Super Easy Serbian - Greetings A1
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Super Easy Serbian - Greetings A1

How to Greet People and Respond Appropriately
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17 students enrolled
Created by Marina Petrovic
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: $24.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of the course you'll be able to use and understand greetings confidently.
  • You'll also get acquainted with the most basic verb TO BE and how it can be used in simple sentences to say something about yourself.
Requirements
  • Perfect for beginners in Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin and Croatian
Description

Need to learn how to greet people in Serbian (Bosnian, Croatian or Montenegrin)? 

Need to know how to greet and respond to both formal and informal greetings in these languages? 

You have found the perfect course for you! 

In one hour you will not only have the answers to all your questions, but with super easy and fun drills you will be confident saying out loud all the phrases taught at the course:

  1. Greeting people informally
  2. Greeting people formally
  3. Morning greetings
  4. Afternoon greetings
  5. Evening greetings
  6. Saying goodbye and good night
  7. Most common phrases to use after greeting someone and the best way to respond to them


Each video lesson has a resource file attached, which means that you are taken to the set of quizzes and exercises to boost your confidence. I have recorded myself doing these tasks, so you will hear the same phrases over and over again and feel confident doing the same yourself. 

Have fun learning Serbian with SuperEasySerbian series :D

Who this course is for:
  • Perfect if you are travelling for business and pleasure to any region of former Yugoslavia, have relatives there or simply studying Serbian for fun
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 55:15
+ Introduction
3 lectures 10:23

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 in the resource material section in 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. 


Once you can speak confidently along with the video, without stopping or pausing it, it means you've mastered this topic! Congratulations :)

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The advantage of using the course through UDEMY is that each video lesson is visible within the document.  Once you start the VIDEO, you can adjust how fast you want it to be (slower if necessary), you can pause and repeat after me, you can download all the lessons.

Preview 00:30

How to learn?

In a classical way

  1. Watch the video with the explanation.

  2. Watch the video with questions and try to answer them based on the first video with explanations.

  3. When you feel confident, record your answers and send them  to me (either a  link to your Vocaroo.com answer or some other service).

In an experimental way

  1. Watch the video lesson with questions first, without my voice or any explanation. If you know all the answers, you can move on. If not, check the explanation.

  2. After checking whether your answers were right, you can now do the speaking exercise.

  3. When you feel confident, record your answers and send them  to me (either a  link to your Vocaroo.com answer or some other service).


Preview 02:59

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)
Preview 06:54
Vocabulary Quiz
4 questions
+ Hello & Hi
2 lectures 03:20

When you meet someone you can greet them formally or informally:

Informal greetings are:

  1. Ćao! = Hi!
  2. 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:

  1. Kako si (ti)? How are you?

The possible responses are:

  1. Dobro, hvala / Hvala, dobro = Fine, thanks.
  2. Nije loše = Not bad
  3. Super = Super
  4. Odlično = Great
  5. Ne pitaj! = Don't ask (me) (meaning something bad has happened)
Greeting People Informally
02:05

Take a look at his video and think whether you recognize any of these phrases? How much can you recall from the previous video lessons?  

The moment you can speak along the video until the very end, without stopping or pausing it means that you have mastered greeting people informally. Congratulations = Čestitke!

Speaking Task with Hi & Hello
01:15
Hello and Hi Quiz
2 questions
+ Mornings
2 lectures 03:00
  • DOBRO JUTRO

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.

  • WHY DOBRO?

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.


Saying Good Morning
01:30

Take a look at his video and think whether you recognize any of these phrases? How much can you recall from the previous video lessons?  

The moment you can speak along the video until the very end, without stopping or pausing it means that you have mastered this lecture. Congratulations = Čestitke!

Speaking Task with Good Morning
01:30
Good Morning Quiz
1 question
+ Afternoons
2 lectures 02:14

Use DOBAR DAN to greet people formally during the day, from nine in the morning until six or seven in the afternoon, when we switch to “good evening” (dobro veče).

This greeting is formal, and that is why it is often followed by “Kako STE?”, meaning “How are You?”.

The appropriate response to DOBAR DAN is DOBAR DAN.

Dobar Dan Pronounced
01:39

Take a look at his video and think whether you recognize any of these phrases? How much can you recall from the previous video lessons?  

The moment you can speak along the video until the very end, without stopping or pausing it means that you have mastered this lecture. Congratulations = Čestitke!

Speaking Task with Good Afternoon
00:35
Good Afternoon Quiz
1 question
+ Evenings
2 lectures 03:00

In the evening, or after six or seven in the afternoon, people tend to say DOBRO VEČE to each other.

The best response to DOBRO VEČE, is also DOBRO VEČE.

Since it is a formal greeting, it can be followed by “How are You?” KAKO STE, as well.

Dobro Veče Pronounced
02:12

Take a look at his video and think whether you recognize any of these phrases? How much can you recall from the previous video lessons?  

The moment you can speak along the video until the very end, without stopping or pausing it means that you have mastered this lecture. Congratulations = Čestitke!

Speaking Task with Good Evening
00:48
Good Evening Quiz
1 question
+ Saying Goodbyes
3 lectures 07:12

DOVIĐENJA

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

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.


Doviđenja Pronounced
02:26

ZDRAVO and ĆAO are phrases which we use both to greet someone informally, but also to say BYE BYE when leaving, also informally.

The best response to such a bye bye is simply to repeat what you have heard. If somebody says ĆAO, you can repeat ĆAO or you can say ZDRAVO,  and the other way round.

SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE!

At the end of a conversation people in this region tend to send their best regards to the family members or simply everyone. That is why  after saying GOODBYE or BYE, we tend to say:

  • POZDRAVI(TE) SVE!

  • POZDRAVI(TE)  SVOJE! (meaning say hello to your folks)


Zdravo i Ćao as Goodbyes
02:47

When you are saying goodbye at night, you can end a conversation with DOVIĐENJA, but also with LAKU NOĆ.

The best response to LAKU NOĆ is the same phrase, LAKU NOĆ.

Laku Noć Pronounced
01:59
+ Speaking and Writing Tests
6 lectures 16:32
Speaking Exercise - Talk to me
02:07
Speaking Exercise - Missing A Part
02:07
Speaking Exercise - Missing B Part
01:32
Speaking Test - Do it Really Fast
02:42

You can always have fun playing xox game with any words you learn! If you don't have anyone to play it with, you can simply mute the video once you feel confident and speak along as the video goes :D Uživajte :)

XOX Game with Greetings in Latin script
04:12

You can always have fun playing xox game with any words you learn! If you don't have anyone to play it with, you can simply mute the video once you feel confident and speak along as the video goes :D Uživajte :)

XOX Game with Greetings in Cyrillic script
03:52
GoodBye Quiz
2 questions
+ Verb Conjugations
2 lectures 09:34

VERB TO BE IN CONTEXT

  1. Kako si? How ARE you?

  2. Dobro sam. I am fine.

  3. Kako ste? How ARE You?

  4. Gge si? Where are you?

  5. Ja sam kod kuće. I am at home.

  6. Kako su tvoji? How are yours / your family?

  7. Dobro su. (They are) fine.

  8. Gde smo? Where are we?

  9. Mi smo u školi. We’re at school.

XOX Game with TO BE
03:55

Verb TO BE

JA sam

TI si

ON je / ONA  je  / ONO je

MI smo

VI ste

ONI su / ONE su / ONA su

Text

Ja sam Marina. Ti si moj učenik. Ja sam u Srbiji. Ti si u Engleskoj. Mi smo lepi. Moja mama je mlada. Moj tata je star. Tvoji mama i tata su mladi. Moje prijateljice su iz Amerike. Moj muž je iz Francuske. On je sada u Srbiji. On je kod kuće. Ja sam na poslu. Naša deca su u školi.


Translation

I am Marina. You are my student. I am in Serbia. You are in England. We are beautiful. My mother is young. My father is old. Your mother and father are young. My friends are from America. My husband is from France. He is now in Serbia. He is at home. I am at work. Our kids are at school.


Easy Text with Exercises with TO BE
05:39
Conjugation Quiz
2 questions