Are you familiar with the basic terms used in the study of Ukrainian? Іменники and дієслова, однина and множина, роди and відмінки, доконаний and недоконаний вид: you’ve probably heard some of these terms before.

Linguistic and grammatical terms are a part of the learning process, though these terms were developed in order to analyze languages rather than help people to learn them. 🙂

So, the following terms in the table are used to talk about grammar and other linguistic aspects of the Ukrainian language:

If you are a beginner, grammatical terminology may seem quite complicated and useless for you. While it may seem useless, it isn’t. First, you can find out more by reading articles devoted to Ukrainian grammar and other language aspects on our website.

Звуки і букви – Sounds and letters:

Частини мови – Parts of speech:

Роди – Genders:

Число – Number:

Відмінки – Cases:

Часи – Tenses:


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