It is not a secret that English is an international language and speaking it one can survive in any country. Still, if you travel somewhere it will be good to know several basic phrases that can help you if there is nobody, who can speak English around. And in this article we offer you 14+ Ukrainian phrases that you should know travelling to Ukraine.

  1. Being polite is very important, so you will not do without several Ukrainian phrases to greet someone.

Hello. Hi.


Good morning.

 Dobryi ranok.

Good afternoon.

Dobryi den.

Good evening.

Dobryi vechir.

  1. Of course, no conversation can finish without saying good-bye as well. So, here are some Ukrainian phrases that you can use for this purpose:


Do pobachennia.



See you.


Have a good day/evening.

     Dobroho dnia/vechora.

  1. Probably I should have started with that phrase, still, as they say, better late than never. So, first of all, you need to find out if the person you want to address speaks English. To do that you can greet them and ask if they speak English:

Excuse me, do you speak English?

Probachte, vy govoryte anhlijskoju?

  1. If you want to sound polite during the conversation, the following Ukrainian phrases will help you:

Please.Bud laska.
Thank you.Diakuju.
It`s OK.Vse dobre.
  1. The following Ukrainian phrases will help you understand your interlocutor and let them understand you:

Could you please repeat that?Povtorit tse bud laska.
I understandJa rozumiju.
I don’t understandJa ne rozumiju.
  1. Asking the way to a place:

Could you tell me the way to…Pidkazhit bud laska dorohu do…
Do you know where the… is?Chy znaiete vy de znakhodytsia…?
Can you show me on the map?Chy mozhete pokazaty meni na karti?
I`m looking for this address.Ja shukaju tsiu adresu.
  1. Here are some other questions you may want to ask:

What`s this?Shcho the?
Have you got a minute?U vas je khvylynka?
Can you help me?Chy mohly b vy meni dopomohty?
  1. It is also good to know some Ukrainian phrases for extreme situations:

Look out! Be careful!Oberezhno!
What`s the matter?V chomu sprava?
Are you alright?Vy v poriadku?
Is anything wrong?Shchos stalosia?
  1. Ukrainian phrases for medical problems:

I need a doctor.Meni potriben likar.
Call an ambulance!Vyklychte shvydku!
I`ve cut myself.Ja porizavsia.
I`ve burnt myself.Ja obpiksia.
I`ve hurt my leg, arm, head.Ja poshkodyv nohu, ruku, holovu.
  1. We do hope that you will never need the following phrases, still, in case any crime happens you can use these:

Call the police!Vyklychte politsiju!
My wallet/phone has been stolen.Miy hamanets/telephon vykraly.
I`ve been mugged.Mene pohrabuvaly.
I`ve been attacked.Na mene napaly.
  1. In case of fire you may need the following:

Call the fire brigade!Vyklychte pozhezhnu!
The building is on fire!Budivlia horyt!
  1. Some other problems you might have:

I`m lost.Ja zablukav.
I can`t find my…Ja ne mozhu znajty…
  1. Of course, if you come to Ukraine to date a wonderful lady, you might need some compliments to impress her:

You are very beautiful.Ty duzhe harna.
I really like your eyes/hair.Meni podobajutsia tvoji ochi/volossia.
I like you.Ty meni podobaieshsia.
  1. The last Ukranian phrase will be the only one, but, to my mind, it is the most important thing you might say to your Ukrainian girlfriend in Ukrainian:

Will you marry me?Vykhod za mene!