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


  • 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


so you can't say мала би or мали би?

October 9, 2016

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

October 9, 2016

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

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

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

October 9, 2016

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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