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Verbal Aspect in Serbian






Listen to the song and decide which phrases you hear.


Finished/Completed (Perfective) - In progress or repetitive (Imperfective)
Sunce me probudi - Sunce me budi
Žurno se obučem - Žurno se oblačim
Popijem kafu = Pijem kafu
Oči protrljam = Oči trljam
Zaspao sam = Spavam
Gurnem vrata = Guram vrata
Pogledam ptice = Gledam ptice
Odem brzo = Odlazim brzo
Osvrnem se = Osvrćem se
Otplovim = Plovim

Vocabulary:
  1. probuditi = to wake up
  2. oblačiti = get dressed
  3. piti = to drink
  4. nestajati = disappear
  5. trljati = rub
  6. zaspati = to fall asleep
  7. gurati = push
  8. gledati = look  / watch
  9. odlaziti = to go away
  10. odzvanjati = to echo
  11. osvrtati = to look back
  12. kretati = to move
  13. puštati = pustiti = let go
  14. spavati = sleep
  15. sanjariti = to daydream
  16. otploviti = to sail away
Try to fill in the gaps before listening to the song:
_____________  me sunce (to wake up)
Kroz prozore prljave, musave
_____________ se žurno (to get dressed)
Kafu ______________, nestajem (to drink)

Trljam oči sanjive
Da mi ne bi ___________ (to fall asleep)
Vrata _____________ nervozno (to push)
Ptice _____________ slobodne (to watch)
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/y/yu_grupa/odlazim.html ]
__________, dok još drugi spavaju (to leave)
Koraci, pločnikom odzvanjaju

Osvrćem se okolo
________________ puste ulice (to look/watch)
_____________ stazom poznatom (to go/leave for)
____________ misli slobodne (to let go)
__________, dok još drugi spavaju (to leave)
Koraci, pločnikom odzvanjaju


Na obali začaran ja _____________ (to daydream)
Kao ladje velike da _______________ (to sail away)

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