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https://www.duolingo.com/._.Polyglot._.

I started Ukrainian today and I love it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/STEVIETARR

i started ukrainian its great fun and such a wonderful language

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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As did I. Same response! Beautiful language and looking forward to doing more involving Ukrainian.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioRuido

Just found another YT channel offering video lessons.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/machaelajean
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There's a book in the Hippocrene Beginners series for Ukrainian that has really good reviews on Amazon. I can't vouch for that book specifically, but I have one for Danish and I really like it! Also, I recently found out that I can access Transparent Languages for free by signing up through my library and they have a decent Ukrainian section/course on their site. The audio isn't the best, but it isn't horrible either. It's worth checking into!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JimmyDzheyms
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This book is indeed very good for self learning!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas
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Thanks for this. And I also want to say thanks for the course. It was well worth the wait. I am loving Ukrainian!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gnf07

sprechen sie Deutsch

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas
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No, I'm afraid I do not.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bartputzer

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioRuido

For those of you who feel more confident and need conversational practice - I created a Zello channel for Ukrainian learners. I myself just discovered this Zello app (push-to-talk technology). Found some interesting channels where people chat using their phones as walkie-talkies. Zello works worldwide and it sounds ok with 2G, 3G,4G or wifi connection types.

If you are a Zello user - join Я вчу українську! I learn Ukrainian! channel. I will let English learners from our Ukrainian community know, maybe some of them are on Zello. It could be an exchange channel - you practice some Ukrainian with them, then they practice their English with you.

UPD: the channel is deleted. Try searching for Я вивчаю українську! I study Ukrainian!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jmango2
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I'd add VK.com to the list, sign up and you can find all kinds of music, videos, and interesting communities/pages in Ukrainian (and Russian, too) on there.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

Я люблю the Baby Ukrainian channel, lol. Good for vocabulary and pretty colors to boot :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesB84
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I have found a streaming movies site with a large selection of Ukrainian language films.

moviestape.com

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/riwnodennyk
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Together with the friends from Instytut Skovorody we started filming the interviews on the streets of Kyiv with Ukrainian & English subtitles. Enjoy!

https://goo.gl/JpW0oA

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelasgf

This is great thanks. Just subscribed to the Youtube channel. My god the language sounds so fast... It's going to help me practise..I think.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mzbka

A beginner might not know that many of these interviews are in Russian, not Ukrainian.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knowingisgrowing
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When will the immersion feature be available for the Ukrainian course

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealFlenuan
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What's the "immersion feature"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khartley1

Spent 7 months in Ukraine and I loved it! The people, the food, the language, everything :) Looking forward to increasing my knowledge of the language. Thank you for posting this!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingveno
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Thanks a lot!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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A really good one is "Learning Ukrainian with Roman" on YouTube

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knos15
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This is cool! Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/acegikl
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Thank you very much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smok_arman
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Great collection of links for learning Ukrainian: http://library.zntu.edu.ua/virtual_exhibition/mova_links.html YouTube channel "Ukrainian for lazy people" : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsTX573SwnMoTz2zibU2y-RIewB0QBvu9

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
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Дуже дякую!)))) :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abelsousa
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This channel is amazing. A Ukrainian girl that teach that language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFfss7j6e_M&list=PLH1RblPMSpgGopeMbOB5xa0hJJ4I22los

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/urzoa
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Here's another FB page with Ukrainian music: https://www.facebook.com/ukr.song/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackyDW
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OMG!!!! I FOUND A UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE LEARNER'S PARADISE!!!! It's so hard to find good Ukrainian resources because all the focus is on Russian, and many people believe that the two languages are one and the same (which the most certainly aren't). This is great!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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https://www.clozemaster.com has Ukrainian sentences :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
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I have a curious question since I'm a bit short on time to look much into the link at present--is Ukrainian cursive pretty much the same as Russian? (which I tried to learn, but I think what I was using wasn't as good as your link, so I will probably review.) Since it is the same alphabet... (at least basically; I don't know yet if there might be a few quirky letters analogous to English vs. French or vs. German)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Dou you mean cursive (handwriting) or italics? Either way, Cyrillic IS a script that has pretty stable shapes across languagse. Bulgarian typographic tradition sometimes uses "straight italics" (i.e. the shapes common for handwritten letters are tranferred to the design of "regular" non-italic font) and there are a few different italic letters in Serbian and Macedonian but that's all.

Did you try to learn reading Russian cursive or writing it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
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Cursive as in handwriting. (I didn't know about the way the word's used to denote italics! ;) ) I was mostly focusing on writing it, but I think that should have the side effect of my eventually being able to read it, no?

As a better example of what I was asking, this German cursive chart on Wikipedia ( http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Kurrentschrift#/media/File:Deutsche_normalschrift_ab_01091941.jpg ) is relatively similar to and certainly should be mutually intelligible with what I learned of cursive handwriting roughly sixty years later as an English speaker. But there are a few differences-- the four letters that aren't used in English (although the only difference for three of them is the umlaut), and the letter p apparently is often left unclosed at the bottom in that script...

I'm hoping for only those sorts of differences between Ukrainian and Russian cursives/handwriting. Though with a language I don't know so well yet because of limited vocabulary/recognition, it can be hard to make out what handwritten letters should be, even in a Latin alphabet, if it's not written very neatly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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I posted that mini-chart elsewhere. It sums up the letters that are quite different from their printed forms or may cause difficulties even if similar (for example, и looks like u, which does not actually change the shape but still may be misinterpreted by a speaker of English).

Handwriting taught in Russian schools is surprisingly similar to the German chart you linked to.

Imgur

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
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You're referring to the one you included here? (Sorry, it took me a little while to think of that possibility--but sometimes I'm not very clever about that sort of thing. X) If you don't mind my saying, and that is what you mean, "this mini-chart" would probably have been clearer than "that mini-chart".)

I also found Vinnfred's post in this topic: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8775264 that has a full chart, more for anyone else reading this conversation. (there is a letter Ґ that doesn't seem to be in Russian)

The Т, when it's one of the look-alike letters in print, looking like our m and to some extent the lowercase Д looking like the English cursive for g are probably the trickiest for me, although the lowercase cursive З actually both resembles the letter and suggests its pronunciation by looking like my English cursive z. (at least according to the resource from which I was learning the alphabet for Russian.) Well, those are trickiest aside from the sequences of the similar looking letters that can be difficult to distinguish. (English cursive has this, but with other letters--"minimum", for instance, could be difficult to understand when handwritten.)

And--as I probably should have done, but sometimes I have trouble figuring out what to search for, I googled it and found a discussion of differences between the two languages' alphabets http://masterrussian.net/f42/ukrainian-russian-alphabet-diffs-3689/ (again, more for future/ other people's reference)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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I heard the Ukranian course does not use Ґ. It is a rather rare letter used to represent the "g" sound (as in "go"). However, in Russian it is the sound a normal Г represents.

Ukranian default Г is different from the Russian one, but they are etymologically related and are both rendered by the same letter. Using a fricative variation of "g" is also characteristiс of southern Russian dialects.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrijAndrusiak
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Serbian italic г and т are quite special.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelasgf

I have got my perfect book for learning Ukrainian. I have been trying to learn it for a long time but this book has helped me considerably and I don't even have it for that long. It's called: Beginner's Ukrainian and it was written by Yuri Shevchuk. He has been a professor of Ukrainian in America for something like 10 or 20 years and got fed up that there were no good Ukrainian course books so decided to write his own. Check it out..I really LOVE it. Even though I tried other books and just couldn't get through them...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdc2179

Yuri Shevchuk is a genius, and his book is fantastic. I've learned more about Ukrainian from that book than any other resource I've found.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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I wish I had that book! I think I might buy it!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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I am starting Ukrainian like right now =)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/minecrafter13914

Wow, Shevchuk! My dad and I met him at a Uki (Ukrainian) fair in Chicago! That book is really nice. The Ukrainian language is unique and elegand and my family speaks it. After I get pretty good at Spanish, I definitely want to learn Ukrainian.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XrosFate
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Great course so far!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nacho2406

lov it <3

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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Agreed nacho!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert252247
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I like the audio on the Ukranian lessons, but they are very quiet and hard to hear on an iPhone or iPad. Can they be made louder, like the French, for example. Also, I'd like audio added to more of the exercises (also like the French). Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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I've no idea if it's possible to do anything about the volume, I believe it has to do with them having had to do a lot of sound reduction on the recordings.

However, regarding the sentences without audio, that's because there was no good, cost effective TTS (text to speech) engine available for Ukrainian, and they had to get a native speaker to record the sentences. I think it's simply too expensive to record every single sentence, and prohibitively complex to chop the audio up and attach the audio to each single word. This is why the courses without a TSS (to my knowledge, just Irish, Ukrainian and Esperanto, all from English) have less audio than the courses with TTS.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert252247
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Ah, okay. I'd rather have the audio we do than a poor TSS. Ukranian pronunciation seems pretty easy anyway. It seems to follow stricter rules than Russian. Also, either there are a lot fewer occurances of soft consonants than Russian or they are a lot more subtle. It sounds kind of like a cross between Russian and Italian. Pretty language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Yes, the lack of vowel reduction makes Ukrainian more say-what-you-see than Russian!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferBa229176

Ukrainian is such a wonderful language and its not that hard to learn

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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Yeah.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olgatm777

http://www.surfacelanguages.com/ - дуже ПОГАНИЙ ресурс! Не рекомендую! There is a very bad pronouciation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/malchikrene
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thank you very much, as ukranian is not a very popular lenguage where i live it's nice to find all this sources.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yanayy
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https://babadum.com a game for learning new vocab

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greendragon6

i cant get the keyborad to work

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna891134
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahZahaykevich

thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna_Elsa_J.

Дуже дякую! <3

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abelsousa
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great.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sano.ua

I can recommend you Youtube channel which leads beautiful girl from Ukraine. There you can find many interesting information about Ukraine cities,language,grammar and much other information https://www.youtube.com/user/Solnce712/videos

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patsy2000
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I started doing the Ukrainian course today and it seems good so far, but right off the bat I noticed that there isn't that much audio. I think there should be some audio to go along with the words to learn pronounciation and just to cement the words into one's head. Possibly it get's better once you pass the "Letters" section, but that is just something I noticed. Good luck developing this further!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/c_p_3
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follow

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sano.ua

You can read interesting facts about Ukraine in official twitter account - https://twitter.com/Ukraine

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mattheo12
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Thanks for this post, this makes everything more fun. One question. Is there like a website where you can chat with random Ukrainian people? Just to get a better feeling with the language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sano.ua

I think you'll find such people on http://www.interpals.net/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mattheo12
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merci, thank you a lot ;) (dankjewel)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bartputzer
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bartputzer

Might I propose UkrainianLanguage.org.uk? A collection of resources supporting the study of Ukrainian http://www.ucrainica.info/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proy87

A new English-Ukrainian dictionary has been created: https://yenotes.com

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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Good to know

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrangeThings53

thank you! so helpful!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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I am starting Ukrainian today, and I am enjoying it so much! I have to learn French for school, which is fun also, but I am doing Ukrainian for fun. I still like French better, but this is a truly beautiful language

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EstJojo

I didn't see this one in the list: http://www.ukrainianlanguage.org.uk/read/index.htm

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DoomBom
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Here is a good and well structured resource about Ukrainian. https://ukrainskamova.com/. It is in Ukrainian, so probably for advanced learners.

3 months ago