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Past Tense

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Since there are no Tips and Notes for this lesson, can someone explain to me how to changed verbs to get the past tense in Ukrainian?

3 years ago

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Vinnfred
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In Past Tense verb usually takes these suffixes:

  • "в" - ив (ів), ав if the subject is masculine

Він говорив (He spoke), Він відпочивав (He relaxed), ВІн сидів (He sat)

  • "ла" - ила, ела, ала if the subject is feminine

Вона просила (She asked), Вона співала (She sang)

  • "ло" - илоло), ало if the subject is neuter

Воно летіло (It flew), воно працювало (It worked)

  • "ли" - илили), али if the subject is plural

Ми танцювали (we danced), ми ліпили (we molded)

Infinitives in Ukrainian end in ти. If a verb has a consonant before ти (бігти), than that verb doesn't need any suffix in singular masculine: бігти - біг, нести - ніс

3 years ago

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Let me try with the verb "співати".

Я співав (if I'm a man), я співала (if I'm a woman)

Ти співав; Ти співала

Вона співала

Вон співав

Воно співало

Ми співали

Ви співали

Вони співали

Is that right?

3 years ago

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Yep. Only it's він

3 years ago

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Ah, right. Thank you, I think I got it. :)

3 years ago