In the 5th meeting(held on 5.11), I wanted to learn Ukrainian language because Olha and Inga are Ukrainian. Besides I knew that lots of Russian letters and Ukrainian letters are common so I thought it could be easy to learn.
і[i] ї[ji] ґ[g] є[je] : There are characteristic Ukrainian letters.
е[e] г[h] : These letters look similar to Russian letters but have different sound.
I also wanted to learn some simple sentences I can use.
Привіт : Hello (to friends)
Добрий день : Good afternoon
Як справи : How are you?
Добре : good
А у тебе? : and you?
Надобраніч : Good night
Ти гарна : You’re beautiful
Я сунувала за тобою : I missed you
З днем народжєння : Happy birthday
Я кохаю тебею : I love you
Дякую : Thank you
Будь ласка : You’re welcome / please
Бувай : bye
Це смачно : It’s delicious
Дужє : very
Що? : what?
To be honest, it was more difficult than I thought. I thought it would be easy because now I know how to pronounce all those Russian letters but actually I can’t connect the letters and pronunciations very fast so sometimes it made me confused.
Everytime when I pronounce wrong way Olha corrected me so at the end of the class I could pronounce them correctly.
After this class I started to say ‘Дякую.’ to Olha instead of ‘Thank you.’!