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Greetings in Serbian Pronounced

Greetings in Serbian with Pronunciation

After trying to record the pronunciation for the basic Serbian lesson greetings with my computer running on Ubunty, it hasn't occurred to me to try switching to Windows. Once I did it, I saw how simple it was to make these little Quizlets even more useful! 

Let's learn the greetings by simply listening to the pronunciation of the following words for saying hello and goodbye:

dobar dan - good afternoon
dobro veče - good evening
dobro jutro - good morning
kako ste? - how are You?
kako si? - how are you?
dobro, hvala! - well, thanks!
doviđenja - goodbye
ćao - hi / goodbye
zdravo - bye bye / goodbye
zdravo - hello
laku noć - good night

Exercises with Greetings in Serbian

Now, let's do a dictation!


Games with Greetings in Serbian

The aim of the first game is to connect the Serbian word or words with its English counterpart.



In the second game, which is real fun, you have to type the word in Serbian until its English translation reaches the end of the screen.... so the bigger the screen, the easier, haha!




Greetings in Serbian


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