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Learning Serbian – A Wannabe Introduction
First of all, I would like to thank you all for taking the time to read this hub, as it will be a general introduction to my lessons, although I’m not so sure that the hubs from this series will be of high enough quality to be called lessons… So, we’ll call them wannabe lessons for now, just to make sure that no one gets pissed off when they realize they are not really learning that much.
Sure, you can always google the phrase ‘learning Serbian’ and get a lot of results, most of which are websites that can actually help you learn bits and pieces of the language which is horrible for foreigners and beautiful for native speakers – although this might not be always true. The Serbian language is one of the hardest languages a foreigner can choose to learn, especially someone whose mother tongue is English. These two languages have an abundance of differences, and English speakers, even the most talented ones and the ones who are very eager to learn and adopt new things, will have to put a lot of effort into learning this language.
Now, back to my point of googling the phrase ‘learning Serbian’. Yes, you can do it, but I’m pretty sure that you won’t find anything that even remotely resembles my wannabe lessons. The wannabe lessons will be useful, funny, awesome, beautiful and interesting… Wait, this sounds familiar… I don’t know, but I have a strange feeling that I’ve seen these five adjectives somewhere before, and they were in this exact order… Order of adjectives – an interesting thing, but we’ll probably talk about that in lesson number 55 or something like that, assuming that we make it past this introductory wannabe introduction! Never mind, let’s not waste time on unimportant things - as if everything else I’ve written is of vital importance ;) Seriously now, I really hope that my wannabe lessons will be a lot of fun and that they will provide you with some knowledge, although you may find most of this knowledge unnecessary or even pointless at times. However, if you ignore the occasional lack of point or meaning and keep attending my wannabe lessons, I have a strong feeling that you will at least have a few laughs, if not learn some interesting stuff about the Serbian language.
Now, the wannabe lesson code, which I have just come up with, prevents us from continuing with this rant without saying something more serious about the Serbian language. Well, in all seriousness, Serbian is a very interesting language, with an amazing history. Literacy in Serbian dates back to the 9th century AD, which probably sounds unbelievable to anybody who is not from Europe. Also, Serbian uses both Cyrillic and Latin script, which is great when we want to learn foreign languages. English speakers will really have to work on their tongue movements (nothing kinky) if they want to speak Serbian as it should be spoken, as this language has some pretty tricky consonant clusters, which are sometimes hard to pronounce even for native speakers, not to mention foreigners…
All in all, I hope you like my idea and I hope you will be attending my wannabe lessons regularly. Oh, one more thing – I will tolerate no excuses when it comes to skipping classes! So, in order to learn my language, you will have to give me your full attention and go through all the wannabe lessons as slowly as you need… I’m not saying you are slow, but rather that this will be a very serious series of seriously serious wannabe lessons, and your concentration will have to be at the highest level possible.
Now I bid you farewell and I hope you will be here for the first wannabe lesson, as it will really change your life… When I say change your life, I’m thinking of small changes such as you will be able to say that you have experienced your first wannabe lesson, not that your life will be really changed for better – my lessons will be powerful, but not miraculous :)
After reading the wannabe introduction, would you be interested in learning some Serbian?
The Rest of the Wannabe Lessons, for Those Who Answered With Yes or Maybe
- Learning Serbian - Wannabe Lesson 1
Now, for all of you who are not yet familiar with the concept of wannabe lessons, here will be given a brief intro to what you can expect to gain from attending these lessons…
- Learning Serbian - Wannabe Lesson 2 (A Little Someth...
The history of my country has been quite interesting. From the first known Serbian Duke, who ruled over a few Serbian tribes in the beginning of the 7th century, to the last king of my country named Peter II, who ruled from 1941 to 1945, Serbia has g
- Learning Serbian – Wannabe Lesson 3 (Some Interest...
As I have already mentioned in previous wannabe lessons (which you should have attended and if you didn’t you will be penalized), Serbia has always been a very interesting country… We have had an interesting history, all of us often seem completely c