https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195

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

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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!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/VikKtoran

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SurrealSoul
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Let's hope we get a Serbo-Croatian course sometime in the next few years! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195
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Yes, I also hope, but I can't wait long :) I'm glad you are interested in it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JMsAuntie
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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').

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195
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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).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Satrivor
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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 : )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195
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Yes, I agree with you. I tebi srećno :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko195
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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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JMsAuntie
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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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichalThomson96

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JMsAuntie
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuertoRico_7213

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JayJed
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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.

1 year ago
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