This is an early version of a searchable online "database" (currently two PDF files) that compiles the aspectual pairs and English definitions of Croatian and Serbian verbs. Our project is designed for learners at all levels of the language, and instructors and researchers in South Slavic linguistics. The online resource contains 4,000 of the most commonly used Croatian verbs in Latin orthography and their 4,000 Serbian counterparts in Cyrillic orthography. The database gives multiple imperfective and perfective forms of the selected verbs, their verbs‚Äô lexical prefixes, their case governance, and their English meaning. Given that verbal aspect is one of the most difficult-to-master characteristics of Slavic languages, this will be a valuable resource to help the user navigate this complex system with confidence and choose the right verb for the right situation.
I encourage you to leave comments and suggestions on how this resource could be improved either anonymously in the "Comments" section at the bottom of this page, or by contacting me directly through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago.
Main collaborator: Miro Marcikiƒá
Additional Collaborators: Andrew Dombrowski, Christian Hilchey
Project advisors: Howard Aronson and Steven Clancy
arch. = archaic
jarg. = jargon