Serbian Grammar

The Serbian grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Serbian and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: и  [i] Audio Under: испод  [ispod] Audio
Before: пре  [prye] Audio After: после  [poslye] Audio
Inside: унутар  [oonootar] Audio Outside: ван  [van] Audio
With: са  [sa] Audio But: али  [ali] Audio
For: за  [za] Audio From: од  [od] Audio
To: у  [oo] Audio In: у  [oo] Audio


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: шта?  [shta?] Audio Who?: ко?  [ko?] Audio
How?: како?  [kako?] Audio Why?: зашто?  [zashto?] Audio
Where?: где?  [gudye?] Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: никада  [nikada] Audio Rarely: ретко  [ryetko] Audio
Sometimes: понекад  [ponyekad] Audio Usually: обично  [obichno] Audio
Always: увек  [oovyek] Audio Very: веома  [vyeoma] Audio


Most commonly used pronouns in Serbian:

I: ја  [јa] Audio You: ти/ви  [ti/vi] Audio
He: он  [on] Audio She: она  [ona] Audio
We: ми  [mi] Audio They: они  [oni] Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: мој  [moј] Audio Your: тво  [tvo] Audio
His: његов   [њyeguov ] Audio Her: њен   [њyen ] Audio
Our: наш  [nash] Audio Their: њихов  [њikhov] Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: говорим енглески  [guovorim yengulyeski] Audio
You speak French: говорите француски  [guovoritye frantzooski] Audio
He speaks German: говори немачки  [guovori nyemachki] Audio
She speaks Italian: говори италијански  [guovori italiјanski] Audio
I visited France: посетио сам француску  [posyetio sam frantzooskoo] Audio
I will drink milk: ја ћу пити млеко  [јa ćoo piti mlyeko] Audio


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: разумем те  [razoomyem tye] Audio
I don't understand you: не разумем те  [nye razoomyem tye] Audio
I don't speak French: не говорим француски  [nye guovorim frantzooski] Audio
This is my house: ово је моја кућа  [ovo јye moјa kooća] Audio
That restaurant is far: тај ресторан је далеко  [taј ryestoran јye dalyeko] Audio
No problem: нема проблема  [nyema problyema] Audio

The above Serbian grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Serbian vocabulary to obtain some popular Serbian phrases.

Serbian Phrases

Serbian Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.