Using Hyphens in Sentences
Are hyphens in sentences necessary? Like in «Він - студент.» Is the hyphen needed to make sense, I imagine everyone can understand it without it. Does Duolingo just use them for beginners? What is their purpose?
They are used in "real" Ukrainian writing too. As far as I know, they are used in Russian too and mean the words that are not in Ukrainian: are, is, the, a, an, was, were.
I am not exactly sure where to use them and when, so hopefully one who knows more than I do will come along and help.