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The Slow Serbian wordlist

Sve što ti treba If you've learned other languages, you'll know that one of the hardest parts with getting started is having a good enough vocabulary to hold a conversation. Perhaps you don't know the word for "spider", but you could describe it as "a little thing with 8 legs". If you're at the supermarket and buying some cheese or meat, it's useful to be able to ask for "this one" or "the one on the left", whether you want it in thin or thick slices, and how big a piece you want. This wordlist aims to give you a basic list of words that can help you in any situation. As you progress with learning Serbian, you'll want to know a few thousand more words, but this list is going to be very useful to start with. Currently it is still under development, so please feel free to comment if you find anything weird or just plain incorrect. When it's complete it should have around 800 words, and if you can learn them al

Welcome to Slow Serbian

The slowly spoken Serbian podcast Hi everyone, Welcome to my new project - Slow Serbian. In the coming weeks I'll start releasing some podcasts here to help you get used to hearing Serbian spoken, slow enough to listen along, and about interesting things in Serbia that you might already be familiar with (e.g. Serbian barbecue food and the nightlife), or might be news to you (e.g. Dan Državnosti, which was on February 15). Currently I'm working on the first podcast and that will be ready soon, and keep tuned for some related projects that I'm working on - one is a basic vocabulary list of about 800 words that are all very useful from day one, and another is an app that will help you get used to some common situations and get you speaking functional Serbian like a native! Thanks for dropping by, and I'll update you again soon :)