Europe's first largest country, Ukraine is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east. Ukraine is a significant producer and exporter of wheat and several other grains.
The national language is Ukrainian. It is one of the most melodic languages in the world. We have made for you a selection of the most popular words in Ukrainian language.
Добрий день /dobryj den’/ = hello
Ukrainians use different phrases to say “hello”, depending on the time of the day. But “dobryj den” is universal and the most used. You can use it any time.
Дуже добре /Duzhe dobre/ = Very good
And here are two typical answers for “Jak spravy?” for you: “dobre” (=fine) or “duzhe dobre” (=very well).
Дякую /d’akuju/ = thank you
Say “d’akuju” whenever you feel like you want to thank people.
Будь ласка /bud’ laska/ = You’re welcome or Please
1. Did someone just say “d’akuju” to you? Be polite and say “bud’ laska” (=you’re welcome) in response!
2. Also, “bud’ laska” has a different meaning – “please” – like in the phrase “Скажи, будь ласка” – “Tell me, please…”.
Як справи? /Jak spravy/ = How are you?
We use it to ask about how the person is doing. It’s for both formal and informal situations.
Вибачте /vybachte/ = Excuse me
If you step on the foot of a man in the subway, or if you try to pass through a crowd at a concert, you should say “Vybachte” – I’m sorry, Excuse me…
Так /tak/ = Yes
Tak means yes. Sometimes you can hear “da” (it’s Russian, but Ukrainians like to use it too)
ТНі /ni/ = No
Ni means no. Sometimes you can hear also “nye” (it’s a colloquial way to say “no”)
До побачення /do pobachen’:a/ = Good bye!
Oh no! Time to say good-bye? Choose one according to the situation. Use do “pobachen’:a” if you are in a formal situation (airplane, supermarket, business meeting).
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