Serbian [Srpski, Српски]
Due to current circumstances, this page has been updated but will no longer be added to or maintained until further notice.
Serbian is a Slavic language spoken by the people of Serbia and also in several surrounding countries. There are two alphabets, Latin and Cyrillic, the latter now being the official administrative format, though both are used by many people. Serbian and Croatian formed a broader Serbo-Croatian language for some time and many people outside the immediate area still consider this to be the case. It is, however, a recognised language in Macedonia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Romania. This does not refer to culture, just language. Make your own judgement regarding this.
This page provides access to online lessons, Serbian/English/Serbian dictionaries, vocabulary, free and fee-based software, cultural information, other resources and information.
- FSI Serbo-Croatian Course
Book and 24 audio tapes. Live Lingua.
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Learn Serbian Online
Broken into multiple sections. Vocal presentations. You can purchase the MP3 and PDF versions for a relatively small amount of money.
- Serbian Video Lessons
‘After this first stage of learning Serbian by listening to the phrases, videos and films, feel free to embark on grammar rules and figure out why you are actually saying what you are saying’. Multiple levels.
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UniLang - Serbian for Beginners
‘ In this course we will use the Serbian Latin Alphabet in the beginning. The reason is that some people may have difficulties with handling the Cyrillic script at this stage. Part one of this course is only intended for absolute beginners’.
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Learn Serbian Language 102 [Udemy]
‘Perfect for beginners in Serbian, [Bosnian, Croatian or Montenegrin]. It covers all situations essential for tourists’. Free trial.
- L-Lingo Learn Serbian Online
‘Uses words, images and sound clips of native speakers to teach you to converse, read and write in all typical situations’. Several options.
- Serbian Online
‘Available all year round and in different time zones’. Days and times provided for Australian cities.
- Romanisation of Serbian
Overview, names. tools, more. Wikipedia.
- Serbian Alphabet
Learn101.org. ‘You will be able to read, write and pronounce the Serbian letters quickly and easily’.
- Serbian Alphabet Made Easy
Udemy. Background, history, The Serbian Alphabet Broken Down, Four Principles to Make Serbian Easy, How Do I Pronounce That ?, more.
- Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian Writing
Links to language courses.
- Gaj’s Latin alphabet
Letters, Digraphs, Origins, Computing, References, links, more. Wikipedia.
- The Serbian Cyrillic
Modern Alphabet, Early History, Karadžić’s Reform, Special letters, differences from other Cyrillic alphabets, more. Wikipedia.
- Azbuka, Learning Serbian - Cyrillic Alphabet
- Learn Serbian - Lesson 10 - Cyrillic Alphabet
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Serbian 101 - Latin Script Alphabet
- Crake Serbian English Dictionary
Does translation both directions and provides multiple examples, e.g. adjective, noun, phrase.
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- English Serbian Dictionary
‘Auto complete function, word tips, an in-line Thesaurus and instant reverse-translation’.
- English/Serbian/English Dictionary
- English - Serbian Online Dictionary
Ectaco. ‘You provide the words - we do the translating’.
- 50 Languages
Apple, Free; In-app purchases. ‘Contains 100 lessons that provide beginners with a basic vocabulary’. Purchase covers the language component.
- English Serbian
Android, Free. ‘Containing 69 000 translation articles. The Dictionary is offline and does not need an internet connection’.
- L-Lingo Learn
Apple, Free; In-app purchases [essential]. ‘Designed to be easy to use. It exploits multimedia channels - words, recordings of native speech, and pictures’.
- Serbian Dictionary
Apple, Free; In-app purchases. ‘Over 72 000 English and 76 000 Serbian words in an offline dictionary; offline pronunciation of English words; online pronunciation of English & Serbian words’.
Android, Not Free. ‘Gives you the key words you need and a fast, scientific way of remembering them’.
- Fingertip Software
Fingertip Software. Software including fonts, other sections. Note the software is still available but is no longer being developed or supported.
- Free English to Serbian
Straightforward to use. Also available as an extension for Firefox and Chrome.
- Serbian Keyboard Online
‘Cyrillic Alphabet. LEXILOGOS’.
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Serbian Language and
Culture Resources [University of Iowa]
Links to dictionaries, grammar, vocabulary, course materials, news, more.
‘A web portal for Serbian language including free study material for children [mainly age 6 to 10] and adults’. You need to print the PDF files to access resources.
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Learn Serbian Grammar
‘Check about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender [feminine, masculine...], negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises ... to help you with your Serbian grammar’.
- Serbian Grammar
Nouns, gender, adjectives, comparison, verbs, conjugation, prepositions, numbers, references. Wikipedia.
- Serbian/Grammar [Wikibooks]
Gender, number, cases, the alphabet, capitalisation, particles [sic], more.
- Basic Serbian Phrases
- Digital Dialects : Serbian
‘Click on the links to begin the games for learning Serbian language. There are further activities in the Croatian section [using the Latin alphabet] that students might find useful’.
- Funky Serbian
One free section, two provide demos. Audio with all. Two speeds provided, normal and learner. Fee-based.
- Get a Taste of Serbian
Vocabulary with audio files. Normal and slower speed pronunciations. Fee-based
- Serbian Phrasebook
Pronunciation key, phrases grouped in topics.
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Learn how to pronounce in Serbian
Forvo. ‘8 000+ pronounced words’. Multiple filters.
- Serbian 101
Pronunciation, Phrases & Vocabulary, Serbian Language, more.
- Srpski jezik - Learn Serbian Language Online for Free
Lessons for absolute beginners, grammars, word by word, exercises, pictionary, travel, more.
- About Serbia
Serbia.com. Use the menu on the left to look more closely at specific areas.
National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. Use the menus on the right to find specific sections.
- Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List
UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
- Learn Serbian Online
Write or Speak in Serbian, Language Exchange. Gain pen pals who can help develop your language.
- Serbian Audio Lessons
‘Free Serbian audio files you can download and listen to on your computer or iPod or any other mobile device’. Multiple sections. Not all have audio.
- Serbian Language
Overview from Free Dictionary. Multiple sections, links, references.
- Serbian Language Wikibooks
Covers Grammar, History, Dialects and has appendices. You should also consider the Wikijunior : Languages/Serbian which has a range of essential, basic information on different aspects.