https://www.duolingo.com/profile/goldy1992

іти vs йти

I would like to clarify this with a native Ukrainian speaker. As far as I'm aware they both mean "to go" My doubts are:

Are they interchangeable? Do they actually mean the same thing? Are they both gramatically correct in Ukrainian?

July 15, 2015

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

Do they actually mean the same thing?

  • Yes.

Are they both gramatically correct in Ukrainian?

  • Yes.

Are they interchangeable?

  • No. Becouse here is 3 easy things.

Іти.

If the previous word ends in a consonant.

- Куди нам іти?

- Вам іти в парк.

Also used at the beginning of a sentence.

-Іти в театр чи ні?

-Іти, звичайно!

Йти

If the previous word ends in a vowel.

- Я хочу йти через парк.

- Через парк довго йти.

July 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/goldy1992

Thank you very much, it makes sense

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michal_90

I don't know if there is anything in the tips in particular skills, but this is more general rule. The same applies for letters у and в (because of this you can sometimes see the word "Ukraine" in Ukrainian in the form Вкраїна instead of Україна like in the famous testament by Taras Shevchenko - Як умру, то поховайте/Мене на могилі,/Серед степу широкого,/На Вкраїні милій...). Also for example conjunction "and" can be translated as і, й or та.

July 16, 2015
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