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savesthedizzle
02-27-2006, 10:41 PM
It's come to my attention that I'm not the only one attempting to learn Serbian who posts in this forum, so I figured this thread could be a place where we could practice talking to each other and attempting to have conversations in Serbian. It would probably be hard and awkward at first, but it could be a good way to at least practice with another person. My problem is that if I'm reading phrases or words online trying to teach myself, I have no one to practice with.

Anyway, if everyone thinks this is a crazy idea this thread can just fade away into oblivion... but if not... it could be fun and helpful... and if the people who can speak Serbian wanted to help us along too, that would be great.

I feel crazy right now though so I'm going to stop :p

I really wish they made audio tapes, but I haven't found those yet.

Anne-Claire
02-27-2006, 10:50 PM
Hey!

I TOTALLY agree with you!
I've started learning 2 days ago... I even bought a book for that , but French is so different from Serbian language that It will take me many years before understanding a real talk in Serbian!Even learning Chinese is easier for me...;)

But anyway, I'm quite motivated by this idea! I already know the basic words but I don't really know how to pronounce them, and that's a problem....lol

I just discovered Djoko one week ago when I was in Rotterdam, and look how crazy I am to start learning his difficult language LOL

disturb3d
02-27-2006, 10:59 PM
Although it's the only language in the world that spells like its pronounced, therefore making it the easiest to learn. I'd still recommend against learning it for the sake of tennis/Novak.
On top of that, the language will die out within a decade.

Anne-Claire
02-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Although it's the only language in the world that spells like its pronounced

Not really easy for me as there are sounds and letters and accents that we don't have in French so I have to check how to pronounce it!
My goal is not to become fluent in Serbian but to learn some usual and basic sentences and try to pronounce it the right way!

savesthedizzle
02-27-2006, 11:24 PM
Although it's the only language in the world that spells like its pronounced, therefore making it the easiest to learn. I'd still recommend against learning it for the sake of tennis/Novak.
On top of that, the language will die out within a decade.


Why would you recommend against learning it? We want to and I think anyone who WANTS to learn any language should never be discouraged.

_pyromatic
02-28-2006, 12:35 AM
I'm not trying to learn Serbian but I'll check in here a lot to see how ya'll are going. :) Good luck!
On top of that, the language will die out within a decade.

Why do you say that?

napki
02-28-2006, 12:47 AM
Why would you recommend against learning it? We want to and I think anyone who WANTS to learn any language should never be discouraged.
Except when you already know a few languages that you can sort of understand but is far from being fluent and think about picking a new one just for the heck of it. like me. :p

I don't intend to learn serbian but the thread title kinda caught my eye--not everyday people decide to learn a language that's not as wide spread as french or spanish, for ex. .
:yeah: for the enthusiasm! Forums are the best for that kind of thing.

savesthedizzle
02-28-2006, 02:21 AM
Except when you already know a few languages that you can sort of understand but is far from being fluent and think about picking a new one just for the heck of it. like me. :p

I don't intend to learn serbian but the thread title kinda caught my eye--not everyday people decide to learn a language that's not as wide spread as french or spanish, for ex. .
:yeah: for the enthusiasm! Forums are the best for that kind of thing.


Well thanks for the support!

I have a knack for deciding to learn languages that aren't French and Spanish. :lol: In high school I picked German... which is more useful than the Italian I studied while in university :p

I keep going down to less and less spoken languages. :lol:

belco
02-28-2006, 04:55 AM
Although it's the only language in the world that spells like its pronounced, therefore making it the easiest to learn. I'd still recommend against learning it for the sake of tennis/Novak.
On top of that, the language will die out within a decade.


what a tool... its not like they are going to be speaking fluent Serbian....
im sure people just would like to know the General everyday words when they hear coming cheering nole on they might have a clue whats going on....

you negative comments are not needed... go elsewhere

savesthedizzle
02-28-2006, 05:34 AM
what a tool... its not like they are going to be speaking fluent Serbian....
im sure people just would like to know the General everyday words when they hear coming cheering nole on they might have a clue whats going on....

you negative comments are not needed... go elsewhere


Exactly. And maybe the next time he has a chat we would like to know what is going on after they kick the English speakers out. :rolleyes: Basic stuff.


:secret: Or at least belco would like me to learn enough so that during the next chat I am not annoying him going "BELCOOOOOOOOOO WHAT IS HE SAYING????? WHY ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT MARIO? I SEE THE ROLLING STONES? WHAT IS HE SAYING!!!!!!!!!!" Because I'm sure that was fun last time :angel:

Novak Dj
02-28-2006, 05:40 AM
So when we start with Serbian lessons? :)

Maybe now.

First word could be ajde - that means c`mon. Ajde Nole means c`mon Nole :wavey:

savesthedizzle
02-28-2006, 05:42 AM
So when we start with Serbian lessons? :)

Maybe now.

First word could be ajde - that means c`mon. Ajde Nole means c`mon Nole :wavey:


:wavey:


Oooh I have an idea! As we learn new words/phrases I can edit the first post and that way we can have a list of all the things we learn :D

:yeah: Thanks for starting things off, btw. I think everyone liked my idea except disturb3d.

belco
02-28-2006, 08:48 AM
Exactly. And maybe the next time he has a chat we would like to know what is going on after they kick the English speakers out. :rolleyes: Basic stuff.


:secret: Or at least belco would like me to learn enough so that during the next chat I am not annoying him going "BELCOOOOOOOOOO WHAT IS HE SAYING????? WHY ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT MARIO? I SEE THE ROLLING STONES? WHAT IS HE SAYING!!!!!!!!!!" Because I'm sure that was fun last time :angel:

exactly :D :D but you didnt annoy me so its ok... any1 else i would have told them to fcuk... or maybe im too nice to do that :angel:

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 11:16 AM
Im ready! BTW, the idea of editing the first post with new sentence is great!

I was a foreign languages student at Uni, so I speak french (of course), English and Spanish! And now I want to learn a brand new one that is "less common spoken" :)

I know for Adje Nole but How do you pronounce it?

Moreover for "Thank You" which is Hvala (do you pronounce the H?)

Last question, does the croatian look like serbian language?

belco
02-28-2006, 11:35 AM
Im ready! BTW, the idea of editing the first post with new sentence is great!

I was a foreign languages student at Uni, so I speak french (of course), English and Spanish! And now I want to learn a brand new one that is "less common spoken" :)

I know for Adje Nole but How do you pronounce it?

Moreover for "Thank You" which is Hvala (do you pronounce the H?)

Last question, does the croatian look like serbian language?

firstly its AJDE not adje :D

its pronounces

AyDe

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 11:40 AM
oups Sorry lol ;)

Thx!

Jelena
02-28-2006, 11:55 AM
Im ready! BTW, the idea of editing the first post with new sentence is great!

I was a foreign languages student at Uni, so I speak french (of course), English and Spanish! And now I want to learn a brand new one that is "less common spoken" :)

I know for Adje Nole but How do you pronounce it?

Moreover for "Thank You" which is Hvala (do you pronounce the H?)

Last question, does the croatian look like serbian language?
Hmmm, maybe I can be a little help for you as my mother is from Belgrade. I should have come more often here, I haven't been here for quite a while, shame on me ;)

Ok, now to the questions: It's a bit stupid that I can't write it in the phonetic writing, but I will try to explain it.
The promounciation of Ajde is: An open A like in "father", but short, then an i like in "big", and then a de with an open e at the end like in "bed". Hope it's not too complicated the way I explained it.

Yes, the H of hvala is pronounced. The first a of it is the same one like in "father", this time really long, and the second a is again short.

And I hope I could help you a little bit.

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 12:01 PM
Hmmm, maybe I can be a little help for you as my mother is from Belgrade. I should have come more often here, I haven't been here for quite a while, shame on me ;)

Ok, now to the questions: It's a bit stupid that I can't write it in the phonetic writing, but I will try to explain it.
The promounciation of Ajde is: An open A like in "father", but short, then an i like in "big", and then a de with an open e at the end like in "bed". Hope it's not too complicated the way I explained it.

Yes, the H of hvala is pronounced. The first a of it is the same one like in "father", this time really long, and the second a is again short.

And I hope I could help you a little bit.

Thanks for dropping by and your help!

It's OK for Ajde ;) But I must admit that the pronounced H is difficult as we don't pronounce it in French, But Im trying... lol

Jelena
02-28-2006, 12:20 PM
Thanks for dropping by and your help!

It's OK for Ajde ;) But I must admit that the pronounced H is difficult as we don't pronounce it in French, But Im trying... lol
I know that the H isn't pronounced in French :), but Italians, Spaniards and Portugueses have the same problem.

savesthedizzle
02-28-2006, 12:28 PM
Thanks Jelena :)

Novak Dj
02-28-2006, 03:17 PM
Last question, does the croatian look like serbian language?

Before Croatia become independent it was called Serbo-Croatian language and it is almost the same language. There are some different words maybe one percent (like English English and American English) but if you will learn Serbian language and know it excellent then went for Zagreb everybody will understand what are you saying.

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 03:54 PM
Before Croatia become independent it was called Serbo-Croatian language and it is almost the same language. There are some different words maybe one percent (like English English and American English) but if you will learn Serbian language and know it excellent then went for Zagreb everybody will understand what are you saying.

THANKS a lot for all these interesting information! ;)

lucindia
02-28-2006, 04:07 PM
oooh!great idea!
that's what u were talking about when u said that it gives u an idea savestheday?lol!!!
i can say i love you (usefull, right?lol)
VOLIM TE
How are u?
KAKO SI
i'm fine
DOBRO
and you?
A TI
hello
ZDRAVO or DOBARDAN
Is that right?
And for Hvala i heard that if u prononce it FALA it's ok

lucindia
02-28-2006, 04:08 PM
that's all i know...i need to know more!!!

Jelena
02-28-2006, 04:29 PM
it is DOBAR DAN (two seperated words) because DOBAR is the masculine version of "good" and DAN is "day"

for those who want to know: the feminine version of "good" is DOBRA, and the neutral version is DOBRO.

lucindia
02-28-2006, 04:44 PM
oh ok!thanx
so if a girl wants to say "i'm fine" it's "dobra"?

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 04:49 PM
so, when someone ask how are u to a girl, she answers Dobra or it's Dobro?

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 04:50 PM
oh ok!thanx
so if a girl wants to say "i'm fine" it's "dobra"?

Same question at the same time MDR

Jelena
02-28-2006, 05:11 PM
I just asked my mum, because I started to get unsure. Ok, if a girl wants to say, she's fine, she says though: "Ja sam dobrO." If she says: "Ja sam dobrA" she means: "I'm a good girl" ;)

lucindia
02-28-2006, 05:24 PM
Same question at the same time MDR
;) mdr!!!!

ok, i can say both, both are right ;) lol!!!!

lucindia
02-28-2006, 05:25 PM
how do u pronunce "Ya sam dobro"?

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 06:01 PM
Je crois que c une phrase assez simple a prononcer... c comme ca s ecrit

Jelena
02-28-2006, 06:03 PM
how do u pronunce "Ya sam dobro"?
"Ja sam dobro" is pronounced:
it starts with the starting sound of "yellow", then the short "father" (that is "ja")
the a in "sam" is again the short "father"
the first o in "dobro" is long similar to the one in "fall" and the second is short like in "not"

Jelena
02-28-2006, 06:08 PM
Je crois que c une phrase assez simple a prononcer... c comme ca s ecrit
C'est vrai :), mais particuličrement pour les "Anglais" ca peut etre un problem, parce qu'en Anglais tout les voyelles sont toujours prononcé differents...

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 06:10 PM
Whaouh mais tu es Polyglotte ;) Oui c vrai c pour cela que l'anglais est pour moi la langue la plus facile a apprendre! pas d'accent et tout se prononce!

lucindia
02-28-2006, 06:21 PM
c clair jsui daccord Anne-Claire!
Mais bon on y arrivera, on parlera serbe un jour!!!!

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 06:26 PM
Ouep, j'en suis sure! En tout cas je suis motivee, c'est assez sympa finalement ;)

Lets turn into english now otherwise people will have to learn french as well.... lol ;)

Jelena
02-28-2006, 06:30 PM
Whaouh mais tu es Polyglotte ;) Oui c vrai c pour cela que l'anglais est pour moi la langue la plus facile a apprendre! pas d'accent et tout se prononce!
Ok, I am German, my mother is Serbian, I know that too, but not perfectly at all, because the Grammar is VERY complicated..., in school I learned English, French and a bit Russian (but of Russian I forgot everything :o ) then I learned privately a bit Turkish (it's enough to not die of hunger in Istanbul ;)), now I'm studying Portuguese and Italian to become a translator and I can read Spanish and understand quite well the artificial language Esperanto.

Natasha250688
02-28-2006, 06:54 PM
It's so nice you guys wanna learn serbian, cosidering how difficult and different it is :yeah: I can also help you when I come to MTF if u want

BTW I go to a philological high school so I like languages a lot and want to be a translator :eek:

So what's the next phrase u wanna learn?

savesthedizzle
02-28-2006, 06:57 PM
:hug: I love the people that come to this forum. You all are so nice and willing to help us :)

lucindia
02-28-2006, 07:36 PM
how do u say
what's your name?
And
My name is....

lucindia
02-28-2006, 07:37 PM
And i forgot thanks to all the serbian/serbian talking people :worship:
U rock :rocker: :rocker:

Jelena
02-28-2006, 07:47 PM
how do u say
what's your name?
And
My name is....
What's your name? Kako se zoveš?
Kako (father's a, this time long and short open o)
se (voiceless s and open e like in the last syllable of "arabesque")
zoveš (voiceful s like in "zed", open o, v like in "vain", open e and š is a "sh" like in "short")

My name is: Zovem se......
I think/hope I don't need to explain now, how to pronounce that. :)

Anne-Claire
02-28-2006, 07:47 PM
Yep they Rock!!

I have one question, Im curious to know how do you pronounce Ancic? Because if we respect the accent, it s strange no? lol

Jelena
02-28-2006, 08:06 PM
Ancic is pronounced:
An (father's a, but short) the c in the middle has an upside-down turned circonflex, which can't be shown on the non-slavic keyboards.
this c with that circonflex makes the c to a sound of the "ch" like in "cheap"
and on the last c there is the accent aigu, which changes the "cheap"-sound again a bit. That sound is hard to explain, but everyone would understand you if you used also the "cheap"-sound.

So to sum it up: a short father, and then two "cheap"-sounds, and everybody understands you in Belgrade or Zagreb.

Nataša, ako imaš drugi objašnjenje za ovaj drugi c, onda kazi, molim te :)

belco
02-28-2006, 08:51 PM
this thread has taken off abit

lucindia
02-28-2006, 09:01 PM
Jelena :smooch:
thank u sooo much

PennyThePenguin
02-28-2006, 11:30 PM
thanks so much to all our lovely teachers ;) :hug:

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 12:47 AM
Ok, I am German, my mother is Serbian, I know that too, but not perfectly at all, because the Grammar is VERY complicated..., in school I learned English, French and a bit Russian (but of Russian I forgot everything :o ) then I learned privately a bit Turkish (it's enough to not die of hunger in Istanbul ;)), now I'm studying Portuguese and Italian to become a translator and I can read Spanish and understand quite well the artificial language Esperanto.

:eek: :worship:

That's very interesting. I'm considering doing something like that in the future, although I only know 3 languages now. :p

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 01:05 AM
:eek: :worship:

That's very interesting. I'm considering doing something like that in the future, although I only know 3 languages now. :p


At least the three languages you know already are useful though :p

I should really learn Spanish. Once I'm done with school I might look into some adult education classes for that actually... I could really use Spanish at the store sometimes.

_pyromatic
03-01-2006, 03:37 AM
I should really learn Spanish. Once I'm done with school I might look into some adult education classes for that actually... I could really use Spanish at the store sometimes.
My spanish teacher says if we (people in the US) don't learn Spanish then we will be completely useless in five years :)

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 04:05 AM
My spanish teacher says if we (people in the US) don't learn Spanish then we will be completely useless in five years :)

I don't plan on still living in America in five years ;)

But of course a Spanish teacher would say that :p

Novak Dj
03-01-2006, 05:45 AM
the Grammar is VERY complicated...

I agree. It is very difficult to explain to someone who knows English that word STO (table) is masculin and the word STOLICA (chair) is feminin and this is the same problem like in German because you never know which word is with der, die or das.

Today you can learn some less difficult words. For example HOTEL (it means hotel), PARK (it means park), PARKING (it means place where you can put your car), AUTO (it means car), TENIS (it means tennis)...

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 06:11 AM
I don't plan on still living in America in five years ;)

But of course a Spanish teacher would say that :p

Where will you be moving to? :eek:

belco
03-01-2006, 07:19 AM
Where will you be moving to? :eek:

Australia?? :D

Natasha250688
03-01-2006, 09:54 AM
Yep they Rock!!

I have one question, Im curious to know how do you pronounce Ancic? Because if we respect the accent, it s strange no? lol

Lol I don't know which is worse: accents in french or accents in serbian :unsure:

So to continue Jelena's story, the 2nd c is the same c that you say when yo pronounce Djokovic. It's the same sound in the italian word Ciao...I hope that helps a bit, but as Jelena said it wouldn't be too wrong if you used the 'cheap' sound either

Man I wish we could switch languages at least just for today, cos I have a dictation in french today :scared:

Jelena
03-01-2006, 10:04 AM
Man I wish we could switch languages at least just for today, cos I have a dictation in french today :scared:
AJDE NATAŠA!

Natasha250688
03-01-2006, 10:12 AM
AJDE NATAŠA!

LOL thanks for your support :smooch:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 02:05 PM
Where will you be moving to? :eek:


Well most likely I will still be in America. :rolleyes: But in a perfect world I'd live in the UK.

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Australia?? :D


Australia works too.

How long would it take me to fly there again? :angel:

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 02:21 PM
Well most likely I will still be in America. :rolleyes: But in a perfect world I'd live in the UK.

With Prince Charming, huh? :haha: :aplot:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 03:06 PM
With Prince Charming, huh? :haha: :aplot:
Most likely not. :ras:

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 03:12 PM
Most likely not. :ras:

Woah! You're going to betray him? :eek:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 03:19 PM
Woah! You're going to betray him? :eek:


Betray him? :rolls:

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 03:21 PM
Betray him? :rolls:

Yes. Wouldn't it be so? :angel:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Yes. Wouldn't it be so? :angel:


Of course not. We aren't anything to eachother so how could it be a betrayal? :angel:

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 03:33 PM
Of course not. We aren't anything to eachother so how could it be a betrayal? :angel:

You sure? :aplot:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 03:38 PM
You sure? :aplot:


Pretty sure. Unfortunately. :sad:

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 03:41 PM
Pretty sure. Unfortunately. :sad:

You never know :hug:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 03:45 PM
You never know :hug:


This whole conversation is so offtopic for this thread...

How's your ankle? :hug: (Changing topics to something MORE offtopic..)

silverwhite
03-01-2006, 03:47 PM
Better. I can walk now instead of hopping around. :lol:

savesthedizzle
03-01-2006, 03:48 PM
Better. I can walk now instead of hopping around. :lol:


That's good :) :hug:

Anne-Claire
03-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Lol I don't know which is worse: accents in french or accents in serbian :unsure:

Man I wish we could switch languages at least just for today, cos I have a dictation in french today :scared:

Yes, That's true, French is a difficult language to learn...

If you need some help with your french work, feel free to ask ;o) If I can help in return, it's cool ;)

Grofica
03-01-2006, 10:55 PM
Well....very interesting I wold be more then glade to help you in your attempt........If i could learn english and french so coludl you leran serbian.:)
As for pronunction of the words there is few rules. It is almost complitly phonetic writing-reading, there is five voyelles a,e,i,o,u and sometimes r is consider as voyelle.
There is four accents two shorts, one going down and one going up and two longs one going down and one going up:) and accent is never on last voyelle in the word:)
example hvala you split word to hva/ la, on the last voyelle can't be accent so accent is on the first a and it is long and going up , someone one said like a in word father.... but bit softer:)
example loptica (litle ball in this case tennis ball) lo/ pti/ ca accent is on i and it's short going down.......like i in word fist:)
So you can ask me whatever you want and I will help:0

lucindia
03-02-2006, 11:06 AM
thanks Grofica...if u want to learn french feel free to ask me!!!

Grofica
03-02-2006, 12:26 PM
thanks Grofica...if u want to learn french feel free to ask me!!!

I am alreday learning French but thanks anyway I will :)

PennyThePenguin
03-02-2006, 12:36 PM
hi SW!!!! what happeend to your ankle? :scared:

Natasha250688
03-02-2006, 06:49 PM
example loptica (litle ball in this case tennis ball) lo/ pti/ ca accent is on i and it's short going down.......like i in word fist:)


Actually, the accent in LOPTICA is short on O ;)

Pa ja ne znam dal ti kazes loptica ili loptica :p

Grofica
03-02-2006, 07:25 PM
Actually, the accent in LOPTICA is short on O ;)

Pa ja ne znam dal ti kazes loptica ili loptica :p

Znas sasvim je moguce da si u pravu.......akcenti mi nisu jaca strana samo sam htela da stavim neki primer cisto da pokazem sistem kako se to radi........prvo sam i pretpostavila da je akcenat na o :):retard:

Jelena
03-02-2006, 09:16 PM
Ako nisi sigurna, gde su akcenti, onda ne piši takve stvari....Zbog toga nisam ja od toga pisala, zato što to neznam.

Grofica
03-02-2006, 09:59 PM
Slusaj ko sto rekoh htela sam da pokazem sistem...........drugo vecina ljudi u Srbiji sasvim pravilno izgovara reci ali ne zna gde su akcenti jer ih nije jednostavno odrediti......ako mi ne verujes pitaj mamu;)

Natasha250688
03-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Dobro devojke, necemo se svadjati!
Ono sto ne znate slobodno pitajte mene, ja idem u jezicku gimnaziju ;)

Anne-Claire
03-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Zdravo!!

Could someone tell me how to say "good luck for your next match"?

Thx ;)

Natasha250688
03-04-2006, 10:07 PM
Zdravo!!

Could someone tell me how to say "good luck for your next match"?

Thx ;)

That would be: Srećno u sledećem meču!
pronouciation:
srećno - ć is again the same sound as in italian ciao and the accent is short on e

u - it's like french oů

sledećem - i hope i don't need to repeat for ć again, it's always pronounced in the same way. accent short on first e

meču - short accent on e and č is like ch in choose

Anne-Claire
03-04-2006, 10:28 PM
Thanks a lot once again for your help Natacha!

Last question for today:

"are u going to train today" lol ;)

belco
03-06-2006, 04:03 PM
this is becoming a popular thread :D

Jelena
03-06-2006, 08:28 PM
Thanks a lot once again for your help Natacha!

Last question for today:

"are u going to train today" lol ;)
answer: "Jel ceš (c with aigu so the "ciao-sound") danas da treniraš?"
the š is the "sh"
"da" (yes) or "ne" (no)

Anne-Claire
03-06-2006, 08:51 PM
Hvala lijepo Jelena :hug:

Jelena
03-06-2006, 10:10 PM
That was Croatian ;) In Serbian it would be "Hvala lepo"

belco
03-07-2006, 02:44 PM
That was Croatian ;) In Serbian it would be "Hvala lepo"

hahaha u tell them :P

Anne-Claire
03-07-2006, 04:17 PM
That was Croatian ;) In Serbian it would be "Hvala lepo"


LOL ;) thx, Im mixing both languages! :nerner: :)

belco
03-08-2006, 07:26 AM
hahaha :D

Now with all the words you guys have learnt u can put them into practise with the chat coming up. Altho maybe if they decided to have a free chat period. This time it will be alittle different :D

more info by Milan soon i guess

Anne-Claire
03-12-2006, 08:30 PM
Hey my fav serbian translators!

I have one question! how do you say Well done or congratulations in serbian after a victory?

Thx

Laku noc! ;)

Jelena
03-12-2006, 09:05 PM
I think I teach you "I congratulate". That's the easiest to learn. It's "cestitam". On the c there is the upside down turned circonflex, so it's the "cheap"-sound.



Laku noc! ;)
Hvala takodje!

That means "Thanks, the same to you!" ;)

Anne-Claire
03-12-2006, 09:40 PM
Merci Merci Merci Jelena :hug:

It will be useful for sure ;)

Grofica
03-12-2006, 10:27 PM
Idem da spavam
Laku noc

( I'm off to bed
good night)

I am really going to sleep now, just to make useful post bye!!

belco
03-13-2006, 01:29 PM
laku noc

me too :D

uglyamerican
05-22-2006, 04:13 AM
I think that we could also use this thread for general news and discussion of things Serbian. That being said, here's a new story on Montenegro's potential split from Serbia:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5003220.stm

Saumon
05-22-2006, 07:24 AM
so now Novak will play for Serbia and not Serbia & Montenegro? :scratch:
Are there any players from Montenegro btw?

savesthedizzle
05-22-2006, 01:02 PM
so now Novak will play for Serbia and not Serbia & Montenegro? :scratch:
Are there any players from Montenegro btw?


Not any that I know of, their ATP profiles say most of them are based out of Belgrade. So if there are Montenegrin players, which of course there are somewhere, they are probably pretty low in the rankings at this point. The ones we all know and love, Novak, Ilija, Janko... they'll all still be for Serbia. I think.

uglyamerican
06-08-2006, 09:04 PM
Outside the UN today, they took down the flag of Serbia and Montenegro, and put up a Serbian one.

milica
06-08-2006, 09:39 PM
СРБИЈА !!!! :worship: :D

Срби из Црне Горе :sad:


http://www.parlament.sr.gov.yu/images/Srbija-Drzavna_zastava_wp_1024.jpg

ezekiel
06-08-2006, 10:45 PM
so now Novak will play for Serbia and not Serbia & Montenegro? :scratch:
Are there any players from Montenegro btw?

No there isn't. I hate to say it but we will probably never hear about montenegro as far as sports is concerned which is one of the ironies here since Serbia has had a sports revival recently particularly in tennis and basketball.

I think that Novak's grand grand parents came from montenegro to belgrade as did many others. People in Montenegro had the habit of adding J to their last name, hence Djokovic instead of Dokovic

Saumon
06-14-2006, 08:44 PM
they are talking about Montenegro and Serbia on tv :p

savesthedizzle
06-14-2006, 08:52 PM
I think this is my official duty as a person at tennis tournaments, but for the billionth time people next to me were discussing what SCG stood for since that's what Janko is still listed under on the draw and stuff. So I'm just like "SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO!" and at least this time people didn't argue with me. They were just like "Ahhh cool!"

I didn't tell them that they've seperated and all now.. that would have been too confusing for these people.

So anyway, what is the three letter abbreviation for Serbia. SER I'd assume? Just so I'm prepared when it comes up... because it will.

Saumon
06-14-2006, 08:57 PM
:lol:
last week there was Serbia & Montenegro vs Netherlands at the WC and my sister asks "what's SCG?" "Serbie et Montenegro" "but why CG? there's no C in Serbie et Montenegro!" :o :help:

Jelena
06-14-2006, 08:58 PM
So anyway, what is the three letter abbreviation for Serbia. SER I'd assume? Just so I'm prepared when it comes up... because it will.
Yes, the new abbrevation is SER.

draganamj
06-14-2006, 11:09 PM
:lol:
last week there was Serbia & Montenegro vs Netherlands at the WC and my sister asks "what's SCG?" "Serbie et Montenegro" "but why CG? there's no C in Serbie et Montenegro!" :o :help:


SCG in serbian Srbija i Crna Gora

see you

MilanDokic
06-15-2006, 10:41 AM
But now, it is only SER, what means SERbia!

Saumon
06-15-2006, 03:13 PM
on the radio today they said montenegro is now officialy independant :p

Saumon
06-16-2006, 04:55 PM
I hope the loss of Serbia at the WC won't upset Nole too much :awww: :hug:

Jelena
06-16-2006, 06:12 PM
It was really hard to watch the match...if he was double as sad as I was and still am (and he should be as a complete Serbian), then he is very, very sad and angry about the match. Well, I was immediately after the draw swearing about that group and just what I thought happened. Serbia doesn't have a chance in that group. :(

Natasha250688
06-18-2006, 05:27 PM
Yes, the new abbrevation is SER.

NO, actually, the new abbreviation is SRB. They were talking about it here and said that it can't be SER (I can't remember why)

adee-gee
06-19-2006, 10:30 PM
How do you say "Ilia, I know a girl called Jess who loves you and wants me to kidnap you. I hope you don't mind me putting you in this box" in Serbian :p

savesthedizzle
06-19-2006, 10:31 PM
How do you say "Ilia, I know a girl called Jess who loves you and wants me to kidnap you. I hope you don't mind me putting you in this box" in Serbian :p

He might like a cage better, just so he can get some air. :)

adee-gee
06-19-2006, 10:34 PM
He might like a cage better, just so he can get some air. :)
I don't have a cage to hand, a box will have to do. I'll make some holes in it for him :)

revolution
06-19-2006, 10:35 PM
I wonder if Montenegro will be given a place in Euro 2008 qualifying, or will they stay with Serbia for this tournament?

savesthedizzle
06-19-2006, 10:37 PM
I don't have a cage to hand, a box will have to do. I'll make some holes in it for him :)


You don't have a cage, but you have a large enough box? I hope they don't give you much trouble going through security.

Holes will be nice. He'll like that.

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 02:23 AM
Hey guys I have a question, what does AJMO mean? Is it like cmon in serbian, cause a lot of serbian people post that in the boards... Thanks@!!!

savesthedizzle
06-21-2006, 02:31 AM
Hey guys I have a question, what does AJMO mean? Is it like cmon in serbian, cause a lot of serbian people post that in the boards... Thanks@!!!


Yeah ajmo or ajde is like c'mon, vamos, allez, etc :p

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 02:50 AM
Man, i wish i could learn Serbian, i find the whole balkan area interesting. What do they speak in Bosnia?Croation? I think my grandma was from there, but she just died, so i can't ask her. And do Serbs not like bosnians, cause i was really little when the war was going on, so i dont get that, and i was just wondering. I like all the countries of ex. Yugoslavia, i wish i could speak all the languages. However i have bought a eastern european phrasbook, so one of the languages is serbian, so i can learn with you guys!

Scotso
06-21-2006, 02:57 AM
Jan Hernych?! You are the enemy! :p

savesthedizzle
06-21-2006, 03:08 AM
Man, i wish i could learn Serbian, i find the whole balkan area interesting. What do they speak in Bosnia?Croation? I think my grandma was from there, but she just died, so i can't ask her. And do Serbs not like bosnians, cause i was really little when the war was going on, so i dont get that, and i was just wondering. I like all the countries of ex. Yugoslavia, i wish i could speak all the languages. However i have bought a eastern european phrasbook, so one of the languages is serbian, so i can learn with you guys!


In Bosnia they speak Bosnian :)

I find the area really interesting too :)

You're very ballsy coming in here tonight Jan Hernych! :lol: ;) But you're lucky we're nice! :wavey:

Novak Dj
06-21-2006, 08:46 AM
Serbo-Croatian was spoken in Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia before war and when new countries were founded there were founded new languages too. But, if you know ex Serbo-Croatian (now Serbian, Croatian or Bosnian) you wouldn`t have problems with comunications in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia or Montenegro. Everybody will understand you if you speak Croatian in Montenegro or Serbian language in Bosnia. There is very little difference between those languages less than American English and English English.

milica
06-21-2006, 12:48 PM
Serbo-Croatian was spoken in Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia before war and when new countries were founded there were founded new languages too. But, if you know ex Serbo-Croatian (now Serbian, Croatian or Bosnian) you wouldn`t have problems with comunications in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia or Montenegro. Everybody will understand you if you speak Croatian in Montenegro or Serbian language in Bosnia. There is very little difference between those languages less than American English and English English.


In Bosnia live Serbs, Croats and Bosnian muslims. Bosnian nation doesnt exist, just as Bosnian language. What are you talking about? :rolleyes: Only muslims like to call themself Bosniaks ( whatever is that). And muslims in Bosnia were once christian orthodox Serbs ( mostly) or catholic Croats, and they convert during the Otomans.

Now, there are Croation, Serbian, and Slovenian language in ex Yu, and everything else is BS.

If you are Serb, I cant believe you are saying this. But if you are not, I'll forgive you ;) .

But whatever, this is tennis forum..... :wavey:

Grofica
06-21-2006, 12:57 PM
I must tell you something the rigth form of ajde is HAJDE wit H in the beggining, but in pronouncation is not big difrrence and many people in Serbia don't use it properly:)

Natasha250688
06-21-2006, 06:13 PM
I wonder if Montenegro will be given a place in Euro 2008 qualifying, or will they stay with Serbia for this tournament?

No, they won't

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 08:42 PM
No i mean no harm, im only 17, and i was curious. No im not a serb, im american. I like all the balkan people, so i wasnt trying to be rude. I'm sorry if i was, i just didnt understand how that worked with the different people and religons. I know this is tennis but i was wondering that, and who better to ask than a person from the balkans. And just to clarify, i LIKE Novak, he is one of my favorites, but i like jan too, he was very nice to me when i met him, but i like Djokovic also.

Scotso
06-21-2006, 08:48 PM
No i mean no harm, im only 17, and i was curious. No im not a serb, im american. I like all the balkan people, so i wasnt trying to be rude. I'm sorry if i was, i just didnt understand how that worked with the different people and religons. I know this is tennis but i was wondering that, and who better to ask than a person from the balkans. And just to clarify, i LIKE Novak, he is one of my favorites, but i like jan too, he was very nice to me when i met him, but i like Djokovic also.

you don't have to explain, any fan of Novak is welcome here. and you're welcome here even if you aren't a fan :shrug: as long as you're nice ;)

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 09:05 PM
Thanks, don't worry i do. I am really suprised Novak didn't beat Jan , i really thought he would, is he not very good on grass?

Scotso
06-21-2006, 09:30 PM
I thought he would as well, and he seems pretty good on grass. But I've seen Jan play in person, and he's really solid and has a nice serve, I'm sure it bothered Novak some ;)

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 09:36 PM
Yea i saw him to and he is the nicest player ever! Probably cause i'm a kid, but i got to back with him to the players lounge, and he gave me his raquet! I know i will see Novak in cincy, so i'm hoping jan can get his ranking up so i will see him also! I hope by the time it rolls around, i will be able to say some things to novak, but i don't want to look stupid!

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 09:38 PM
**I walked back with him**

Scotso
06-21-2006, 10:09 PM
he gave you his racquet? awesome! did he sign it for you? :D

I'm going to DC this year, Jan was there last year, maybe I'll try to talk with him ;) I really want Novak to come!

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 11:28 PM
No i didn't ask him too, but i got his email adress, and he actually wrote back once!!

janhernych44
06-21-2006, 11:30 PM
Cause my dad and i talked with him a lot and my dads like, can she have your email? and hes like sure! and thats no lie!

Scotso
06-22-2006, 02:38 AM
Cause my dad and i talked with him a lot and my dads like, can she have your email? and hes like sure! and thats no lie!

are you a cute girl? maybe that's why ;)

adee-gee
06-22-2006, 08:14 AM
I got Ilija Bozoljac's email address, that's much more impressive :ras: :angel:

Grofica
06-22-2006, 10:16 AM
I got Ilija Bozoljac's email address, that's much more impressive :ras: :angel:

do you wont his mobile phone number? I can get :):)

Scotso
06-22-2006, 12:26 PM
I got Ilija Bozoljac's email address, that's much more impressive :ras: :angel:

so, I have Nole's :p :angel: :p

janhernych44
06-22-2006, 02:53 PM
Well i don't know if im cute, but im really tiny, so i look like im 13, so be probably thought i was a little kid, and felt bad for me. But it was cool.

Natasha250688
06-22-2006, 03:23 PM
do you wont his mobile phone number? I can get :):)

:eek: I want it, I want it! lol

Scotso
06-22-2006, 09:06 PM
Well i don't know if im cute, but im really tiny, so i look like im 13, so be probably thought i was a little kid, and felt bad for me. But it was cool.

I'm sure it was ;)

janhernych44
06-22-2006, 09:37 PM
I know this is novaks forum, but if jan beats serra, he will be in he finals! I will go crazy if he wins!!! Okay now enough about him.lol

savesthedizzle
06-22-2006, 10:15 PM
:eek: I want it, I want it! lol


You and every other female ;)

Scotso
06-22-2006, 10:26 PM
I know this is novaks forum, but if jan beats serra, he will be in he finals! I will go crazy if he wins!!! Okay now enough about him.lol

for your sake I hope he does ;)

savesthedizzle
06-22-2006, 11:05 PM
for your sake I hope he does ;)

What about my sake and the other side of that matchup? :ras:

Then again my sn isn't florentserra, so maybe Hernych should win for the sake of our new friend ;)

janhernych44
06-23-2006, 02:25 AM
oh thank you. Because if he makes it to the finals i have a better chance of seeing him in august! The draw from wimbledon comes out tommorow, so we can she who novak will play!

savesthedizzle
06-23-2006, 02:35 AM
oh thank you. Because if he makes it to the finals i have a better chance of seeing him in august! The draw from wimbledon comes out tommorow, so we can she who novak will play!

Knowing our luck it will be Federer. :rolleyes: :lol: Novak always gets awful draws.

Scotso
06-23-2006, 03:21 AM
His RG draw wasn't too bad considering. I want him to draw all claycourters :D

Novak Dj
06-23-2006, 07:45 AM
But whatever, this is tennis forum..... :wavey:

I think this is the most important, let`s forget politics and history at this moment... And wellcome janhenrych44 :wavey:

I have mobile and e-mail, does anybody wants it :devil: ? Maybe someone wants it despite I can`t play tennis well and I`m not so cute. ;)

savesthedizzle
06-23-2006, 01:34 PM
Knowing our luck it will be Federer. :rolleyes: :lol: Novak always gets awful draws.


Goldstein. :rolls: Novak would almost have been better off with Federer.

Scotso
06-23-2006, 02:39 PM
Goldstein. :rolls: Novak would almost have been better off with Federer.

Now who's being unrealistic? :p

janhernych44
06-23-2006, 02:43 PM
who is nole playing? i only checked who jan was,(berdych) That will be a quick match unfortunetly:(

janhernych44
06-23-2006, 02:45 PM
oh der, someone already posted it goldstein. haha

Scotso
06-23-2006, 04:00 PM
;)

janhernych44
06-23-2006, 06:58 PM
HE DID IT! AHH I AM SOOO HAPPY!!!! But his chances vs. ancic aren't very good. but who knows!

savesthedizzle
06-23-2006, 07:25 PM
Now who's being unrealistic? :p


Novak won a set off Federer. How many did he win off of Goldstein?

Scotso
06-23-2006, 07:29 PM
HE DID IT! AHH I AM SOOO HAPPY!!!! But his chances vs. ancic aren't very good. but who knows!

congrats! and good luck to him, he has nothing to lose.

Scotso
06-23-2006, 07:30 PM
Novak won a set off Federer. How many did he win off of Goldstein?

That was a looooong time ago. And a much, much different surface. Nole is the favorite. Paul is a good player and not to be taken lightly, but I think that Nole will win.

janhernych44
06-24-2006, 12:05 AM
i totally think Nole could win that one, is forhand is lethal.

Natasha250688
06-24-2006, 08:26 PM
You and every other female ;)

Yeah but I would actually have a good chance at meeting him cause he comes to the club I'm training at. He was there last year (I think) cause there was an ITF tourney at that club and I was there too (I came for the training and they told me "go home, there's a tourney today" :rolleyes: ). But I didn't even know who he was back then :o

Scotso
06-24-2006, 08:55 PM
make out with him!

janhernych44
06-24-2006, 11:07 PM
mario beat Jan... :( but he did take the second set and the third was really close. Does anyone have pictures of that match? except what was on gettyimages?

Scotso
06-25-2006, 02:59 AM
no sorry, and I'm sorry that Jan lost :( I thought after the second set he would take it. :hug:

janhernych44
06-25-2006, 10:06 PM
me too...oh well

mmmango
07-02-2006, 05:26 PM
hello, another serbian on this board...
I`ll gladly help anyone who wants to learn serbian language, so, if you`re still interested, go ahead and ask me anything :)

janhernych44
07-03-2006, 11:44 PM
yea, how do you say ajmo. is it like a-mo?

Scotso
07-04-2006, 12:07 AM
that's Croat I think :p

Serb is ajde?

savesthedizzle
07-04-2006, 02:01 AM
Well I heard Ana screaming ajde at herself once and it seemed more like eye-de, I think aj creates a long "i" sound.

I could be horribly, horribly wrong though. :lol:

Scotso
07-04-2006, 04:07 AM
I heard it similarly.

Scotso
07-04-2006, 04:07 AM
And the commentators thought Nole was saying "allez."

savesthedizzle
07-04-2006, 04:08 AM
And the commentators thought Nole was saying "allez."


:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Maybe there will be a rumor about French citizenship next.

Scotso
07-04-2006, 04:19 AM
I'd prefer that to Great Britain to be honest, but he'd get more money from the latter.

savesthedizzle
07-04-2006, 04:20 AM
I feel like a lot of French players have such issues though. No one makes it out of France normal. I don't want Nole to develop issues.

Scotso
07-04-2006, 04:37 AM
Better to develop issues than to develop sucking. :p ;)

Saumon
07-04-2006, 02:21 PM
:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Maybe there will be a rumor about French citizenship next.
yes, when he marries me ;) :lol:

Scotso
07-04-2006, 05:45 PM
yes, when he marries me ;) :lol:

:fiery:

mmmango
07-04-2006, 06:42 PM
that's Croat I think :p

Serb is ajde?

Well, both ajde and ajmo are possible in serbian and croatian.
Actually it`s imperative used as exclamation
(h)ajmo is the form of the first person in plural
(h)ajde is the form of the second person in singular and it is used in impersonal sentences

sg.............................pl
1./.......................1. (h)ajdemo or (h)ajmo
2. (h)ajde..............2. (h)ajdete
3./.......................3./

pronunciation:
ajmo - eye-mo
ajde - eye- deh

and sound h (which is more like scottish h in loch than english in hotel) can be omitted if it stands at the beginning of a word :)

Scotso
07-04-2006, 06:51 PM
thanks :yeah:

janhernych44
07-10-2006, 06:15 PM
so complicated!

uglyamerican
07-26-2006, 04:14 PM
I forgot to mention this---the local paper in St. Paul, Minnesota did the Sunday travel section on Belgrade. They said that Belgrade has surpased Prague as the trendy/less-expensive place for smart foreigners to visit.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2006, 04:34 PM
I forgot to mention this---the local paper in St. Paul, Minnesota did the Sunday travel section on Belgrade. They said that Belgrade has surpased Prague as the trendy/less-expensive place for smart foreigners to visit.


Oooh really? :yeah: Good to know!

Novak Dj
07-26-2006, 06:07 PM
Belgrade becomes popular destinition because everyone saw Wien, London or Paris and people wants to see something new. There is a lot of nice things you can see. You can see where Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Nole, Marko and Djole were born... :)

Grofica
07-26-2006, 07:27 PM
If anyone ver decide to visit Belgrade I will be more than pleased to show you around!!:)

Jelena
07-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Belgrade becomes popular destinition because everyone saw Wien, London or Paris and people wants to see something new. There is a lot of nice things you can see. You can see where Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Nole, Marko and Djole were born... :)
And it's a really nice city, I can assure you. :)

janhernych44
08-01-2006, 02:02 AM
Hopefully I can go to that region someday, I would love it. But traveling is so expensive, and I would have to travel with someone. It is dangerous overseas sometimes.

uglyamerican
09-01-2006, 09:35 AM
Saturday the Serbian football team will play as just plain Serbia. I think it's the first time they'll play under the new designation. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Jelena
09-01-2006, 09:57 AM
Saturday the Serbian football team will play as just plain Serbia. I think it's the first time they'll play under the new designation. Correct me if I'm wrong.
You're right with that.

mmmango
09-01-2006, 01:04 PM
It will be the first official game, they played a friendly against the Czechs

(and won, it was 3:1)

adynadal
09-13-2006, 06:24 PM
i`m Bulgarian so i catch on to Serbia quite a lot.i see that here are plentty of Serbs in here so i was weondering if you catch on with Bulgarian.let`s see:

Давай Ноле!ти можеш!сритай им задниците!да живее Ноле,да живее Сърбия!!!целувки от България

001
09-14-2006, 09:39 AM
i`m Bulgarian so i catch on to Serbia quite a lot.i see that here are plentty of Serbs in here so i was weondering if you catch on with Bulgarian.let`s see:

Давай Ноле!ти можеш!сритай им задниците!да живее Ноле,да живее Сърбия!!!целувки от България


Let me see if i understood it....

Come on Nole! U can do it! Kick their butts! Live Nole, Live srebia! ....from Bulgaria ? :D I tried :D

Jelena
09-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Let me see if i understood it....

Come on Nole! U can do it! Kick their butts! Live Nole, Live srebia! ....from Bulgaria ? :D I tried :D
Could be right....

Anchica
09-14-2006, 01:41 PM
I think that the last one is: kisses from Bulgaria :D

adynadal
09-14-2006, 03:02 PM
Anchica and 001-well done :worship: !that`s exactly what it means :yeah: !it`s not the first time i realise that we,Serbs and Bulgarians,are brothes(sisters!) :bigwave: :bigclap:

Novak Dj
09-14-2006, 03:23 PM
Celuvki from Serbia... :wavey: Regards for adynadal and Christo Stoickov ;)

adynadal
09-14-2006, 04:01 PM
Celuvki from Bulgaria :kiss: .Regadrs for Novak Dj and Mateja Kazhman :wavey:

001
09-14-2006, 10:43 PM
Anchica and 001-well done :worship: !that`s exactly what it means :yeah: !it`s not the first time i realise that we,Serbs and Bulgarians,are brothes(sisters!) :bigwave: :bigclap:


cool bro!!! cheers from belgrade!!!! :wavey:

Anchica
09-15-2006, 10:58 AM
cool bro!!! cheers from belgrade!!!! :wavey:

And from Leskovac also, we are even closer :p

savesthedizzle
10-24-2006, 12:43 AM
Can I get a volunteer to translate a PM for me? :p

Novak Dj
10-24-2006, 10:45 AM
I hope it is not too long. ;) Send it. :wavey:

savesthedizzle
10-24-2006, 01:08 PM
I hope it is not too long. ;) Send it. :wavey:

Thanks! :kiss: *sending*

uglyamerican
10-25-2006, 05:10 AM
Not a bad likeness.

poiree
11-22-2006, 09:26 AM
Hi! I'm new, so I just wanted to offer all the help:) you guys might need with learning Serbian..
:)

Maya_4
12-05-2006, 02:09 PM
A sta je to "SVE"?:D :D :D

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 05:36 AM
Hooray, my last Christmas present to myself arrived: the book, "Serbia: The Democratic Revolution" by Svetozar Stojanovic. I read a little bit of it and it's good so far.

I needed a book on the October Revolution, as my last history book was published in 1999.

Magenta
01-06-2007, 12:31 PM
Hooray, my last Christmas present to myself arrived: the book, "Serbia: The Democratic Revolution" by Svetozar Stojanovic. I read a little bit of it and it's good so far.

I needed a book on the October Revolution, as my last history book was published in 1999.


Thats pretty cool, how did you get interested in Serbian history?

Magenta
01-06-2007, 12:32 PM
Hooray, my last Christmas present to myself arrived: the book, "Serbia: The Democratic Revolution" by Svetozar Stojanovic. I read a little bit of it and it's good so far.

I needed a book on the October Revolution, as my last history book was published in 1999.


Thats pretty cool, how did you get interested in Serbian history?
Are you Serbian yourself or is that a silly question considering your username? :p

poiree
01-06-2007, 02:58 PM
A sta je to "SVE"?:D :D :D

Nikad se ne zna... Puno sam ja stvari pogodila.:devil: Sacekaj malo, valjda cu ti dokazati to vremenom...:) :angel:
:wavey:

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 03:24 PM
Hooray, my last Christmas present to myself arrived: the book, "Serbia: The Democratic Revolution" by Svetozar Stojanovic. I read a little bit of it and it's good so far.

I needed a book on the October Revolution, as my last history book was published in 1999.

One of my Christmas presents to myself was one of those language learning programs, 200 Languages of the World because finally I found one where Serbian was included :D So once I get some time to start that, I will hopefully be able to pick up some basic phrases :)

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 07:29 PM
Thats pretty cool, how did you get interested in Serbian history?
Are you Serbian yourself or is that a silly question considering your username? :p

I'm an American of Swedish/German/English descent. No slavic in there.

My greatest area of interest in the past few years has been The First World War. From there I got interested in the Balkans, and I found that Serbia is the most interesting country in the Balkans. I'm no expert on Serbia, but I'm striving to learn.

Growing up, my favorite tennis player was Ivanisevic. When I discovered Mr. Djokovic, it was very nice to find a player whose game I like who is also from a country that I find interesting.

uglyamerican
01-06-2007, 07:30 PM
One of my Christmas presents to myself was one of those language learning programs, 200 Languages of the World because finally I found one where Serbian was included :D So once I get some time to start that, I will hopefully be able to pick up some basic phrases :)

So it helps you learn 200 languages? That seems like a lot. :p

savesthedizzle
01-06-2007, 08:10 PM
So it helps you learn 200 languages? That seems like a lot. :p

Half of them are not even real. *sigh*

Like it can teach you American AND British. Like.. it counts those as two seperate languages. :rolls: So it has a lot of dialect things. Like it also has Brazilian and Portugese seperate. :lol:


But yes. I will be very multilingual :)

www.serbianschool.com was always a helpful website too.

SerbianSmash
01-08-2007, 01:30 AM
Hmm, I don't think I'm much of a teacher, but here's my contribution:
beo = white
grad = city
Beograd (White City) = Belgrade

savesthedizzle
01-08-2007, 02:40 AM
Hmm, I don't think I'm much of a teacher, but here's my contribution:
beo = white
grad = city
Beograd (White City) = Belgrade

:wavey: Hey welcome to MTF and our forum :D :D

ezekiel
01-08-2007, 05:41 AM
Hmm, I don't think I'm much of a teacher, but here's my contribution:
beo = white
grad = city
Beograd (White City) = Belgrade

The most famous Serbian word is Kosovo from Kos=Black Bird,ie land of black birds. Do not confuse this with greater albanian appropriation terms like kosova or kosove which is a meaningless and crude term meaning nothing
http://www.sfondideldesktop.com/Images-Animals/Bird/Misc/Wffb-Yellow-Beak-Black-Bird-Gets-Worm/Wffb-Yellow-Beak-Black-Bird-Gets-Worm.Jpg

uglyamerican
01-08-2007, 06:42 AM
I see. So that's why they call the site of the 1389 battle the 'field of blackbirds'?

Magenta
01-08-2007, 08:57 AM
I'm an American of Swedish/German/English descent. No slavic in there.

My greatest area of interest in the past few years has been The First World War. From there I got interested in the Balkans, and I found that Serbia is the most interesting country in the Balkans. I'm no expert on Serbia, but I'm striving to learn.

Growing up, my favorite tennis player was Ivanisevic. When I discovered Mr. Djokovic, it was very nice to find a player whose game I like who is also from a country that I find interesting.

Very cool. I noticed your knowledge is quite vast considering that most people don't know who we are or are simply disinterested in knowing...which is completely understandable but I think people with some curiosity are admirable anyway ;)

I see. So that's why they call the site of the 1389 battle the 'field of blackbirds'?

Ditto...I request you change your username :p

poiree
01-08-2007, 11:28 AM
I see. So that's why they call the site of the 1389 battle the 'field of blackbirds'?

They don't call it field of balck birds, though it is called Kosovo polje, which litteraly means that. Still it sounds a little funny when you translate it, though. Don't ya' think?:)

uglyamerican
01-09-2007, 05:15 AM
They don't call it field of balck birds, though it is called Kosovo polje, which litteraly means that. Still it sounds a little funny when you translate it, though. Don't ya' think?:)

So it's not really refered to that way. I get it.

I'd like to know if I've got something straight--In Serbia the office of the President is mostly a ceremonial position, as in Germany?

poiree
01-09-2007, 07:59 AM
I'd like to know if I've got something straight--In Serbia the office of the President is mostly a ceremonial position, as in Germany?

I'm not quite sure, but I wouldn't say so. This is to say in Germany people hardly ever get to see the president or his actions, I wouldn't say that the case is same in Serbia.

SerbianSmash
01-09-2007, 08:05 AM
I'd like to know if I've got something straight--In Serbia the office of the President is mostly a ceremonial position, as in Germany?


Not at all. Quite the contrary. The President of Serbia is directly elected and has very broad competences and carries equal political weight as the Prime Minister.
Anyway, the word for today:
Predsednik (pronounced as, hmm, "(p)bread-said-nick") = President

christos
01-09-2007, 03:53 PM
Zdravo!
I'm in for lessons too hehe

Grofica
01-09-2007, 08:34 PM
I'd like to know if I've got something straight--In Serbia the office of the President is mostly a ceremonial position, as in Germany?

Not at all. Quite the contrary. The President of Serbia is directly elected and has very broad competences and carries equal political weight as the Prime Minister.
Anyway, the word for today:
Predsednik (pronounced as, hmm, "(p)bread-said-nick") = President

well it's not exact equal political weight as the Prime Minister, they just have different field of action, institution of President is more representativ and President doesn't have right to propose new law, but after law is voted President have to sign it but if he/she doesn't approve it, it could be refused!! President is also Head of Army and in case of war he/she is taking all power.

uglyamerican, you don't really have any good book about fitfh October, here, that is stil very vivid and no-one of Serbs consider it as history, even books that are writen on that topic are very poor, because hardly anyone can talk or think about that without great deal of emotions:)

SerbianSmash
01-10-2007, 11:25 AM
Zdravo!
I'm in for lessons too hehe

You're more than welcome, Greek brother!
A word for today might be:
vampir (prnounced with short "a" and long "i") = vampire
"Vampir" is one of Serbian words which entered a lot of other languages throughout the world, and it originaly meant "leptir" ("butterfly"), as it was believed that once you somehow manage to kill the vampire a butterfly will fly away from its mouth.

uglyamerican
02-17-2007, 05:03 PM
So, I'm watching college basketball and Penn State has a kid from Belgrade on its team. Nikola Obradovic. Now that's a Serbian name.

I have a question:
Will there be a new Prime Minister from the Democratic Party? Or haven't they decided yet?

Grofica
02-17-2007, 05:42 PM
So, I'm watching college basketball and Penn State has a kid from Belgrade on its team. Nikola Obradovic. Now that's a Serbian name.

I have a question:
Will there be a new Prime Minister from the Democratic Party? Or haven't they decided yet?

yes Nikola Obradovic is definetly Serbian name :)

Well non if partise whic entered Parliament don't have enough votes to form unique goverement, so they have to make some unions, but it is not yet decided who will go with whom :)

savesthedizzle
02-18-2007, 12:41 AM
Speaking of guys named Nikola....


Where is my sweetheart? :sad: :angel: Maybe it is him at PSU playing bball? :eek: :p

Novak Dj
02-18-2007, 06:47 AM
Kobe speaks Serbian too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjKjlXwLAE :haha:

Magenta
02-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Kobe speaks Serbian too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjKjlXwLAE :haha:

OMG :haha: :haha:

He even says it perfectly!

Grofica
02-19-2007, 04:00 PM
Kobe speaks Serbian too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjKjlXwLAE :haha:

I don't dare ot translate what he said ..... :unsure:

:haha:

Luka Matic
02-19-2007, 08:45 PM
:lol:

Great thread :bowdown: :yeah:

ezekiel
02-20-2007, 04:10 AM
Kobe speaks Serbian too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjKjlXwLAE :haha:

I only get 11 seconds and I am obviously missing everything interesting :shrug:

Grofica
02-20-2007, 03:11 PM
I only get 11 seconds and I am obviously missing everything interesting :shrug:

maybe you should ajdust you speaker louder ;)

marina988
03-10-2007, 09:52 PM
hey guys,if there's still someone out there who's trying to learn serbian,I'd be more than happy to help!

uglyamerican
03-23-2007, 07:08 PM
I recently learned that Serbia has a lot of highly ranked chess players.

These countries have the most players with rank of Grand Master:

Russia---164
Germany---61
USA-------60
Ukraine----58
Serbia-----44

SLICK
03-24-2007, 05:47 PM
hey guys,if there's still someone out there who's trying to learn serbian,I'd be more than happy to help!

Yes please. I'm tryng to impress Novak here in Miami with my expanding Serbian vocabulary.
Can you give me the Serbian words for the following please:-
1. Well done!
2. Well played.
3. Cogratulations.
4. You rock!

Thank you (Hvala!)

marina988
03-25-2007, 07:12 PM
Well, I can't really give you the literal translation of some things.For example, we don't really say WELL DONE...I mean you could translate it but it just sounds...odd!People would never say it like that!
So here are some tings you could use:
1.Congratulations-CHESTITAM!(CHE-like in check,STI-like in stimulate,TAM-like in Tammy) Hope you can understand the way i'm trying to explain the pronunciation!
2.Well played-DOBRO ODIGRANO(Dobro means well) (ODI-Brody,GRA-grass, NO-Nole)
3.You Rock-Super si!(that means like... your great)(SI-like in Simpathy)
4.Well done-ODLICHNO(OD-like in odd,LICH-Like leach,NO-nole)

hope this will help u! I really did my best!
Serbian is a very difficult language to learn!

SLICK
03-25-2007, 08:08 PM
Well, I can't really give you the literal translation of some things.For example, we don't really say WELL DONE...I mean you could translate it but it just sounds...odd!People would never say it like that!
So here are some tings you could use:
1.Congratulations-CHESTITAM!(CHE-like in check,STI-like in stimulate,TAM-like in Tammy) Hope you can understand the way i'm trying to explain the pronunciation!
2.Well played-DOBRO ODIGRANO(Dobro means well) (ODI-Brody,GRA-grass, NO-Nole)
3.You Rock-Super si!(that means like... your great)(SI-like in Simpathy)
4.Well done-ODLICHNO(OD-like in odd,LICH-Like leach,NO-nole)

hope this will help u! I really did my best!
Serbian is a very difficult language to learn!
Oh, thank you so much. I will try it now in the interview room and make him laugh his head off. :D

Anne-Claire
03-25-2007, 08:52 PM
SLICK, it would be cool to know how Nole reacts after you tell him some words in serbian... :)

marina988
03-25-2007, 09:24 PM
can't wait to hear how he reacted!

SLICK
03-26-2007, 01:59 AM
I started off the interview with "Chestitam, dobro Odigrano"
He smiled and said "Thank you very much. First of all it is very nice to hear you speaking our language." I think he was touched by the effort I put into delivering my Serbian congratulations. We will put the audio on the website soon so you can hear for yourselves.
Thanks again for the free tuition.

marina988
03-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Any time!
He's so nice...

SLICK
03-26-2007, 04:40 PM
You can hear the interview on Inside-tennis.net
Just login for free and download.

uglyamerican
03-26-2007, 05:23 PM
heehee

Q:What's seperating you and Murray right now?
Djokovic: I'm 10. He's 12.

SLICK
03-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Yeah, that was a straightforward answer to an ambiguous qusetion. :D
These journalists :rolleyes:

_sanja_
03-26-2007, 06:53 PM
I did log in but I still cant see the interviews... :shrug:

what should I do??:confused:

uglyamerican
03-26-2007, 07:29 PM
I did log in but I still cant see the interviews... :shrug:

what should I do??:confused:

Look in the lower left of the page. Just above the picture of Nalbandian there is a scroll-box with all the interviews. Novak's is the first one in the box, right now.

Saumon
03-26-2007, 07:45 PM
thanks for the interviews, he's so very nice :inlove:

SLICK
03-27-2007, 12:52 AM
I did log in but I still cant see the interviews... :shrug:

what should I do??:confused:
Did you manage to download the audio interview?
Let me know if you have a problem.