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Comparison of Adjectives - Exercises for Advanced Learners of Serbian Language

Are you an advanced learner of Serbian language and you need some challenging exercises to practice your skill ? Then this is the right post for you. 


Use the right form of comparative or superlative:

1) Moja devojka je ______  (lep) od tvoje.
2) Nikad mi nije bilo ______ (dobar) nego sada.
3) Ana je moja ______ (dobar) drugarica.
4) Žuta paprika je _____ (ljut) od zelene.
5) Ovo ćebe je _____  (mekan) koje imam.
6) Ana je visoka, ali njena sestra je još ______ (visok).
7) Taj film mi je ______  (interesantan) od istoimene knjige.
8) Dijamant je ______ (tvrd) od bisera.
9) Ona je ______ (popularan) devojka u našoj školi.
10) Tvoji roditelji su ______ (tolerantan) od mojih.
11) Kada se ošišam, kosa će mi biti ______ (kratak) nego tvoja.
12) Na maturskoj večeri, _____ (veseo) je bio naš razredni.
13) Biće mnogo _____ (loše) nego što je sada.
14) Obuci se ______ (toplo), napolju je hladno.
15) Ti si _____ (lud) nego što sam mislila. 



Reminder: suffixes for making comparison in Serbian language are - ji, -iji, -ši.
Although, this rule is note very useful, because there are many letter alternations and several exceptions.



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Serbian Vocabulary Exercises 2

The tiny differences in pronunciation of Serbian words with difficult letters, and finding the right verb - always useful exercises, even for the advanced learners. 

Write the missing verbs:

1.    _____  hleb i _____ mleko za doručak.
2.    Ana _____ dobru knjigu.
3.    Marko _____ email njegovoj devojci.
4.    Mi _____ na more.
5.    Markovići _____ avionom.
6.    Deca _____ sa loptom i sa lutkama.
7.    On _____ o filmu.
8.    Ana i Stevan _____ na ulici.
9.    Sunce _____ ali _____ sneg.
10.                       Ja ne _____ vino, ali _____ rakiju.
11.                       U junu _____ Exit festival.
12.                       Naši prijatelji _____ autobus.


Underline the correct word:

13.                       PRICATI   PRIČATI
14.                       DŽEP    ĐEP
15.                       ĐONI DEP    DŽONI DEP
16.                       DECA      DEĆA
17.                       COKOLADA     ČOKOLADA
18.                       LJUBAV       LUBAV
19.                       NEGOVA      NJEGOVA
20.                       RUČAK        RUĆAK
21.                       ROĐAK       RODŽAK

Pronunciation of Serbian R

   Letter R is the only letter in Serbian alphabet which might be both - a vowel and a consonant. Normally it's a consonant. But when there is no other vowel in a group of consonants, R takes over that role. 


     There are some facts and tricks which might be helpful for improving our pronunciation of Serbian letter R. 


1)      R in Serbian is a vibrant sound (Spanish Oscar, Serbian Oscarrrr). When you pronounce it properly, you should feel the vibration on the surface of your tongue. 


2)      The position of speech organs should be this: the top of the tongue is above the upper teeth, slightly touching it or not touching it at all.


3)      Words for practicing R in clusters PR and TR:   PRVI, PRAVI, PROMET, PRIČA, PREDMET, TRAVA, VATRA, TRAJATI, TRAŽITI. 

      4)    Words for practicing R when R has a role of a vowel: SRBIJA, PRTLJAŽNIK, PRŽITI, CRKVA, KRST, TRG, CRVENO.

      5)      This is a good trick to check if you are doing it properly: put your hand in front of the mouth; say R several times; if you feel your breath on your palm, the pronunciation is good. Try this as many times as needed, until you clearly feel your breath. 


6)      Sing in house RRRRRRRRR, SIRRRRRR, PRRRRRAVI… Maybe you may make up your personal song with words that contain R.

      Enjoy in learning Serbian (that is the most important) !

      

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Future Tense in Serbian Language with Exercises

future tense

We can make future tense in two ways:

1)   With shorter form of auxiliary verb ‘hteti’   (ću, ćeš, će, ćemo, ćete, će) + infinitive (basic form of the verb).






Example: Future tense of the verb PISATI
      
1.  ću pisati                     1.  ćemo pisati
2.  češ pisati                   2.  ćete pisati
3.  će pisati                     3.  će pisati

2)   By adding shorter form of auxiliary verb ‘hteti’ to infinitive’s root.

1.  pisaću                      1.  pisaćemo
2.  pisaćeš                    2.  pisaćete

3.  pisaće                      3.  pisaće

EXERCISES:
a) Underline verbs in future tense:
Ja ću doći kod tebe sutra oko 7 sati. Nadam se da ćeš me sačekati spreman. Ponećemo opremu za pecanje, imaćemo na sebi lovačke čizme i obući ćemo tople jakne. Vreme će biti vedro, ali vetrovito. Duvaće snažan vetar sa severa. Nadam se da ćemo uloviti dosta ribe. 

b) Conjugate following verbs in future tense: gledati, praviti, želeti, uraditi.

c) Fill in the blanks with verbs in future tense:
Mama ______ (kuvati) kolače za slavu.
Ana i ja ________ (gledati) film u bioskopu.
Ti ______ (želeti) da slaviš rođendan.
Vreme ______ (biti) veoma hladno.
Ispiti ______ (biti) teški. 

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Past Tense in Serbian Language with Exercises

PAST TENSE – PROŠLO VREME

The tenses in Serbian language might be simple or complex. Past tense belongs to the group of complex tenses, because it is made of two verbs (an auxiliary verb and an ordinary verb).  


When you want to make past tense in Serbian language, you will use:

1) auxilliary verb ’jesam’ (shorter form)
+
2) stem – the first part of the verb (without ending  ’ti’) – gleda(ti), peva(ti), žele(ti) ...
And then you add endings – o, la, lo, li, le, la    (depending of a gender of a word)

Examples:

1)
Ja sam želeo, želela, želelo
Ti si želeo, želela, želelo
On je želeo, ona je želela, ono je želelo

Mi smo želeli, želele, želela
Vi ste želeli, želele, želela
Oni su želeli, one su želele, ona su želela

2)
Ja sam pevao, pevala, pevalo
Ti si pevao, pevala, pevalo
On je pevao, ona je pevala, ono je pevalo

Mi smo pevali, pevale, pevala
Vi ste pevali, pevale, pevala
Oni su pevali, one su pevale, ona su pevala

EXERCISES:

1. Make the past tense from following verbs (napravi prošlo vreme od sledećih glagola): 
Tražiti VratitiČekati Igrati Praviti 

2. Podvuci glagole u prošlom vremenu – Underline verbs in past tense:
 Ja sam spavala do podne.Oni su ostali sa nama.Čekali smo voz.Marko je mislio na Anu.Ti si pričao o vestima.Dečaci su trčali na stadionu.Devojčica je želela lutku.Prijatelji su pili vino.Učitelj je glasno čitao knjigu.Sestre su govorile holandski jezik.Ja sam telefonirala dečku.Uveče u dnevnoj sobi otac je gledao TV.Šetali smo u centru Amsterdama.Vreme je bilo lepo. 



3. Put the sentences into past time, like in example
Oni dolaze u podne. – Oni su dolazili u podne.

Mi razgovaramo o knjizi.
Ana misli na svoju sestru.
Kiša pada.
Marko i Ana sanjaju isti san.
Za doručak imate musli i jogurt.
Telefon zvoni.
Marko spava.
Sunce sija.
Ana vozi dobar auto.
Moj deda dobro kuva.
Da li želiš čašu mleka?
Maja lepo peva.

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Easy and Difficult in Serbian Language

Is it difficult to learn Serbian language ? 

Depends. Some areas are easy and some are difficult; just like in many other languages. If you want to learn easy language, learn Esperanto. But, unfortunately, you probably won't find too many people to talk with. It's a shame, Esperanto is a wonderful language. But, let's get back to the Serbian. 


What is easy?

1) Words order. It's pretty much liberal in comparison to other languages. Just relax and combine the words.
2) Alphabet. We brag sometimes that we have the perfect alphabet, because we accomplished the ideal - one letter for one sound. That is making the reading easier, naturally. 
3) Present tense of regular verbs. There is a grammar formula for this and you may apply it to all regular verbs. To make negative form is equally easy, by adding 'ne' in front of the verb. 

What is of the medium difficulty? 

1) Gender of changeable words. Many languages have this category. In Serbian it's not too difficult to recognize the gender. Either use simple logic, or pay attention to the last letter.
2) Plural. There are few grammar patterns for making plural.
3) Modal constructions. Modal verb and the following verb are always connected by conjunction DA.
4) DA LI questions. You may easily learn this basic type of asking questions.     

  

What is difficult?

1) Case. Changeable words have different endings depending of the role the word takes in a sentence. For example, the word 'majka' (mother) might be 'majke', 'majci', 'majku', 'majko', majkom', and that is only the declension in singular.
If you are a speaker of some other language which recognizes cases (Slavic languages for example), this will not be difficult for you, because you understand the concept. But if you are not...
How to make the difficult easier?
a) memorize propositions, b) memorize typical declensions for all three genders, c) read the theory about different positions words might have in a sentence, it helps.
2) Pronunciation of some letters, I will write them in Cyrillic: Ђ, Џ, Њ, Љ, Ч, Ћ. Sometimes R (Р in Cyrillic). 
How to make this easier, you may read in the article Pronunciation of Serbian Letters . 

Are you a learner of Serbian ? Do you agree with my opinion ? 


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Serbian humor - Dinja

The great way to learn Serbian is to watch movies, TV-shows and to follow Serbian YouTube stars. 

Have you already heard for Dinja ? 12.000 people like her on Facebook, she has 60.000 followers on Instagram and her videos on Youtube are seen 3.000.000 times. Her jokes are sharp, absurd, hilarious, extremely funny and often funny and serious at the same time.
Wouldn't you like to know what is she talking about ? 



Gaće su pravo izbora - The Underpants are the Right of Choice


What kind of question is that - why am I wearing underpants around my neck ?!! 
You are violating my integrity, you don't have any right to ask me that !! 
My underpants are my jewelry. 
And ? Now what ? 
As a woman, I have the right to choose how do I wear my underpants, around the neck or... 
I don't understand, why are you abusing me ?!


Let me know which other clips do you like. Learn Serbian online while laughing with Serbian humor. 




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Serbian Grammar Exercises

If you want to learn Serbian online, here are some useful exercises that you might try. If you want to start the online lessons of Serbian language here are information about it.


DA LI sentences

Vocabulary and Grammar Exercises for Intermediate Level

Serbian Grammar - Exercises for Beginners (part 3)

Serbian Grammar - Exercises for Beginners (part 2)

Serbian Grammar - Exercises for Beginners (part 1)

Auxiliary Verb JESAM (SAM)

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Serbian for Children (part 2) - Srpski za decu (2. deo)

If you want to help your child to learn Serbian language, check some of the exercises for the youngest. 

Pogodi: Koja sam ja krava?
Can you guess: Which cow am I?


Zdravo, deco!
Ja sam krava Lili.
Moja koža je bele boje, a moje šare nisu ni crvene, ni crne, ni žute, a ni zelene.
Imam jednu šaru oko levog oka. 
Imam male rogove i dugačak rep, kao i svaka krava.
Moji prijatelji kažu da ja imam puno šara.
Zato me neki zovu Šarenka, ali ja više volim svoje moderno ime Lili.

Pogledajte dobro, deco!
Da li možete da pogodite ko sam ja?







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Šta će Ana obući? (Comprehension Exercise for Advanced Learners of Serbian Language)

When you learn Serbian online, the main advice is: do as much exercises as you can find.

Look at the picture and read the text carefully. Ana and Milan are talking about her dinner plans and what clothes would be the most appropriate for the evening event. Can you answer the question: What outfit will Ana choose?


Šta će Ana obući?


Milan: Gde ideš večeras?
Ana: Jednom kolegi je rođendan, pa u firmi imamo proslavu.
Milan: U onom restoranu na sedmom spratu?
Ana: Da, tamo.
Milan: Lepo. Da li si odlučila šta ćeš obući?
Ana: Nisam još. Želim da se obučem lepo i da se doteram, ali da ne preterujem. Tako da ništa kratko ili seksi ne dolazi u obzir. 
Milan: Sećam se jednom sam te video u divnoj sivoj haljini. I lepo se slagala uz tvoju frizuru. Nosila si punđu.
Ana: Da, lepa je ta haljina. Ali je previše stroga. Ovo je ipak opušteni događaj - rođendanska žurka. 
Milan: Lepo ti stoji i kosa opušteno začešljana unazad.
Ana: Da, mislim da će to biti moj izbor. I plave kapri pantalone i baletanke. 
Milan: Sjajno zvuči. Jesi li sigurna da nećeš obući kupaći kostim? Mislim da taj restoran ima bazen na terasi.
Ana: Da, sigurna sam. Pogledaj kroz prozor. Pada sneg. 

What outfit will Ana choose?




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Comprehension Exercise (for Beginners) 1 - Vežba razumevanja teksta 1

If you have a plan to learn Serbian online, with or without private lessons, to get lots of exercises is crucial.

Carefully read the text in Serbian language and answer the questions about it:

Slon Uške je gladan. Vreme je za doručak. 

On danas ima kukuruz za doručak. Slon Uške voli da jede semenke, kupus i banane, a najviše voli da jede jabuke.  

Miš Stanislav ne voli jabuke. On voli da jede sir, čokoladu, novine i stare knjige. 

Slon Uške kaže: 'Dragi prijatelju Stanislave, izvoli tvoj sir. Prijatno!' 

'Hvala' - kaže Stanislav - 'prijatno i tebi.' 

Posle doručka, miš i slon piju vodu.


1. What is this elephant's favorite food? 


a) sladoled 
b) jabuke 
c) jaja 
d) luk

2. What does mouse Stanislav like to eat?

a) banane i sir  
b) knjige i makarone  
c) čokoladu i novine 
d) stare jabuke i stari pasulj

3. What is the color of Stanislav's and Uške's skin?

a) žuta 
b) zelena 
c) crvena 
d) siva

4. How we say 'Enjoy your meal!' in Serbian?

a) Srećan put! 
b) Prijatno! 
c) Laku noć! 
d) Živeli!

If you learn Serbian language and you are advanced beginner, you should be able to answer correctly to three or four of these questions. Solutions are down, down, down.
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Solutions: b), c), d), b). 




Comprehension Exercise (Intermediate Level) 1 - Vežba razumevanja teksta 1

Comprehension exercises are crucial for improving your communication skill when you learn Serbian language.

Carefully read the text in Serbian language and answer the questions about it:


Beba slon Uške živi u beogradskom Zoološkom vrtu. Njegov najbolji drug je miš Stanislav. On takođe živi u beogradskom Zoološkom vrtu, ali tajno.
Oni su najbolji prijatelji već 2 godine.
Oni se vole i brinu jedan o drugom.
Ali, jednog dana pojavio se problem. U susedni kavez došla je nova stanarka: tigrica Zlata.
Uške se odmah zaljubio u nju. Stanislav se zaljubio u nju posle pet minuta.
Dva prijatelja su se posvađali oko mlade tigrice.
Uške je poludeo od ljubavi. Pozvao je čuvara i rekao mu: 'Miš Stanislav tajno živi u Zoološkom vrtu. To je protiv pravila.'
Čuvar je uhvatio miša i izbacio ga iz Zoološkog vrta.
Tigrica Zlata ne voli Ušketa i ne obraća pažnju na njega. Ona se igra šarenom loptom i ogleda u zlatnom ogledalu.
Beba slon Uške oseća se kao budala. 



1. What is in common for Uške and Stanislav?


a) zelena boja kože
b) ljubav prema istoj devojci
c) vole da slušaju Madonu
d) imaju iste cipele


 2. How does Uške feel at the end of story?


a) srećan je
b) spava mu se
c) kao budala
d) kao kralj


3. Who is Zlata?


a) lopta
b) baba
c) lisica
d) tigrica


4. How long Uške and Stanislav were friends?


a) 3 godine
b) 10 godina
c) 15 godina
d) 2 godine


5. What are Zlata's toys:


a) zlatna lopta i viljuška
b) zlatno ogledalo i šarena lopta
c) zlatna viljuška i zlatna kašika
d) televizija i internet


6. What would be correct to say about Uške?


a) politički korektan
b) brzoplet
c) star
d) inteligentan


If you learn Serbian language and you are intermediate level, you should be able to answer correctly to five or six of these questions. Solutions are down, down, down.
If that is not the case, write to Serbian teacher online; I can make more exercises like this, for improving your level of comprehension.  

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Solutions: b), c), d), d), b), b).


PREDNOSTI ČASOVA PREKO INTERNETA - THE ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE LESSONS

Učenje putem Skajpa nije ništa novo. Već deceniju ljudi širom sveta uče strani jezik, ili sviranje muzičkog instrumenta, ili imaju poslovne intervjue, i još mnogo toga - preko interneta, pomoću Skajpa ili sličnih programa. Ipak, neki su još uvek skeptični prema ovoj metodi i misle da to nije za njih. Evo nekoliko razmišljanja na temu - zašto su časovi srpskog jezika preko interneta bolji od drugih metoda učenja.

Scroll down for the English version. 


1) Učite iz udobnosti sopstvenog doma.

Naučiti nov jezik nije lako i zato želite da obezbedite sebi najprijatnije uslove, a nigde nije komfornije nego u sopstvenom domu.

2) Ušteda vremena i novca koje biste potrošili na prevoz.

Jezik se uči najmanje šest meseci, a često i nekoliko godina. Sračunajte koliko je to novca potrošenog na put do privatnog nastavnika ili škole, i natrag. Ušteda nije nimalo mala.
Isto važi i za utrošeno vreme.

3) Onlajn časovi su efektniji jer su direktni - to je razgovor oči u oči.

Kada imate čas preko Skajpa, nastavnik je maksimalno fokusiran na učenika, i obrnuto. Kontakt je direktan, oči u oči. Ništa ne odvlači Vašu pažnju.

4) Materijal za učenje je besplatan.

Pre svakog časa na svoju imejl adresu dobijete dosta materijala za učenje, koji se sastoji od raznih word dokumenata, slika i linkova. Od tog trenutka materijal pripada Vama, i možete ga kasnije i samostalno koristiti.

5) Onlajn časovi pružaju više interaktivnosti.

Možete gledati i komentarisati sa nastavnikom video na YouTube-u, možete odigrati tokom časa igricu iz gramatike ili učiti jezik uz zvuke i reči neke pesme. Na onlajn časovima koristimo sve prednosti Interneta. Interaktivnost je važan deo onlajn časova, a što su više angažovana Vaša čula - pre ćete naučiti srpski jezik.  

6) Onlajn časovi su prilagođeni potrebama učenika.

Nastavnik se pridržava generalnog plana i programa, ali u procesu učenja prilagođava se i Vašim ličnim potrebama. Onlajn časovi su vrlo individualni. Možda Vam je srpski jezik potreban da komunicirate sa porodicom i prijateljima, ili iz poslovnih razloga, ili zbog studiranja u Srbiji. Možda znate osnove gramatike, ali Vam je vokabular slaba strana, ili obrnuto; ili ste možda potpuni početnik. U svakoj od ovih situacija, onlajn časovi pružaju adekvatan odgovor.

7) Termini časova su fleksibilni.

Možete imati časove kasno uveče, rano ujutru, ili u neko drugo doba dana kada Vama najviše odgovara. Možete imati stalni termin svake sedmice, ili zakazivati svaki čas posebno.

8) Zahvaljujući Internetu, prostorna distanca ne postoji.

Ukoliko Vam baš ja odgovaram kao nastavnik srpskog jezika, možemo imati časove dok ste Vi u Kanadi ili Australiji, a ja u Evropi. Jedna od velikih prednosti Interneta je što je ukinuo prostorne granice.

Za više informacija, čitajte o kursevima , metodu učenja srpskog jezika preko interneta i pišite mi.

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Learning via Skype is not new. For decades people all over the world learn foreign language, how to play an instrument or have business interviews via Skype or via similar tools. Even so, some people are still skeptical about this method. Here are few reasons why Serbian language lessons online might be better solution than other methods. 




1) Learning from home.

To learn new language is not easy and that's why you want to provide the most pleasant conditions for your learning. The most comfortable is learning from your own home. 


2) Saving money and time which you would spend on transport.

Language learning lasts at least 6 months and often for several years. Learning Serbian is not an exception. Calculate how much money would you spend on transport to the language school or teacher's house, and back. Saving is not negligible at all. 
The same goes for time saving.


3) Online lessons are more effective because they are more direct - those are face to face conversations.

When you have online lesson, the teacher is absolutely focused on student, and the other way around. Contact is direct, face to face. Nothing distracts you.  


4) Learning material is free.

Before every lesson, you get lots of learning material to your e-mail (word documents, pictures, links etc.). From that moment, material belongs to you for further use with a Serbian teacher online or independently.  


5) Online lessons are more interactive.

You may watch a video and comment with a teacher, you may play language game during lesson or learn Serbian by listening words of popular song. In online lessons we use all the advantages of Internet. Level of interactivity is higher than in other learning methods. As more as your senses are engaged, sooner you will learn Serbian language.  


6) Online lessons are individual and adapted to student's needs. 

Serbian teacher online has general learning program, which might be adapted to your personal needs. Maybe you need Serbian language for business reasons, or for family reasons, or you want to study in Serbia. Maybe you know basic grammar but your vocabulary is not good enough, or the other way around; maybe you are an absolute beginner. In any of these cases, online lessons offer adequate solution. 


7) Terms are flexible. 

You may have lessons late at the evening, or early in the morning, or in some other term when is the most convenient for you. You may have steady term, or schedule every lesson individually. 


8) Thanks to the Internet, space distance is not important anymore.

If I am right person for you as a Serbian language teacher, we may have lessons while you are in Canada or Australia, and while I am in Europe or while we both are traveling. Disappearance of space limitations is a huge advantage of the Internet. 

For more information read about courses , learning method and write me if you have any questions. 


Lidija Novaković Lagrini

Serbian grammar - Exercises for beginners, part 2


Try to solve these exercises from Serbian grammar. When you finish, write to Serbian teacher online to check your answers.  


1. Make 'da li questions' by translating following sentences:


Are you well?
Is she pretty?
Am I your brother?
Are we going?
Are you professors?
Is he a good man?
Is she your child?
Are they here?
Am I from Venezuela?
Is it cold?

2. Write down regular verbs in present tense like in example:


SPAVATI – JA SPAVAM, TI SPAVAŠ, ON SPAVA, MI SPAVAMO, VI SPAVATE, ONI SPAVAJU

PLIVATI (TO SWIM) –
PEVATI (TO SING) –
STUDIRATI (TO STUDY)  –
PRAVITI (TO MAKE) –
VEČERATI (TO HAVE A DINNER)–
ČUVATI (TO KEEP) –

3. Fill in the blanks by correct possessive pronouns (several possibilities are correct): 


______ grad je Amsterdam.
______ država je SAD.
Da li je _____ ime Jelena?
Kako je ______ ime, gospodine?
Da li je _____ brat Marko?
Da li si ti _______ prijatelj?

4. Fill in the blanks with nouns in locative:  


1.     Živim u _________ (Beograd).
2.     Ona studira u _________ (Sarajevo).
3.     Ana na _________ (fakultet) predaje francuski jezik.
4.     Marko uživa u ________ (tenis), a Sanja u _________ (plivanje).
5.     Videćemo se sutra u _________ (Pariz).
6.     Đaci uče u _______ (škola).
7.     Aleksandar je vrlo uspešan u ______ (sport).
8.     Glumica učestvuje u _________ (predstava).
9.      U ______ (kuća) se nalaze Anina deca, ona sede na ________ (krevet).


If you want to get more exercises from Serbian grammar, or you are curious how to learn Serbian online with a help of Serbian teacher, send me an email to kratkeprice@gmail.com .

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Lidija Novaković Lagrini


Swearing in Serbian Language – Psovke u srpskom jeziku


In this post I will translate and explain few Serbian common swearwords.

If you think that this is a trivial topic, I will remind you of a great reformer of Serbian language in 19th century, Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. He was also very much interested in swearwords, and gave to this topic lot of attention in his first Serbian dictionary from 1818th. He also collected and published erotic-porn oral folk poetry in a book ‘Crven ban’ (‘Red Duke’).
Swearwords throw interesting light on a language and they often carry metaphorical potential. I hope you will agree with me after reading this post. I am looking forward to hear your comments.  
But please, if you find swearwords and writing about them offensive or inappropriate, stop reading this text. Switch to some text about Stanoraya and Farm, or about terrorism, thank you.

’Marš u pičku materinu!’
This one is in use when you are really angry at somebody and you are right (at least you are strongly convinced that you are right).
Word ‘marš’ means – ‘go away!’ but said in a very harsh tone of voice.
The whole expression means – ‘Go back into your mother’s cunt!’ Metaphorically speaking – it would be better that you have never been born.
This curse might be sometimes used in a totally opposite way, as a joke, with meaning – ‘C’mon, you don’t say!’

‘Jebem ti krvavo sunce!’
This one is my favorite because I never understood who would say something like that about the Sun.
It literally means – ‘I fuck your bloody Sun.’
Can you imagine the scene? A guy is putting his phallus into the shiny star covered with blood. Pretty impressive, right?

‘Jebaću ti brata/sestru/oca/majku!’
‘I will fuck your brother/sister/father/mother!’
By these swearwords somebody is expressing intention to break the ancient taboo – taboo of incest. Verb ‘jebati’ (‘to fuck’) is often used in swearwords with violent connotation. It sounds more as a treat than as an act of giving and receiving pleasure.
Future tense is used, so, this swearword sounds like a promise. Very offensive one. 

‘Jebem ti i seme i pleme’
‘I fuck your seed and your tribe.’
These swearwords are taking us to the ancient time of tribes. We may interpret them as – I am so angry at you that I want to fuck (read ‘hurt’) your beginning (your seed) and your ancestors (your tribe), so, I want to go into the time before you were born and to… We can only imagine what would have happened further. Inventor of this curse went far away; his idea belongs to the science fiction. 

‘Bog te jebo!’
‘May God fuck you!’
(There is also an opposite version to this one – Jebem ti Boga – I fuck your God.) This expression is not an insult; it is used to express our astonishment by something.

‘To je pičkin dim.
This expression means – ‘That is an easy accomplishment’ or literally ‘That is a cunt’s smoke’. Why is cunt’s smoke easy and irrelevant, or is it relevant, what does it symbolize - we may only guess. According to the funny web dictionary ‘Vukajlija’ – pičkin dim does not actually exist in a real life (even if some people have been searching for it). The expression is compound word, made from ‘pička’ and ‘dim’ (first word has two meanings - 'weak man'/'cunt', and smoke); both words symbolize something weak and easy to go through, without obstacles.

We mentioned collection of erotic-porn poetry, published by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić two centuries ago, the book ‘Crven ban’ (‘Red Duke’). The title is a metaphor for sexual organ, as you might assume. Some of the poems, full of swearwords, you may hear here. It's an interesting poetry, I hope you will enjoy it. 
Read more about Serbian swearwords in texts Fuck this article and Serbian Swearing .

And let’s finish this post with an old joke:
- Do you know where is the border between Serbia and Montenegro?
- It is where you stop fucking mothers and start fucking fathers!

Swearwords are vivid part of the Serbian language, they are in common use and they are changing, just like the language.

Lidija Novaković Lagrini


For everything else you want to know about this topic, or how to learn Serbian online with a help of a Serbian teacher, send me an email to kratkeprice@gmail.com.

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