Ukrainian language: origin, history, interesting facts

What language is spoken in Ukraine? The Ukrainian is official state language, which appeared much earlier than official science says.

Linguists state that it is closely connected with old Slavic, just like Sanskrit is the closest to the one spoken by first Indo-Europeans. By the way, a lot of our words are similar to Sanskrit ones, for example: “povitria” (air), “kokhaty” (love), “kin” (horse), “derevo” (tree), “vohon” (fire).

There is quite much difference between Russian and Ukrainian language as it has different phonetic and lexical features. Considering lexis, the closest to Ukrainian are Polish (70%) and Serbian (68%). Speaking of phonetics, it has more common features with Czech, Slovak and Polish; and less with Russian.

The first words “med” (honey) and “strava” (dish) were written in 448 b.c. by a Byzantine scientist Prisk Panikiyskyi, who was in one of Hun ruler Atilla’s camp, situated on the territory of our country.

The language is rich in synonyms. For instance, word “horyzont” (horizon) has 12. However, the winner here is the word “byty” (hit), which has 45 synonyms. It is also rich in diminutive forms of words. For example, the word “vorogy” (enemies), has a diminutive-hypocoristic form – “vorozhenky”.

About fifty various orthographic systems have been in use since ХVІІІ. Due to the number of writing systems, it has surpassed even the Mongol language, which has experienced a lot of changes in spelling.

A noun has seven cases, which makes it different from other East-Slavonic languages.

If you are planning to meet a lady from Ukraine, you may be interested to know how to learn Ukrainian. How hard is it to learn Ukrainian? It will require patience, efforts and time. The approach is the same as learning any other foreign language. Start with the basics first, try to learn simple phrases and expressions, get familiar with the alphabet. Choose the phrases, which can be useful in everyday life. Make up your own vocabulary list, get used to pronunciation by listening to native speakers on Youtube or other applications. Let me share with you few words that must be useful for you:

“Pryvit”- hello in Ukrainian language.

What about thank you in Ukrainian language? – “Dyakuyu”.

You are very beautiful. – “Ty duzhe krasyva”.

I love you. – “Ya tebe kohayu”.

Your eyes are making me crazy! – Tvoyi ochi zvodiat mene z rozumu!

Your eyes are a mystery that I want to uncover. – Tvoyi ochi tse zahadka yaku ya hochu vidhadaty.

You look amazing. – Ty prekrasno vygliadayesh.

You are so gentle. – Ty taka nizhna.

You are so passionate. – Ty duzhe prystrasna.

You are so sexy in this dress. – Ty taka sexualna u tsiy sukni.

You are so sweet. – Ty taka myla.

You are the most romantic woman I have ever met! – Ty nairomantychnisha zhinka yaku ya zustrichav.

You are the most perfect woman in the world. – Ty naiidealnisha zhinka v sviti.

You are easy to talk to. – Z toboyu legko rozmovliaty.

You have great hair. – V tebe garne volossia.

You are very talented. – Ty duzhe talanovyta.

I like your creative personality. – Meni podobaietsia shcho ty tvorcha osobystist.

You are cool. – Ty klasna.

You look stunning today. – Ty vygliadayesh prechudovo siogodni.

I love your smile. It has brightened my day. – Meni podobaietsia tvoya posmishka. Vona zrobyla miy den yaskravym.

I think you’re the best version of yourself you could be. – Meni zdaietsia ti naikrasha versia sebe naskilki ze mozhlyvo.

I love talking with you. – Meni podobaietsia z toboyu hovoryty.

There is something about you. – V tobi shchos ye.

You are so feminine. – Ty taka zhinochna.

In conclusion, I would like to remind you that a language is not just the means of communication. It is also the cultural face of the country and part of the history.