Ukrainian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Ukrainian lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
книга [knigua]
books
books Audio
книги [knigui]
car
car Audio
автомобіль [avtomobіlʲ]
cars
cars Audio
автомобілі [avtomobіlі]
tree
tree Audio
дерево [dyeryevo]
trees
trees Audio
дерева [dyeryeva]
flower
flower Audio
квітка [kvіtka]
flowers
flowers Audio
квіти [kvіti]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Ukrainian + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
я розмовляю однією мовою Audio
[ya rozmovlyayo odnіyeyo movoyo]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ми говоримо на трьох мовах Audio
[mi guovorimo na trʲokh movakh]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
він відвідує багато країн Audio
[vіn vіdvіdooye baguato krayin]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
вони щасливі Audio
[voni shtaslivі ]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
вона має п'ять пар червоних туфлів Audio
[vona maye p'yatʲ par chyervonikh tooflіv]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
я хочу бутерброд без цибулі Audio
[ya khochoo bootyerbrod byez tziboolі]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
жінка [ʐіnka]
women
women Audio
жінки [ʐіnki]
man
man Audio
чоловік [cholovіk]
men
men Audio
чоловіки [cholovіki]
house
house Audio
будинок [boodinok]
houses
houses Audio
будинки [boodinki]
cup
country Audio
чашка [chashka]
cups
countries Audio
чашки [chashki]
cow
cow Audio
корова [korova]
cows
cows Audio
корови [korovi]
horse
horse Audio
кінь [kіnʲ]
horses
horses Audio
коні [konі]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Ukrainian by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Ukrainian
Pronunciation
Help
допоможіть!
[dopomoʐіtʲ!] Audio
Call the ambulance
викличте швидку допомогу!
[viklichtye shvidkoo dopomoguoo!] Audio
I need a doctor
мені потрібен лікар
[myenі potrіbyen lіkar] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
де найближча аптека?
[dye naybliʐcha aptyeka?] Audio
Are you okay?
з вами все гаразд?
[z vami vsye guarazd?] Audio
I am sick
я погано себе почуваю
[ya poguano syebye pochoovayo] Audio
Call the police
викличте міліцію!
[viklichtye mіlіtzіyo!] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Ukrainian? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Ukrainian Nouns   Ukrainian Nouns

Ukrainian Gender   Ukrainian Gender



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