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Conditional Tense [UK. GRAMMAR PORTAL]

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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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October 9, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

so you can't say мала би or мали би?

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo

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

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

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

btw you have a typo in Воно мала б

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo

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

Thanks again :) I fixed it now

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

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

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo

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.

October 9, 2016
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