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Showing posts with label Passive in Serbian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passive in Serbian. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Serbian 501 - Passive Voice, Verb Forms

The Passive Voice in Serbian - Verb Forms


Let me give you some examples of the Passive Voice in Serbian, and then you can have fun practicing with a few Quizlet exercises!

  • Zgrada je sagrađena prošle godine - the building was built last year
  • Rata je uplaćena - the installment was paid
  • Nove kancelarije su otvorene pre dva dana - the new offices were opened two days ago

  1. OSNOVAN - OSNOVATI (TO ESTABLISH)
  2. SMEŠTEN - SMESTITI (TO PLACE/LOCATE/SITUATE)
  3. SAGRAĐEN - SAGRADITI (TO BUILD PERF.)
  4. ZAVRŠEN - ZAVRŠITI (TO FINISH)
  5. IZVEDEN - IZVESTI (TO UNDERTAKE/DO)
  6. ORGANIZOVAN - ORGANIZOVATI (ORGANIZED)
  7. SPISKAN - SPISKATI (TO SPEND=WASTE MONEY)
  8. PRIHVAĆEN - PRIHVATITI (TO ACCEPT)
  9. POVUČEN - POVUĆI (TO WITHDRAW)
  10. UVRŠTEN - UVRSTITI (TO INCLUDE)
  11. DOBIJEN - DOBITI (TO GET)
  12. ANGAŽOVAN - ANGAŽOVATI (TO ENGAGE)
  13. DAT - DATI (TO GIVE)
  14. PRESELJEN - PRESELITI (TO MOVE)
  15. PROCENJEN - PROCENITI (TO ESTIMATE)
  16. UPLAĆEN - UPLATITI (TO PAY)
  17. SPOMINJAN - SPOMINJATI (TO MENTION)
  18. IMENOVAN - IMENTOVATI (TO NAME)
  19. RASPISAN - RASPISATI (TO ANNOUNCE IN WRITTEN FORM)
  20. ZADUŽEN - ZADUŽITI (TO BE IN CHARGE)
  21. OTVOREN - OTVORITI (TO OPEN)
  22. IZDVOJEN - IZDVOJITI (TO ALLOCATE)

The Passive Voice in Serbian - Exercises




The Passive Voice in Serbian - Test





Monday, March 11, 2019

Passive in Serbian - Lesson with Exercise

The original version of the article can be found on Blic. The text for this lesson is slightly changed:

You can practice reading with me and you can do the following exercise:




Friday, February 17, 2017

Serbian Passive Voice with Exercises

Serbian Passive Voice with Exercises


Unfortunately, there haven't been many posts about the Passive Voice on this blog. I want this to change and that's why I would like to add a few more exercises about this topic. Based on the following fun song which has great lyrics about Rakija production, I'll make a few exercises for you.

Let's relax and watch the video by Cache & Djavo called "Kakvu sam rakiju pek'o" :)



Serbian Passive Voice with Exercises

 

Serbian Passive Voice with Exercises 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Passive Participle Verb Form Exercises

Passive Participle Verb Forms

The Passive Voice in Serbian is not that hard, but the main problem is the verb form called "trpni glagolski pridev", or passive participle in English. Although I have already written about it, it can be useful to mention how to form it:
*VERB STEM + -N/-NA/-NO // -NI/-NE/-NA
Example: NAPISA+TI --- napisaN, napisaNA, napisaNO // napisaNI, napisaNE, napisaNA (to write --- written)

*VERB STEM + -N/-NA/-NO // -NI/-NE/-NA
Example: NAPISA+TI --- napisaN, napisaNA, napisaNO // napisaNI, napisaNE, napisaNA (to write --- written)

*VERB STEM + -T/-TA/-TO // -TI/-TE/-TA
Example: PRODA+TI --- prodaT, prodaTA, prodaTO // prodaTI, prodaTE, prodaTA (to sell --- sold)

*VOICE CHANGES: in some cases with the verb stem ending in  -e or -i:
  • NOSITI - NOŠEN
  • VIDETI - VIĐEN
  • RANITI - RANJEN
*ADDING an infix - V or -J between the stem and the passive suffix:
  • OBUTI - OBUVEN
  • ČUTI - ČUVEN
  • UBITI - UBIJEN
  • ISPITI - ISPIJEN
To exemplify all these changes and forms with real life examples, I am in constant search of good videos. Today I came across a very useful one which I want to share with you! 

Video with Passive Participle 

Passive Participle Verb Practice

You'll be able to practise the passive participle verb forms with the following exercises which are based on the verbs in the first four minutes of the video:


Friday, July 18, 2014

Active and Passive Voice in Serbian

Listen to this interesting story about Filip Vukša, a modest Belgrade hero, and try to do the following exercises dedicated to the verb forms in active and passive voice in Serbian.


a. Exercise 1 - filling in the gaps with the appropriate verb form in active voice.
b. Exercise 2 - turning the verbs which were in the active voice from into passive voice.

For some more exercises about the passive voice verb forms (trpni glagolski pridevi), here come two drills:
a. Lakša vežba
b. Teža vežba

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