"Мій чай холодний!"

Translation:My tea is cold!

January 24, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GeneM.

The words for cold/hungry in Ukrainian seem to sound almost alike холодний/ голодний. How do you stress the difference in speech?

January 24, 2016

[deactivated user]

    Well, usually we don't need to stress the difference. These are not the words that are often confused. Tea cannot be hungry, after all.

    January 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/GeneM.

    Actually, what I was trying to find out is how exactly should one pronounce them. I'm sure a native speaker (and myself too ) would chuckle if I said "My tea is hungry!" To my ears they sound like almost the same word. But I think from what I know of the alphabet Холодний should be said with a kh sound and голодний with a huh sound.

    January 27, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      Холодний should be said with a kh sound and голодний with a huh sound

      This is true. Also, note that г is a voiced sound, while х is voiceless.

      January 27, 2016
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