Macedonian Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Macedonian. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Macedonian.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Macedonian conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
I speak English
јас зборувам англиски (јазик)
[јas zboroovam anguliski (јazik)] Audio
you speak French
вие зборувате француски
[viye zboroovatye frantzooski] Audio
he speaks German
тој зборува германски
[toј zboroova guyermanski] Audio
she speaks Italian
таа зборува италијански
[taa zboroova italiјanski] Audio
we speak Arabic
ние зборуваме арапски
[niye zboroovamye arapski] Audio
they speak Chinese
тие зборуваат кинески
[tiye zboroovaat kinyeski] Audio

The past tense in Macedonian conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
I visited France
јас ја посетив франција
[јas јa posyetiv frantziјa] Audio
you visited Italy
вие сте ја посетиле италија
[viye stye јa posyetilye italiјa] Audio
he visited Morocco
тој го посети мароко
[toј guo posyeti maroko] Audio
she visited China
таа ја посети кина
[taa јa posyeti kina] Audio
we visited Mexico
го посетивме мексико
[guo posyetivmye myeksiko] Audio
they visited Kenya
тие ја посетија кенија
[tiye јa posyetiјa kyeniјa] Audio

The future tense in Macedonian conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
I will drink milk
јас ќе пијам млеко
[јas kjye piјam mlyeko] Audio
you will drink coffee
вие ќе пиете млеко
[viye kjye piyetye mlyeko] Audio
he will drink tea
toj ќе пие чај
[toj kjye piye chaј] Audio
she will drink water
таа ќе пие вода
[taa kjye piye voda] Audio
we will drink apple juice
ние ќе пиеме сок од јаболко
[niye kjye piyemye sok od јabolko] Audio
they will drink tea
тие ќе пијат чај
[tiye kjye piјat chaј] Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear Audio
уво [oovo]
eye Audio
око [oko]
mouth Audio
уста [oosta]
nose Audio
нос [nos]
hair Audio
коса [kosa]
face Audio
лице [litzye]
head Audio
глава [gulava]
heart Audio
срце [srtzye]
hand Audio
дланка [dlanka]
fingers Audio
прсти [prsti]
leg Audio
нога [nogua]
feet Audio
стапала [stapala]

Travel Phrases in Macedonian

Imagine yourself in some Macedonian speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

Can you help me?
може да ми помогнете?
[moʐye da mi pomogunyetye?] Audio
Can I help you?
можам да ви помогнам?
[moʐam da vi pomogunam?] Audio
Where is the airport?
каде е аеродромот?
[kadye ye ayerodromot?] Audio
Go straight
одете право
[odyetye pravo] Audio
[toguash] Audio
Turn left
свртете лево
[svrtyetye lyevo] Audio
Turn right
свртете десно
[svrtyetye dyesno] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Macedonian was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Macedonian Vocabulary   Macedonian Vocabulary

Macedonian Audio   Macedonian Audio


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