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What do I use here? U or W?

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

May 2, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizail
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In 99.9% we say в Україні. I can not remember any rule for this case. We just say like that. :)

May 18, 2016

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

May 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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The Ukrainian FAQ has a section on в/у .

May 30, 2016
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