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.  You know it is okay to be negative sometimes. But how do...
Difference between тому and тому що in Ukrainian

Difference between тому and тому що 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! Basic translation For starters, you can just translate these words....
How to Write Dates in Ukrainian + Useful Time Expressions

How to Write Dates in Ukrainian + Useful Time Expressions

It is important to know how to write dates in Ukrainian in order to avoid confusion.  Once I read a joke: “Describe your perfect date. – It is DD/MM/YY. Other ways are more confusing.” It is funny because it is so true for Ukrainians!  Dates in Ukrainian:...
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. To conjugate reflexive verbs (зворотні...