Easy to use and completely up-to-date, Colloquial Serbian has been specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use. Providing a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Serbian, this interactive course will enable students to communicate confidently and effectively across a broad range of everyday situations. Requiring no prior knowledge of the language, key features include: * a range of exercises to build confidence * clear and concise grammar notes * a progressive introduction of the Cyrillic alphabet * Serbian-English and English-Serbian glossaries, grammar summary and translations of main texts. These two CDs, recorded by native speakers, are an invaluable component of the Colloquial course. While reinforcing material from the book, the CDs also contain a variety of additional exercises, including role-playing, designed to perfect your speaking and listening 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 turistiEkoj agenciji. At the Tourist Agent's 10. Putovanje autobusom. Bus Journey 11. PorodiEni odnosi. Family Relationships 12. Seoski aeivot. 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.
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 my research was on literature with a particular focus on contemporary women's writing. Now working freelance as translator and language consultant.