The Language

The Serbian language is a result of the work of the great Serbian philologist and language reformer, Vuk Stefanovich Karadzich . There are thirty sounds in the language. The language has the Cyrillic and the Latin alphabets.

In the Cyrillic alphabet, there is one symbol for each sound, thatis, there are as many letters as sounds (30), making it completely phonetic. This system was introduced by Vuk Stefanovich Karadzich . who followed the rule: write as you speak, and read as you write . The Latin alphabet is also phonetic, but some double letters are pronounced as one sound.

The spelling of Serbian does not present any difficulties, because there is one symbol for each sound. Serbian is thus one of the easiest language to learn to write. The order of the letters differs in the Cyrillic and the Latin alphabets.

Serbian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet is the official language. Albanian and Hungarian are also spoken.

Language essentials

o The alphabet
o Simple expressions
o The Accent
o Vowels
o Consonants
o Reading Drill