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Daily Routines in Serbian - Speaking Exercise

Daily routines in Serbian - Game The best way to learn a language is by playing games and listening to it. That is why I am sharing a new Memory game to help you out, followed by the video, so you can also listen and play :)

Useful conjugations and common collocations with daily routines in Serbian
PRATI zube / ruke /lice  (to wash your teeth /hands / face) - perem - pereš - pere /// peremo - perete - peruSPREMATI (to get ready) doručak - spremam - spremaš - sprema /// spremamo - spremate - spremajuPRIPREMATI  (to prepare) doručak - pripremam ... /// ... pripremajuPRAVITI (to make) doručak - pravim ... /// ... praveUMIVATI SE  (to wash your face) - umivam se ... /// ... umivaju seTRČATI  (to run) - trčim ... /// ...trčePECATI (to fish) - pecam ...  / ... pecajuUSTAJATI (to get up) - ustajem... /// ... ustajuBUDITI SE (to wake up) - budim se .../// ... bude se

Serbian Speaking Exercise 001

Here comes a fun slider to help you improve your speaking skills while describing these two photos:

Useful conjugations:

RAZMIŠLJATI: razmišljAM - razmišljAŠ - razmišljA /// razmišljAMO - razmišljATE - razmišljAJURAZGOVARATI: razgovarAM ... razgovarAJURADITI: radIM - radIŠ - radi /// radIMO - radITE - radEMISLITI: mislim - misliš - misli /// mislimo - mislite - misle ---  What is the difference between MISLITI and RAZMIŠLJATI? Common collocations with translations will certainly help: Mislim na tebe = I am thinking of youRazmišljam / Mislim o tebi = I am thinking of youMislim da je knjiga dosadna = I think that the book is boringRazmišljam da te nešto pitam = I've been thinking to ask you something

Serbian Conjugations - Speaking Exercise with To Have a Rest

In this exercise we are going to practice only the imperfective form of the verb ODMARATI SE = to be having a rest.

Take a look at these photos and make the following sentences:

Present Tense Conjugations of Odmarati

Na prvoj slici vidim mladića u odelu koji SE ODMARA na poslu.  Past Tense Conjugations of To have a rest
Odmarao - odmarala - odmaralo /// odmarali - odmarale - odmarala
Na prvoj slici vidim mladića u odelu koji SE ODMARAO dok je bio na poslu.
Future Tense Conjugations of To have a rest Odmaraću se - Odmaraćeš se - Odmaraće se /// Odmaraćemo se - Odmaraćete se - Odmaraće se

Na prvoj slici vidim mladića u odelu koji ĆE SE ODMARATI kada bude na poslu.

Learning Serbian with Games - Relative Pronouns

Today we are going to practice relative pronouns in Serbian in a fun way!

Relative pronouns /question words which and who in Serbian also change according to the number and gender, so I want you here to have fun playing a memory game + use a bit more complex sentences, such as:

Vidim čoveka koji radi na kompjuteru.Vidim čoveka koji nosi kapu. Vidim ženu koja razgovara s nekim. Vidim dete koje nosi haljinu.  Although the verb VIDETI to see, requires the accusative case, I'll list all the forms (declensions) of ko and koji below. 

Nominative - ko/ koji = who /which čovek koji radi = a man who is workingžena kojA radi = a woman who is workingdete kojE radi = a child who is workingljudi koji rade = people who are workingžene kojE rade = women who are workingdeca kojA rade = children who are workingGenitive  - from whom / which od kojeg(a) / kog(a) čoveka  od koje žene  od kog detetaod kojih ljudiod kojih ženaod koje dece Dative - to whom / which kojem / kom čovekukojoj ženi kojem / kom dete…

Serbian 301 - The Accusative

Let's practice your listening skills with the following exercise, which is based on this video. You can do this exercise in two ways:
Try to drag the words in the gaps based on their meaning and then listen to the audio to check.Listen to the audio and then drag the words into the gaps. 

Have fun!


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