My name’s Mike Harrison and I’m a language teacher, multimedia producer and materials writer. This is my website, including my blog and links to some of the audio and video that I have produced.

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Serbian phrases of the week

Soooo, I’ve been away – away from the blog and away from the UK. Where have I been? Working for a week as a secondary trainer on the SO(u)L camp in Sremski Karlovci in Vojvodina, Serbia. What have I been doing? Well, quite a bit actually and maybe this post isn’t the place for all that (but I will come back to the themes, thoughts and through lines, promise!), but maybe it could be a place to plonk some of the Serbian phrases I’ve learnt or relearnt this week. Here they are: (isto) za mene – (the same) for me molim – please podrum – cellar piac – market drago mi je – I am glad zdravo, kako si? – hi, how are you?hvala, dobro sam – I’m fine thank you živeli – cheers mali Dunav – small Danube Something else I’ve thought about with all this being in another country where I don’t speak the language is to do with the basic phrases we want to say – like how are you, where’s the bus station, and so on – because I find myself often having rehearsed my question, going up to someone who replies but can I catch a word of what they say – can I heck! Time for some language lessons I... read more

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