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Teach Yourself Serbian Complete Course Audiopack Paperback – October 24, 2003

ISBN-13: 063-9785413905 ISBN-10: 0071419128 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: TY: Complete Courses
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 24, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071419128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071419123
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vladislava Ribnikar teaches Serbian at the university level.

David Norris teaches Serbian at the university level.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Muirgen on January 8, 2007
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This is a great book. My husband is Serbian, and although we communicate in English, I wanted to be able to learn his language to be able to speak with his family, and also to be independent in our visits to Belgrade. I first tried with other books, but it wasn't until I found this one that I was actually able to form coherent sentences, and to actually understand when people speak. It clearly explains the grammar, the use of language, local customs. Furthermore, the subjects treated in the different units cover most aspects of normal life situations you might encounter when travelling to Serbia. Even the image of the book's cover pictures something that you'll most probably notice when travelling to Belgrade!

I have to say, though, that I think the book must be tough for a person without any previous knowledge of slavic languages. I had previously studied 2 years of Russian, so I was already familiar with cases and cyrillic (half of the units of the book are in cyrillic alphabet). But I suppose it might only take a little longer if you have not...

I agree with another reviewer in that a thorough study of the language would require years, other books, and more courses.But I personally consider this book the best way to get started.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 17, 2006
Hi, I'm thirteen and moved to the former Yugoslavia with both my parents, one of whom started a job here last year. The language is pretty complicated but this book makes it relatively easy to understand and learn. My whole family used it and still uses it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kate Greenwood on February 17, 2008
The amazon website recommends that you buy the book as well as the audiopack. I did this but discovered that the book is included in the audiopack. Very misleading. I have not used the book or the audiopack yet so am unable to comment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rachelle Noke on December 3, 2009
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My partner is Serbian and naturally I wanted to learn his language. We've planned a trip to Serbia in a 2010 and I'm quite eager to be as independent as I can be. After purchasing this book I've been studying it for about 2 months now, him and I are both quite surprised at how much I've learned. I had no cyrillic experience before hand but I picked it up quite easily. If you put in the time and effort you'll get the hang of it in no time. I highly recommend this book as a great place to start :)
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