A Handbook of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian


For learning: Croatian

Base language: English


Rating 4.5 (2 WK096)
SF038 52
WK019 13
Created Mar 15, 2010
Level , Advanced, Elementary, Beginner
  • Advance
  • Beginner
  • Bosnian,
  • Conversation
  • Croatian,
  • Grammar
  • handbook
  • Intermediate
  • Pronunciation
  • Reading
  • Serbian,
  • Speaking
  • Tones
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing

Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian are three standardized forms based on very similar linguistic material. For many people the term "language" means standardized form of a language, and in this meaning we can speak of a Bosnian language, a Croatian language, and a Serbian language. "Language" can also be a system that permits communication, and in this meaning we can consider all three to make up one language. Serbo-Croatian was the traditional term. The non-native learner will usually want to choose to concentrate on Bosnian or Croatian or Serbian, but learning any of these actively plus some knowledge of the differences will permit the learner to take part in the communication system throughout the whole area.