Transitive Verbs [UK. GRAMMAR PORTAL]
Ukrainian is an East Slavic language spoken primarily in Western Ukraine by 40 million people making it the third most spoken Slavic language by number of native speakers in the world!
What is a Transitive Verb?
A transitive verb is a verb that has a direct object which means the verb (action) has an object that is directly receiving the action. Here are some English examples, the direct object is in bold.
- I eat an apple (The apple is receiving the action of being eaten)
- I love you (You is receiving the action)
- I like dogs a lot (The dog is receiving the action)
- I buy my wife a ring (The ring is receiving the action)
- I give the money to the man (The money is receiving the action)
So why do I have to know this?
Well, in Ukrainian, the direct object is put into the Accusative Case. This is one of the most common cases in the Ukrainian language and it's essential to know if you want to continue learning it.
I really recommend that you read this page on the Accusative Case.