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Future Tense in Serbian

It's simply not enough to understand how to form the future tense in Serbianand its somewhat complicated word order! You need to practise as much as possible.

Future Tense in Serbian

Future Tense in Serbian with "Ej žalim žalim"
And what an enjoyable practice can it be when you simply  sing it! That's why I am focusing today on this beautiful song featuring the future tense in Serbian  :)

Learning Serbian by Singing with Sanja Vučić

This is the perfect moment for you to meet our gorgeous Sanja Vučić and practice Serbian while listening to this interview,

and doing a listening comprehension exercise based on her story:
Odakle je Sanja?Koliko ima godina?Kada je snimljen ovaj intervju?Gde Sanja sada živi?Šta je želela da studira?Gde je njena mama sada?Od kada Sanja prati Evroviziju?Kako se zvala njena osnovna škola?Da li je Sanja bila bolji đak u osnovnoj ili srednjoj školi?Ko Sanju podržava?Koju vrstu muzike Sanjini roditelji vole?Kako je Sanja opisala svoju majku?Da li Sanja ima dečka trenutno?Gde je sve Sanja pevala?Da li Sanja sada želi da bude operska pevačica?Kada je Sanja bila jako srećna?Koje trenutke Sanja uvek zaboravlja?
... or practice singing with her

p.s. don't forget to vote for her tonight!

Stress Patterns in Serbian

The following two videos are great for the students at upper-intermediate and advanced levels who are interested in stress patterns in Serbian and who can easily read Serbian Cyrillic script.

15 Most Frequent Adjectives in Serbian

When I started teaching Serbian I relied on the textbooks which taught commonly used adjectives one might need, such as "gladan" (hungry), "žedan" (thirsty), "lep" (beautiful), srećan (happy), tužan (sad) etc. This makes sense, doesn't it?

However, when I flicked through the list of the most frequently used adjectives I was surprised to find out that none of the "useful" ones was listed!!! That's why I made three sets of Quizlet exercises and recorded the pronunciation for the each of the 15 most frequent adjectives in Serbian, so you can learn them by choosing the activity you like best: Flash cardsLearning activitySpelling activityTestsScatter gameGravity gameSpacerace game 
15 Most Frequent Adjectives in Serbian - Masc. Sg. Form

15 Most Frequent Adjectives in Serbian - Fem. Sg. Form
15 Most Frequent Adjectives in Serbian - Neut. Sg. Form

If you just started learning Serbian it can prove useful simply to do different quizlet activities …

Aspect in Serbian with Verbs Describing House Chores

How to Practice Aspect in Serbian? When talking about aspect in Serbian, I must admit it is best learnt by using the phrases in everyday situations. A good example is a set of the most frequently used verbs when talking about house chores:

Imperfective vs. Perfective Aspect in Serbian   Prati / oprati sudove = to be washing / to wash the dishesRaspremati / raspremiti = to be tidying up / to tidy upUsisati / usisavati = to be hoovering / to hooverČistiti / (p)očistiti = to be cleaning / to cleanBrisati / obrisati = to be wiping / to wipeKuvati / skuvati = to be cooking / to cookPržiti / ispržiti = to be frying / to fryPeći / ispeći = to be baking / to bakePeglati / opeglati = to be ironing / to iron

Extensive Reading and Listening 1

It is such a delight to simply watch fun films, series or cartoons or read interesting books in Serbian and pick up the language, isn't it? This is known as extensive reading (or listening). It helps one to speed up the learning process and expand vocabulary very quickly and effortlessly. With authentic films and novels it helps you improve from an intermediate to more advanced levels.

That is why I am sharing with you the well known Pop Ćira and Pop Spira series based on the novel by Stevan Sremac.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

For more similar series and films, check out this Youtube playlist - click here.


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