answer them:


MINUTES> 00:00 - 00:22

1. Where is the statue being made?

2. What will happen in August?

MINUTES> 00:22 - 00:36

3. When did the sculptor begin his work?

4. When is he going to finish?

MINUTES> 00:55 - 01:12

5. Where is the sculptor from?

6. Whose idea was it to make the statue?

MINUTES> 01:09 - 01:39

7. Where is Bojan from ?

8. What is Bojan's plan?

MINUTES> 01:40 - 01:50

9. Who made the first statue of Rocky?

10. How many such statues are there in the world?

MINUTES> 01:56 - 02:15

11. What is Zoran Batic talking about?

12. How many internet sites does he mention?


MINUTES> 02:25 - 02:35

13. What will the statue be made of?

14. How much will the statue weigh?

Comments

Marina Petrovic said…
The Answer Key

1. Žitište
2. podiže se statua Rokiju
3. pre mesec dana
4. za tridesetak dana
5. iz Dalja
6. Bojan Marčeta
7. iz banatskog sela Žitište
8. Da stupi u kontakt sa Silvesterom Staloneom
9. Thomas Schomberg
10. dve
11. o toj vesti
12. preko 17000 stranica
13. od betona
14. oko 1000 kilograma
***************************
As this exercise is for the advanced students, I didn't make any translations.
Anonymous said…
Where are some beginner lessons I can take? I am from the States and plan on traveling to Serbia soon I am interested in learning as much conversational and medical Seribian as I can in a short amoun of time 3-6 months. I am a fast learner, I learned conversational Albianian in 2 months for a trip out there.
Marina Petrovic said…
Hi there and thanks for your comment. Let me give you the link to my free SerbianLessons with short videos: http://serbianlesson.com/lessons/serbian-beginner/ I'm sure you'll find http://www.udemy.com/serbian-for-beginners-101/ quite useful or you can take private lessons online via http://www.myngle.com/users/MarinaPetrovic

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Verb Conjugations in Serbian

Serbian belongs to a group of (highly) flective languages, and as such its verbs have conjugations. This means that you have to pay attention to the suffixes which are added to the stem of each verb. If you have a dictionary of Serbian, you will notice that infinitive endings are -iti, -ati, -eti, or simply -ti and sometimes -ći. In order to learn the conjugations, it is wise to know that the suffixes for each person singular or plural are added to the verb stem (base verb without infinitive endings). 

The conjugation system of Serbian verbs is rather complex. There are several classes of regular verbs distinguished according to certain features the verbs within a class share. (I copied this sentence from Wikipedia, so you can follow the link to see the conjugations of the verb 'RADITI' (to work) to get the idea how it looks like in different tenses.)

As you could see, it is not only the present tense, but we need also to learn how to use the verbs in different tenses. Theref…

Learning Serbian with Short and Easy Texts - Routines

Here comes a short text about routines both in Serbian and in English. I hope that my video will help you understand the text in Serbian. There is also a task to be done:
- After listening to me asking and answering questions, you can try to do the same - practice asking questions and giving answers, and recording all that on www.Vocaroo.com
Exercse 1. Routines - missing verbs

2. Routines - missing pronouns



4. Link to the edited video  with questions and answers written and translated + additional exercises with questions and answers

Aspect in Serbian - Odmoriti or Odmarati?

Do you know the difference between odmoriti and odmArAti (to have a rest)? Which one shows a finished action (perfective aspect), which one shows an action in progress (imperfective aspect)?

If you know the word trAjAti, which means to lAst, it will help you connect the form with double A with the action in progress, which shows that odmArAti is obviously used to show that you are or were "having a  rest / resting".

On the other hand, the form with odmORIti, shows that you have had a rest and that's it, the result is more important than duration, so this form shows the perfective aspect.

Their various forms and differences in present and past tenses are so subtle, so I created a set of exercises for you to learn more about this weird odmoriti-odmarati duo by actually using them:) Before you see all the forms below, try to do this Micromatch exercise:




How much time did you need? Guess it wasn't that hard, once you were able to see the possible answers. For some more d…