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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TseDanylo

What do I use here? U or W?

If I want to say I was in Ukraine, do I say Ja buw w Ukrajini or Ja buw u Ukrajini?

May 2, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paragelmen

"Ja buw w Ukrajini" is right, but "Ja buw u Norvegii" is right too

use "w" before vowel in the next word, and use "u" before consonant


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizail

In 99.9% we say в Україні. I can not remember any rule for this case. We just say like that. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sashamik

It is better to use "w", so the consonant and vowel don't clash. The constant rotation of the consonants and vowels contributes to more melodical language. It is rarely required to follow this rule.

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