Serbian Cyrillic Print Script and Cursive

Hello everyone. In this video we will cover both print script
and cursive of Serbian Cyrillic alphabet. You can pause at any time and examine correct
stroke order in more details. I suggest that you take a pen and paper and
practice writing these letters. This way, you will learn them much faster. Writing and reading Cyrillic is very easy. There are 13 letters that graphically look
exactly the same as those in Latin, but may be read differently. That leaves us with only 17 new characters
that we will have to learn. Cyrillic stroke order will be on the left
side and on the right side, there will be Serbian Latin counterparts. So, let’s start with Cyrillic print script. Letter A looks and reads exactly the same
as that in Latin. B looks a bit different, but it’s very easy
to write. Now V in Cyrillic looks exactly the same as
B in Latin, but you’ll have to pay attention about that. G is very similar to Greek Gamma and also
very easy to write. D has 6 strokes, but as you have noticed,
in Cyrillics, both capitalized and non-capitalized letters look exactly the same, except A and
B. The following one, Đ has its leg a bit longer, and it goes beyond that line. Ć has shorter leg and this is something you
watch when you write them. E is the same as in Latin and it is read the
same as well.. Ž looks like two mirrored Ks on one line. Z almost looks like number 3. Cyrillic I looks like inverted Latin N. J
looks the same. However, neither in Serbian Latin nor Cyrillic
is read like in English, so it stays plain J. K looks the same as in Latin, but pay attention
to non-capitalized K. It looks exactly the same as the capitalized
version, unlike Latin which has that slightly longer leg. L is only 3 strokes and it’s very easy to
write. Lj is actually L with soft sign combined. If you have watched my previous videos, you
might already be familiar with these. Both capitalized and non-capitalized M look
exactly the same. N Cyrillic looks like Latin H, so you should
be careful about that. As with Lj, Nj is N combined with soft sign. O looks the same as it does in Latin. P looks like Greek Pi. R looks like Latin P. S looks like Latin C.
T looks the same as in Latin. Ć as I mentioned before, has that leg right
on that line, unlike Đ which has longer leg. U almost looks like Greek Ipsilon, or Y in
English. F looks like Greek Fi and it is very easy
to write. H looks like X in Latin. C looks like turned around Cyrillic P with
little tail on the right side. Č looks like turned around non-capitalized
Latin h. Again, dž looks like turned around Cyrillic
P, but with that little tail in the middle. And finally, Š. This letter was imported from Glagolic alphabet
and Ш has the distinction of being the only distinctly Cyrillic letter internationally
used in mathematics. Now, I will show you the cursive letters. You will eventually have to learn them as
well, especially if you want to write in Serbian. Of course, you can still write in print script,
but writing cursive is much faster. There is not really much to say, so I will
show you these cursive forms as slides. This concludes this lesson and in the following
video, we will begin learning Serbian words and sentences, starting with introducing yourself
and telling your name. Stay tuned and have a great day.

13 thoughts on “Serbian Cyrillic Print Script and Cursive


  2. Anyone on here speak Russian and know the Russian alphabet and sounds?  I want to know if [ћ/ć] is the same sound as [-ть]. Is there anyone able to answer that for me please? and Thank you!  🙂

  3. How do I combine the letters when writing a text? For example when I write аб how do I combine the cursive letter б to а? Is there an overview somewhere?

  4. Last time I've seen someone write an Cyrillic letter in its non-italic form was when filling a foreign tourist registration form in an immigration office in Siberia. And I was like: "What? The Cyrillic letters can be written as what it looks like?!"

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