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Showing posts with label Serbian adjectives. Show all posts

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Serbian 201 - Comparatives

 Here comes a series of videos and exercises dedicated to comparison in Serbian:

Comparatives in Serbian 

Let's start with comparatives in Serbian. Watch the video and then try to play the games yourself:


Playing Games with Comparatives in Serbian


Stižu i linkovi za ostale vežbe:

4. Gravity 


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Serbian A1 - Dobar vs. Dobro

 Zdravo! Kako si? Ja sam dobro :)



Do you know when to use DOBAR and when DOBRO? 

If you are not so sure, let's practice with the new TIC TAC TOE video about it. If you want to practice with me, make sure you click on this link: DOBAR - DOBRO set of games



Tic Tac Toe Serbian A1 - Dobar vs. Dobro Video


Tic Tac Toe Serbian A1 - Dobar vs. Dobro Exercises

To download PDF sheets, check out the attachment on my Patreon page

Monday, September 21, 2020

Serbian 401 - Text Comparison

Let me share with you these two versions of the same song. What do you think, which one is the original one?

Serbian 401 - Text Comparison with Serbian Song "The Only One"


Version one

 

Ostani, da ti kažem nešto još
ostani, ovaj dan je bio loš
ostani, da ne budem više sam
jer je tuga sve što znam
Pričaj mi, makar bajke bile to pričaj mi, ti ćeš otjerati zlo
pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas
tvoje ruke i tvoj glas
Ref.
Ti si jedina od svih
koja dođe kada treba
ti si sunce moga neba tebi mogu
tebi mogu reći sve Ti si jedina od svih
koja tajne moje čuva
ti si moja ljubav prva za mnom pođeš bilo gdje Ostani, nisi ista, ali znaš
ostani, da mi opet snage daš
pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas
tvoje ruke i tvoj glas Pričaj mi, makar bajke bile to pričaj mi, ti ćeš otjerati zlo
pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas
tvoje ruke i tvoj glas Ref. Ostani, nisi ista, ali znaš
ostani, da mi opet snage daš
pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas
tvoje ruke i tvoj glas
(2x)


Version two 



Poređenje tekstova na srpskom - Srpski 401


Original


Ostani, da ti kažem nešto još

ostani, ovaj dan je bio loš

ostani, da ne budem više sam

jer je tuga sve što znam


Pričaj mi, makar bajke bile to

pričaj mi, ti ćeš otjerati zlo

pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas

tvoje ruke i tvoj glas


Refren


Ti si jedina od svih

koja dođe kada treba

ti si sunce moga neba

tebi mogu

tebi mogu reći sve


Ti si jedina od svih

koja tajne moje čuva

ti si moja ljubav prva

za mnom pođeš bilo gdje



Ostani, nisi ista, ali znaš

ostani, da mi opet snage daš

pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas

tvoje ruke i tvoj glas


Pričaj mi, makar bajke bile to

pričaj mi, ti ćeš otjerati zlo

pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas

tvoje ruke i tvoj glas


Ref.

Ostani, nisi ista, ali znaš

ostani, da mi opet snage daš

pričaj mi, nek me umire na čas

tvoje ruke i tvoj glas

(2x)

Reklama


Snižene tamo cene sad su sve

Spuštene ko to ume ko to smje

Uvek se tamo dobro kupuje

To me stvarno raduje


Napuni ovu korpu nečim još

Uzmi sve i uštedi neki groš

Kupuj sad što nikad nisi pre

To se samo u DISu sme


Refren


DIS je jedini od svih 

Koji ima šta ti treba

Dis je sunce moga neba

Tamo manje platim sve



DIS je jedini od svih 

koji moje pare čuva

DIS je moja ljubav prva

Tamo manje platim sve



Postani i ti sada kupac naš

Vidjećeš da to isplati se baš

Priča se na daleko na sav glas

DIS je cene za sve nas


Refren


DIS je jedini od svih 

Koji ima šta ti treba

Dis je sunce moga neba

Tamo manje platim sve


DIS je jedini od svih 

koji moje pare čuva

DIS je moja ljubav prva

Tamo manje platim sve



Serbian 401 - Advertising Collocations

  • Snižene cene
  • Spuštene cene
  • Dobro kupovati 
  • Napuniti korpu
  • Uzeti sve
  • Uštedeti groš / novac
  • Ima šta mi treba
  • Platiti manje 
  • Čuvati pare
  • Postati kupac
  • Isplatiti se 
  • Imati cenu za sve

Serbian 401 - Grammar

* Nađite primere sledećih fraza u obe pesme

Primer: DAN + LOŠ = Ovaj dan je bio loš. Loš dan. or RUKE + TVOJ = Tvoje ruke

MASCULINE SG.

1. DAN + LOŠ 2. GLAS + TVOJ 3. GROŠ + NEKI 3. DIS + JEDINI 4. KUPAC + NAŠ

FEMININE /SG. and PL.


1. CENE + SNIŽEN

2. CENE + SPUŠTEN

3. KORPA + PUN

4. LJUBAV + PRVI

5. BAJKE + BITI

6. RUKE + TVOJ

Friday, March 22, 2019

Adjectives in Genitive Exercise

Let me tell you how I can make the exercises about Tesla's letters can be even more complicated: I'll add the following adjectives in the same text and make it a task. Of course, before doing this task, let us review the forms of Adjectives in Genitive:
The Adjectives which we are going to be used in front of some of the nouns are as follows:
  • Pridevi uz osobe: pametan - čuven - poznat
  • Pridevi uz zemlju / kraljevinu: čuven - star
  • Pridevi uz reč muzej (Adligat): veliki - mali - poznat - dosadan - bogat - siromašan
  • Pridevi uz godine / dane: davni - prošli - sledeći


Endings for Adjectives in Genitive

Sg. Masc.-OG, example: od čuvenOG glumca
Sg. Neut .-OG, example: od lepOG odela
Sg. Fem.-E, example: od čuvenE glumice

Pl. all genders - IH: od lepIH glumAca, od lepIH glumica, iz lepIH sela

Adjectives in Genitive Exercise

PAMETAN - ČUVEN - POZNAT - STAR - .VELIK - BOGAT - DAVNI - PROŠLI


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Monday, November 26, 2018

Serbian 101 - What's her/his name?

A very simple exercise with NJEGOVo or NJENo + IME, meaning HIS or HER + NAME. After watching this easy Serbian lesson, you'll be able to ask  the following two questions correctly:


  1. Koje je NJEGOVO ime? What is his name?
  2. Koje je NJENO ime? What is her name?
and answer them:
  1. NJEGOVO ime je Jovan = His name is John.
  2. NJENO ime je Suzana =Her name is Susan.




Exercises and Games with What's her/his name

TEST 


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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:
  1. DA LI SI LEP/LEPA? - Are you beautiful?
  2. DA LI JE ON UPLAŠEN? - Are you scared?
  3. DA LI STE ZDRAVI? - Are you healthy?
  4. DA LI JE TVOJ SIN GLADAN? - Is your son hungry?
  5. DA LI JE TVOJA ĆERKA GLADNA? - Is your daughter hungry?
  6. DA LI SU TVOJE ĆERKE GLADNE? -Are your daughters hungry?
  7. DA LI SU TVOJI SINOVI GLADNI? - Are your sons hungry?
  8. DA LI JE TVOJ AUTO STAR? - Is your car old?
  9. DA LI JE HLEB JEFTIN? - Is bread cheap?
  10. DA LI SU PSI STARI? - Are the dogs old?



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

JESAM - NISAM
JESI - NISI
JESTE -NIJE

JESMO -NISMO
JESTE - NISTE
JESU - NISU

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?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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: 
  1.  _______ nebo (sky)
  2. _______noć (night)
  3. _______ dan (day)

Made with ToonyTool.com

Yes, the answers are as follows:
  1. lepo
  2. lepa
  3. lep
If you are still wondering why "noć" is "lepa", check out my video explanation and translation :D

Monday, May 29, 2017

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:
  1. GLADAN / GLADNA
  2. SREĆAN / 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)
Made with ToonyTool.com

You can practice answering the following questions as well:

  1. Kakav je Kip slobode? (What is the Statue of Liberty like?)
  2. Kakva je reka? (What is the river like?)
  3. 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 pronunciation waits for you at my Patreon blog.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Serbian Adjectives 2

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

Made with ToonyTool.com

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:


  1. I am happy (said by a girl)
  2. I am happy (said by a boy)
  3. We are happy (for a boy and girl)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Adjectives and Genders in Serbian - 1

Many of my students have asked me to create a series of video lessons or similar teaching materials dedicated only to adjectives contrasting Masculine and Feminine forms. Here comes the first one in this series - something reeeeaaaaally simple:


Made with ToonyTool.com

Masculine Sg. of hungry>>> gladAn
Feminine Sg. of hungry >>> gladnA
Neuter Sg. of hungry >>> gladNo

Exercise with this photo lesson



  1. Ko je gladan? Who is hungry?
  2. On je gladan! He is hungry!
  3. Ona je gladna! She is hungry!
  4. Ja nisam gladan! I am not hungry!

Here comes a trick question: Da li sam JA dečko ili devojčica? Am I (JA in sentence 4) a boy or a girl?

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

His and Her in Serbian

His and Her in Serbian


While his = njegov and her = njen sounds pretty easy and straightforward, there is a little catch. These are possessive adjectives and therefore they agree with the noun they describe. That's why they will have all kinds of suffixes to mirror the main noun in number, case and gender.

Today will stick just to the basic Nominative case and see how NJEGOV and NJEN mirror the gender of the nouns through the following exercises:


HIS and HER in Serbian with a funny photo

Simply look at the photo and write his shirt (njegovA košuljA) or her shirt (njenA košuljA), based on the position of the question in the photo:



His and Her in Serbian

HIS and HER in Serbian with Quizlet

If you have learnt clothes with one of my previous lessons, this one will be a piece of cake = prosto ko pasulj:



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Monday, May 09, 2016

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:
  1. Flash cards
  2. Learning activity
  3. Spelling activity
  4. Tests
  5. Scatter game
  6. Gravity game
  7. Spacerace 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 to help you understand as much as possible at first. The most beautiful thing with Quizlet activities is that you can learn by playing games of Gravity and Spacerace! You can also access Quizlet on your mobile and practice while you are commuting! Finally, they are free (no need to buy anything, just register through Fb og Google to track your results, nothing more)!

Next time we'll practice these words in context!



Friday, October 25, 2013

Advanced Serbian Video Lessons


 After watching this video (several times) try to do the following exercises


 and  answer these questions:
1. Kako se zove prvi kandidat za posao ?
2. Koje su njegove prednosti ?
3. Koje su njegove mane ?
4. Koji posao bi on želeo da radi ?
5. Koji posao mu je predložen ?
6. Da li ga je odmah prihvatio ?
7. Koji je prigovor poslodavca dok on izlazi iz kancelarije ?
8. Kako se zovi drugi kandidat ?
9. Koje su njegove prednosti ?
10. Koje su njegove mane ?
11. Koji posao mu je predložen ?
12. Da li ga je odmah prihvatio ?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beginner Serbian - New Lesson with Exercises


In the previous post about easy texts in Serbian, I said that I wasn't very happy with the quality of the audio recording. Today, when I tried to fix it, I ended up changing the video structure and creating 3 more videos for you to practise. I'm sure you'll like this new version more and that the previous one. If you are a real beginner in Serbian, you can take a look at the vocabulary list while watching the video:




  1. OVO = THIS
  1. JE = IS
  1. OVO JE = THIS IS...
  1. BRAT = BROTHER
  1. SESTRA = SISTER
  1. MUŽ = HUSBAND
  1. ŽENA = WIFE
  1. LEP = BEAUTIFUL (Fem: lepa)
  1. MLAD = YOUNG (Fem: mlada)
  1. RUŽAN = UGLY (Fem: ružna)
  1. STAR = OLD (Fem: stara)
  1. VISOK = TALL (Fem: visoka)
  1. NIZAK = SHORT (Fem: niska)
  1. IMATI = TO HAVE
  1. GODINA = YEARS
  1. DETE = CHILD, DECA  = CHILDREN
  1. BLIZANCI  = TWINS
  1. JOŠ = STILL
  1. MALI = YOUNG / LITTLE / SMALL
  1. PAS = DOG
*** POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES ***
  • MOJ -mojA sestrA - mojE detE - mojI prijateljI - mojE prijateljicE - mojA decA
  • TVOJ
  • NJEGOV
  • NJEN
  • NJEGOV
  • NJIHOV
  • NJIHOV
  • NJIHOV


Exercise 1 - Verbs are missing. You can mute the video in order to do the exercise on your own.

Exercise 2 - Make a similar story about your family.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Serbian Adjectives in Accusative

Now that you've practised a set of  verbs which require the Accusative case, in different tenses and with different nouns ( which you have seen / broken / bought /sold / fixed / turned off / turned on etc.), it's time you did the same exercise, but this time with adjectives.

The topic of adjectives in Serbian is always tricky as they not only agree with the number and gender of the noun, but also with its case. While in some cases, like in the Accusative for example, the case endings are the same for the nouns and adjectives, it's not always that easy ( e.g. in the Genitive case).

That's why we'll stick to the Accusative case today, because we've already practised it and it's easy!
Let's watch the same video and add the following adjectives in front of each noun :
  • MODERAN = modern
  • JEFTIN = cheap
  • SKUP = expensive
  • VELIKI = big
  • MALI = small
  • NOVI = new
  • STARI = old
  • DOBAR = good
For example: 

  • Kupila sam veliki televizor i malU peglU. 
  • Htela sam da kupim i modernE lampE, ali bile su previše skupE
  • Na kraju sam kupila jeftinE tosterE. Jedan za mene a jedan za mamu. 
As you can see, the Accusative form of the adjectives with nouns denoting inanimate objects is pretty straightforward - it simply agrees with the noun adding the final endings both for the Sg. and Pl. in the same manner as the noun.  Let me share with you an exercise based on this blog post and the video (click on the question mark to get a hint which adjective to use).

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Serbian Lesson 4 - Learn Serbian for 365 Days

If you are a real beginner in Serbian, make sure you don't miss the previous lessons at this level, before you start preparing yourself to connect the previous knowledge (The verb TO BE) and Serbian adjectives with the following lesson which will be about the Greetings in Serbian:

Friday, November 02, 2012

What's Something Like in Serbian

How to say "what is something like in Serbian" ? Listen to this song and answer my questions in the quiz. Make sure you click "Finish Survey" at the end in order to get an instant feedback:



Uradite kviz odmah = Do the quiz immediately!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Comparatives of Serbian Adjectives in Context




This is actually one of the lessons I created in Serbian 201 course, so if you want to see it clearly feel free to check it out on my courses page, as I posted it as a free sample lesson.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Adjective Comparison in Serbian

Want to practise comparing adjectives in Serbian ? Best way is to do it in relaxed atomsphere, while listening to "old-town songs" and  playing the comparison  game I made for you, rather than learning the myriads of sound change rules :) Hope you like it!

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