Discover the history of Ukrainian Carol of the Bells (also known as Shchedryk) and learn its original lyrics (with English translation)!
40+ Ukrainian language resources: free courses, best textbooks, and other useful tools for learning Ukrainian
Looking for some great materials and tools for learning Ukrainian? Here is our list of Ukrainian language resources that we have tested and trust. Most of them are free!
Our top episodes of the Ukrainian Lessons Podcast and 5 Minute Ukrainian series will tell you everything about Christmas and New Year’s in Ukraine – with tons of useful Ukrainian vocabulary, grammar, and cultural insights!
In Ukrainian, you can discover words that do not have any equivalent in your native language. They will help enrich your vocabulary and provide some insights into Ukrainian culture and mentality. Find out the meaning and pronunciation of 12 Ukrainian words that cannot be translated into English.
Learn useful Ukrainian expressions for introducing yourself and meeting people in Ukrainian with our podcasts! You can find 10 useful audio lessons below.
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!
Vocabulary for emotions in Ukrainian can be a great means of support for Ukrainian relatives, friends, and refugees. Learn the most important emotions in Ukrainian with our pictures and audio!
For decades, the Ukrainian riflemen’s song «Ой у лузі червона калина» has symbolized national resistance and aspirations for freedom. Learn the Ukrainian and English lyrics of this song and enjoy its most popular interpretations!
Занепокоєння, or anxiety in Ukrainian, has overwhelmed Ukrainians since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war. Practice the various ways to express anxiety with our picture and audio recordings!
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!
Looking for great resources for Ukrainian language beginners? If you feel that Duolingo or textbooks are not enough for your progress, check out our podcasts and start learning Ukrainian consistently!
Would you like to learn the Ukrainian language but don’t know where to start? When it comes to language learning, just like any other challenging activity, it is important to have a clear plan with small achievable goals ― that will motivate you to move forward. Here is a quick guide about how to start learning Ukrainian in 5 simple steps.
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.
Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has already caused thousands of people to die and millions to flee their homes. Ukraine urgently needs assistance from all over the world. This guide highlights how to help Ukraine in the war zones and abroad. 1. Support the...
Learn how to express sadness in Ukrainian with our infographic and master your pronunciation with a native speaker!
Are you wondering how to express your feelings in Ukrainian? Learn the ways to describe happiness and boost your pronunciation skills with our audio recordings!
Everyone needs to be encouraged, whether it is a learning accomplishment, career success, or personal occasion. Слова похвали — praise words in Ukrainian — are excellent for making anyone feel proud. These words are also great helpers in any conversation, a way to react to positive news. Listen to the recordings below, train your pronunciation, and boost your speaking skills!
Would you like to learn Ukrainian vocabulary, related to employment or працевлаштування? Enhance your knowledge of Business Ukrainian with these useful words and phrases! Train your listening and pronunciation with our audio recordings!
Earning a salary (зарплата), going on vacation (відпустка), or taking sick leave (лікарняний) — these are customary for most enterprises. With our infographic, you can learn the main work-related terms associated with jobs in Ukrainian.
Start the new year with more Ukrainian in your life! Save 20% on Ukrainian Lessons Podcast materials and our ebook. Зі святами! Happy holidays!
It is difficult to imagine any workplace without daily routine tasks. Learn дії в офісі or actions at the office with our infographic! Master your pronunciation with a native speaker!
Boost your knowledge of Business Ukrainian by learning useful vocabulary — предмети в офісі or office items. Listen to our recordings before memorizing the words!
Learn the names of various business meetings in Ukrainian and become familiar with the Ukrainian work environment! Train your pronunciation skills repeating after the native speaker!
Have you ever wondered how to apply for a job in Ukraine? Get started with the new vocabulary topic — пошук роботи or job search in Ukrainian! Find out how to pronounce new words with our audio recordings!
We continue our series of Business Ukrainian with the new vocabulary. Enhance your knowledge of the Ukrainian language by learning посади в офісі — job titles in the office in Ukrainian.
Would you like to learn about the Ukrainian business environment? Then check out посади в офісі — job positions in the office in Ukrainian.
Would you like to know how to wish a happy birthday in Ukrainian? Today we will learn привітання з днем народження — birthday wishes in Ukrainian. Look at the picture, listen, and repeat the words below!
If you are learning Ukrainian, you should plan a trip to Ukraine to practice. And when you decide to go for it, here is a short check-list of the things to prepare before coming to Ukraine.
With the current situation in the world, the Ukrainian Lessons team has come together to dream and to reflect. We hope that traveling will soon be as accessible as it was before the quarantine, and in the meantime, we invite you to a virtual tour that highlights our top places to visit in Ukraine.
The history of Ukraine is a complex phenomenon, deriving from ancient and early medieval times. Our podcast collection will get you acquainted with the main historical facts and events in intermediate Ukrainian.
We publish Ukrainian songs with translation so that you could discover Ukrainian modern culture and practice your listening skills.
Ukrainian idioms, proverbs, and expressions are an important part of everyday Ukrainian. Learning to use common idioms and expressions will make your Ukrainian sound more natural, so it’s a good idea to master some of these expressions.
If you are learning Ukrainian, you must get regular practice. One of the best ways I have discovered to learn my languages is to connect with people to talk to or a language teacher on the Internet. Learn how to find Ukrainian Conversation Partner / Tutor Online!
Ukrainian cartoons are a source of simple and clear language. We’ve prepared for you a list of videos – old and modern Ukrainian cartoons!
This is the official Ukrainian to Latin transliteration. Have a look at how the Latin letters correlate with the Cyrillic alphabet.
Would you like to learn the Ukrainian punctuation marks? You can start with the names of the marks before you move to the rules.
If you want to master your Ukrainian language or just learn more about Ukrainian culture, I strongly recommend you to watch at least one or many of the films from this list of Ukrainian movies!
Get acquainted with personalities and places depicted on the Ukrainian banknotes, find out the etymology of the Ukrainian currency name and other interesting facts! At the end take a virtual tour of The Museum of Money of the National Bank of Ukraine and take the quiz!
Wow, it’s an article about Ukrainian exclamations! But hang on, how do you say ‘wow’ in Ukrainian? Of course, people often use exclamations without even realizing it, that’s why it’s hard to remember the foreign ones. Let’s give it a try, shall we?
New to our website or looking for the most popular articles on Ukrainian Lessons? You’re in the right place! Find our best blog posts here.
Where to eat in Lviv? This city is the capital of Ukrainian food tourism. We made the Food Guide to Lviv for you to discover the city’s culture!
You may know your basic questions in Ukrainian, but imagine being at a party in Ukraine… What are you going to talk about? Don’t worry! We’ve prepared a set of questions to break the ice – questions for small talk in Ukrainian.
Are you an outdoor person and are planning a trip to Ukraine? We have prepared a list of camping and hiking vocabulary in Ukrainian that will come in handy for your active vacation!
This is the Ukrainian Lessons Cultural Guide, in which we gathered the best places to visit in Lviv to better understand the city!
Practice your Ukrainian pronunciation with rhythm and fun! Check out our collection of скоромовки – Ukrainian tongue twisters, listen and repeat.
Сheck out these short and useful Ukrainian questions that will help you to use the transportation, dine out and discover Ukraine!
Videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles is one of the most common requests from Ukrainian learners. So, here is a collection!
Using Ukrainian prepositions with cases might be confusing at first, and it will take time to practice, but with the right tools and reference materials, you will master them like any other grammar rule. Check out our tables of the Ukrainian prepositions with cases and see the examples of each use. No more confusion!
We continue a series of articles about cases in Ukrainian. First, you were introduced to the concept of Ukrainian cases. Then we talked about one of the most common cases in Ukrainian – the accusative case. The following article presents detailed information about the usage of the genitive case in Ukrainian.
Can you watch Youtube and study at the same time? We say yes! Here are 12+ Ukrainian Youtube channels that can help your learning.
Let’s talk about the Accusative case – Знахідний відмінок. We’ve already talked about all cases in general. The use of this one is quite easy!
One of the first things we learn as babies are the sounds that animals make, but did you know that these sounds are different in every language? Here is how animals sound in Ukrainian!
Discover the ways you can use Ukrainian radio online for practicing your Ukrainian, and get links to the best Ukrainian radio stations online
What languages do you speak? English, Spanish, French?.. Be unique and learn Ukrainian! This language is modern, wide-spread and dignified. Find out 7 reasons to learn Ukrainian language and start today!
Songs are one of the most pleasant ways to learn a language. That’s why we’ve decided to prepare a list of Ukrainian bands for you!
Oh, are you staying up too late on facebook again? Is it time to say goodnight? How do you say goodnight in Ukrainian? Learn 5 ways!
Ukrainians like singing a lot – we have around 200,000 folk songs! Check out our Top 10 Ukrainian folk songs list and tell us if there should be some more.
Привіт! 🙂 Every Ukrainian language learner begins with greetings in Ukrainian. No doubt you’ll need them every day. Of course, you probably know quite a few by now, but today I’ll tell you a couple more. One can never know too much!
Even if you know only one person from Ukraine, you’ll need to say Happy Birthday in Ukrainian at least once a year. There are a couple of different ways to say ‘happy birthday’ in Ukrainian. Let’s take a look at each one of them.
Cases in Ukrainian language mean that the ending of nouns, adjectives and other words associated with those nouns change. If you have not been introduced to this concept yet, you have been learning words and phrases in their isolated pure forms.
There are many ways to learn a language. No matter which one of them you use, it is always necessary to have a dictionary. In this article we will tell you about the most effective and popular Ukrainian dictionaries and where to find them.
False friends in Ukrainian are the words that look and sound similar to words in other languages, but have a different meaning. These are 10 most common “friends” in Ukrainian and English.
Are you in love with a Ukrainian? Great choice! Now you should learn some Ukrainian love phrases to impress your loved one and make them fall in love with you even more! Here are 10 Ukrainian love expressions and romantic words with different variations you could use every day.
Do you want to learn Ukrainian alphabet? Or practice Ukrainian pronunciation? Then the Ukrainian Alphabet guide with videos and examples is just right for you!
How to say “thank you” in Ukrainian? There is one common way (дякую), which you may already know, but there are also some more advanced versions and synonyms that will impress native speakers. Find out 8 ways to say “thank you” in Ukrainian below with audio!
Whether you made a mistake, stood your friend up or stepped on someone’s foot in the bus, here are 7 ways of how to apologize in Ukrainian for any occasion.
Щедрівка is a traditional Ukrainian song, which people sing on Щедрий вечір – Generous Eve. Listen and read the translation of щедрівка.
Are you going to Ukraine for travel or business? Don’t underestimate the power of the native language, learn at least 14 basic Ukrainian phrases and make Ukrainians fall in love with your accent!
Take a look at your calendar – is it time to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year yet? I’d like to give you a list of ideas on how to greet your Ukrainian friends.
Would you like to understand прикметники – adjectives in Ukrainian? Then our newest grammar video is just right for you! Learn how different adjectives are formed and review some words from last week’s Clothes vocabulary!
Борщ, вареники, кутя… Ukraine is famous for its cuisine! Remember our posts about Ukrainian food? Well, this is an article just about all of this good stuff! Here is our Ultimate Guide to Ukrainian Food: 40+ Ukrainian Dishes With Pictures.
Video: Одяг і взуття 👔 Clothes vocabulary in Ukrainian: Flashcards & Exercises [Vocabulary Practice]
Would you like to learn or review одяг і взуття – names of clothes and shoes in Ukrainian? Then our flashcards and exercises video is just right for you!
When is Ukrainian Christmas and why? What a strange question! All Christians celebrate Christmas on the same day! Or do they?
Learn or review colors in Ukrainian with this video and a handful of fun exercises. Practice your Ukrainian vocabulary with us!
Learn or practice the names of the months in Ukrainian language! They sound very different from many other languages, but each of the Ukrainian months has a meaning related to the nature.
This is the first grammar video on our Youtube channel! Let’s start with the basics: what is noun gender in Ukrainian and how you know which one it is? Learn and practice this essential grammar point in only 8 minutes!
Ukrainian superstitions may seem odd and ridiculous. Nevertheless, they are an important part of our life. Ukrainians are not irrational people but sometimes we do things for little or no reason at all. Here are 7 Ukrainian superstitions that you are likely to encounter on your trip to Ukraine!
Video: 49 things in the house in Ukrainian! + Names of rooms in Ukrainian 🏠 [Ukrainian Vocabulary Practice]
Review or learn names of rooms & 49 things in the house in Ukrainian with our colorful video!
How similar are Ukrainian and Russian languages? This is probably the most common question foreigners ask us. We are always happy to explain 🙂
In this article, find the similarities and differences between Ukrainian and Russian languages on the different linguistic levels: vocabulary, letters & sounds, grammar, and sentence structure.
Beginning to learn Ukrainian? Or just want to improve your Ukrainian pronunciation and understand Ukrainian sounds better? Watch our practical video lesson about Ukrainian alphabet with examples and cute pictures. Stick to the end to practice your reading!
Every language is not spoken the same everywhere, and Ukrainian is no different. There are various Ukrainian dialects that are traditionally grouped into Northern, South-Western and South-Eastern Ukrainian dialects. Find out more about these three groups of dialects!
Video: Fruits and Vegetables in Ukrainian – Learn Ukrainian Vocabulary with Flashcards & Exercises 🍒
Want to learn or review fruits and vegetables in Ukrainian? It’s easy with our flashcards and exercises video!
Ukrainian customs are a mix of European, Soviet and its own unique culture. A lot of foreigners may be surprised by the things that are natural for most Ukrainians. These are 5 unique things Ukrainians do and the reasons behind them.
Are you ready to learn or review most common Ukrainian words? Now you can do it with our flashcards in the video format! Make sure to test yourself with the flashcards at the end!
Let’s learn over 60 names of animals in Ukrainian! The animals are categorized into groups: farm animals, wild animals, exotic animals, birds and insects, sea animals. Master your pronunciation repeating after the native speaker.
Double negation in Ukrainian is absolutely OK! It is not frowned upon like in English and some other languages. Two negations in the same clause do not cancel each other in Ukrainian – quite the opposite.
Let’s take a look at the 10 most famous Ukrainian artists in this Introduction to Ukrainian visual arts. You will probably hear their names and see their works in the context of Ukrainian culture. Here we briefly introduce their lives and art methods.
Going to Ukraine by car? Here is some advice on how to cross the border, how to refuel, what the speed limits are, and other tips about driving in Ukraine – you can find all this information in this article.
Not only are they beautiful, but popular Ukrainian names also have a meaning. In this article, we are talking about the most common Ukrainian names and what they mean.
Do you want to know what angry Ukrainians say? We gathered some fun angry expressions in Ukrainian. There are both traditional curses and expressions used in modern language when one is really angry.
Our language is very beautiful, and one of the reasons is euphony in Ukrainian. In this article, find out how to use У vs В, І vs Й, and З vs ЗІ vs ІЗ in Ukrainian.
Ukrainian conjunctions are tricky: take the difference between тому and тому що, for instance. Only one syllable might change your perfect sentence into nonsense. Fortunately, we can help you out!
It is important to know how to write dates in Ukrainian in order to avoid confusion. Learn how to write the date in Ukrainian!
Can you explain the difference between твій and свій? Let’s learn more about reflexive Possessive Pronoun cвій in Ukrainian.
Learn how to ask for help in Ukrainian: useful expressions for different situations. If you are here to get some help with your Ukrainian, you have come to the right place!
Some filler words in Ukrainian are also called слова-паразити (parasite words). They are usually frowned upon by refined native speakers. However, the vast majority of Ukrainians use them every day. If you study Ukrainian, you might find them very useful for those situations when you try to remember a word.
I know what you must be thinking: 10 meanings of the word “так”? It seems like too many! That’s Ukrainian for you 🙂 Let’s dive in!
You can kill two birds with one stone by keeping up with news in Ukrainian. Firstly, you will stay informed and ready to discuss any pressing matters. Secondly, you will learn all the contemporary vocabulary. Here are a few of the most important and popular news sources in Ukraine.
Traditional Easter greetings in Ukrainian are completely different from our usual Добрий день. Ukrainians love Easter and have a variety of traditions connected with it. No wonder – it is one of the biggest and oldest Christian holidays. In this short article you will find a way to greet your Ukrainian family and friends.
Do you want to be able to say something instead of just nodding your head “yes” or shaking your head “no”? Here are a few useful expressions to agree and disagree in Ukrainian!
A lot of language learners need to know the best way to memorize new words faster. Having the right word on the tip of your tongue can be really frustrating! I know, I’ve been there. Today I’ve come up with a list of tried and tested 8 methods of learning Ukrainian vocabulary efficiently.
Ah, the capital of Ukraine! I bet every Ukrainian learner has got a list of things to do in Kyiv. I’ve been living here for 12 years and the hardest part about writing this text was choosing only five things. I’ve managed though, so come with me on this little trip.
Discover the list of holidays in Ukraine for the year 2020! It includes secular and religious, official (non-working) and unofficial holidays.
Reflexive verbs in Ukrainian are easy to recognize: they all end with the suffix –ся (–сь) after the infinitive: митися, боятися, or кататись.The reflexive form is quite common in Ukrainian: the majority of the verbs have it.
Have you ever noticed strange subjectless sentences – безособові речення in Ukrainian? Let’s learn some common impersonal expressions in Ukrainian!
How do you respond to “дякую” in Ukrainian? Just like in English, it depends on the circumstances. Learn 6 ways to say “you are welcome” in Ukrainian!
Hello there! It feels necessary to discuss ways of saying ‘goodbye’ in Ukrainian, as not so long ago we learned greetings. Let’s begin talking about goodbyes 🙂
The idea of love as an integral part of humaneness is shown in one of the most popular Ukrainian songs of 2017. The band who wrote the song, Бумбокс, is a first hip hop and funky groove band in Ukraine.
Try these 10 Ukrainian Podcasts to improve your Ukrainian! Podcasts is a great tool to help you with listening – the most difficult language skill to master.
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.
Noun genders in Ukrainian can be confusing for beginners. Why is любов feminine and щастя neuter? In the table below, you can see that noun genders in Ukrainian are not random.
Today, we are going to learn the names of some electrical appliances used at home, that is, побутова техніка – household appliances in Ukrainian.
Learn Ukrainian words to describe what you can find in a bathroom – у ванній кімнаті. What other bathroom accessories do you want to know the name of?
Ukraine is a bilingual country with Ukrainian and Russian as the two widely used languages. If Ukrainian is the only official state language, why do people speak Russian in Ukraine? How many people consider Ukrainian as their native language? Why do you hear more...
Sentences that consist of two or more parts are called in Ukrainian складні речення (“difficult” or complex sentences in Ukrainian). Let me try to make those “difficult” sentences a bit easier.
In Ukraine, more and more people are celebrating St. Valentine’s Day. In this post, you will find out how to wish someone a Happy Valentine's Day in Ukrainian and discover some more Ukrainian romantic phrases you can use on your валентинка – a Valentine’s card. How to...
Verbs of motion in Ukrainian can be very confusing. Іти, ходити чи їхати? At Ukrainian Lessons, we want to make learning Ukrainian process easy and fun. That is why we have prepared these comprehensive simple pictures that will help you to understand the verbs of...
We have chosen best Ukrainian songs with video clips of 2018! Listen, watch and enjoy! Then tell us which of 10 Ukrainian songs of 2018 you liked the most!
Discover the list of holidays in Ukraine for the year 2018! It includes secular and religious, official (non-working) and unofficial holidays – ones that are known by all Ukrainians. Save the dates!
Христина Соловій is a young Ukrainian pop star with a beautiful voice. She has shown her flair with the help of Святослав Вакарчук, the frontman of Океан Ельзи (we have their songs translated too).