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Verbs describe an action, state or an event.
Ja radim, plivam, čitam. - I work, swim, read.
Kiša pada. Država napreduje. - It's raining. The state is progressing.
Koncert će se održati večeras. - The concert will be held tonight.
Verbs in Croatian language have five grammatical categories: aspect, active and passive voice, tenses, mood and person. There are two auxiliary verbs "biti" and "htjeti" that are used in formation of tenses. Infinitive form is a basic verbal form.
Croatian verbs have perfective and imperfective aspect. Perfective aspect describes an completed action, while imperfective aspect describes an action still in progress.
|Infinitive form||Perfective aspect||Imperfective aspect|
Verbs which in perfective aspect have the verb's base in "je" in imperfective aspect verb's base is "ije". The imperfective aspect is formed by adding the ending -ati to the verb's present base.
Active and passive voice mark the relationship between the subject and the verb. Active means that subject performs the action, while passive voice means that action is performed over the subject.
|zvati (to call)||zovem||zvan sam|
|pobijediti (to win)||pobijedili su||pobijeđeni su|
Oni su pobijedili. -They won.
Oni su pobijeđeni. - They are defeated.
Almost all verbs in Croatian language are made by adding corresponding tense endings to two verb's bases:
For ex. "raditi" (to work); rad (present base) + im (ending for present) = radim (present 1st preson singular)
For ex. "morati" (to need); mora (infinitive base) + h (ending for aorist) = morah (aorist 1st person singular)
The only irregular verbs of Croatian language are biti, htjeti, ići (to go), moći (can), spati (to sleep).
Croatian language has two auxiliary verbs; biti (to be) and htjeti (to want). These verbs are also one of irregular verbs in Croatian language.
We use them to form complex tenses, such as perfect and pluperfect.
Bila sam u kinu jučer. - I was in the cinema yesterday.
Kada je on došao, ja sam već bio otišao. - When he came, I had already gone.
Infinitive form is a basic form of a verb. In Croatian language is characterized by endings -ti and -ći.
Infinitive form is an indefinite verbal form, it can't change in number or person.
|Infinitive base||Endings||Infinitive form|
Verbal mood marks the relationship between the speaker and the action he is talking about. There are three verbal moods in Croatian language:
|Indicative||Refers to an statement.|
|Conditional||Express a proposition which dependends on some condition, hypothetical state or an uncertain event.|
|Imperative||Forms commands or requests, including giving permission or declaring a prohibition or any other kind of advice or exhortation.|
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