"Що робити?"

Translation:What is there to do?

March 8, 2017



To my ear, the speaker sound like робЕти Is that simply the way it is in Ukrainian, or am I hearing incorrectly? Is every stressed и pronounced /e/ ?

March 8, 2017

[deactivated user]

    Indeed, Ukrainian /ɪ/ is somewhat in-between [ɪ] and [e]. Wikipedia says that it can be transcribed as [e̠], [ë], [ɪ̞] or [ɘ̟] in precise transcription.

    March 9, 2017


    The Ukrainian vowel и is pronounced like the letter i in English words such as hit, kiss, sin, tin, list, etc.

    January 11, 2019


    What are you doing is incorrect?

    November 18, 2018


    Yes. робити is infinitive for "to do" and not conjugated. There is no implication of "you" in this one.

    December 15, 2018
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