Learn Macedonian

Learn basic Macedonian phrases and sentences by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of topics, including numbers, greetings and the months in Maceedonian.

Listen to and copy the native speech, and learn with flashcards and other games.

First words. 1, First words. 2, Buying things, Colours, Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk, The weather, Countries, Days of the week, Directions 1, Directions 2, Eating phrases, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. 1, Food and drink. 2, Food and drink. 3, Fruit and vegetables , Getting around. 1, Getting around. 2, Months in Macedonian, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20 , Numbers. 20 to 100, Parts of the body, Sightseeing, Somewhere to stay, Telling the time, Food words. General.

As well as the flashcards for the Macedonian phrases, there are additional learning games for colours, days, fruit, months and numbers.

Colours

Fruit and Vegetables

Months

Numbers. 1 to 10

Numbers. 1 to 20


Test whether you know the difference between a јаболко and портокал, круша from a домат, can count from нула upwards and know црна from бела.

Macedonian Vocabulary Builder

Increase your Macedonian vocabulary with some extremely common Macedonian nouns with flashcards or multiple choice.

Macedonian

Macedonian has around 2 million speakers and is the official language of Macedonia. It is an official language in parts of Romania, Albania and Serbia and there are around 200,000 speakers in Greece.

Macedonian is written using an adaptation of the cyrillic script. Surface languages also includes a version of the phrases transliterated using the roman alphabet.

Macedonian grammar has lost the common Slavic case system. Macedonian nouns belong to one of three genders (masculine, feminine and neuter) and are inflected for number (singular and plural), and marginally for case. The gender opposition is not distinctively marked in the plural.

As Macedonian has lost its case system, prepositions are very important for creation and expression of various grammatical categories. This can be seen in by reference to some of the phrases on Surface languages. The most important Macedonian preposition is 'na' ('of', 'on', 'to').

The above was based on the Wiki entry on the Macedonian language.

Related languages

Macedonian is a south Slavic language. It is in the Eastern branch of the south Slavic languages. Other South Slavic languages include Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin.

More distantly related Slavic languages include (East Slavic) Belarusian Russian Ukrainian and (West Slavic) Slovak, Czech, Polish.


Resources

Cyrillic and cursive Macedonian alphabet www.omniglot.com/writing/macedonian.htm

www.marinkoslakeski.com supplied the audio for the Macedonian phrases (and did a brilliant job).