Colloquial Serbian: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Routledge, Aug 14, 2015 - Foreign Language Study - 376 pages
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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 www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Table of pronunciation and alphabets
6
Meeting
8
The travellers go to the hotel
23
Arrival at the hotel
37
Going into the city
51
In Belgrade
64
Conversation about a flat
77
Packing
190
Departure
205
Breakdown
217
Shopping
229
Arrival in Kotor
246
In Kotor
263
The end
280
Grammar summary
298

At the post office
90
In the restaurant
103
At the tourist agents
118
Bus journey
132
Family relationships
146
Village life
163
Music
177
Key to exercises
313
Translations of main texts
326
SerbianEnglish glossary
345
EnglishSerbian glossary
368
Subject index
375
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About the author (2015)

Celis Hawkesworth is Lecturer in Serbo-Croat Language and Literature at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.

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