Ukrainian cases. Lesson 7

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Lesson 7: Давальний відмінок – Частина 2: Прикметники.
Dative – Part 2: Adjectives

Part 2 – The dative case of adjectives

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We will learn how to express well the adjectives in dative and will finish with this case for beginners.

Introduction to Ukrainian cases

Introduction to the dative case

When is the dative case used?

Generally, we use the dative case…

  • to express the indirect object:

  • to express someone’s age:

  • to say “I like, he likes, etc.” using the verb “подобається”:

  • to express someone’s mood:
Я даю книгу
моєму брату
I give my brother a book
Мені 30 років. Моєму брату 28 років I am 30 (years old). My brother is 28 (years old)
Мені подобається
I like the movie
Мені добре / моїй подрузі погано I feel fine / My friend is feeling bad

What will we learn in this lesson?

We are going to learn the dative case of different adjectives and pronouns.

Ukrainian vocabulary

Ukrainian vocabulary

Read, listen and repeat the basic vocabulary of this lesson.

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скинути вагу / худнути (схутнути)

to lose weight




yummy, delicious





фінал конкурсу

finals (of a contest)




athletic, sporty


competitor, participant


youngest, junior, little




vyshyvanka (traditional Ukrainian shirt)

Ukrainian dialogues


Read, listen and pay attention to the cases used

Extra help: highlighted cases + tables

We have highlighted the words in dative. You can also look up these grammar tables while you read the dialogues:

These tables will open in a new window.

Ukrainian grammar

Ukrainian grammar

Read the following grammar summary. We will learn the cases from this lesson.

The dative Case: Adjetives

In the dialogues we have seen examples of Dative Case (Dat.) in adjectives. Below we will learn more about it.

Adjective + Noun in singular
We have highlighted the endings in the tables for each gender.
Adjective + Noun in plural
We have highlighted the endings in the tables for each gender.

Masculine: -ому

  • Це мій новий студент (Nom.). This is my new student.
  • Я роблю подарунок моєму новому студенту ((Dat.). I give a present to my new student.

Masculine: -ам

  • Це мої нові студенти (Nom.). These are my new students.
  • Я роблю подарунок моїм новим студентам (Dat.). I give a present to my new students.

Feminine: -ій

  • Це моя маленька сестра (Nom.). This is my little sister.
  • Я роблю подарунок моїй маленькій сестрі (Dat.). I give a present to my little sister.

Feminine: -им

  • Це мої маленькі сестри (Nom.). These are my little sisters.
  • Я роблю подарунок моїм маленьким сестрам (Dat.). I give a present to my little sisters.

Neuter: -ому

  • Це моє велике поле (Nom.). This is my big field.
  • Я зроблю подарунок моєму великому полю (Dat.). I give a present to my big field.

Neuter: -им

  • Це мої великі поля (Nom.) This is my fields.
  • Я зроблю подарунок моїм великим полям (Dat.). I give a present to my big fields.
Ukrainian test


Check if you know this lesson:

1. Choose the word in dative.

2. What is the dative of “погода”?

3. Which pronoun is NOT in the dative case?

4. Tell the case of the highlighted word: Я даю подругам
dat. plural
dat. singular
gen. plural

4. What is the dative of “моя гарна лампа”?
моєї гарної лампи
моїй гарній лампі
мою гарну лампу

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