Serbian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Serbian lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
књига [kњigua]
books
books Audio
књиге [kњiguye]
car
car Audio
ауто [aooto]
cars
cars Audio
возила [vozila]
tree
tree Audio
дрво [drvo]
trees
trees Audio
дрвеће [drvyećye]
flower
flower Audio
цвет [tzvyet]
flowers
flowers Audio
цвеће [tzvyećye]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Serbian + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
говорим један језик Audio
[guovorim јyedan јyezik]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ми говоримо три језика Audio
[mi guovorimo tri јyezika]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
посећује многе земље Audio
[posyećooјye mnoguye zyemljye]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
они су срећни сада Audio
[oni soo sryećni sada]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
она има пет црвених ципела Audio
[ona ima pyet tzrvyenikh tzipyela]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
желим сендвич без лука Audio
[ʐyelim syendvich byez looka]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
жена [ʐyena]
women
women Audio
жене [ʐyenye]
man
man Audio
мушкарац [mooshkaratz]
men
men Audio
мушкарци [mooshkartzi]
house
house Audio
кућа [kooća]
houses
houses Audio
куће [kooćye]
cup
country Audio
шоља [sholja]
cups
countries Audio
шоље [sholjye]
cow
cow Audio
крава [krava]
cows
cows Audio
краве [kravye]
horse
horse Audio
коњ [koњ]
horses
horses Audio
коњи [koњi]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Serbian by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Serbian
Pronunciation
Help
упомоћ!
[oopomoć!] Audio
Call the ambulance
зовите хитну помоћ!
[zovitye khitnoo pomoć!] Audio
I need a doctor
треба ми лекар
[tryeba mi lyekar] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
где је најближа апотека?
[gudye јye naјbliʐa apotyeka?] Audio
Are you okay?
јеси ли добро?
[јyesi li dobro?] Audio
I am sick
није ми добро
[niјye mi dobro] Audio
Call the police
зовите полицију!
[zovitye politziјoo!] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Serbian? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Serbian Nouns   Serbian Nouns

Serbian Gender   Serbian Gender



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