Last modified on 23 November 2012, at 17:11

Ukrainian/Simple Sentences

English Ukrainian Pronunciation Sentence breakdown and notes
I am Ukrainian. Я украї́нець. Ya ukrayinets'. Spoken by a male
Я украї́нка. Ya ukrayinka. Spoken by a female
This cat is black. Цей кіт чо́рний. Tsey kit chornɪy. Verb to be in the present tense is omitted.
You are American. Ти америка́нка. Tɪ amerykanka. Spoken to a female.
Ти америка́нець. Tɪ amerykanets'. Spoken to a male.
I love you! Я тебе́ коха́ю! Ya tebe kohayu! Used only about romantic love.
Я тебе́ люблю́! Ya tebe lyublyu! Can be said to parents, children, etc.
I want to eat. Я хо́чу ї́сти. Ya hochu yisty. I am hungry.
What's your name? Як тебе́ зва́ти? Yak tebe zvaty?
How old are you? Скі́льки тобі́ ро́ків? Skil'kɪ tobi rokiv?
Where do you live? Де ти живе́ш? De tɪ zhivesh? No axillary verbs in Ukrainian questions.
What do you like? Що тобі́ подо́бається? Shcho tobi podobayet'sya?
How do you live? Як ти живе́ш? Yak tɪ zhivesh?
Do you like me? Чи я тобі́ подо́баюсь? Chy ya tobi podobayus'?
How do you understand it? Як ти це розумі́єш? Yak tɪ tse rozumiyesh?