About Ukrainian language
Language of the Ukraine - Ukrainian language is one of the Slavic languages and is spoken by about 41 million people in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, and in enclaves around the world.
Only about three-quarters of Ukrainians are first-language speakers of Ukrainian language, but there are millions of first-language speakers in Russia, Belarus, and the Central Asian republics. Language of the Ukraine is a lineal descendant of the colloquial language used in Kievan Rus (10th-13th centuries). It is written in a form of the Cyrillic alphabet and is closely related to Russian and Belarusian, from which it was indistinguishable until the 12th century. Ukraine's premodern literary language was Church Slavonic. Language of the Ukraine was one component in the chancery language of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which also mixed Church Slavonic, Belarusian, and Polish.
With the fall of the Zaporizhzhya Cossacks in the 18th century, Ukrainian speakers were stateless and the status of Language of the Ukraine, thought of as peasant speech by the nobility, was low. Ukrainian language and orthography (using a form of the Cyrillic alphabet) were gradually standardized in the 19th century.
Basic Words in Ukrainian language(Latin transliteration)
|Thank you very much||Duzhe dyakuyu|
|Excuse me||Pereproshuyu, vybachte|
|So long||Bud' zdorov (singular, familiar),|
Bud'te zdorovi(singular, formal and plural)
|Good morning||Dobryy' ranok|
|Good afternoon||Dobryy' den'|
|Good evening||Dobryy' vechir|
|I do not understand||Ya ne rozumiyu|
|How do you say this in Ukrainian?||Yak vy tse skazhete po ukrayins'ky?|
|Do you speak English?||Chy vy hovoryte po anhliy's'ky?|
|You (singular, familiar)||Ty|
|You (singular, formal)||Vy|
|What is your name?||Yak vy nazyvayetesya?|
|Nice to meet you||Pryyemno z vamy zapiznatysya|
|How are you?||Yak mayetes'?|
|So so||Tak i syak|
|Where is the bathroom? Where is the toilet?||De tut tualyet?|
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