https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195

Ukrainian is a beautiful language and congratulations to the Ukrainian team.

I started to try to learn this course last night and I like unexpectedly, so I'll continue slowly :)

Congratulations once again to the Ukrainian team, the course is excellent and I enjoy it.

I wait also for Russian (I know it a bit), I love very Slavic languages, and my native Serbian is a little similar to Ukrainian and they have a lot of the same or similar words:

English | Ukrainian | Serbian:

mom | мама | мама

dad | тато | тата

aunt | тітка | тетка

brother | брат | брат

sister | сестра | сестра

school | школа | школа

student | студент(ка) | студент(киња)

there | там | тамо

honey | мед | мед

tea | чай | чај

whose | чий | чији

my | мій | мој etc.

I have a problem still with the Ukrainian keyboard, because I'm not accustomed yet, and the Serbian keyboard is very similar to English. :)

Interesting: I have a female friend who is a pure Ukrainian, grew up in Ukraine and now is studying and living in Germany. When she came first time to Serbia, remained is one month and had is a beautiful fun and strong impressions about it. She is a very dear, modest and nice girl. :)

I hope that some Ukrainians and people who learn this language will be interested in Serbian language in the future, so we'll consort. :)

Recommended for you: My post about Serbian course :)

Sorry, I wanted to share my experience and opinion with you. Happy learning and greetings!

May 22, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/VikKtoran

Great! As I see. the newborn Ukrainian course have had a great response from every country.

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SurrealSoul

Let's hope we get a Serbo-Croatian course sometime in the next few years! :)

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195

Yes, I also hope, but I can't wait long :) I'm glad you are interested in it!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JMsAuntie

I also love Slavic languages- I know (and love) Ukr'n best of all but find them all beautiful. It would be nice to see a Serbian course on here. It's interesting that you have the Cyrillic script but also some Latin letters (like the 'j').

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195

Yes, I'm glad! :) I love the Cyrilic a lot, but we use more a Latin on the internet, although on the television and newspapers is very often written Cyrillic. We have the same only "j" (pronounced as Ukrainian й).

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Satrivor

Another Serbo-Croatian speaker here. I've been finding Ukrainian easier than Swedish because of the similarities between Serbo-Croatian and Ukrainian (alphabet, grammar, words). But I'm also having trouble memorising the Ukrainian Cyrillic keyboard layout. Good luck/sretno : )

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195

Yes, I agree with you. I tebi srećno :)

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

Russian:

mother|мать

father|отец

aunt|тётя

brother|брать

sister|сестра

my|мой, моя, моё, мои

I'm not a Russian speaker, I just learned a few words from a friend.

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195

It's cool and thanks, but I also learned a few these words and it's very similar to Ukrainian which's lighter and softer than Russian.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rafaeldourado

As a Brazilian who just moved to Ukraine, thank you Ukrainian team! You have just changed my life here!

And there are so few resources to learn Ukrainian on line.

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JMsAuntie

There has never been an abundance of materials- online or otherwise- for foreigners learning Ukr'n. I'm thrilled with this course! It's fantastic!

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MichalThomson96

What resources do you use if you don't mind me asking?

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JMsAuntie

I had a private teacher with whom I studied about 9 hours a week for several years. Had it not been for her, I would have never learned. Although it is limited, I use ABBYY Lingvo as well as several actual books: -a huge heavy dictionary- Великий Тлумачний Словник сучасної укр. мови (http://padaread.com/?book=50054); Verb book by Сокіл, Новіцька, Товкало Дієслівне керування в укр. мові (http://library.odmu.edu.ua/catalog/209784). And I read read read books. But most of it was in my teacher's head.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PuertoRico_7213

wow I also enjoy learning Ukrainian and a Serbian course in the future sounds great

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JayJed

I like your thinking. My background is Irish but I married a Polish girl and therefore I love the Polish language. It is interesting to me that simularities in languages can be fun but they also can be confusing. Thanks for your post.

April 2, 2017
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