"I do not have a sister."
Translation:У мене немає сестри.
I grew up speaking Ukrainian as a second-generation immigrant - growing up we used to say "Я не маю _" instead of "У мене немає ___". I am curious as to whether or not this is correct. Keep in mind my family immigrated from a rural area in Western Ukraine in the 1940s so this may be outdated, but is it incorrect? Is that passive way of declaring possession the only correct way?
I don't have any actual information on that, but "у мене є" is the same as Russian "у меня есть". The form "я имею" isn't very common in modern Russian. So I suppose that people influenced by Russian would rather use "у мене є"
How would you say "I do not have sisters." ? Just curious about the declination of sisters in this case.