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Ukrainian word gender problems

As some people know; Ukrainian has words that are grouped within 3 genders: masculine, feminine and neutral. But when I learn Ukrainian on the Windows 10 app, I can (mostly) not find the gender of the words. Wich leads me to lose my hearts :-(. So please help me with question, maybe you will get lingots :-). (sorry for bad grammar, I am Dutch)

November 25, 2016



Since this post is about Ukrainian, could you move it to the Ukrainian forum? More of the people who are interested in Ukrainian will see it there, and it will help keep this forum easy to navigate for those who aren't currently studying Ukrainian.

Don't delete it and create a new one, just click edit, and change the topic from Duolingo to Ukrainian. Here's a guide on how to move a post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16609773.

Thanks :)

...and don't apologise for your English, it's better than my Dutch :) Some pointers:

  • ...groups into 3 genders

  • Which (not Wich)

  • ...please help me with my question

  • Sorry for the bad grammar


Sorry, that I did not post it on the Ukrainian page and helping my grammer (here, a lingot :-) ). Thanks alot by helping on how to do it!


Well, there are 3 genders:

  • masculine - end in a consonant or "-ь" or "-й"

  • feminine - end in "-а" or "-я" (like "-ія)" or "-ь" (yeah, you have to learn by heart which ones are masculine and which ones are feminine) or "ч"

  • neuter - end in "-о" or "-е" or double consonant+я like "-ття"

There are some exceptions connected to meanings, like:

мати - mother - feminine

тато - dad - masculine

батько - father - masculine

дядько - uncle - masculine

любов - love - feminine

I hope I didn't miss anything and now you understand it :)


I'd just put in two more points.

  • Things relating to men/males are usually masculine and things related to women/females are usually feminine

  • Also, for advanced learners, суддя is the only exception to the double consonant rule since it's masculine

  • 1787

суддя (judge) is masculine


Дуже дякую! :)



If you really need, this site can help a lot. It gives info about words.

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