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Conditional Tense [UK. GRAMMAR PORTAL]

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Вітаю!

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! Please make sure to read and understand this post before continuing!!!

About The Conditional Tense

After using the last three tenses; you'll be happy to know the conditional tense is super easy in Ukrainian! You only have to remember 3 things!

  1. Put it in the Past Tense
  2. If it ends in put the word би after it
  3. If it ends in -ла or -ло put the word б after it

Example

  • Він мав би - He would have
  • Вона мала б - She would have
  • Воно мало б - It would have
  • Ми мали б - We would have

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1 year ago

6 Comments


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so you can't say мала би or мали би?

1 year ago

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Well, technically yes. But it's not very natural...

1 year ago

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so б and би are not really interchangeable in Ukrainian (like they are in Russian)?

btw you have a typo in Воно мала б

1 year ago

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No, not really. Remember Ukrainians like their language to flow that's why to euphony rule is there :)

Thanks again :) I fixed it now

1 year ago

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what if you use the reverse word order, can you say вона би мала?

1 year ago

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It's not really natural. Rule of thumb, if the previous word ends in a vowel use б and if it ends in consonant use би.

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