Serbian Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Serbian. 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 Serbian.

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

Present Tense
I speak English
говорим енглески
[guovorim yengulyeski] Audio
you speak French
говорите француски
[guovoritye frantzooski] Audio
he speaks German
говори немачки
[guovori nyemachki] Audio
she speaks Italian
говори италијански
[guovori italiјanski] Audio
we speak Arabic
говоримо арапски
[guovorimo arapski] Audio
they speak Chinese
говоре кинески
[guovorye kinyeski] Audio

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

Past Tense
I visited France
посетио сам француску
[posyetio sam frantzooskoo] Audio
you visited Italy
посетили сте италију
[posyetili stye italiјoo] Audio
he visited Morocco
посетио је мароко
[posyetio јye maroko] Audio
she visited China
посетила је кину
[posyetila јye kinoo] Audio
we visited Mexico
посетили смо мексико
[posyetili smo myeksiko] Audio
they visited Kenya
посетили су кенију
[posyetili soo kyeniјoo] Audio

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

Future Tense
I will drink milk
ја ћу пити млеко
[јa ćoo piti mlyeko] Audio
you will drink coffee
ти/ви ћеш/ћете да пијеш/пијете кафу
[ti/vi ćyesh/ćyetye da piјyesh/piјyetye kafoo] Audio
he will drink tea
он ће да пије чај
[on ćye da piјye chaј] Audio
she will drink water
она ће да пије воду
[ona ćye da piјye vodoo] Audio
we will drink apple juice
ми ћемо да пијемо сок од јабуке
[mi ćyemo da piјyemo sok od јabookye] Audio
they will drink tea
они ће да пију чај
[oni ćye da piјoo 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
шака [shaka]
fingers Audio
прсти [prsti]
leg Audio
нога [nogua]
feet Audio
ноге [noguye]

Travel Phrases in Serbian

Imagine yourself in some Serbian 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?
можете ли ми помоћи?
[moʐyetye li mi pomoći?] Audio
Can I help you?
могу ли вам помоћи?
[moguoo li vam pomoći?] Audio
Where is the airport?
где је аеродром?
[gudye јye ayerodrom?] Audio
Go straight
иди право
[idi pravo] Audio
[onda] Audio
Turn left
скрени лево
[skryeni lyevo] Audio
Turn right
скрени десно
[skryeni dyesno] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Serbian 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.

Serbian Vocabulary   Serbian Vocabulary

Serbian Audio   Serbian Audio


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