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Serbian Lessons with Subtitles and Exercises

I am so happy to share this video lesson which is 100% in Serbian with subtitles. I am sure they will help you hear what I am saying better. After the video there is an exercise which is made based on the text, a bit changed though.

Super Easy Serbian - Family Vocabulary with Exercises

I hope you are enjoying learning with my video lessons and doing the follow up tasks, such as these ones:

Today, I am sharing a brand new explanation with you and exercise from the course which focuses on vocabulary describing family and friends.

Here are all the links to the exercises covering this video lesson:
1. Quizlets with MY: moj-mojA-mojE-mojI-mojE-mojA + Family members
Flashcards Learn exercise Match Gravity 2. LearnClick, based on this lesson: version A (verb conjugations of zvati se i biti), version B (possessive adjectives and paricle se)

Serbian for Kids - Lesson 10

While in the previous lesson of Serbian for Kids, I taught you how to pronounce furniture in Serbian and we played with the Present tense conjugations of the verb to have, today we are practicing rooms in a house/ flat and revising the previous lessons by playing games.  
The words we are learning today are as follows: Sobe = RoomsTAJ HODNIK = hallwayTAJ BALKON = balconyTA KUHINJA = kitchenTA SOBA = roomTA SPAVAĆA SOBA = bedroomTA DNEVNA SOBA= living roomTA DEČIJA SOBA = children’s roomTA RADNA SOBA = studyTO KUPATILO = bathroom

It would be perfect if you could download the pdf file, print it and try to learn, by playing Quizlet game

The video version of this pdf is coming your way tomorrow on my Patreon blog - for the previous and upcoming versions check out this link!

Serbian Language Course - Family

I hope you enjoyed following my free Serbian language course at the elementary level, dedicated to Greetings! This month I have been working on a new one where you can learn:

How to introduce your family members to someoneHear clearly and learn to pronounce family membersVerbs to have + family members (in the appropriate case)Short texts about this topic All the video lessons and exercises are both in the Cyrillic and Latin script so you can learn Cyrillic in no time :) 
Today I wanted to share one of the video exercises from the course. 

More videos with conjugations are on this playlist.

Serbian with Easy Texts and Exercises

Today we are practicing Serbian with this simple exercise:

 The meaning of this story is as follows:

Marina likes to eat sweets, especially chocolate, Eurocream, jam and buiscits. She likes to drink milk, juice and coffee. Each morning while she has breakfast, Marina doesn't watch TV, but she is on the Internet, listens to songs on Youtube and sings them.
The missing verbs are as follows:

VOLETI (ja volim ... oni vole)PITI (ja pijem... oni piju)GLEDATI (ja gledam ... oni gledaju)SLUŠATI (ja slušam... oni slušaju)PEVATI (ja pevam... oni pevaju)
After doing this exercise, you can record your own story by making comparisons. For example:

Marina voli da jede slatkiše, ali ja ne volim da jedem slatkiše. OR Marina voli da jede Eurokrem, ali ja ne volim da ga jedem. (Pronouns: him/it >>>"ga" stands for "it", but in Serbian "Eurocream" is he, so here "ga" means "him", her >>>"je" and "them"= ih, regardle…

Word Order with Past Tense of To Be

If you liked the video and the follow-up exercises I recently published, it's time for you to do revise it and practice pronunciation:

Plural in Serbian - Video Exercise

Plural in Serbian In this video exercise you can practice forming plural in Serbian and drilling it with the following phrases:

Da li je to banka?Da li su to banke? The explanation about the plural in Serbian can be found on the video or more detailed one, with exercises here.

More examples from the video:

The examples in the video are as follows:
1. banka - banke
2. prodavnica -. prodavnice
3. apoteka - apoteke
4. park - parkovi
5. trg - trgovi
6. muzej - muzeji
7. bioskop - bioskopi
8. pozorište - pozorišta
9. mesto - mesta

Serbian Past Tense - Bio Bila or Bilo?

Bio Bila Bilo

Verb To Be in the Singular,  simple past form
Ja sam bio = I was masculine
Ja sam bila = I was feminine

Ti si bio = You were masc. sg.
Ti si bila = You were fem. sg.

On je bio = He was , obviously masc. sg.
Ona je bila = She was, obviously fem. sg.
Ono je bilo = It was,  neuter, sg.

When you drop the subject (noun or pronoun), you start with the very past tense of the verb to be and this is what we are practicing now with this game!


Links to Quizlet exercises with BIO BILA BILO
1. Flashcards -
2. Learn exercises -
3. Micromatch -
4. Gravity -

For the full version of the video and more exercises, join my Patreon page. Thanks :)

Free Serbian Language Course

If you have followed my blog posts this summer, you have noticed fun photos with short dialogues. These mini lessons grew into the first course, which can help you learn Serbian greetings. It is at the beginner level, so that is why I named it Super Easy Serbian - Greetings A1!

It took me quite a while to create it, as I flicked through thousands of photos, downloaded them and then put everything together. I have had problems with my low quality headset, because of which I had to heavily edit the videos. I hope to get a new cam in October and continue making such courses much faster. My plan is always to offer you three versions of the course:

Free course with 30% of the video lessonsFull version with all the video lessons, explanations and additional exercises (60% discount link)VIP version with which you can send me your recorded tasks or ask questions and get my feedback and explanations, based on a monthly subscription. In order to access the course, you can simply click here t…

Advanced Serbian - Detecting Synonyms

For all of you who are advanced learners of Serbian, here comes a challenging exercise based on this lovely song:

The idea is for you to listen to this song and in each part of the song to detect 3 words which are synonyms with the words written in the capital letters above that part. Srećno!

KAFANA - NEDAVNO - NEOBIČAN Znate l' priču o Vasi Ladačkom
i ja sam je tek onomad čuo
jednom devet dana nije izlazio iz birtije
kažu da je bio čudna sorta BOLESTAN - SELJAK - MAJKA Otac mu je bio sitni paor
'ranio je sedam gladnih usti
mati mu je bila plava
tiha, nežna, jektičava
umrla je s trideset i nešto
STO - NEKOLIKO - UVEK Imali su par jutara zemlje
malu kuću na kraju sokaka
na astalu navek hleba
taman tol'ko kol'ko treba
al' je Vasa hteo mnogo više
KOČIJE - CRNI - BOGAT Želeo je konje vrane, po livadi razigrane

Serbian Pronunciation - Č vs. Ć

I guess this is something you have been waiting for: Č vs. Ć. In this video you'll be able to:
Hear these two sounds pronounced in many different examplesUnderstand how to pronounce them and where your tongue should be in order to hear the differenceHear the minimal number of minimal pairs (really, there are just a few examples where mispronunciation will cause the difference in meaning)
If you want to practice your pronunciation in the same way I do and get my feedback, you are welcome to join my Patreon supporters!

To access the complete PPT with the video, check this out:

Imperative of Give in Serbian

Today, our topic is practising asking for food both in formal and informal way in Serbian.

DAJ MI = give me (informally)DAJTE MI = give me (formally)MOLIM TE = please  (informally)MOLIM VAS = please (formally)

If you are not sure why the words for food mentioned in the exercise change, check the previous posts about the Accusative case!

Exercise with the Imperative of Give in Serbian Let's learn together:

Let's play together:

If you want to practice in the same way I do and get my feedback, you are welcome to join Patreon supporters!

How to Practice Speaking Serbian?

If you'd like to practice speaking Serbian and you don't have a clue how, the best way is to do the following:

Pick any of the video lessons I created on my Youtube channel SerbianLessons. For example this one: adjectives in Serbian
After listening and repeating after me (for as many times as you wish), play the video again, but mute itTurn on the / or any other voice recording platform/service and record yourself speaking while watching the muted videoSave your Vocaroo (click Save, and you'll see a shareable link below - don't share it with the world, but simply send it to me to check it out and give you the video feedback - this can be arranged while I still have time) Speaking Exercise Video - Informal Greetings

With this video the idea is to read the dialogue and fill in the gaps yourself, until the end where you have to remember everything on your own :) The version with the explanation and slow pronunciation is coming tomorrow!

Learning Cyrillic with Greetings in Serbian

While I am working on my new series of courses, let me share with you some beautiful photos with short dialogues written both in the Serbian Cyrillic and Latin script. Based on the photo below, can you tell me what is missing in the gaps in the first photo?

Useful vocabulary:
to bi bilo - that would besve - alllaku noć - good nighthvala - thanksposeta - visithvala na poseti - thanks for the visithvala što ste nas posetili - thanks for visiting us For the pronunciation of some words, check out this video:

Modal Verbs in Serbian - Can 2

In the one of the previous lessons we practiced the verb CAN in the Present Tense in Serbian. Let's revise it once again:
CAN - Present Simple ConjugationsCAN + infinitive - Daily routinesVideo When you practised the verb MOĆI long enough, you are ready to solve the following mystery:
Which words are missing?

p.s. The response you can see here is from the famous song by Zdravko Čolić. If you like the song, let's learn how to sing it together :)

Adjectives in Serbian - Part 6

While I am working on my new series of Serbian language courses, I prepared for you a video lesson with a bunch of adjectives, with the verb TO BE and forming simple sentences such as:
DA LI SI LEP/LEPA? - Are you beautiful?DA LI JE ON UPLAŠEN? - Are you scared?DA LI STE ZDRAVI? - Are you healthy?DA LI JE TVOJ SIN GLADAN? - Is your son hungry?DA LI JE TVOJA ĆERKA GLADNA? - Is your daughter hungry?DA LI SU TVOJE ĆERKE GLADNE? -Are your daughters hungry?DA LI SU TVOJI SINOVI GLADNI? - Are your sons hungry?DA LI JE TVOJ AUTO STAR? - Is your car old?DA LI JE HLEB JEFTIN? - Is bread cheap?DA LI SU PSI STARI? - Are the dogs old?

Although I didn't write down my short answers, pay attention to them :)



For all of you who told me you LOOOOOVE my new cartoons, here's one covering this topic:

Your task is to figure out which word is missing?

Serbian Greetings Challenge

Maybe you have noticed that I started creating a series of different video lessons recently. They are going to make up a completely new course, which is based on all your wishes and needs you've been sharing with me since January.

The idea behind the course is for you to: learn the vocabulary sets first try to guess what's missing in the series of fun and colourful comics with captions in Serbian Cyrillic, Latin script and lots of fun exercises based on the dialogues and textsbecome proactive by sending me your short texts, dialogues and voice recordings to get my feedback.  Hope you like my first video lesson. Before to listening to me, mute the audio first and try to guess which words are missing :) Have fun!

Why not Having Fun Learning Serbian Verbs?

Having Fun Learning Serbian Verbs Yes, it's possible. See how:

In order for you to do the same, I'd suggest you start first with the flashcards, and then to move onto games and finally the test:


MicromatchGravity Tests: Easy versionDifficult version

Verb Conjugations in Serbian - Present Tense of Go

Present Tense of to Go

Here comes a short lesson with the verb IĆI = TO GO to in the Simple Present tense. The conjugations are as follows:
Ja idem - ti ideš - on/ona/ono ide ///// mi idemo - vi idete - oni / one  / ona idu Common Serbian Phrases with this Verb
How can you use the verb IĆI to create the most common phrases:
Gde ideš? = Where are you going?Kada ideš u školu? = When are you going to school?Gde ideš u kupovinu/prodavnicu? = Where are you going shopping?Zašto ideš na posao tako kasno? = Why are you going to work so late?Gde ideš na odmor svake godine? = Where do you go on holiday every year?Kad idete na odmor? = When are you going on holiday?Ko ide u školu? = Who is going to school?Ko ide sa mnom? = Who is going with me?Ko ide ka Beogradu? = Who is going to (towards) Belgrade?Kada ideš u Beograd sa mamom? = When are you going to Belgrade with me? As you can see, this is a tricky verb, because it can be followed by nouns in different cases. The most common are:
1. Accusative…

Daily Routines in Serbian

Daily Routines in Serbian 1. PRATI RUKE = to wash hands
2. PRATI SUDOVE = to wash the dishes
3. SPAVATI = to sleep
4. UČITI = to learn
5. DRUŽITE SE = to hang out (with friends)
6. DORUČKOVATI = to have breakfast
7. RUČATI = to have lunch
8. VEČERATI = to have dinner
9. PITI VODU = to drink water

For the video lesson, check out my Patreon blog. Thanks for learning with my lessons :D HVALA! .

Let's Practice DAily Routines with Quizlet

Serbian Adjective HAPPY - Part 5

Serbian Adjective HAPPY In the previous lessons about the adjectives in Nominative, we learnt the forms of the adjective HAPPY just for Sg. Masc and Feminine. Here comes the list with all the forms:
Masc. Sg. SREĆAN Fem. Sg. SREĆNA Neut. Sg. SREĆNO
Masc. Pl. SREĆNI Fem. Pl. SREĆNE Neut. Pl. SREĆNA
Let's expand our short sentences into longer ones, by combining it with the reason - why someone is happy:

Conjugation of the Verb to Go to In order to figure out how to make the previous sentences, take a look at the conjugations of the verb TO GO = ići:

The full video with the slow pronunciation and explanation and exercises will be posted for my Patreons. Many thanks for supporting these short n fun video lessons - Hvala!

Where is Marko Now - Serbian Locative 3

In our fun Serbian comics we can learn where people are, or where they were in the past. Today we are using the same case, the Locative case to express where we are in a house and after that we can also say what we are doing in the house.

Instead of a comic, I recorded a video for you, so you can practice saying simple sentences:

Ovo je HODNIK. Ovo je Marko. Marko je u hodnikU. On ne radi ništa u hodniku.Ovo je KUHINJA. Ovo je Marko. Marko je u kuhinjI. On pravi doručak u kuhinji. Can you listen to the rest of the story and make similar sentences for:
KUPATILOTRPEZARIJASPAVAĆA SOBARADNA SOBATERASATAVANDNEVNA SOBA Singular Nouns in Locative in Serbian Before thinking about the grammar, try to hear how I am using these words with the prepositon U or NA. If you are not sure, here comes a bit of advice:
Sg. Masc >>> add -U (u hodniku, u Londonu, u muzeju) Sg. Fem >>> add - I (u kuhinji, u Moskvi, u galeriji)

Exercises and Practice
For more exercises with the activities and…

Common Phrases in Serbian - Destinacija broj jedan

Today we are learning two simple phrases in Serbian:

For the pronunciation and additional exercises, check out my Patreon blog :)

Plural Nouns in Serbian - Delfin

The Plural form in Serbian can be tricky. That's why I'd like to start with really easy Singular - Plural pairs for you to enjoy learning it :D
Delfin - Delfini 

More examples:

pingvin - pingvini (penguins)konj - konji (horses)jelen - jeleni (deer) Buildings muzej - muzeji (museums)neboder - neboderi (skyscrapers)stadion - stadioni (stadiums)

Advanced Serbian exercises - Sixth June

I have always enjoyed doing short tasks based on authentic news and fun texts. That is why I want to create and share with you the same kind of exercises based on daily news, both in the Latin alphabet and Cyrillic script. Today I'm sharing with you one of the common news section called "Dogodilo se na današnji dan" - "On this day in history" from KratkeVesti :)
 Cyrillic version Latin alphabet version

Photo Serbian - From To Genitive 4

Odakle je ova lasta?
Where is this sparrow from?
Odakle leti ova lasta? Where does this sparrow fly from?
Ona leti od Beograda do Londona. It (she) flies / is flying from Belgrade to London. 
Ma neee, ona leti od Afrike do Evrope. Nooo, it flies/ is flying  from AFrica to Europe.

Ova deca nemaju pojma!!!
These kids have no clue!!!

Ona leti od kuće do reke.
It flies/ is flying  from the house to the river.
It's really complicated. Does anyone know the answer? 

I think there is no correct answer, but we can enjoy learning Serbian by playing with this sentence using the Genitive case. Genitive in Serbian
With the prepositions "from - to", you'll use the Genitive case. In the singular it changes as we have described before:
Singular London - od LondonA Masc. Sg. adds an -AMoskva - od MoskvE  Fem. Sg. changes an -a into -ESelo - od selA Neut. Sg. changes an -o into -A Practicing Genitive in Serbian Your task is to think about these places and give your own answer about the…

Serbian Adjectives - Part 4

I am sure you are confident using the simple word "lep" thanks to the previous posts about adjectives in Serbian! You learnt that "lep" (beautiful) will change as follows:

Singular Masc. LEP grad = grad je lep (beautiful city - the city is beautiful)Fem. LEPA zgrada = zgrada je lepa (beautiful building)Neut. LEPO dete = dete je lepo (beautiful child)Plural Masc. LEPI mostovi = mostovi su lepi (beautiful bridges)Fem. LEPE zgrade = zgrade su lepe (beautiful buildings)Neut. LEPA deca = deca su lepa (beautiful kids)That's why I'm sure you will be able to decide which forms of "lep" are missing in the gaps:   _______ nebo (sky)_______noć (night)_______ dan (day)

Yes, the answers are as follows:
lepolepalep If you are still wondering why "noć" is "lepa", check out my video explanation and translation :D

Serbian Adjectives in Nominative - Part 3

The aim of the first two blog posts about the Serbian adjectives was to introduce you to the feminine/masculine change in adjectives in Singular:
GLADAN / GLADNASREĆAN / SREĆNA Today, I'd like to introduce a new adjective "LEP" which means "beautiful". It is universally used for people (men, women, children), animals, plants, objects as well as abstract concepts.

This time you can see that the word in neuter singular is introduced and you can see how the adjective changes along with it.  LEP MOST (a beautiful bridge)LEPA ZGRADA ( a beautiful building)LEPO DRVO (a beautiful tree)

You can practice answering the following questions as well:

Kakav je Kip slobode? (What is the Statue of Liberty like?)Kakva je reka? (What is the river like?)Kakvo je nebo? (What is the sky like?)
In the background you can see some objects in plural and I invite you to think how the same adjective "lep" ends when describing:

zgradE (buildings)balonI (baloons) The answer with the …

Fun Serbian - Pronouns

Before watching the video try to figure out which words are missing in this short exercise:
Tramp brutalno odgurnuo Markovića

Serbian Genitive - Part 3

While in the previous simple Serbian cartoons we ppractised the prepositions followed by the Genitive:

Iz = FromIspod / Iznad / Pored etc. today we are revising the same case, with words, both in Masc. and Feminine Singular, such as:  Rim, London, Pariz >>> iz RimA, iz LondonA, od ParizA - Sg. Masc.Srbija, Engleska >>> iz SrbijE, iz EngleskE - Sg. Fem. However, this time I am also introducing demonstrative adjectives this and these in Serbian:
This and These in Serbian for "she" (like in "this girl" - devojčica) >>> Ova devojčicafor "he" (like in "this boy" - dečko) >>>Ovaj dečkofor "it" (like in "this sun" - sunce) >>> Ovo suncefor they Masc. Pl or Masc. and Fem. Pl. together (like in "these people" - ljudi) >>>Ovi ljudifor "they" Fem. Pl.(like in "these women" - žene) >>> Ove ženefor "they" Neut. Pl. (like in "these kids…

Giving directions in Serbian - Part 1

Giving Directions in Serbian

Izvinite = excuse me (although izvinite can mean sorry as well)da li = the way to start "yes -no" questionovo = thisput = wayza = toaerodrom = airport (masc. sg.)ali = butna raskrsnici = at the crossroadsskrenite = turn (formal, informal is "skreni") desno = right 

What are you having for breakfast?

Let me introduce you to one of my pets, a guinea pig called Beba. If it is a boy or a girl, you'll find out in our future lessons with it :)

The idea is for you to practice this short dialogue asking each other what you are having for breakfast:

a: Šta radiš = What are you doing?
b: Doručkujem = I'm having breakfast.
a: Šta doručkuješ? = What are you having for breakfast?
b: Doručkujem (travu) = I'm having grass for breakfast. (trava = grass)

For this, you'll need some knowledge about food & the accusative case. I'm sure this video will help:

Have fun!

Serbian Adjectives 2

If you mastered the word hungry: gladAN - gladNA, you are ready to deal with happiness :D

He is happy = On je srećan.
She is happy = Ona je srećna.
They are happy = Oni su srećni.

Now, for a more difficult task! How would you say the following phrases:

I am happy (said by a girl)I am happy (said by a boy)We are happy (for a boy and girl)

Hteti - Will or Want?

One of the frequent questions is how to translate Serbian "hteti" into English?

Hteti - Will or Want? The simple truth is that the verb "hteti" can be translated into English in both ways, either will or want to, or even wish. The best way is to learn through some examples.

Želeti vs. HtetiHoćeš li mi  pomoći? Will you help me? (pure future ) - Hoću! Pomoći ću ti (Yes, I'll help you)Hoćeš li prestati već jednom? Will you stop it once and for all? - Neću! (I won't)Hoćeš li da mi pomogneš? Do you want to help me? (a bit stronger than "want") - Naravno! Of course! Svakako! Sure! Da li hoćeš da idemo u Beograd? Do you want us to go to Belgrade?Želiš li da mi pomogneš? Do you wish/want to help me? (a bit more like "wish" than "want") - Kako da ne! Sure!Šta želiš da ti kupim u Beogradu? What do you want me to buy you in Belgrade?
Accepting and Declining 
The other set of useful phrases which we can learn from is how to best respond t…


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