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Showing posts with label Serbian adjectives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Serbian adjectives. Show all posts

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)

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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)
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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

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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:


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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?

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