Ukrainian Independence Day – День Незалежності almost came, so it is about time to learn Ukrainian national anthemгімн України! It shows the historical background of Ukrainian nation and tells about Ukrainians’ glory and bravery.

Ukrainian anthem was much longer earlier, but then the government decided to shorten it. Now it has one verse and one chorus. The author of the lyrics is Ukrainian poet Павло Чубинський.

Listen to it and find out more about Ukrainians! And maybe you will have a chance to sing it on Ukrainian Independence Parade in Kyiv some year😉

We publish Ukrainian songs with translation so that you could discover Ukrainian modern culture and practice your listening skills. Find more translated songs at the category Songs. Do you want us to translate your favorite Ukrainian song? Let us know in the comments! Enjoy listening and good luck in learning Ukrainian language!

Ще не вмерла України і слава, і воля,

Ще нам, браття молодії, усміхнеться доля.

Згинуть наші воріженьки, як роса на сонці.

Запануєм і ми, браття, у своїй сторонці.



Душу й тіло ми положим за нашу свободу,

І покажем, що ми, браття, козацького роду!

Ukraine’s glory has not yet died, nor her freedom,

Upon us, my young brothers, fate shall yet smile.

Our enemies will perish, like dew in the morning sun,

And we too shall rule, brothers, in our own land.



Souls and bodies we’ll lay down, all for our freedom,

And we will show that we, brothers, are of the Cossack nation!

Would you like to learn to understand more Ukrainian?

Check our article about the best Ukrainian radio stations online and prepare your ear to a lot of listening.

Or learn Ukrainian wherever you are with our free Ukrainian Lessons Podcast.

Olesia Pavlyshyn

Olesia is a student of the Master program in Literature at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). She is a private Ukrainian language teacher, translator, and copywriter. Olesia is interested in traveling and handmade, but most of all she likes learning foreign languages.

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