їсти - to eat (infinitive)
я їм - I eat, ви їсте - you (pl./sing. formal) eat
also ти їси - you (sing. informal) eat, він/вона/воно їсть - he/she/it eats, ми їмо - we eat, вони їдять - they eat
Why is the Ukrainian word for eat "їсти" while the Russian word is "кушить"?
I'm asking because I've heard есть can also mean "to eat" in Russian. Does it only mean "is/there is"?
Ukrainian language was influenced by both russian and polish. Jeść in polish, jisti in ukrainian.
In Russian you also may say: Я не хочу́ есть суп, in Ukrainian: Я не хо́чу їсти суп
I have Russian friends who told me only кушить means eat, so you understand why I'm confused
Lets start, that right word кушАть, not кушИть Кушать is more literary word. But sometimes, for short, i suppose, russians say есть in meaning "to eat". But in ukrainian we use only їсти.