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"У мене є один дім та один кіт."

Translation:I have one house and one cat.

May 25, 2015


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You can never have enough cats.

May 25, 2015


Sometimes you may not be sure how many cats you really have

June 11, 2015


What's the difference between і and та?

May 26, 2015


No difference whatsoever, in Ukrainian there are several words for "and" purely for the purpose of sounding melodic.

Actually, we also have "й", yet another form of "and". We use these different forms so that the phrase rolls easily from your tongue, with no vowels or consonants clashing.


consonant-consonant: брат і сестра (brother and sister)

vowel-vowel: Олена й Олександр (two names)

vowel-consonant: : мама та тато (mother and father)

June 23, 2015


Thank you for the explanation! I love this quality of the Ukrainian language - more languages should follow their example :)

June 23, 2015


Haha, well, you know, sometimes when we speak we ignore this :) For instance, "мама і тато" is definitely more common colloquially (but that's because та тато in a row sounds a bit funny) , Олена і Олександр is possible, people say that, although I wouldn't normally do that, sounds like chewing butter, "а-і-о" one after the other.

But some, of course, you would omit naturally, if, let's say, the word itself ends with "i": коні і коти (horses and cars) sounds retarded to me --> коні та коти

And for poetry its very important, makes everything pretty ~

June 23, 2015


Hi! That answered my question before I even asked! But what is the difference in pronunciation between "і" and "й"?

September 5, 2015


"і" is a vowel, while "й" is a consonant, so they are really different. й is something like "y" in "hey". "і" - ee

September 7, 2015


As I understand it, there's not really a difference, except sometimes it "sounds better" to say та rather than і in a particular sentence.

June 5, 2015


Sometimes та means "but". Example : сонце світить, та не гріє. The sun is shining but it's not warming

September 1, 2015


Can та also mean 'that'

October 13, 2015


Yes, but the femenine type of "that".

February 15, 2016


Does it matter what which form of a number I use when speaking?

June 11, 2015


What do you mean? If you mean the ending (один/одна/одне) then yes, because in this case один is not simply a number but something closer to an adjective or a posessive pronoun, at least as you see the endings behave absolutely in the same way.

один кіт <-> мій кіт

одна сестра <-> моя сестра

одне місто <-> моє місто

June 23, 2015


Why is дім a masculine noun and not neuter

October 13, 2015


Why it should be neuter? As a rule of thumb masculine nouns end in a consonant

October 18, 2015


I Didn't know this rule. :O

December 9, 2018


Is "building" an acceptable translation of дім?

December 10, 2016


building = будинок, дім = house, home.

September 17, 2018
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