About Ukrainian Language
The Ukrainian language (українська мова, ukrayins’ka mova) is used by about 40 million people both in Ukraine and in Ukrainian communities in Russia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania. It belongs to Slavic languages and has a close relationship with Russian and Belorussian.
A Bit of History
In the 6th century the Slavic tribes migrated from the territory of ancient Poland and settled in the Balkans. By the 10th century, three Slavic language groups had emerged: Yugoslav, Western Slav and Eastern Slav. The Eastern Slavic language was the language from which the Ukrainian, Russian and Belorussian languages began to emerge, which did not really differ until 12th-13th centuries.
There are several views on how these languages really got separated. Some believe it happened naturally over time and was not influenced by any outside power. Others believe that the ancient East Slavic language never existed and that the Ukrainian, Russian and Belorussian languages have evolved in a completely individual way from the 6th to 9th centuries.
But in the 17th century, Russian power had entered the country, with upper-class students learning Russian or Polish, and by the 19th century the school system had switched to Russian or Polish.
It was only in 1991 that Ukraine regained full independence and the Ukrainian language was declared the official language. This led to the reintroduction of the Ukrainian language into the school system, the government and the media.
The alphabet is a Cyrillic modification. It contains 33 letters representing 38 phonemes (sounds). The 21 letters represent equations. Ukrainian translations are increasingly in demand in our translation office. Littera is able to help you to translate all your documents Online.
Ukrainian Writing Examples:
I – Я / reads as ya /
Thanks – Дякуємо /reads as dyakuyemo/
Until tomorrow – До завтра /reads as do zavtra/
How you doing? – як ви? / reads as yak vy/
No – Ні / reads as Ni /
Yes – Так / reads as Tak/
I don’t speak Ukrainian – Я не розмовляю українською мовою /reads as ya ne rozmovlyayu ukrayinsʹkoyu movoyu/
Our most commonly used Ukrainian translations:
- Latvian – Ukrainian
- Spanish – Ukrainian
- Russian Ukrainian
- German – Ukrainian
- Finnish – Ukrainian
- French – Ukrainian