You are about to join the interesting ride! We give you a BIG credit if you are not a slav background and you are planing to learn Serbian. Its not an easy task for a foreigner to learn Chirilic and Latinic Serbian Alphabet. Learning Serbain Gramar is a big task. Dont want to scare you now. Any Mountin can be climbed! You can DO IT! Make sure to find the easiest way! Learn Serbian on the way that works for you. There are so many ways to learn a language nowadays. Many Online methods, School, APPS, 1 on 1. There are games that you can play on your own or with friends that might speed up the process. Serbians Say if you can understand and pronounce 1000 words you are almost there. You can do lil conversations and even read some of the staff from the news.
How Long DOES it take to learn SERBIN?
For the first 1000 words you can do it in 6 months. After That next 1000 you can do for 6 months more. With 2000 words you an have conversation with a locals. If you learn Serbian Language you will be able to communicate with a Montenegrins and Croatians. As well as Bosnians and even sometimes with Slovenians. Ofcorse every country declare their own language. So basically with learning Serbian you will speak at least 5 more languages. Not bad at all!
Is Serbian Language Easy to learn?
It is! :). Hehehe if you speak any other Slav Language though. If not you will have one completely new thing to handle in front of you. I still remember the time when there was a lil migration of Chines in Belgrade SERBIA. It was in the 1990. They came with 0 knowledge of the Serbian Language. They didnt even speak English. But they manage to open successful trading business. To buy apartments and nice cars. To opened restaurants. Ofcorse they also manage to learn Serbian. They learn Serbian in a lass then a year. So they are the proof that it can be done with a good focus and a hard work!
INFO about Serbian Language
Serbian is a South Slavic language, and it’s is estimated that 9-10 million people speak Serbian. Mainly in Serbia, than across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and Macedonia. The interesting thing is that if you speak Serbian language you will completely understand Croatian, Montenegrian and Bosnian language. Also you will understand some of Slovenian and Macedonian.
Serb diaspora (Serbs who lives around the world) are mainly placed in Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, USA, Canada and Australia). Learning Serbian language will make your life easier if you are planning to live or work in Serbia or in region. Some people say that Serbian is one of the hardest languages to learn. Keep in mind that Serbian grammar is a very complex. While the alphabet would be easy due to the fact that Serbian uses both Latin and Cyrillic (although, the Cyrillic is the only official one) and the language is phonemic. Maybe the biggest problem for the foreign is that every noun has a gender but it is easy to distinguish. There are seven cases like nominative, genitive dative etc, but if you make a table how the nouns are changed and remember it in your mind as a picture you can easily master this problem also.
The two most common ways to learn Serbian in your country would be: via Mobile App (the most popular and relevant are: L-Lingo, Learn Serbian, DuoLingo, Loecsen, etc);
And the another one would be to take classes.
As we explained earlier, Serb diaspora is pretty large, and most likely it would be easy for you to find someone to teach you.
In Germany, most popular school for learning Serbian is Sprachenatelier. In Austria you will find Sprachenzentrum which also have Serbian course. The land down under is having great Listen & Learn Australia school for all of you who want to become experts in Serbian language in no time! In Australia, there is also Preply with intensive Serbian course, were all tutor are native Serbians. In the USA, the most famous school for Serbian courses is Listen & Learn USA edition. Same school you will find in Canada as well.
And if you want to take courses in Serbia:
- Oxford Academy
- St Nicolas School
And of course, the best way to learn language is to talk with locals and to spend some time living there. If you are planning to visit Serbia, don’t forget that we have amazing food and awesome Nightlife.
GOOD TO KNOW: Do you know who was Ivo Andric? He was a Serbian writer who won Nobel prize in 1961.
Do you have some personal experience in learning Serbian? Maybe some tip how to learn it faster? Let us know in a comment bellow!