"Мій старший син"

Translation:My older son

May 24, 2015

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So do these adjectives just mean what they mean or is -ш some kind of comparative suffix?


Exactly, the suffixes -іш- or -ш- are used to make a comparative form of an adjective.

For example, новий - новіший, короткий - коротший.


If you ever study Russian, you'll come across a similar construction :)


By "these" I mean молодш- and старш-.


Off topic, but I would appreciate any tips on pronunciation of the cyrillic. Can anyone point me in the right direction? In the French Duolingo, you are given more hearings of the language so it is easier to pick up the sounds, than in the Ukrainian. I am enjoying learning Ukrainian, but as someone who has had no exposure to the cyrillic characters, it would be really helpful to know what the sounds of the characters are. Thanks in advance for any help you can send my way! :)


You've probably got this figured out by now, but for future users: Just pronounce it as best as you can. This course has actual recordings, so try to hear the differences in how you say it and how it's recorded. As you hear the language more and more, you will notice mistakes in how you pronounce things more easily.

Most importantly, accept that you will make mistakes. I wish I had discovered a lot sooner that it is OK to not understand everything right away. If you are too OCD and try to say everything perfectly all the time, you'll get discouraged.


Thank you! I have bookmarked them and will give them a try. :)


You may watch this video for kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch8WbaSoBKs

There are a couple of mistakes though: it's жирафа (not жираф), it's єті (not йєті) and there's a bad pronunciation of щ (it should really be pronounced as ш+ч)


I have heard it (щ) pronounced as it is in the video before. Is that just how it's pronounced in some areas? Is it a different accent or something?


It's more of a Russian pronunciation, which is more like a longer, sharper ш


Thanks! I will try that as well.

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