Ukrainian Gender

Welcome to the fifth Ukrainian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Ukrainian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man Audio
чоловік [cholovіk]
woman Audio
жінка [ʐіnka]
husband Audio
чоловік [cholovіk]
wife Audio
дружина [drooʐina]
boy Audio
хлопчик [khlopchik]
girl Audio
дівчина [dіvchina]
father Audio
батько [batʲko]
mother Audio
мати [mati]

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Ukrainian + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
мій син студент Audio
[mіy sin stoodyent]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
її дочка - студентка Audio
[yiyi dochka - stoodyentka]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
він має високого брата Audio
[vіn maye visokoguo brata]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
вона має високу сестру Audio
[vona maye visokoo syestroo]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
його брати молоді Audio
[yoguo brati molodі]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
його сестри молоді Audio
[yoguo syestri molodі]

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son Audio
син [sin]
daughter Audio
дочка [dochka]
brother Audio
брат [brat]
sister Audio
сестра [syestra]
grandfather Audio
дід [dіd]
grandmother Audio
бабуся [baboosya]
child Audio
дитина [ditina]
children Audio
діти [dіti]

Expressions in Ukrainian

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Ukrainian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

What do you mean?
що ви маєте на увазі?
[shto vi mayetye na oovazі?] Audio
I don't understand
я не розумію!
[ya nye rozoomіyo!] Audio
I don't know
я не знаю!
[ya nye znayo!] Audio
What is that called in Ukrainian?
як це називається українською мовою?
[yak tzye nazivayetʲsya ookrayinsʲkoyo movoyo?] Audio
What is this?
що це?
[shto tzye?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
що це слово означає англійською мовою?
[shto tzye slovo oznachaye angulіysʲkoyo movoyo?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[vibachtye ] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Ukrainian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Ukrainian Plural   Ukrainian Plural

Ukrainian Numbers   Ukrainian Numbers


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