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.
Are you an outdoor person and are planning a trip in Ukraine? What a coincidence! We have just prepared a list of camping and hiking vocabulary in Ukrainian that will come in handy.
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.
Ukrainian cartoons are a source of simple and clear language. We’ve prepared for you a list of videos – old and modern Ukrainian cartoons!
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.
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.
Do you want to learn the Ukrainian alphabet? Or maybe practice Ukrainian pronunciation? Then the Ukrainian Alphabet guide with videos and examples is for you. Why does the Ukrainian alphabet look so different? 😳 The Ukrainian алфавіт or абетка (alphabet) is a...
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.
Even if you know only one person from Ukraine, you’ll need to say Happy Birthday in Ukrainian at least once a year. Learn 5 different ways to say “hbd”!
Have you ever noticed strange subjectless sentences – безособові речення in Ukrainian? Let’s learn some common impersonal expressions in Ukrainian!
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!
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 foreign ones. Let’s give it a try, shall we?
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 🙂
Every language learner of Ukrainian 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 some more – one can never know too much!
You may know your basic questions in Ukrainian but imagine being at a party in Ukraine. What are you going to talk about? That’s why we’ve prepared a set of questions to break the ice – questions for small talk in Ukrainian.
Songs are one of the most pleasant ways to learn another language. That’s why I’ve decided to prepare for you a list of my favorite Ukrainian bands.
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.
How to say “thank you” in Ukrainian? There is one common way (дякую), but also there are some more advanced versions and synonyms that will impress native speakers.
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.
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.
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...
Whether you are new to the website or looking for the most popular articles on Ukrainian Lessons you might have missed, check out these blog posts that have been read the most over the last few years. №10 - 12+ Ukrainian YouTube Channels To Practice Your Ukrainian...
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...
Practice your Ukrainian pronunciation with rhythm and fun! Try out Ukrainian lessons collection of скоромовки – tongue twisters!
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!
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.
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).
Learn about adjectives and adverbs of the same stem in Ukrainian, and how to form an adverb from an adjective. Practice pronunciation with our recordings!
Learn the difference between confusing Ukrainian words! Яка різниця… – What is the difference between вчитель – викладач, зараз – тепер, любити – кохати?
Learn особливі форми множини іменників – special forms of plural of Ukrainian nouns. You can practice your pronunciation with our recordings.
Женя і Катя is a romantic Ukrainian band with sweet & tender music. Listen to their Втомлене місто – a beautiful song easy to master for Ukrainian learners.
Learn basic напрямки – directions in Ukrainian! Look at the picture, then master your pronunciation repeating after the native speaker!
Sounds х, г, ґ in Ukrainian are not simple to master. Find examples of Ukrainian words for each of these sounds, and practice your pronunciation with audio!
Meet Ukrainian Pop Rock in our Songs section! Here is one of the most famous Ukrainian modern bands Антитіла – Antibody with their song TDME or Там, де ми є – Whereon We Are. Антитіла is very popular among Ukrainian teenagers, and you can listen to their songs on our radio stations quite often.
Looking for an authentic Ukrainian band with magnificent songs? Then you should probably listen to Один в каное. As soon as you hear at least one of their songs, you won’t misrecognize the voice of their frontwoman Ірина Швайдак. She has a unique manner of singing, which takes your breath away.
You have already been introduced to some vocabulary related to the kitchen. Today we will learn кухонне приладдя – kitchen utensils in Ukrainian! Don’t forget to practice your pronunciation with our recordings.
Whether you know some basic Ukrainian or you just want to learn some helpful phrases for your trip to Ukraine, check out these short and useful Ukrainian questions that will help you out in using the transportation, dining out and discovering Ukraine! I have...
Just like “dessert” and “desert” in English, there are some confusing Ukrainian words that drive learners crazy. Take a look at the difference between those common confusing Ukrainian words that sound alike, listen to the pronunciation and say them aloud. Then, start using them!
Using Ukrainian prepositions with cases might be confusing at first and will take time to practice, but with the right tools and reference materials, you will master them like any other grammar rule. That is why I decided to create this table below to give you the...
Videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles is one of the most common requests from the Ukrainian learners. It is true that listening practice becomes more practical for your language learning when you also have the text at hand. That is why I have decided to collect...
Make learning Ukrainian easier – create mind maps! This is a wonderful way to memorize difficult rules in an easy, funny, and colorful way. Mind maps help your mind to structure all information without overloading it with the unnecessary things.
We continue a series of articles about cases in Ukrainian. At 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 on the...
You have already been introduced to some vocabulary related to the kitchen. Today we will learn кухонне приладдя – kitchen utensils in Ukrainian! Don’t forget to practice your pronunciation with our recordings.
Take a look at 100 of the most common words in Ukrainian. If you are a beginner in learning Ukrainian, start with those words. If you’ve been learning for a while, check if you know them all. 😉 We have also prepared some great extras to boost your Ukrainian vocabulary.
Do you want to know the names of посуд – tableware in Ukrainian? Look at the picture and listen to the pronunciation below!
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!
The months in Ukrainian have their own unique origin. That is why English, German, Russian or any other language will not help you in learning them (unless you know Polish or Belorussian).
But don’t worry! Each month has an extremely clear name, which is connected to nature or agriculture. It is easy to remember them understanding the etymology.
Today we are going to explain to you why Ukrainian moths are called in such a fancy way and how to learn them easily. This will be a long travel. Let’s go!
Learn things in the room in Ukrainian with us! You will easily describe your room in Ukrainian looking at the picture. What things do you have in your room?
Would you like to learn the Ukrainian punctuation marks? You can start with the names of the marks before you move to the rules.
This is the official Ukrainian to Latin transliteration. Have a look at how the Latin letters correlate with the Cyrillic alphabet.
Друга ріка is a Ukrainian rock band which became popular in the 2000s.Their music is not very hard, so they are well-known among people with different tastes. Sometimes their style is determined as Britpop, but the band definitely has its own style.
Let’s talk about осінь – autumn. In Ukraine, this season is amazing and colorful. Look at the picture and learn autumn vocabulary in Ukrainian. Listen to the words being pronounced and repeat after the native speaker.
Let’s have a rest a little bit from the difficult rules and learn how to say too much in Ukrainian. “Too much” has two forms – simple and complex, which are interchangeable.
You should add the word “занадто” to an adjective or adverb or use the prefix за- before the word.
It is simple, just try!
Are you interested in Ukraine, its history, and culture? Then you must listen to the Ukrainian national anthem and get to know it with the English translation.
The adverbs – прислівники in Ukrainian language have only one form, which is used in every situation. Learn some of the most common Ukrainian adverbs.
Lviv is a city of various cultural sightseeings. Here is Ukrainian Lessons Cultural Guide, where we collected the best places to visit in Lviv.
Let’s move on and find out how to compare them! There are three degrees of comparisons in Ukrainian, as in English language.
There are so many ways to talk about time in Ukrainian! It is really important to understand what you talk about because the wrong time can cause misunderstanding and, as a result, you may miss something important. Let's have a look at the popular time expressions in...
Enjoy the voice of Святослав Вакарчук and the wonderful Ukrainian music!
Do you know any homonyms in your language? These words sound exactly the same but mean absolutely different things. Learn some homonyms in Ukrainian with pictures at our blog today!
Make your vocabulary more various! It is difficult sometimes to find synonyms and replace a simple word in a foreign language. Practice 30 ways to say good and bad in Ukrainian and find the best adjectives to express your feelings!
Enjoy Ukrainian song from the rock band Мотор’ролла! This band has its own unique singing style, which is impossible to forget. You will easily understand most of the lyrics because the front man of Мотор’ролла, Сергій Присяжний, sings quite clearly. Восьмий колір is their most famous single, which tells the love story full of tenderness and self-sacrifice. Despite the quick and loud music, Мотор’ролла talks about some eternal feelings.
There are so many short words in Ukrainian language that it is too easy to mix them up, especially if you ask some questions. Як тебе звати? – What is your name? Яка твоя улюбена їжа? – What is your favorite food? Скільки це коштує? – How much is this? Questions are all around us, and it is impossible to speak the language without them.
As you see, some similar English question words might be different in Ukrainian. That is why today we will learn basic question words in Ukrainian for you to communicate with people better.
Чому ви вивчаєте українську мову? Що вам подобається в ній набільше? We will be happy to read the answers in the comments below!
Summer in Ukrainian is called літо! It is the season of holidays, the sun, and rest. Have a look at summer vocabulary in Ukrainian and learn how to say the most common summer words here. Also, practice your pronunciation with our recordings!
As a language learner and teacher, I strongly believe that it is important to listen a lot about the topics you enjoy in your target language. This way you get used to the real (not textbook) intonation, expand your vocabulary, learn to catch the whole phrase, and...
To ask for time in Ukrainian, we use the phrase Котра година? – What time is it? The answer to this question contains two parts, as in any language.
Firstly we talk about година – an hour. We use a special type of numbers for this purpose, порядкові числівники – ordinal numbers. Learn more about ordinal numbers in Ukrainian in our article.
Explore two types of the майбутній час – Future Tense in Ukrainian in tables!
Lviv is the capital of Ukrainian food tourism. Due to the variety of nationalities, which brought to this city a part of the unique cuisine, Lviv is famous for the Ukrainian, Polish, Austrian, and Jewish dishes and drinks. There are so many different cafes, restaurants, and snack bars that it is impossible to visit all of them even if you live in Lviv for years. That is why we have created Food Guide to Lviv for you not to miss the important parts of the city culture.
In order to point out the order of the person or object, we use порядкові числівники – ordinal numbers in Ukrainian. They are quite simple because almost each word forms like an adjective. They have the same gender endings as adjectives, so you will easily remember this material☺️
Be attentive to the exceptions! Some of the ordinal numbers from 1 to 10 can change their forms in an unusual way. Look at the picture and repeat.
This Ukrainian folk song is fun and good to practice your Accusative case in Ukrainian! A Ukrainian girl plays with the feelings of a young man…
It is about time to learn a new type of words – Ukrainian adjectives. They answer the question який? – which? and show the characteristic of the subject. Here are some common opposites for you to improve your vocabulary! Each of them has a different ending according to the gender of a noun the adjective refers to.
Today's article is about the Accusative case – Знахідний відмінок. We have already talked about all cases in Ukrainian in general. It's high time to talk about one of the most common ones, the Accusative case. Actually, the use of this case is quite easy! ...
Sometimes short Ukrainian words can get more tricky than the normal ones. You can easily mix them up or confuse with the words from another foreign language. Also, these could be the first Ukrainian words you could learn as they are so easy to pronounce.
It is весна – spring now! Let’s learn some words from spring vocabulary in Ukrainian. Listen to the pronunciation of them below. Have a good time!
In this short lesson, you will learn the most common way to say I have in Ukrainian and different forms of the pronouns used.
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!