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!

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!

How to begin learning Ukrainian in 5 steps: free resources to get you started

How to begin learning Ukrainian in 5 steps: free resources to get you started

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.

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.

Слова похвали — Praise Words in Ukrainian

Слова похвали — Praise Words in Ukrainian

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!

Our top places to visit in Ukraine

Our top places to visit in 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.

20 Ukrainian idioms, proverbs and expressions

20 Ukrainian idioms, proverbs and expressions

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.

7 Facts about Ukrainian Currency

7 Facts about Ukrainian Currency

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!

Ого! Ой! …and other Ukrainian Exclamations

Ого! Ой! …and other Ukrainian Exclamations

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?

Questions for small talk in Ukrainian

Questions for small talk in Ukrainian

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.

Ukrainian Prepositions With Cases That Follow (+ examples!)

Ukrainian Prepositions With Cases That Follow (+ examples!)

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!

10 Uses of the Genitive Case in Ukrainian

10 Uses of the Genitive Case in Ukrainian

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.

7 Reasons to Learn Ukrainian Language

7 Reasons to Learn Ukrainian Language

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!

How to say Happy Birthday in Ukrainian

How to say Happy Birthday in Ukrainian

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.

Introduction to Cases in the Ukrainian Language

Introduction to Cases in the Ukrainian Language

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.

50+ Ukrainian Love Phrases And Romantic Words

50+ Ukrainian Love Phrases And Romantic Words

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.

7 Strange Ukrainian Superstitions

7 Strange Ukrainian Superstitions

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!

Ukrainian And Russian Languages: How Similar? How Different?

Ukrainian And Russian Languages: How Similar? How Different?

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.

5 Ukrainian Customs You Should Know

5 Ukrainian Customs You Should Know

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.

Double negation in Ukrainian

Double negation in Ukrainian

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. 

10 Useful Parasites: Filler Words in Ukrainian language

10 Useful Parasites: Filler Words in Ukrainian language

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. 

Where to read / watch / listen to the news in Ukrainian

Where to read / watch / listen to the news in Ukrainian

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.

Easter greetings in Ukrainian (with audio)

Easter greetings in Ukrainian (with audio)

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.

8 effective ways to learn Ukrainian vocabulary

8 effective ways to learn Ukrainian vocabulary

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.

5 Ideas of Things to Do in Kyiv

5 Ideas of Things to Do in Kyiv

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.

Reflexive Verbs in Ukrainian

Reflexive Verbs in Ukrainian

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.

Basic terms used in the study of Ukrainian

Basic terms used in the study of Ukrainian

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

Noun genders in Ukrainian

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.

Language situation in Ukraine in 2020 and beyond

Language situation in Ukraine in 2020 and beyond

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...

Compound and complex sentences in Ukrainian

Compound and complex sentences in Ukrainian

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.

Verbs of Motion in Ukrainian: So Easy with These Pictures!

Verbs of Motion in Ukrainian: So Easy with These Pictures!

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...

10 Ukrainian Songs of 2018

10 Ukrainian Songs of 2018

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!

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