"Ми любимо липень."

Translation:We like July.

June 14, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndyJPro

Do these month names come from the Gregorian calendar or something? I half expect July and August to be closer to those in romance languages and English coming from the Caesers and all

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

The meaning of the root of the name (the part before "-ень")

  • Січень: cut (the snows cutting your face, I guess)
  • Лютий: rage
  • Березень: birch
  • Квітень: flower
  • Травень: grass
  • Червень: red
  • Липень: linden
  • Серпень: sickle
  • Вересень: heather (plant)
  • Жовтень: yellow
  • Листопад: "leaf" + "fall"
  • Грудень: lump (I guess lumps of snow)
August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sosnytskiy

No, they are Slavic. Липень originally meant the time when липа (linden) is blooming.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klacsanzky

Добре для них.

May 15, 2018
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