Personal Pronouns In Ukrainian [UK. GRAMMAR PORTAL]


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Personal Pronouns/Особисті Займенники

In Ukrainian, the personal pronouns are quite easy. So, this won't be a very long post. Personal pronouns are words like; I, you, he, she etc.. Let's learn their Ukrainian equivalents!

  • Я - I, pronounced "yah"
  • Ти - You, pronounced "tih"
  • Він - He, pronounced "veen" or "ween"
  • Вона - She, pronounced "vohNAH"
  • Воно - It, pronounced "vohNOH"
  • Ми - We, pronounced "mih"
  • Ви - You, pronounced "vih"
  • Вони - They, pronounced "vohnih"

Ти VS. Ви!

If you've learned French, it's just like tu and vous and your problem is solved! But for those who don't know the difference between these two pronouns here are the rules.

Ти is used...

  • To address someone you know well e.g. family and friends
  • To address animals (if you want to practice Ukrainian with your cat)
  • To address a child
  • When using an insult

Ви is used...

  • To address someone you don't know well e.g. stranger, taxi driver, etc.
  • To address someone higher up than you e.g. teacher, boss
  • To address the elderly
  • To express politeness
  • If there is more than one person regardless if you know them well or not

If you have any questions please comment below!

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September 10, 2016


your problem not you're problem

October 6, 2016

Where is it?

October 6, 2016

If you've learned French, it's just like tu and vous and you're problem is solved!

October 6, 2016

Thanks :)

October 6, 2016


September 10, 2016

Thanks, if you have any questions, feel free to ask :)

September 10, 2016

Я так зрозумів ви знаєте українську чи не так? ;) Я з Івано-Франківська.

September 12, 2016

Так я розмовляю це. Де Івано-Франківська? Це в Україні?

September 12, 2016

familiar and pollite, simpel

December 14, 2016

"polite" "simple"

March 12, 2017

Where is the line between ти and ви? For example, is it normal to always use the familiar term with coworkers or is it more common to use ви?

February 12, 2018
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