"In fall" actually sounds incorrect to my ears. "in autumn" or "in the fall" are the two natural sounding options.
Shouldn't the English spelling "Kiev" also be an acceptable answer? (In addition to Kyiv)
Hi Joe. This is a Ukrainian language course, so we should use the correct and official spelling of the capital city of Ukraine as"KYIV" not the Sovietized "Kiev". We need to respect the proper spelling.
"Ky-yeev" is the proper pronouciation of "Kyiv". I hope this helps.
Google any Western map of Russia made before the Soviets. The spelling was "KIEV". Sometimes "KIEFF". Never "KYIV". It has nothing to do with the Soviet ideology.
"Kyiv" is how Ukrainians would like to spell Київ in English, but it's a Ukrainian-to-English transliteration, not the English name. The English name "Kiev" for the city predates the Soviet Union, so it's not a "sovietized" word. A lot of cities have English names different than in their own languages. Moscow-Moskva, Warsaw-Warszawa("Varshava"), Munich-München, Cologne-Köln, Prague-Praha. The official Ukrainian city is Київ, but it's too hard to pronounce this in English, plus "kyiv" is pronounced in English "к'йив" as written, so it's a bad change. Even all of declensions of the word are similar to "Kiev": Києва, Києву, Києві, Києвом.