6 years ago, Thatguyyouthoughtyouknew
I Love It!
To start, this is the only app for learning Serbian that I could find that actually works for me. But a friend has tried it and it didn’t work for him so definitely try the 5 free lessons first. For me, it is remarkably effective; especially if you put the content into a quizlet or flash card program and study it there as well. The content is expansive and the range of topics is excellent. They do build on each other so be sure not to skip around. The lessons are quick and easy, with a few different testing styles that you can choose. My favorite is translation, but it has others. The search feature is spectacular, put in any word in English or Serbian and it’ll give you every phrase or vocab word that includes it. This can make recalling very easy if you’ve completed most of the lessons. I do have a few issues: -There are some typos in a few lessons, nothing major but something to look out for. -Sometimes the words in the phrases are not congruent with the vocab. Example: “Devojčica razgovara” when the vocab word for “Speak” in the same lesson is “Pričati.” Both are valid, I’ve since learned both, but congruency is better. -The cases weren’t very well explained so I needed external support to gain a knowledge of them, and that support is hard to find. YouTube has some helpful ones. -No Serbian Cyrillic. This isn’t actually an issue, both alphabets are valid in the language, and, especially if you know how to read Cyrillic already, it’s no problem at all to pick up. My only complaint on this is that to learn it you have to search in other sources, it isn’t provided. It is easy though, I promise, and there are tons of resources for it. -Sometimes the content of the lesson is dramatically under-explained which leaves you guessing aimlessly at what each sentence might be. They’ll make sense when you’re further along, however right when you first get to some of these, it can feel arbitrary, which could be frustrating to some. Beyond those, I’m absolutely amazed by this app! In just four months I reached a conversational level with barely any other sources, and I cannot recommend it enough. Hoping for a Latvian L-Lingo someday!