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

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Textbooks for Learning Serbian - Where are Kids?

My latest textbook is finally visible on Amazon :) I have created a video lesson for you, based on the first few pages. This is just an introduction in which you can practice one of the most commonly confused language chunks in Serbian:
  • I am going to ...  = idem u + accusative case e.g. idem u park - idem u prirodu
  • I am in / at = ja sam u/na + locative case e.g. ja sam u parku - ja sam u prirodi




As you can see, the page numbers are here and there, so you can learn the following phrases:

  • U gornjem desnom uglu = at the top right corner
  • U donjem levom uglu = at the bottom left corner
  • Na sredini = in the middle
This book also has all the letters (slova) of the Cyrillic alphabet hidden in it - all you have to do is look carefully. Once it was published it took me ages to find a few letters, they are hidden soooo well! The most important thing is that all 30 letters are in the book!

  • Koliko ste našli slova? 
  • Gde ste ih našli?
  • Koje slovo je bilo najteže naći?

Monday, September 30, 2019

Learning Serbian Cyrillic with Easy to Read Books

I am happy to announce that my third book with easy texts both in Cyrillic and Latin alphabet, Who is Who, has been published!

Let me remind you of the first two books, which you can read along with me on my Youtube channel and Patreon page:

Easy to Read -  Šta možemo da vidimo na selu?



This book called "What you can see on the farm" is just the first part of the series covering animal and farm vocabulary,  together with  the most common verbs in Serbian.

Easy to Read -  Gde je ključ? 



In this second book, Where is the Key? I continue using the most common verbs which require the accusative case. We are also practicing introducing ourselves and our friends.  There is also a task for you to find ONE hidden key. If you are having problems finding it, do let me know!

Easy to Read -  Ko je ko?


In the third book, Who is Who, we are dealing with some similar names like Jovan and Jovana or Ivan and Ivana. Since they can be a bit confusing, we are trying to figure out who is who, by following our friends in search of one another. At the end of the book there is an Activity book where you need to find the hidden page numbers... a little bit of Locative case will always prove useful in the days to come :D


The Fourth Easy to Read book 

The name of the fourth book is "What we like" and it is all about games and seasons we like. It is to be published in October. This one is the easiest of all, and I am sure you'll love it! Watch this space :D

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Vocabulary Practice with Easy Serbian Texts

Serbian exercises
 If you would like to practice vocabulary used in my first book about things we can see on a farm, I'd suggest you do the following exercises in this order:
If you would like to do the same exercises in the Cyrillic script, here comes the same set of exercises: 
Serbian Cyrillic

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Learning Serbian with Short and Easy Texts - Routines

Here comes a short text about routines both in Serbian and in English. I hope that my video will help you understand the text in Serbian. There is also a task to be done:
- After listening to me asking and answering questions, you can try to do the same - practice asking questions and giving answers, and recording all that on www.Vocaroo.com

Exercse
1. Routines - missing verbs

2. Routines - missing pronouns



4. Link to the edited video  with questions and answers written and translated + additional exercises with questions and answers

Saturday, February 14, 2009

St Valentine's Day in Serbia

Sveti Trifun
Arhaični tekst

Sveti Trifun je rođen u selu Kampsadi u Frigiji. Roditelji su mu bili siromašni, pa je odmalena čuvao guske. Još od detinjstva na njemu je bila velika blagodat Božja, te je mogao isceljivati bolesti na ljudima i stoci, i izgoniti zle duhove. U to vreme zavlada Rimskim carstvom car Gordijan III, čija ćerka Gordijana siđe s uma, i time baci svoga oca u veliku žalost. Svi lekari ne mogahu ludoj Gordijani ništa pomoći. Tada zli duh iz lude devojke progovori i reče da njega niko ne može isterati osim Trifuna. Car naredi da se na dvor dovedu svi Trifuni iz carstva. Posle mnogih, i ovaj mladi Trifun bio je pozvan po Božjem Promislu. Doveli su ga u Rim gde je iscelio carevu ćerku. Car mu podari mnoge darove, koje Trifun pri povratku razdeli siromasima. U svom selu produži ovaj sveti mladić da čuva guske i moli se Bogu. Kada se zacari hristoborni Decije Trajan, sveti Trifun je bio ljuto mučen za Hrista. No on podnese sva mučenja s radošću velikom, govoreći: "O kad bih se mogao udostojiti, da ognjem i mukama skončam za ime Isusa Hrista Gospoda i Boga moga!" Sve muke ništa mu ne naškodiše, i mučitelji ga osudiše najzad na posečenje mačem. Pred smrt Trifun se pomoli Bogu i predade dušu svoju Tvorcu svome 250. godine.
U pravoslavnoj crkvi praznuje se 14. februara po novom, odnosno 1. februara po starom kalendaru.
Savremeni tekst iz novosadskog lista Dnevnik:

Danas se slavi nezvanični Svetski dan zaljubljenih. Pominje se kao Valentin day ili sveti Valentin, po zapadnjačkoj tradiciji, koji se poslednjih godina, zajedno s imenom odomaćio i kod nas. Sveti Valentin je, po predanju, pre 1759godina ljubavlju izlečio slepu kćerku uglednog plemića. Ne zna se tačno ko je bio, ali se smatra da je reč o biskupu koga je 14. februara 270. godine pogubio rimski imperator Klaudio Gotika. NJemu je smetala narodna vera u ljubav i čuda koju je Valentin budio svojim upornim molitvama i ljubavlju.

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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