The intro video teaches you to how to use this course. It's very specific, but simple:
1. Learn vocabulary first, by watching my video with the key words pronounced slowly and with the follow up games.
2. Optionally: you can play all the games yourself, the links are listed in the text explanation after each video lesson.
3. Watch the video for each subsection and try to recall the words you learnt in step 1 when you see the video with the blanks. If you cannot remember, play the whole video and repeat together with me. You can watch this video as many times as you wish. When you feel more confident, move onto the next step:
4. This silent video is with bubbles only, and some parts of the text, so that you can speak along with the video and remember what you've learnt before.
GLOSSARY = SPISAK REČI
This video is based on the quiz with the important phrases. We are practicing words as parts of common phrases when greeting someone.
1. Zdravo kako si? = Hello, how are you? (informal)
2. Da li su one dobre prijateljice= Are they good friends?
3. Kako si ti? How are you? (infromal)
4. Dobro veče, kako ste? = Good evening, how are you? (formal)
5. Ćao! - Hi / bye (informal)
6. Vidimo se uskoro! = See you soon!
7. Zdravo! = Hello/ bye (semi-formal)
8. Sve je divno = Everything is wonderful
9. Dobar dan = Good afternoon / good day
10. To bi bilo sve = That would be all
11. Laku noć = good night
12. Pozdraviti = to greet
13. Pozdravite sve = send (my) regards to everyone
14. Svi = everyone
15. Doviđenja! = Goodbye (formal)
When you meet someone you can greet them formally or informally:
Informal greetings are:
Ćao! = Hi!
Zdravo! = Hello!
The follow-up phrase is usually "How are you?". In Serbian, it has a different form, depending whether it is formal or informal:
Kako si (ti)? How are you?
The possible responses are:
Dobro, hvala / Hvala, dobro = Fine, thanks.
Nije loše = Not bad
Super = Super
Odlično = Great
Ne pitaj! = Don't ask (me) (meaning something bad has happened)
To greet people more formally, in the morning, until 9 or 10 o’clock, you can say “Good morning” = DOBRO JUTRO.
The common response to DOBRO JUTRO is DOBRO JUTRO, also.
Most students ask me why “dobar dan” and then “dobrO jutro”?
The reason for the change is that “dobar” is an adjective which agrees with the noun it describes. In Serbian, most times it rhymes with the noun. With words in Neuter Sg., such as JUTRO or VEČE, the adjectives will end either in O or E. Exercises
DOVIĐENJA is a greeting you use to say GOODBYE in Serbian. Unlike ZDRAVO and ĆAO, which can be used both when you meet someone and when you are leaving, DOVIĐENJA is used only at the end of a conversation, in the same meaning as GOODBYE.
It is a formal greeting and the best way to respond to it is either to say DOVIĐENJA or PRIJATNO!
PRIJATNO is a word which has three different meanings. One of them is commonly used as a response to DOVIĐENJA, or instead of doviđenja. Basically, it means HAVE A PLEASANT DAY, and the word “pleasant” is the actual translation of the word.
The same word is also used to say “Bon appetit” and as an adjective or adverb, meaning “pleasant” e.g. Vreme je prijatno = Weather is pleasant.