"Zdravo! Kako si?" aka The "let's all learn Serbian" Thread :bounce: [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

"Zdravo! Kako si?" aka The "let's all learn Serbian" Thread :bounce:

Aleka
09-02-2008, 02:49 PM
Ok :D So this is the thread where our Serbian sisters will teach us non-Serbian sisters handful Serbian words and phrases, so that we're fully prepared to cheer on Viktor at a tournament and have a nice little chat with him afterwords :lol: Or if you're just curious about what Viktor might have said after a point, this is the place to ask ;) And, ladies, please behave and keep the public-forum-inappropriate stuff (swear words and what not) for PM's :angel:

I'll go first and write some basic introduction/hello stuff I've recently learned :dance:

Zdravo = Hello/Goodbye (informal)
Kako si = How are you? (informal)
Drago mi je = Pleased to meet you :D
Dobro jutro = Good morning
Dobar dan = Good day
Dobro veče = Good evening
Laku noć = Good night
Hvala = Thanks
Hvala lepo = Thank you very much


:wavey: please don't let my thread die :o

kirkicica
09-02-2008, 04:07 PM
some more useful ones :angel:

Pants - pantalone
gaće - underpants (if someone feels the need to know)

shut up Ilija - umukni Ilija (this is for Jess when Bozoljac refuses to shut up while she is watching the match) insert any any other name instead of Ilija when needed.

I'll add more later.

savesthedizzle
09-02-2008, 04:11 PM
some more useful ones :angel:

Pants - pantalone
gaće - underpants (if someone feels the need to know)

shut up Ilija - umukni Ilija (this is for Jess when Bozoljac refuses to shut up while she is watching the match) insert any any other name instead of Ilija when needed.

I'll add more later.

Incredibly useful! :worship:

Nadie
09-02-2008, 06:54 PM
:banana: this is going to be one of my fave threads :woohoo:


Serbian = LOOOOOOOVE

jeahhh!
09-02-2008, 10:26 PM
some more useful ones :angel:

Pants - pantalone
gaće - underpants (if someone feels the need to know)

shut up Ilija - umukni Ilija (this is for Jess when Bozoljac refuses to shut up while she is watching the match) insert any any other name instead of Ilija when needed.

I'll add more later.
Thanks :kiss:

May I ask how one would say take off your pants? or clothes in general works too. :angel:
Incredibly useful! :worship:

I agree!*nods*

kirkicica
09-02-2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks :kiss:

May I ask how one would say take off your pants? or clothes in general works too. :angel:


I agree!*nods*

skini se, or svuci se (the second is more correct but the first is much more common) - take off your clothes

skini pantalone - take off your pants.

umm Aims, should I even ask why you wanna know this?
better not :rolls:

savesthedizzle
09-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Aimee :rolls: Asking the questions we all want to know :worship: Way to take one for the team :)

jeahhh!
09-02-2008, 10:41 PM
skini se, or svuci se (the second is more correct but the first is much more common) - take off your clothes

skini pantalone - take off your pants.

umm Aims, should I even ask why you wanna know this?
better not :rolls:
:devil:

It's because of a conversation that happened in the rafa chat thread. Jess and I were cheering on pants (c'mon pants :rocker2:) and someone was like don't you mean come off pants or something like that and Jess and I were all *palm face* why did we never think of that. So I thought I'd ask.

plus it can always be useful. ;)



Aimee :rolls: Asking the questions we all want to know :worship: Way to take one for the team :)

:rolls: I am still trying to make up for my no vote. ;)

savesthedizzle
09-02-2008, 10:42 PM
:rolls: :rolls: I forgot about that :haha:

jeahhh!
09-02-2008, 10:49 PM
I had as well until I say Jelenas post telling us how to say pants, then it all came back to me :rolls:
So I had to ask :haha:

Aleka
09-02-2008, 11:42 PM
:spit: I have to write that one down in my Serbian notebook...on the front page, in bold letters :angel:

Govorimo srpski :rocker2: (=We speak Serbian)

neenah
09-03-2008, 12:14 AM
I. Love. Serbian. :hearts:

After Russian (and Spanish, but I'm already studying that) Serbian is the language I really want to learn. :D

Aleka
09-03-2008, 01:48 PM
Viktor je Srbin. :dance: (Viktor is Serbian)

Ja sam Rumunka :D (I am Romanian)

A vi? (And you?)

neenah
09-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Zovem se Nina! Ja sam Amerikanka. (correct?) Želea bih da pričam srpski. :sobbing:

Imam mačka! Zove se Coconut.

Ajde Pantalone! :rocker2:

Er. That's just about all I can say :help: :rolls:

savesthedizzle
09-03-2008, 04:21 PM
:worship:

Nadie
09-03-2008, 06:15 PM
Moje ime je Nadia. Ja sam Ruskinja, živim u Moskvi

Želim doći u Srbiju i Crnu Goru :p

Tutu
09-03-2008, 06:32 PM
Govedo - Jerk

And I think Bulja - Ass.


(I have serbian friends. :lol: :p)

You never know when this might be useful, if you happen to be at a tournament and a serbian guy pushes in front of you when you're watching a Viktor match.. Just shout it at the Serbian guy and run.... :spit:

Thats all I know... Sorry. :hug: I think I want to learn some regular Serbian for once. :awww:

Aleka
09-03-2008, 07:48 PM
Želim doći u Srbiju i Crnu Goru :p
I ja bih :hearts: (Is that correct :unsure: )

Jelena_78
09-03-2008, 08:36 PM
Zovem se Nina! Ja sam Amerikanka. (correct?) Želela bih da pričam srpski. :sobbing:

Imam mačka! Zove se Coconut.

Ajde Pantalone! :rocker2:

Er. That's just about all I can say :help: :rolls:

Moje ime je Nadia. Ja sam Ruskinja, živim u Moskvi

Želim doći u Srbiju i Crnu Goru :p

I ja bih :hearts: (Is that correct :unsure: )

:eek: :D :worship:

Girls, you're great! :hug:

Aleka
09-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the rep, Jelena :smooch: I have to give credit to Mila for the "I ja bih" one though :lol:

neenah
09-04-2008, 12:50 AM
Thanks Jelena. :hug: serbianschool.com :yeah:

How would you say:

"My favorite tennis player is _____."

Just out of curiosity. :)

savesthedizzle
09-04-2008, 02:39 AM
Thanks Jelena. :hug: serbianschool.com :yeah:

How would you say:

"My favorite tennis player is _____."

Just out of curiosity. :)

I used to use serbianschool.com too :worship: but it was a few years ago and I don't remember much :sad:

neenah
09-04-2008, 04:14 AM
Yep, I found out about it from someone in the Serbian thread in NoleLand. Probably you, Jess :p :hug:

Jelena_78
09-04-2008, 12:22 PM
Thanks Jelena. :hug: serbianschool.com :yeah:

How would you say:

"My favorite tennis player is _____."

Just out of curiosity. :)

:yeah:

Moj omiljen teniser je ______ (or Moja omiljena teniserka je _____, for female)

Aleka
09-04-2008, 04:19 PM
Serbianschool is ljubaaav :hearts:

neenah
09-04-2008, 09:47 PM
:yeah:

Moj omiljen teniser je ______ (or Moja omiljena teniserka je _____, for female)

Hvala lepo :hug:

neenah
09-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Okay...

How do you say "Definitely" or "of course" or something along those lines? And "I don't care"? :D

kirkicica
09-07-2008, 09:07 PM
Okay...

How do you say "Definitely" or "of course" or something along those lines? And "I don't care"? :D
definitely - definitivno
of course - naravno
I don't care - well thats a tricky one. We have many ways to say it. depends on the occation.
simple and kinda polite - ne zanima me.
also simple and less polite - baš me briga!
common and not polite at all - zabole me!

savesthedizzle
09-07-2008, 09:12 PM
definitely - definitivno
of course - naravno
I don't care - well thats a tricky one. We have many ways to say it. depends on the occation.
simple and kinda polite - ne zanima me.
also simple and less polite - baš me briga!
common and not polite at all - zabole me!

I think one of the things I like about Serbian is how many different degrees of politeness there are :lol: like when you taught me how to tell Ilija to shut up :D :haha:

definitivno I like because that is easy for me to remember :D

neenah
09-07-2008, 09:27 PM
definitely - definitivno
of course - naravno
I don't care - well thats a tricky one. We have many ways to say it. depends on the occation.
simple and kinda polite - ne zanima me.
also simple and less polite - baš me briga!
common and not polite at all - zabole me!

Thank you!! :D

jamjar
09-08-2008, 01:55 PM
definitely - definitivno
of course - naravno
I don't care - well thats a tricky one. We have many ways to say it. depends on the occation.
simple and kinda polite - ne zanima me.
also simple and less polite - baš me briga!
common and not polite at all - zabole me!

Ooh, also, for a slightly different meaning of "I don't care", you can say, "Sve mi je jedno", which literally means something like "It's all the same/equal to me" :rolls: So I suppose it's more like "I don't mind", but I like it because it's simple and common, yet fairly polite at the same time.

Tutu
09-09-2008, 06:20 PM
How do you say Yes, no and go away? :)

_sanja_
09-09-2008, 09:01 PM
yes = da
no = ne
go away = "idi odavde" or simply "gubi se" (not polite! :lol: )

neenah
09-11-2008, 02:56 AM
Pronunciation questions...

Troicki = troy-it-ski? In Serbian isn't a "c" pronounced "ts"?

And "Djokovic"...I have heard so many different pronunciations lately I don't know which one to believe. Dj-oh-ko-vitch, dj-ah-ko-vitch, dj-oh-ka-vitch? :confused:

savesthedizzle
09-11-2008, 02:58 AM
Pronunciation questions...

Troicki = troy-it-ski? In Serbian isn't a "c" pronounced "ts"?

And "Djokovic"...I have heard so many different pronunciations lately I don't know which one to believe. Dj-oh-ko-vitch, dj-ah-ko-vitch, dj-oh-ka-vitch? :confused:

As far as I know, yes to Viktor's name ;)

Novak's name is always a mystery to me :rolls: but I always thought it was the first :shrug:

neenah
09-11-2008, 03:07 AM
I did too. I thought Serbian was pretty "you see a letter, you say a sound", whereby each letter basically had just one sound. So then both o's would be "oh". But maybe Serbian's not as easy as that :shrug:

kirkicica
09-11-2008, 04:29 PM
yes = da
no = ne
go away = "idi odavde" or simply "gubi se" (not polite! :lol: )

:rolls: the funny thing is that I usually know 17695147 ways to say stuff impolitely but struggle to find the polite one :o

gubi se, nestani, nosi se, odlazi, udalji se itd. mostli not polite ways to say go away.

I did too. I thought Serbian was pretty "you see a letter, you say a sound", whereby each letter basically had just one sound. So then both o's would be "oh". But maybe Serbian's not as easy as that :shrug:
you were right, it is easy as that.

o is always oh. except that our pronounciation of vocals is a bit longer than in 'pot' for example.

tmv
09-11-2008, 04:46 PM
This may help: http://www.lztranslation.com/serbian-alphabet-with-pronunciation.html

neenah
09-11-2008, 10:46 PM
you were right, it is easy as that.

o is always oh. except that our pronounciation of vocals is a bit longer than in 'pot' for example.

So then is it Dj-o(as in pot)-ko-vitch? I was just getting used to Dj-oh(long o)-ko-vitch :rolls:

Saravati
09-12-2008, 08:54 AM
Hvala [b]lepo[\b] = Thank you very much


:wavey: please don't let my thread die :o
My serbian friends taught me to say hvala puno, besause 'hvala lepo' - croatian variant :confused:
ja te volim - i love you :rolleyes:
Äîáđî äîřëč ó Ńđáčjó (Dobro došli u Srbiju)' Welcome to Serbia

Jelena_78
09-12-2008, 03:13 PM
My serbian friends taught me to say hvala puno, besause 'hvala lepo' - croatian variant :confused:
ja te volim - i love you :rolleyes:
Äîáðî äîøëè ó Ñðáèjó (Dobro došli u Srbiju)' Welcome to Serbia

It's not only their variant, we also say it that way...I even use superlative of lepo -> Hvala najlepše :lol:

kirkicica
09-12-2008, 04:55 PM
So then is it Dj-o(as in pot)-ko-vitch? I was just getting used to Dj-oh(long o)-ko-vitch :rolls:
:rolls: now I'm confused.

I said o in serbian is pronounced longer that in 'pot' but shorter than in 'more' for example.

something like in spanish (if you speak it)
Anyway!! let's make an audio file! explaining pronounciation this way is way to hard.

neenah
09-12-2008, 08:46 PM
:rolls: Confusion abounds! To prove this, I almost wrote :confusion: instead of : rolls : :haha: :haha: Now that would be a funny smiley. :p

Anyway, I think an audio file would be the best thing. Does anyone know of an audio file or video clip of someone saying it the right way?

Tutu
09-12-2008, 10:52 PM
:rolls: the funny thing is that I usually know 17695147 ways to say stuff impolitely but struggle to find the polite one :o

gubi se, nestani, nosi se, odlazi, udalji se itd. mostli not polite ways to say go away.
you were right, it is easy as that.

o is always oh. except that our pronounciation of vocals is a bit longer than in 'pot' for example.

Yeah, my serbian friends always say that - there are a million variations on the impolite.slangy way of saying things but its really hard to find polite ways to say words.



As for the Djokovic pronounciations. Its a mystery... I wouldn't be suprised if Novak knew how to say his name properly.

Jelena_78
09-13-2008, 10:37 AM
As for the Djokovic pronounciations. Its a mystery...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-goZRR4n5s

'33
_________________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pnZR0KiHSg&feature=related

'21
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jTXdQV0gcQ&feature=related

1:38 and 2:18
_________________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5u5yMQqNlI&feature=related

1:30

I hope this helps :lol:

Saravati
09-13-2008, 11:34 AM
It's not only their variant, we also say it that way...I even use superlative of lepo -> Hvala najlepše :lol:
Ok. hvala, it's useful info for me.
"Hvala najlepše" :rolls:
nice variant!

Jelena_78
09-13-2008, 12:42 PM
Ok. hvala, it's useful info for me.
"Hvala najlepše" :rolls:
nice variant!

You're welcome :)

neenah
09-13-2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks for all those links Jelena :hug:

Tutu
09-13-2008, 08:33 PM
How do you say "Im sorry you lost?"

:)

EKSTREMISTA
09-16-2008, 01:52 PM
Žao mi je što si izgubio.:sad:

Aleka
09-16-2008, 05:24 PM
That would have been useful last year when Ilija came to the challenger :lol: He's not coming this year :sobbing:

How do you say "I am sad"? ("tužan" is the masculine version, no? :unsure: )

kirkicica
09-16-2008, 06:13 PM
That would have been useful last year when Ilija came to the challenger :lol: He's not coming this year :sobbing:

How do you say "I am sad"? ("tužan" is the masculine version, no? :unsure: )

Ja sam tužna or shorter - tužna sam (feminine)
Ja sam tužan or - tužan sam (masculine)
or (I always add some slang don't I?) u bedaku sam ;)