Videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles are one of the most common requests from Ukrainian learners. It is true that listening practice becomes more practical for your language learning when you also have the text at hand. Here is a collection of videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles or transcripts for you!
Some techniques for watching videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles
- Try to watch the video without subtitles, trying to capture the general ideas. Do not focus on the problematic words. Then, rewatch with the subtitles and translate the words that block your understanding.
- Try to watch the video in small chunks, pressing stop and play. This will give you some time to process the words.
- My personal favorite! Try to watch the video without the subtitles in small chunks writing down or saying aloud exactly what you have heard. In most cases, you will need to re-listen to the same part 2-4 times. Then, watch with the subtitles to compare.
Videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles are not easy to find. However, you can also do the similar to the described above practice with the videos that do not have subs. Then, you might want to ask your Ukrainian friend or a tutor to help you with the problematic parts. You can try watching some great Ukrainian movies online here!
Easy Ukrainian – Транспорт
Unlike the rest of the videos on this page, this video was specifically created for Ukrainian learners. It is easier than others, it has Ukrainian subtitles in both Cyrillic and Latin characters, and the English translation. Also, you can learn about транспорт — transportation in Ukraine on a tour 🙂
Check out our infographics with the words of transportation in Ukrainian.
Blog 360 – подорожі Україною. Івано-Франківськ
It’s a vlog about a trip to Ivano-Frankivsk.
Влог Закарпаття #5. Пацканьово. Екопоселення та музей · Ukraїner
It’s a vlog and an interview with some Ukrainians who decided to move to the village and create екопоселення — an eco-settlement.
This is one of the beautiful videos from the project Ukraїner. You can find some other videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles on their channel. (Look for “CC” by the videos!)
Наша Файта. Закарпатська Футурама · Ukraїner
Another video from Ukraїner could be interesting for you as it talks about the idea and creators of a Ukrainian animated comedy series about Закарпаття — Transcarpathia.
Святослав Вакарчук: Нам потрібно ламати стіни в душах
Below, you can find a long interview with our rock star and an idol of many Ukrainians — Святослав Вакарчук. There are no subtitles, but you can read the full text here.
Listen to one of the songs of Святослав with lyrics and translation on our blog.
Looking for more Ukrainian videos even without subtitles? We also have a list of 12+ Youtube channels for Ukrainian learners.
Лепетуни is a fun animation series from Mova. It is made for kids to learn the proper and beautiful Ukrainian language. Exactly like your goal, isn’t it? 😉
This is перша серія — the first episode. Go to their Youtube channel to watch the next ones.
Як ваш телефон змінює вас?
This is a Ukrainian translation of the popular science video about як ваш телефон змінює вас — how your phone changes you. If you enjoy this style — they have got more translated videos in Ukrainian with Ukrainian subtitles on their channel Цікава наука — Interesting science.
History of Ukraine
Discover Ukrainian history and learn Ukrainian at the same time!
Short Ukrainian History Course from Ukrainian Lessons Podcast:
Part 1 – Kyivan Rus’ » Access lesson
Part 2 – 13th – 16th centuries » Access lesson
Part 3 – Ukrainian Cossacks » Access lesson
Part 4 – Ukraine as a part of two empires » Access lesson
Part 5 – The liberation movement of 1917-1922 » Access lesson
Part 6 – Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic » Access lesson
Part 7 – Second World War in Ukraine » Access lesson
Part 8 – History of Soviet Ukraine » Access lesson
Part 9 – Independent Ukraine » Access lesson
Ukrainian History Test » Access lesson
Телебачення Торонто з Майклом Щуром
A program with a strange name #@)₴?$0 (“ґрати, песик, дужка, гривня, знак питання, долар, нуль”) — a weekly satirical news digest with Roman Vintoniv in the role of Michael Shchur.
I hope you found the videos and channels you would like to watch (and read the subtitles for ). These are great for advancing your listening abilities and practicing recognizing what native speakers are saying.
You can also benefit from listening to our newest Ukrainians Abroad series in Season 5 of the Ukrainian Lessons Podcast. These episodes feature interviews with Ukrainians living in other countries. Listen to the first talk here: ULP 5-192 | Українці в Аргентині: розмова з Антоніною Чембарович. And don’t forget that you can get the transcripts of the lessons with our Premium Membership!
Would you like to learn to understand more Ukrainian? Check our article about the best Ukrainian radio stations online and prepare your ear to a lot of listening. Or learn Ukrainian wherever you are with our free Ukrainian Lessons Podcast.