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17+ Ways to Say Yes & No in Ukrainian

Want to know how to say yes in Ukrainian?

Want to know how to say no in Ukrainian? Well, look no further. You’ll learn many ways to say both, yes and no… with this guide. Now, just in case you need a quick answer, then yes is “tak” and no is “ni.”

But, if you want to learn the language, then continue on down to pick up more phrases.

Part 1: Say Yes in Ukrainian

So, how do you say yes in Ukrainian?

Take a look below. Please keep in mind though that the words are written in Cyrillic. So, you’ll need to know that first. But, if you’re looking for the English pronunciation, check out the “pronunciation” part.

1. Yes – Так

  • Так
  • Pronunciation: Tak

This is the most common and easiest way to say Yes in Ukrainian. You can use it with confidence on any occasion – both formal or with friends.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Так, ми можемо зустрітися завтра ввечері
  • Pronunciation: Tak, my mozhemo zustritys’ya zavtra vvercheri
  • Yes, we can meet tomorrow evening

2. Sure thing – Звичайно

  • Звичайно
  • Pronunciation: Zvychayno

Here we have a formal way to agree with somebody, but it’s still common in more casual situations. Don’t hesitate to use it with friends.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Звичайно, я можу вам допомогти
  • Pronunciation: Zvychayno, ya mozhy vam dopomohty
  • Of course, I can help you

3. I agree – Згоден/Згодна

For a male:

  • Згоден
  • Pronunciation: Z’hoden

For a female:

  • Згодна
  • Pronunciation: Z’hodna

Use “Z’hoden” or “Z’hodna” when you want to express your agreement with someone or something. There are two different versions for men and women.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Я згоден з тобою
  • Pronunciation: Ya z’hoden z toboyu
  • I agree with you

4. Of course – Звісно!

  • Звісно!
  • Pronunciation: Zvisno!

“Звісно” has exactly the same meaning as “Звичайно”. Learn all of the variations and make your speech more diverse.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Звісно, я приєднуюсь до вашої думки
  • Pronunciation: Zvisno, ya pryyednuyus’ do vashoyi dumky
  • Of course, I support your opinion

5. Certainly – Авжеж

  • Авжеж
  • Pronunciation: Avzhezh

“Avzhezh” is used to express your agreement with someone’s thoughts or opinions. It’s ok to use it in formal situations and with friends.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Авжеж, ви можете скористатися моїм словником
  • Pronunciation: Avzhezh, vy mozhete skorystatys’ya moyim slovnykom
  • Certainly, you can use my dictionary

6. That’s right – Вірно!

  • Вірно!
  • Pronunciation: Virno!

“Virno” can be used when someone is right. This phrase is polite, but it still can be used in very casual occasions.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Вірно, все саме так і сталося!
  • Pronunciation: Avzhezh, vy mozhete skorystatys’ya moyim slovnykom
  • That’s right, this is exactly how everything happened!

7. Understood – Зрозумів/Зрозуміла

For a male:

  • Зрозумів
  • Pronunciation: Zrozumiv

For a female:

  • Зрозуміла
  • Pronunciation: Zrozumila

Say “зрозумів/зрозуміла” when you clearly understand the person you’re talking to.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Зрозумів! Я все зроблю згідно вашій інструкції
  • Pronunciation: Zrozumiv! Ya vse zrobl’yu z’hidno vashiy instruktzi’i
  • Understood! I will do everything according to your instructions

8. Probably yes – Напевне так

  • Напевне так
  • Pronunciation: Napevne tak

This is how you can express your uncertainty or doubt in Ukrainian. Use it whenever you’re not 100% sure about something.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Я не знаю точно, але напевне так
  • Pronunciation: Ya ne znayu tochno, ale napevne tak
  • I don’t know for sure, but probably yes

9. Correct – Правильно

  • Правильно
  • Pronunciation: Pravyl’no

Use “Pravyl’no” whenever the person you are talking to is correct or you agree with his/her opinion.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Так, все правильно!
  • Pronunciation: Tak, vse pravyl’no!
  • Yes, everything is correct!

10. Sure! – Безумовно!

  • Безумовно!
  • Pronunciation: Bezumovno!

“Безумовно” means exactly the same as “Звичайно”. It literally means “with no conditions”. Say it when you are very sure about something.

say yes in ukrainian

Example:

  • Безумовно, ти мій найкращий друг
  • Pronunciation: Bezumovno, ty miy naykrashchyy druh
  • Sure, you are my best friend

Part 2: No in Ukrainian

Now, how do you say no in Ukrainian?

There are a bunch of ways.

1. No – Ні

  • Ні
  • Pronunciation: Ni

This is the most popular and shortest way to say “No” in Ukrainian. If you want to learn just one word to say No, be sure to remember this one. It’s extremely simple to memorize and use in any situation.

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • Ні, я не хочу цього робити
  • Pronunciation: Ni, ya ne h’ochu tz’yoho robyty
  • No, I don’t want to do it

2. Of course not – Звичайно ні

  • Звичайно ні
  • Pronunciation: Zvychayno ni

Say “Zvychayno ni” when you want to express that you didn’t do something or you really disagree with the other speaker.

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • Звичайно ні! Я не міг би цього сказати
  • Pronunciation: Ni, ya ne h’ochu tz’yoho robyty
  • Of course not! I couldn’t have said that

3. Well… no (informal) – Та ні

  • Та ні
  • Pronunciation: Ta ni

“Та” here is an interjection, expressing the unlikeliness of something. People often use this phrase in everyday life and in casual speech. It won’t be a very good idea to say it in a formal occasion.

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • Та ні, я не вірю цьому
  • Pronunciation: Ta ni, ya ne vir’yu tz’yomu
  • Well… no, I don’t believe it

4. I don’t think so – Я так не думаю

  • Я так не думаю
  • Pronunciation: Ya tak ne dumayu

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • Ні, я так не думаю
  • Ni, ya tak ne dumayu
  • No, I don’t think so

5. No way – У жодному разі

  • У жодному разі
  • Pronunciation: Ni v yakomu razi

This is a very emotional way to say “No” in Ukrainian.

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • У жодному разі я не піду туди
  • Pronunciation: U zhodnomu razi ya ne pidu tudy
  • There is no way I go there

6. Never – Ніколи

  • Ніколи
  • Pronunciation: Nikoly

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • Ні! Я вам ніколи не пробачу
  • Ni! Ya vam nikoly ne probachu
  • No! I will never forgive you

7. Not at any price – Нізащо

  • Нізащо
  • Pronunciation: Nizash’yo

say no in ukrainian

Example:

  • Я нізащо не відмовлюсь від цієї пропозиції
  • Pronunciation: Ya nizashcho ne vidmovl’yus’ vid tziyeyi propozytziyi
  • I will not refuse this offer at any price

Conclusion

Now you know all the fun ways to say yes in Ukrainian… as well as no in Ukrainian.

If you want to remember these phrases, go ahead and print this page out.

And if you enjoy these quick lessons, leave a comment. I read them all.

– PDF Jeff

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