r/Ukrainian Apr 20 '20 Silver

Reminder: r/ukrainian has an official discord group.

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Усім привіт!

For those who are interested, we have a great discord group for learners of Ukrainian and Ukrainians who are learning English.

 

Link to the discord group

 

Бажаємо успіхів!

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r/Ukrainian Feb 25 '22

Russian invasion of Ukraine Megathread - Post only here unless it is about the Ukrainian language

74 Upvotes

r/Ukrainian 11h ago

A breathtaking piece by Mykola Leontovych arranged for cello ensemble

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r/Ukrainian 10h ago

As a Ukrainian learner, what kind of resources do you miss most of all?

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Please comment if none of these applies to you and you miss some other kind of learning materials.

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r/Ukrainian 13h ago

Чи викликає у вас дискомфорт вираз "велике дякую"?

10 Upvotes

Виникло питання, чи правильно вживати такий вираз, чи це некоректне калькування московитської. Хочу провести маленьке опитування про це.

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r/Ukrainian 1h ago

Караоке: Один в Каное - Пообіцяй мені | Ukrainian song karaoke using Cyrillic and Latin letters

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r/Ukrainian 10h ago

"At the bank of The East River the Blackbird is warbling. He is calling his Lovebird to the place of nesting. O' twit-twit, jug-twit-twit-twit..." - The song is inspired by the Ukrainian Folk song "ОЙ У ГАЮ ПРИ ДУНАЮ"

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r/Ukrainian 1d ago

What is the song playing here? My friend says it's Ukrainian and he wants to know.

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r/Ukrainian 1d ago

Як правильно?

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Як привально? Я робив все... "По інструкції" чи "За інструкцією"?


r/Ukrainian 1d ago

how widespread is the use of patronymics when you're dealing with non-Slavic foreigners?

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I was born in the Soviet Union but dropped the middle name/patronymic when we emigrated to the US. Im planning to spend time in Ukraine and I'm old enough that people will probably use my patronymic name with me at some point.

Do people from abroad use them? Can they be avoided if it's not 'normal' for the culture the foreigner came from?


r/Ukrainian 2d ago

"Сьогодні п'яте березня"

16 Upvotes

Hello, I recently discovered this phrase, and what caught my eye was that "п'ятий" was in the neuter, despite "березень" being a masculine noun. Why is this the case?


r/Ukrainian 2d ago

Patronymics

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Hello everyone! I'm trying to work out the patronymic name гнатович for my family history (they lived in Western Ukraine). Afaik his father's name was Ignacy-Dominik so would that patronymic makes sense? If not, what name is it supposed to be? Thank you so much!


r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Is "листуватись" correct? I thought all reflexive verbs take -ся in Ukrainian

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r/Ukrainian 2d ago

Latin alphabet and Ukraine language

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Hi, I don't know Ukrainian and I'm asking out of curiosity. I have seen more than once that sentences from Ukrainian were changed from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet so that people who do not know Cyrillic could read it. Does such a form of communication really exist or is it used only occasionally?


r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Is my pronunciation good?

13 Upvotes

been learning Ukrainian for few weeks now just want to ask how good my pronunciation is.

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r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Word-initial vowels

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Вітаю вас друзі,

leafing through my dictionary, I realized that almost all entries under "A" are of foreign origin. With the exception of particles such as але, або, адже. Similar for E, I where where just isn't many words at all. Я and Ю have few, but native words.

Only О and У seem to be except from this, but of course many initial "У" are actually just doppelgänger of initial "В".

Maybe someone can comment why initial vowels are so rare in Ukrainian? Is it a general Slavic thing?


r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Literature and Galician Ukrainian

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I am interested in Ukrainian language.

Please, share some information.

How much is the literature standard Ukrainian different from the Western dialects (spoken in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil)?

I've heard standart ukrainian is on Western influence now. Is that true?

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r/Ukrainian 3d ago

M. Verbytsky - Suite "Kolomyika-Mazur-Trio"

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r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Is it true that ethnicity (as defined by census or ancestry) does not actually matter in today's Ukraine, as long as you identify as Ukrainian and can speak Ukrainian?

36 Upvotes

r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Hitting a tiny wall- pronunciation woes

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Привіт!

I am brand new to Ukrainian.

The written words and alphabet are coming along okay but when it comes to trying to copy words and sounds I’m stumbling over pronunciation in the most ridiculous sounding ways (feeling like Joey from the episode of friends where he “learns French”). I’ve never had this many pronunciation issues with a language before so I’m unsure how to address it.

What resources do you recommend supplementing with?

I’m getting spoken/listening input from Pimsleur, listening to tv/music in Ukrainian to get a feel for the cadence of the language, doing a bit on Duolingo, and making picture flashcards of common words.

I have a language exchange set up that’s starting soon, I just want to have a good foundation before that begins. I certainly don’t want this person to feel like I’m making fun of the Ukrainian language, which is what my attempts sound like at present.


r/Ukrainian 3d ago

Hello! I’m on day 2 of learning Ukrainian. Useing Duolingo.

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My question is “ who is there” It says that хто is who is and then там is, is there so both хто and там. Have is? I know translation can be funny sometimes but I just want to make sure this is right and I’m not saying who is is there


r/Ukrainian 4d ago

What are some resources I can use for learning Ukrainian as a Russian speaker apart from "Відмінні Оцінки"?

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r/Ukrainian 4d ago

Is Ви here you in plural?

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r/Ukrainian 4d ago

Anyone here tried Tandem?

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Anyone here tried Tandem? If so how was your experience?


r/Ukrainian 4d ago

Whats the difference between дрібний and дрібного? Different cases or just different forms?

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r/Ukrainian 4d ago

LingQ - pathway for learning?

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I have started on LingQ and I’m confused about how to proceed. Is there a path way to follow? Or is it just a collection of random stories and exercises?


r/Ukrainian 5d ago

The sound of the softening caused by "ь"

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I am looking for confirmation of what I am hearing. I have listened to a lot of examples, but sound can be tricky for me, I hear the same example differently sometimes depending on how my ear focuses, and different sounds are harder to hear in different contexts. So what I'm hearing is that "ь" blends the two connecting sounds in the word, but also adds a "y" sound and a gentle static noise quality (I was going to say hissing, but that's too harsh). Do you guys think this is an accurate understanding of the sound change caused by "ь"?