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Showing posts with label pronouns in Serbian. Show all posts

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fun Serbian - Pronouns

Before watching the video try to figure out which words are missing in this short exercise:
Tramp brutalno odgurnuo Markovića

Sunday, January 22, 2017

How to Practice Serbian Pronouns in Instrumental

How to cope with all different forms of Serbian pronouns, in different cases and with all the different endings? Well, there are many different ways, starting with old-fashioned grammar learning;

to using them in phrases, without thinking about grammar at all. What I find really efficient, is to listen to Serbian songs and learn the pronouns in common phrases, by singing :)

Let me share with you the following song: Za Njom by S.A.R.S.

How to Practice Serbian Pronoun SHE in the Instrumental Case

Now that you have heard this song, sang along, and done the exercise, can you tell me which prepositions were there in front of "NJOM"?

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Pronouns in Serbian in Accusative

In one of the very first posts I created on this blog, there was a list of the keywords when talking about yourself . It was published back in 2008 and you can find it by clicking on this link.

Now, if we use these words in context, we can see how the personal pronouns referring to the same words can be often heard. Let's practice such sentences together!

Masc./Neuter  Sg Nouns in Accusative >>> Corresponding Pronouns (on / ono  >>> ga/njega)

  1. IME = first name.............................................Koje je vaše ime? Možete li da ga ponovite? 
  2. PREZIME = surname.....................................Koje je vaše prezime? Možete li da ga ponovite? 
  3. DEVOJAČKO PREZIME = maiden name....Koje je vaše devojačko prezimee? Možete li da _____ ponovite? 
  4. MESTO ROĐENJA = place of birth...............Gde ste rođeni? Ponovite Vaše mesto rođenja! Možete li da ____ napišete?
  5. DATUM ROĐENJA = date of birth...............Kad ste rođeni? Ponovite Vaše datum rođenja! Možete li da ____ napišete?
  6. PASOŠ = passport.........................................Da li je ovo Vaš pasoš? Dajte mi ___ molim Vas! 

Nouns which are Fem.  Sg in Accusative >>> Corresponding Pronouns (ona  >>> je / nju)
  1. LIČNA KARTA = identity card....................Imate li ličnu kartu? Dajte mi je, molim Vas!
  2. STALNA ADRESA = permanent address....Imate li stalnu adresu? Možete li da __ napišete? 
  3. MEJL ADRESA = e-mail address................Imate li mejl adresu? Možete li da mi __ pošaljete
  4. ZDRAVSTVENA KNJIŽICA = health insurrance...Imate li knjižicu Dajte mi ___, molim Vas!
Masc/Fem/Neut Pl. Nouns in Accusative >>> Corresponding Pronouns (oni/one/ona >>>ih/njih)

  1. PASOŠI...................Imate li pasošE? Molim vas dajte mi ih!
  2. LIČNE KARTE...... Pokažite mi lične karte. Dajte mi ____, molim vas!
  3. IMENA .................. Kako se zovete? Koja su vaša imena? Ajde, ponovite mi ___ polako, molim vas!
  4. MEJL ADRESE.... Hajde da razmenimo mejl adrese! Možete li da mi ___ pošaljete još jednom, molim vas!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Personal Pronouns in Accusative

In the previous post you could see the different forms of pronouns in the Accusative case in Serbian:

There are quite a lot of verbs which require the Accusative, and "voleti" or "to love" obviously requires a direct object. Therefore you'll come across this form in many a song:

The same goes for the verb ZVATI. Since we are going to practice Serbian with two songs with this verb, let's start with a bit of theory:

and then let's practice with a game:
If you like these Quizlet exercises, here's one more with the verbs to see and to go to (Videti i Ići u + Akuzativ)

Finally, when you feel confident using the pronouns in Accusative, let's sing the following songs in 
Zovem ______  zovem, a ti tako 
nećeš da čuješ zov iz duše
zovem ______  zovem ko zna gde si
dok moji snovi već se ruše

Ref. 2x
Zovem ______  zovem, noću te sanjam
uzalud širim ruke svoje
zovem ______  zovem, al' čemu sve to
ti drugu ljubiš oko moje

Zovem______ zovem, a ti tako 
ni pismom jednim da se javiš
zovem ______  zovem noći svake
a ti ne čuješ ili se praviš

Ref. 2x

Zovem ______  zovem, gde si mili
traže ______  moje vlažne oči
zovem ______  zovem srećni bi bili
javi mi dal' ćeš nekad doći

Ref. 2x

Poći ću u šume da ____ opet tražim
uz tišinu rijeke da ___  mirno sanjam
i dok mesec sija gledaću u zvijezde
ne bih li ___ sreo sretnu i daleku
aha, aha, aha

Zvao sam ___ Emili
u moj je san ko u svoj ušla dom
zbog nje se dan pretvorio u noć 
i pjesme sve poludjele zbog nje 
kao kiše prolećne

Zvao sam ____ Emili
u danima kad voljesmo se mi
od proljeća do kasne jeseni
zbog nje, zbog nje izgubio sam sve
čak i dobre drugove

Zvao sam ____  Emili

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How to Practice Personal Pronouns through Cases

If you are familiar with the personal pronouns in Serbian in the Nominative case, it's time for you to their different forms through various cases.

The clever way is to approach these more complicated forms through the texts you've done before, using the pronouns instead of nouns. For example:

If we turn all the nouns into the corresponding pronouns, we would get a fun story:

  • Želim da kupim njih. = Želim da ih kupim.
  • Da li  imate njih, ali u plavoj boji? = Da li ih imate, ali plave?
  • Da li možete da mi pokažete nju i njih = Da li možete da mi je pokažete i da mi ih pokažete?
  • Želim da kupim nju, nju i nju i njih. = Želim da je kupim i želim da ih kupim.
Now I have two questions:
  1. What does each pronoun in bold refer to?
  2. What changes does the word order cause?

However, the easiest way is to learn pronouns is through songs and exercises:

Since the courses Serbian 101 and Serbian 102 deal with the following cases:
  • Nominative (JA - TI/VI - ON - ONA - ON // MI - VI - ONI)
  • Accusative 
in Serbian 102 I introduced the pronouns in the Accusative

  • Accusative (MENE / SEBE - TEBE/ VAS - NJEGA - NJU(JE) - NJEGA // NAS - VAS - NJIH)

In Serbian 201 I introduce the pronouns in the Locative and Instrumental case:

  • Locative ( o MENI/ SEBI - TEBI - VAMA - NJEMU - NJOJ - NJEMU // NAMA - VAMA - NJIMA)
and we will practice them together in the next post!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Practicing Pronouns in Serbian

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Easy Way to Learn Serbian Pronouns

In order to start speaking Serbian fluently, the best way to automatically recall the whole phrases and chunks of language is to listen to films and songs in Serbian (and  preferably sing along). For example, in the chorus of this song you can hear the following phrase over and over again:
Nije za nju, nije za nju ...za nju je ...
and I bet you won't make any mistakes in the future if you want simply to say:
  • ...for her = ...za nju
  • ... isn't for her = ... nije za nju 

On these pages you can find the :
...and don't forget to make the most of the first Serbian with Songs free e-book!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Practising Serbian Pronouns

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Study Serbian Pronouns

Watch this video with the Serbian pronouns in the Genitive and Accusative cases.

I added all the forms of the Personal Pronouns in Serbian below (source:wikipedia), but what's more important for you is to practise them in context. That's why I'd suggest you watch this video and then try to mute it and say the sentences while watching. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Object Pronouns in Serbian

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pronouns in Serbian through Cases - Personal Pronoun I = JA

Listen to this song and fill in the gaps with the missing forms of the personal pronoun "I" in different cases:

JA - (od) mene - (ka) meni  - mene=me - / - (o) meni - (sa) mnom
I    - of me          - to me           - me                 - / - about me   - with me

Daj ____  vina da se napijem
Daj ____  čašu da je razbijem
Daj ____ snage da zaboravim
Kad si rekla da ____ ne voliš
Kad si rekla da ___ ostavljaš
Kad si rekla da zaboravim.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Learn Pronouns in Serbian - Practise by Singing with Luis

Dudo, ______ volim,
Dudo, ______ želim
Dudo, _____ si moja,
Dudo, Dudo, Dudo

Oči mi se ________ smeše
dok ______ gledaš
znam da _____ljubav
drugom _______ ne daš
ruke _____ sad
_________ grle,
miluju ___________
znam da ________ srce
želi da si uz _________

Chorus = Refren x 2

Dudo, ______ volim,
Dudo, ______ želim
Dudo, _____ si moja,
Dudo, Dudo, Dudo

Kao vatra gori ljubav
što _________ greje
znam da drugom nećeš poći,
voliš _________
želim da ______ večno
traje ljubav ________
dao sam ______ srce svoje,
sve si ________ dala


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Practise Personal Pronouns in Serbian

Pronoun for the First Person Plural:
WE = mi

nas (from us)
nama (to us)
nas (us)
s nama (with us)
o nama (about us)

Possessive Adjective for the
First Person Plural:
OUR = naš
Fem. naša sestra
Masc. naš brat
Neuter. naše dete

Fem. našE sestrE
Masc. našA braćA
Neuter. našA decA

Now, enjoy listening to this 'ancient' song and filling the gaps:

Ljubav _______ (to us) više nije prijatelj
ponekad svrati ___________ (only) kao gost
zašto se ljubav gubi _________ (without) traga
__________ (my) draga?

Do juče smo se lepo __________ (we lied)
i verovali slepo u ________ __________ (that lie)
____________ (why) se ljubav gubi bez traga
moja ________________ (darling)?


_________ (where) je sad tvoj Beograd
gde _________ (is) sad moj Beograd
_________ _______ (where is) sad tvoj Beograd
a gde _______ (are) sada _____ (you)
a gde _______ (am) sada ______ (I) ?

Sreća nam _________ (more) nije dobar drug
sa __________ (us) trči poslednji put
zašto se ljubav ___________ (it disappears) bez traga
________ (my) draga?

Sad život __________ (our) ne vredi kao pre
a i vreme kao da _____________ (to us) izmiče
zašto se ljubav gubi bez ____________ (trace)
___________ (my) draga ?


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Serbian pronouns

Kafu ______ (to me), draga, ispeci
baš kao da je draga dušo ____ _______ (for you).

Aj, _______ (I) ću doći oko pola noći
da sednem _______ ________ (next to you). x 2

Dušek _______ (to me), draga, razmesti
baš kao da je
draga dušo za ________ (you).

Aj, ______ (I) ću doći oko pola noći
da legnem kraj _______ (you). x 2

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Personal Pronouns in Serbian

Personal pronouns in Serbian

Once you start learning Serbian you will be taught the most basic words, usually together with the verb to be, and these are the personal pronouns:

  • Ja = I
  • Ti = you (for one person, informal = for members of the family, people we know well, younger people than we are)
  • Vi = You (for one person, formal = used at work, in formal situations, with people you don't know or want to show respect. Children use this form to talk to adults. This form is not common among the members of the family, though.)
  • On = he
  • Ona = she
  • Ono = it
  • Mi = we
  • Vi = you (more than one)
  • Oni = they for masculine
  • One = they for feminine
  • Ona = they for neuter
You can hear the pronunciation of the personal pronouns in Serbian in the following video where Jeremy practices the verb to be:

Advanced Serbian - Srpski kao drugi jezik

Gde je ključ? Где је кључ? - Učimo srpski sa Marinom
Gde je ključ? ...
Where is the Key?-...
By Marina Petrović
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