Ukrainian Adjectives

Welcome to the second Ukrainian lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Ukrainian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
чорний [chorniy]
grey
grey Audio
сірий [sіriy]
white
white Audio
білий [bіliy]
blue
blue Audio
синій [sinіy]
green
green Audio
зелений [zyelyeniy]
yellow
yellow Audio
жовтий [ʐovtiy]
red
red Audio
червоний [chyervoniy]
brown
brown Audio
коричневий [korichnyeviy]

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Ukrainian + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
мій будинок білий Audio
[mіy boodinok bіliy]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ваша країна велика Audio
[vasha krayina vyelika]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
нові книги дорогі Audio
[novі knigui doroguі]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ми щасливі тут Audio
[mi shtaslivі toot]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
вона має троє маленьких собак Audio
[vona maye troye malyenʲkikh sobak]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ця мова дуже легка Audio
[tzya mova dooʐye lyeguka]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
я маю невеликий зелений будинок Audio
[ya mayo nyevyelikiy zyelyeniy boodinok]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
холодний [kholodniy]
hot
hot Audio
гарячий [guaryachiy]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
хмарний [khmarniy]
rainy
rainy Audio
дощовий [doshtoviy]
snowy
snowy Audio
сніжний [snіʐniy]
sunny
sunny Audio
сонячний [sonyachniy]
windy
windy Audio
вітряний [vіtryaniy]
warm
warm Audio
теплий [tyepliy]

Conversation in Ukrainian

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Ukrainian
Pronunciation
hi
привіт!
[privіt!] Audio
how are you?
як справи?
[yak spravi?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
у мене все гаразд, дякую!
[oo myenye vsye guarazd, dyakooyo!] Audio
and you?
а ви?
[a vi?] Audio
what is your name?
як вас звати?
[yak vas zvati?] Audio
my name is Maya
мене звуть майя
[myenye zvootʲ mayya] Audio
nice to meet you
приємно познайомитись!
[priyemno poznayomitisʲ!] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Ukrainian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Ukrainian Alphabet   Ukrainian Alphabet

Ukrainian Nouns   Ukrainian Nouns



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