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

Any one finished the Ukranian tree yet??

Any one finished the Ukranian tree yet??

May 24, 2015

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

ДА

oops bit punch drunk wrong language try again

ТАК

May 24, 2015

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

Майже!

(I have 8 skills left!)

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasO12

Wow. You must be one fast learner

May 24, 2015

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

I speak Russian, which helps a LOT!

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasO12

It does. я могу говорить русский тоже (or atleast a fair bit of Russian). I was wondering what your secret was :) удачи тебе (I just hope you will be able to remember all that Ukrainian a few months latter)

May 24, 2015

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

говорить по-русски

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasO12

спасибо.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasO12

p.s. how do you find Ukrainian compared to Russian? think the case/падежи system is easier/harder? ANd how about the rest of the grammar?

May 24, 2015

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

It's similar... it seems maybe a touch more consistent/easier than Russian, but I don't know if that's because I'm learning it with a good strong base in Russian so my perception that it's easier may be a bit wonky!

It's very familiar... often even words that aren't immediately recognisable work the same way. For example, although the words for year are different, you still use the dative pronoun to say how old you are, and to say you need something, "my name is" is still "they call me". як який яка які works very similarly to как какой etc. Not all the cases are covered, but the ones that are are used in generally familiar ways and are often formed similarly.

I know there are people who've made it through an entire tree of a language that's completely unfamiliar to them in a very few days, and I really can't imagine how they managed. To do so with a related language under your belt is one thing, but languages that are new to me are way slower, I just don't process it that fast!

Turkish was making me feel a total dunce, so it's nice to go through the Ukrainian tree and have it feel quite familiar and user friendly!

May 24, 2015

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

Well done, let me know when you have finished and how it went. I haven't started yet but I wanna finish it before the Russian course is available.

May 24, 2015

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

Will do!

May 24, 2015
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