The system of personal pronouns in the Serbian language is rich and you might need to add new categories to the way you think about the pronouns in your language.
vi you all
Vi you formal
oni they m.
one they f.
ona they n.
If you’re a Spanish speaker, it’s safe to rely on your knowledge of the Castilian Spanish pronouns, since the pronoun system is quite different in many Spanish dialects.
Pay attention: the word for she, ona, looks exactly like word for they neutral: ona. We always rely on the context to tell us which „ona“ is mentioned: If it’s about she, the verb will be in singular, and if it’s about them, it’ll be in plural from.
Pažnja (attention)! When talking about them in plural, masculine is the general gender, like in many languages. So oni is used for two or more men (they masculine), but also for a man and a woman, or a group of men and women.
The pronouns are declined, like in many languages, and they have other forms. Compare for example how I becomes me, or how the Spanish yo becomes me and mi.
Other forms of ja appearing in this course: meni, mi, me
Other forms of ti used in this course: tebe, te
Another form of vi mentioned: vas
For now, just try to remember that ja, ti, vi, mi are subject pronouns, and that me, te, vas, nas are object pronouns. You will deal with that part of the grammar later.
We have also used some words similar to the personal pronouns (moj, tvoj, vaš). These are different type of words called the possessive pronouns, that we use to talk about belonging:
moj means my or mine
tvoj means your or yours
vaš means your or yours in plural, when something belongs to more than one person, and we use it when speaking formally to one person.