"Скоро ми будемо говорити українською добре."

Translation:Soon we will speak Ukrainian well.

June 26, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeneM.

Сподіваємося так!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Squid93498

Can розмовляти also be used? I'm taking a Pimsleur course in Ukrainian as well, and that's the word it uses on there. Is one more common than the other?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ghoosly

Yeah, I guess so, since, in English, they have similar meanings. But this is using the instrumental case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHowar450281

I got it right, but have a question. Please explain when to use говорити та розмовляти.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarryLord1

"Soon we shall speak Ukrainian well" is not accepted. Instead, a corrupted English translation must be provided: https://www.lexico.com/grammar/shall-or-will


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rolf825537

I had the same question for as long as I've been trying to learn UKR and nobody, not even native speakers, have been able to give me an answer that makes sense: to speak Ukrainian and to understand Ukrainian have different cases. Why is this. The exact translation must be different, maybe the correct translation should be: "to speak in(the) Ukrainian (language) vs. to understand (the) Ukrainian (language)???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vinnfred

"to speak Ukrainian" uses Instrumental, so it's like you are using language as the "instrument" for delivering your thoughts, if that makes sense. It's "to speak using the Ukrainian language"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rolf825537

Thank you! I guess my assumption of "to speak in the Ukrainian language" was fairly accurate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SnakeBelmont

Так надеюсь.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arne1903

Why is not "Soon will we speak Ukrainian well" accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarryLord1

It sounds rather poetic to say "Soon will we...".

The everyday version would be "Soon we will..." (or "Soon we shall...").

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