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"Dad and mom."

Translation:Тато та мама.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Beovulf
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ta vs. i, anyone?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sagitta145
sagitta145
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No difference whatsoever, in Ukrainian there are several words for "and" purely for the purpose of sounding melodic.

Actually, we also have "й", yet another form of "and", for the case when both words "meet" with vowels. We use these different forms so that the phrase rolls easily from your tongue, with no vowels or consonants clashing.

Examples:

consonant-consonant: брат і сестра [brat i sestra] (brother and sister)

vowel-vowel: Олена й Олександр [Olena j Oleksandr] (two names)

vowel-consonant: : мама та тато [mama ta tato] (mother and father)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricaReyno1

:o) Great explanation. Spasiba. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Babam1
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Great explanation. Thank you. My 7 Ukrainian students (I am a teacher for French as a foreign language) couldn't explain that point to me.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tielbert
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Ask if you need help :)

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
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і and та are mostly interchangeable. We have both for euphony. For example you wouldn't want to use i before a word that also starts from i as it would be hard to pronounce. Note, that та also can be used as a synonym to але (but).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaid.
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Think of it like English 'a/an'. Use і after a consonant, use та after a vowel. Alternatively, if the next word begins with 'і', use 'та', etc. Difference is mostly stylistic.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rubinahh

I thought Ukrainian would be easy since I know russian. But nope its like taking everything in russian and just making it incorrect. Why is this so challenging

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonLHarv

How am I supposed to write in Cyrillic without a Cyrillic keyboard? Is there a place I can go to get one?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonLHarv

Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackie112728

I always have typos in my answer because I don't have an Ukrainian keyboard! It's Hard!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tielbert
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Well, fell yourself at our place - we Ukrainians always have to switch between keyboard layouts

3 months ago