Day of Ukrainian Literature and Language

Every year on the 9th of November the Day of Ukrainian Literature and Language (День української писемності та мови) is celebrated in Ukraine. According to the Orthodox calendar it's the day of the commemoration of Nestor the Chronicler.

Traditionally on this day starts International Petro Yatsyk Contest of the Ukrainian Language Mastership. Since 2000 The National Radio Company of Ukraine traditionally helds radio dictation of national unity on this day. Every year everyone can take part in writing this dictation and not only determine their knowledge of Ukrainian language, but also show the unity with all the people who love and honor Ukranian. This year's dictation was dedicated to its 15th anniversary.

Here are the 10 fun facts about Ukranian (in Ukrainian, of course!):

November 9, 2015


Дуже дякую за інформацію! Якщо я маю час, я буду слухати. Я вчу литературу кожний день, я думаю, що я буду подобатися.

А тому що українського курсу, я розумів багато цього.

Don't ask me to get all of it right. I'm still a beginner here.

November 9, 2015

But you wouldn't mind a couple of my remarks, right?

  • use Future in both parts of a conditional sentence: Якщо я матиму час, я слухатиму
  • я буду подобатися - I will be liked, мені сподобається - I will like
  • because of - завдяки + dative: завдяки українському курсу
  • розумів - used to understand, зрозумів - understood

And good luck :)

November 10, 2015

Звичайно ви можете мене допомогти!

And in case that didn't come out correctly, I absolutely love the help.

Thankі for explaining the future conditional rule and the "тому що" rule. It would be awesome if - down the road - the course creators on here would add that to the tree. It's different from what I've been learning, but it is also pretty straightforward.

Я ніколи слухав в радіо вчора, а якщо я матиму час, я слухатиму сьогодні. :-)

I hope they still have it.

November 10, 2015

If you want to use "because of" in a more negative way, use "через" (через тебе - because of you) as "завдяки" literally means "thanks to"

November 10, 2015

The text of dictation is here:

November 11, 2015

Can we hear this year's radio dictation online somewhere?

November 9, 2015
November 9, 2015

I think later today or in couple of days they will post the text itself too

November 10, 2015

Very interesting! :)

November 9, 2015

Thank you for reminding me about site Мова - ДНК нації


November 20, 2015

That's very cool :)

November 20, 2015
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