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Monday, March 01, 2021

Serbian 201 - Verb Conjugations, to Go, Eat, Drink

 To Go, Eat, Drink Conjugations

  • Kako se kaže TO GO na srpskom? Kaže se IĆI 
  • Kako se kaže TO EAT na srpskom? Kaže se JESTI
  • Kako se kaže TO DRINK na srpskom? Kaže se PITI

  • Let's see how we can use these three verbs in three different tenses in Serbian:


    Exercise with Serbian Verb Conjugations TO GO, EAT, DRINK


    Examples with Serbian Verb Conjugations TO GO, EAT, DRINK


    DANAS

    JUČE

    SUTRA

    IĆI 

    - Sada idem u prodavnicu.


    - Mama i ja obično idemo u bioskop petkom.

    - Išla sam u prodavnicu juče.


    - Išao sam sa mamom u bioskop prošlog petka.

    - Ja ću ići u školu sutra u 8 ujutro.

    - Deca u Kanadi će ići u školu od septembra. 

    JESTI

     - Šta radiš sada? Jedem burek.A ti?
    - Sada ne jedem. I ja isto jedem burek, ali samo vikendom. 

    - Jeo sam juče burek. 

    - Juče sam jela picu. 

    - Ja ću jesti sarmu sutra. 

    - Ješćemo sarmu sutra. 

    - Sutra ćete jesti sarmu.
    PITI- Hoćeš nešto da popiješ? Ne hvala, upravo pijem Fantu. 
    - Ljudi u Srbiji piju puno vode.
    - Pili smo mleko kad smo bili deca. 

    - Nisam pio mleko već šest godina. 
    - Popiću kaficu kad stignem kući. 
     



     

    Saturday, April 04, 2009

    Past tense in Serbian

    Prošlo vreme, or Perfekt, as we call it in Serbian, is the past tense which covers all the English past tenses (the Past Simple, Past Continuous, Present and Past perfect). It is most commonly used tense for expressing past time events. The Aorist tense is also used, though not that often.

    Formation of PERFECT in Serbian

    Here is the formula for the Past Tense in Serbian:

    LONG FORM:
    Subject + present of TO BE + Past Participle (or literally: ' past participle adjective ' = glagolski pridev radni) For a very thorough explanation check this link.

    Ti si plesala. (You were dancing.)

    SHORT FORM:

    Past Participle + present of TO BE


    Plesala si.


    It is formed by replacing the 'i/e/ati' or 'ći' infinitive ending of the verb with the past participle endings as follows:

    Masc. Sg -o
    Fem. Sg - la
    N. Sg -lo
    Masc. Pl -li
    Fem. Pl - le
    N. Pl -la

    I will use the opportunity of this excellent video to introduce past tense verbs:

    Novak je pobedio Federera.

    Novakova devojka je skakala od sreće, a njegovi prijatelji su se radovali.

    Federer je polomio reket, a posle je bacao flaše, što možete videti na snimku.



    * With reflexive form of the word, the auxilliary "to be" is dropped in the third person singular, so :
    "She woke up" = Ona se probudila. or Probudila se.  (instead of ona je se probudila, or probudila je se)

    For more Serbian video lessons check this page.

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