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...
Impersonal expressions in Ukrainian

Impersonal expressions in Ukrainian

Have you ever noticed strange subjectless sentences – безособові речення in Ukrainian? Let’s learn some common impersonal expressions in Ukrainian! Here are some examples: Мені холодно. Йому треба йти. Можна зайти? If you translate them literally, you’ll...
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. Linguistic and grammatical terms are a part of...
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. All Ukrainian nouns no matter whether denoting a living thing or an object have a gender....