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Resources for learning Ukrainian
If you love the Ukrainian language and you want to study it online, this is the right place for you! Here you will find free lessons for beginners and intermediate students, texts of all levels with audio, grammar, activities, and much more. Next time you travel to Ukraine or speak to your Ukrainian relative don’t feel shy to use what you’ve learnt.
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Ukrainian texts and dialogues with audio
Do you want to practice and improve your language skills? You are in the right place! These texts and dialogues are graded by level (beginner, intermediate and advanced). On top of that, native speakers have recorded them, so you can listen to real Ukrainian. It’s time to practice!
- Texts and dialogues from beginner to advanced
- With English translations
- With audio
Phrasebook: Ukrainian phrases
When learning a foreign language, memorizing some phrases is truly helpful. That’s why We have put together this collection of common phrases in Ukrainian. Learn them, and you’ll always know what to say.
- Phrases for everyday situations
- Arranged by topics (communication, tourists and basic vocabulary)
- With English translation and audio
All our resources to learn Ukrainian for free
Why learn Ukrainian?
The Ukrainian language is one of the oldest East Slavic languages with a long and interesting history. The origin of the Ukrainian language is traced back to the early medieval state of Kyivan Rus (a powerful state which was located on the territory of modern Ukraine). This beautiful and melodic language has been in common use since the late 17th century when it was spoken by famous warriors called the Cossacks. By learning the Ukrainian language you can get closer to Ukrainian culture, folk songs and literature. The Ukrainian language is spoken by approximately 40 million people. The largest Ukrainian communities are in Russia (more than 3 million people), Canada (around 1,5 million people) and the United States (1 million people).
Interesting facts about Ukrainian
The first words ever written in Ukrainian are dated to the year 448 AD. At that period, the Eastern Roman diplomat and historian Priscus of Panium was on the territory of modern Ukraine in the camp of the ruler Attila. He wrote down the words «мед» (honey) and «страва» (dish).
During the time of the Russian Empire the Ukrainian language was banned from usage on the biggest part of modern Ukraine. But it has always maintained a sufficient base in Western Ukraine, where the language was never banished.
Nowadays the usage of Ukrainian is increasing. The language has become popular in other countries through movies and songs performed in the Ukrainian language.
Do you want to surprise your Ukrainian friends with your knowledge of this beautiful language? Have you ever wanted to learn the mysterious language of your dear grandmother who told amazing fairytales and sang songs in Ukrainian? This is your chance!