Привіт! Вітаю на сайті! My name is Anna Ohoiko, I am a Ukrainian teacher and educational resources developer. I have created this website for learning Ukrainian to share good-quality and useful Ukrainian lessons online.

Start by learning the 100 most common Ukrainian words with our free list and flashcards. Then we have a great resource, 1000 most useful Ukrainian words to learn the necessary Ukrainian words with examples, flashcards, and pronunciation.

You can also enjoy learning Ukrainian by listening to 200 episodes of the Ukrainian Lessons Podcast, 60 episodes of 5 Minute Ukrainian, as well as check articles on our Blog to learn Vocabulary, Grammar, and Songs.

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Ukrainian learners say:

Very efficient method!

I think the Ukrainian language is the most beautiful of all the Slavic languages due to its musicality and rhythm… I feel lucky to came across Anna’s way of teaching it!, it is friendly and very well focused in securing the steps one by one as I am progressing through the entire course. And the best part is that it doesn’t stop at the basics… It keeps on and on, it gets gradually more difficult as you go… Lovely!

I would recommend everyone to subscribe to the premium membership, it justifies its value 100%… better when you leave your українські friends amazed by your progress in their beautiful language.

If I have to give a constructive suggestion will be: more exercises, more practice, more homework, more lessons. and Hopefully Anna one day will recreate this course for Spanish native speakers that want to learn Ukrainian… Well, why?… because I am Peruvian … you figured it out!

Luis A. Zapata

Фантастично! Fantastic!

Привіт! Я дуже люблю Ukrainian Lessons Podcast. Я волонтер корпусу меру, і я живу в Україні. Моя вчителька мене сказала я розмовляю українською дуже добре. Я слухала кожного уроку. Дякую!

Hi! I love this podcast! I am a Peace Corps Trainee, and I just moved to Ukraine, where I will be serving for 2 years. I listened to this podcast A LOT in the months before my departure, and now that I am here I made it into the advanced language study group. My teacher said I speak very well, and she was especially impressed that I know how to conjugate some verbs. When she asked where I learned, I told her about this podcast! I’ve listened to every episode. Thank you!

Кортні Коупленд
Каліфорнія, Америка

Beautiful Country. Beautiful Language.

Hello Anna! I am a Jamaican currently living in Florida, USA, and I met my wife, who is from Rivne.

The main reason I subscribe to your Premium membership is to receive the lesson notes with the full translation into English of the dialogs and texts. This is absolutely essential for me to be able to learn the language properly. When I listen to the dialogs and narrations, I read along with the English translation. I listen again, reading along in Ukrainian, then listen without reading to see how much I understand. I do this even before I get into your explanations in the lessons. Now that I am a few lessons into season three, I try to read the Ukrainian texts before I listen to the episode.

The main things I like about the podcast are the dialogues. I get to learn the language in context, rather than just learning words and phrases, as other language resources tend to do. I also love the fact that you use multiple persons throughout your lessons. Hearing different native speakers makes the lessons that much more interesting and helps to train my ears to become accustomed to the language. I cannot begin to tell you just how beneficial this has been to me when I interact with people here in the cafes, marketplaces, shops, and stores. Ooh, the smiles I get when I say a few words or phrases in your native language. People are just so pleasantly surprised.

Thank you so very much for all the work you and your team have done in creating and making these lessons available. Your podcast is by far the best resource I have found for learning Ukrainian. The Premium membership is indeed a worthwhile investment.

Colin Rose

A very great help to learn Ukrainian

As a teacher of French as a foreign language, I really appreciate the quality of the podcast offered by Anna. The length, the rhythm of each dialog is perfect. I really like the fact that the dialog is repeated twice and then explained part after part. Many many thanks!

Marie Aubet
France but living in Kiev

I am really enjoying the premium membership

I am really enjoying the premium membership. I just started learning Ukrainian in December 2020 as I have a family heritage. I started using Duolingo and then progressed to listening to the Ukrainian Lessons podcasts. And I started to print out and review the lesson notes. I found these sessions to be so helpful and very practical – the way people actually speak to each other. I decided to invest in the premium membership. I did have some challenges with installing the Anki app at first, but once this was sorted out, I’ve found the flashcards to be very helpful as are the lesson notes. I also take weekly lessons on iTalki and so I’m using 3 different methods of learning – Premium membership in Ukrainian Lessons, Duolingo and iTalki lessons. Each is really good in different ways and they all compliment each other. I find the Ukrainian Lessons premium membership to be worth the investment and not overly pricey. I like the fact that I can purchase a specific number of lessons at a time and I don’t have to commit to ongoing payments if I don’t choose. Although I am quite certain I will continue to use this excellent service!

Carolyn Pitchot
Toronto, Canada

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Resources for your Ukrainian learning

Business Ukrainian: useful words about work and office in Ukrainian

Business Ukrainian: useful words about work and office in Ukrainian

Would you like to learn about the Ukrainian business environment? Take a look at our collection of infographics on Business Ukrainian! The words and phrases related to офіс (office), працевлаштування (employment), and робочі зустрічі (work meetings) will enhance your vocabulary and make you sound like a native! Be sure to listen to our recordings and master your pronunciation with them!

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Emotions in Ukrainian #3: роздратування — annoyance

Emotions in Ukrainian #3: роздратування — annoyance

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on December 24, Ukrainians had a whole spectrum of emotions. Not only did the war become a reason for sorrow and sadness, but it also disrupted a usual lifestyle for millions of Ukraine’s residents. Daily air raid sirens and general turmoil brought about anger, frustration, and apathy. Learn how to express роздратування or annoyance in Ukrainian with our infographic!

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Ukrainian phrases to express support to Ukrainians in times of war (with audio!)

Ukrainian phrases to express support to Ukrainians in times of war (with audio!)

Ukraine is at war and needs your support more than ever. Even a few kind words in Ukrainian can help someone to feel a little bit better. Here is our list of Ukrainian phrases to express support to your relatives and friends from Ukraine! Feel free to text them to people, post on your social, and learn how to say them with our audio tracks to greet people from Ukraine around the world.

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