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1st Edition

Colloquial Serbian
The Complete Course for Beginners

ISBN 9781138949799
Published July 27, 2015 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Colloquial Serbian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Serbian as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Serbian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Serbian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar

An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises

Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations

Helpful cultural points about life in Serbia

An overview of the sounds of Serbian

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Serbian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Serbian.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Table of Contents

Map of Serbia.  Introduction.  Table of Alphabets and Pronunciation.  1. Upoznavanje. Meeting  2. Putnici idu u hotel. The Travellers Go to the Hotel  3. Dolazak u hotel. Arrival at the Hotel  4. Odlazak u grad. Going into the City  5. U Beogradu. In Belgrade  6. Razgovor o stanu. Conversation about a Flat  7. U popti. At the Post Office  8. U restoranu. In the Restaurant  9. U turistiËkoj agenciji. At the Tourist Agent’s  10. Putovanje autobusom. Bus Journey  11. PorodiËni odnosi. Family Relationships  12. Seoski æivot. Village Life  13. Muzika. Music  14. Pakovanje. Packing  15. Polazak. Departure  16. U kvaru. Breakdown  17. U kupovini. Shopping  18. Dolazak u Kotor. Arrival in Kotor  19. U Kotoru. In Kotor  20 Kraj. The End.  Grammar Summary.  Key to Main Exercises.  Translations of Main Texts.  Serbian-English Glossary.  English-Serbian Glossary.  Subject Index.

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Taught Serbian and Croatian, language and literature, at the University of London (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London), 1971-2002, where her research was on literature with a particular focus on contemporary women’s writing. Now working freelance as translator and language consultant