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Ukrainian is an East Slavic language spoken primarily in Western and Central Ukraine by 40 million people making it the third most spoken Slavic language by number of native speakers in the world!

If there is any words you don't understand please refer to the glossary

Also, I recommend you check out this post on the Present Tense and this post on the Past Tense

About The Future Tense

In Ukrainian, there are two future tenses. The first one (which is the form taught in the Duolingo course) is very easy and the second one is pretty similar to the present tense in some ways.

First Form (Duo Form)

This form is really easy! Just use the future tense of "бути" (which is irregular) followed by the infinitive (the name of the verb). Here is читати in the future tense.


  • Я буду читати
  • Ти будеш читати
  • Він/Вона/Воно буде читати
  • Ми будемо читати
  • Ви будете читати
  • Вони будуть читати

See, easy right. No need to learn endless conjugations and you can use this is pretty much every situation!

Second Form

The second form is a bit more complicated; First, we get the infinitive and like the present tense each pronoun gets an ending.

  • Я читатиму
  • Ти читатимеш
  • Він/Вона/Воно читатиме
  • Ми читатимемо
  • Ви читатимете
  • Вони читатимуть

If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments

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Thank you for taking time to write out these detailed posts, very user friendly and easily understood by those of us not well-versed in linguistic terminology.

Is there any difference (even slight nuances such as politeness) between the first and second forms? Just curious.


Is the ending in the second form always the same? And what is the different between these two forms?

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