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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Serbian Conjugation Posters - To Live

Serbian conjugations is essential for my students, so let me share one which can be downloaded and printed :)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Five Minute Serbian - Course 2, Dedicated to Accusative

While adding new chapters and lessons to 5 Minute Serbian course 1, I started planning the next course which will be entirely dedicated to the verbs and prepositions which require a noun/pronoun in the Accusative case.

Let me show one of these videos with which you can practice:
  • Present / past tense of the following verbs: videti, tražiti, naći, uzeti (to see, to look for, to find, to take): deca vide / deca su videla - deca traže / deca su tražila - deca su našla ... - deca su uzela
  • The Accusative with Sg. Masc of inanimate and animate category (brodić - vidim brodić, pas - vidim psa)
  • The Accusative with Sg. Fem (lopta - tražim loptu)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Free Serbian Language Course

Since many of my students told me how easy it is to learn Serbian by singing, I decided to introduce nice and catchy tunes with nice and easy Serbian collocations into my new Five Minute Serbian course.

Yesterday I released a free version of this course, so you can join it and see whether this way of learning suits you.

At first I thought it would be a great idea to organize each course from the very beginner to the most advanced levels (from A1 to C2), but my students suggested I should divide them into two groups - from A1 to B1 and another one from B2 to C2. That will allow me to add more language related lessons for each level.

For example, A1 level now covers not only "The weather/wine is good" but also two new chapters dedicated to members of family and how to introduce them. A2 level doesn't cover only what WAS the weather like, but also who WAS at home/work etc. B1 level is covering asking "kakva vs. kakav" when asking questions such as "What was the party like?" and similar.

Let me share with you two brand new lessons:
  • At A1 level

  • At A2 level 

At the moment the course has more than three hours of content, but it is getting longer and richer each day. Once you join the course, you are given the links to the follow up exercises and quizzes. Since the course is expanding, the price of the course is going to increase accordingly. It is $US49 right now, but for the followers of this blog there is a 50% discount which is valid only in April.

The beauty of this series of the courses is that you will be able to add your suggestions and influence the topic of the upcoming chapters.

The following course will be dedicated to verbs and prepositions which require the Accusative case and I am sure you will love it! For now, do join the free version of this course and leave me your feedback in the comment below or through our joint Facebook page called StudySerbian.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Serbian Easter - Listening Exercise

I am sure you are all looking forward to Orthodox Easter on Sunday :) If you are wondering why Orthodox Easter falls on a different day, here comes an explanation.

Both Orthodox Easter and Easter Sunday commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, however they are celebrated on different dates, as they are based on two different calendars. Orthodox churches in some countries continue to use the Julian calendar, for example in Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Georgia, Ukraine, and the Greek Old Calendarists  base their Easter date on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian Calendar that is used in Britain. As with Easter in Britain, Orthodox Easter observers continue fasting through Holy Week, ending their fast on Orthodox Easter Sunday.

Since this blog is dedicated to language learning, let's focus on  a few fresh videos about Easter in this region and diaspora, with authentic language. For the previous years' blog posts on this topic, check out this link.

Shopping for Easter


How to Colour Eggs - in Serbian 

How to Colour Eggs - in  English 

Uskršnji Video Uradi Sam = DIY Easter Edition


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