https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

Learn Ukrainian with Songs

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To my mind, songs are a fun "tool" which helps you in mastering new language. Listening to the song and reading the lyrics you train your listening skills, you listen to the correct pronunciation of words and if you sing the song you also learn how to pronounce that words.

Therefore, I thought maybe we try listening to some songs in Ukrainian. I give you a song and lyrics. You listen, try to understand it and discuss it in comments. I won't give the whole translation, but just some the most difficult words. You're welcome to use any dictionary.

I tried to choose a song which is quite easy to listen, doesn't have lots of complicated words and idioms. If you like this activity, I will post more songs (of different styles) in the future :)

Гай, зелений гай (Grove, Green Grove)
performed by Назарій Яремчук (Nazariy Yaremchuk)

YouTube

Lyrics
Там, де зустрів тебе, там шумить і нині
Гай, зелений гай
Там полюбив, як я, твої очі сині
Гай, зелений гай
Там полюбив, як я, твій веселий голос
Гай, зелений гай
Там ти сказала: "Що ж буде з нами, любий,
Як мине розмай?"

Приспів: (Chorus)

Ти щаслива будеш, (3)
Грай, музико, грай!
А мене забудеш, (3)
Грай, музико, грай!
Можеш все забути (3)
Тільки пам’ятай
Зоряну дорогу (3)
В гай, зелений гай.

Як я тебе кохав, пам’ятати буде
Гай, зелений гай
Що я тобі казав, не розкаже людям
Гай, зелений гай
А як прийдуть осінні холодні хмари
В гай, зелений гай,
Хай на твоїм весіллі лунає пісня,
Ллється через край.

Приспів (2)

Гай - grove, bosket
Розмай - lush greenery, bloom (poetic)
МузИка - musician
Зоряний - star (adj.)
Весілля - wedding
Лунати = звучати - to sound
Ллється - from литись (to flow)

3 years ago

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721
cherub721
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Thank you! You should do a series of these. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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If there's demand :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schrodinger-cat
schrodinger-cat
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What about Океан Ельзи's "Без бою" ? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Maybe :) I decided to start with "classics" :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_tv80
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https://www.duolingo.com/Katja...S
Katja...S
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Дякую! How nice of you to write us these :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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I've always wanted to be useful :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reed878373
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This is very useful.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Дуже дякую! Another song to add to my YouTube playlist of non-English songs :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Have you understood anything from the lyrics? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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Так, я думаю... небагато!

ETA: моя улюблена фраза "тільки пам'ятай зоряну дорогу". Зоряна дорога - дуже красива фраза.

(I can't remember if beautiful is the same (more or less) in UK as in RU, I'm hoping so!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Можна говoрити і гарний, і красивий. For girls гарна (або навіть "вродлива") is better :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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вродлива is really satisfying to say, you know!

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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Дякую :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Врода and краса both mean beauty, but you can use "врода" (and adjectives derived from it) only for humans.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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I am open for a discussion :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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Коли я не так втомилася, як сьогодні!

(Ps I also wanted to say that was a poetic phrase as well as beautiful, but I couldn't even begin to think about to say that in Russian, never mind Croatian!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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"Коли я не так втомилася, як сьогодні!" - Well , that's a wierd one :)

Poetic - поетичний. Similar :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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I meant Ukrainian, not Croatian. SO TIRED. 8-o

I was trying to say "when I am less tired than today" - don't know if I was anywhere close! ;-p :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Коли я буду менш втомлена ніж сьогодні - you need to use Future when talking about future in Ukr

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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Ack, yeah, it helps if you use the right tense LOL. Hopefully I will make more sense (in English, too ;)) when I have caught up on sleep a bit!

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
flootzavutPlus
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Thank you XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Well, на добраніч is the only thing I can say here :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UrielZamoraPerez

Hello, I speak spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizail
mizail
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О! Дізнався що таке "розмай" :) Мабуть родич слова розмаїття.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Напевно що!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deHenk
deHenk
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Nice song. But.. what does мине mean.. ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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минати - to pass
мине - (it) will pass
Here it means that something will end

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deHenk
deHenk
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oh, thank you. Google translate said something else :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
Vinnfred
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Wow, that's not how we actually say that in Ukrainian :\

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mangakoibito
mangakoibito
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this has me thinking about when the turkish from english duolingo users managed to get turish added to lyricstraining.com , though they had to keep a song master list comment going for a while so they could share the links until it got a public release ... i have no idea how they did it though ...

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