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Ukrainian Conversations for Beginners: 11 Dialogs

Want to learn to talk in Ukrainian? And speak some simple Ukrainian conversation? Well, today you will master some simple Ukrainian conversations that you can break down and learn new phrases from.

In this easy guide, you’ll learn to say things like:

  • how to introduce yourself in Ukrainian
  • ask what things are
  • ask “how are you” in Ukrainian
  • and much more.

Why you should learn conversations:  You can learn words alone. Or, you can learn sentences and phrases. The latter gives you a better idea of the language. By reviewing a conversation, you get exposed to various words and grammar points. Some you know. Others you don’t. But, you grow to master them with enough reviews.

  • Learning words alone won’t help you put them into sentences.
  • And grammar alone is rough.
  • That’s why these Ukrainian conversations will help you learn Ukrainian.
  • Review this page often to make it stick. Feel free to print it out.

Let’s start.

ukrainian conversations

1. What’s your name in Ukrainian?

With this first Ukrainian conversation, you’ll learn how to to introduce yourself in Ukrainian and ask for someone else’s name.

  • Ihor: Привіт, як тебе звати?
    • Pryvit, yak tebe zvaty?
    • Hi, what’s your name?
  • Kate: Мене звуть Кейт. А як тебе звати?
    • Mete zvut’ keit. A yak tebe zvaty?
    • My name is Kate. And what’s your name?
  • Ihor: Яке красиве ім ‘я! Мне звуть Ігор.
    • Yake krasyve im’ya! Mene zvut’ ihor.
    • What a beautiful name! My name is Ihor.
  • Kate: Дуже приємно познайомитися!
    • Duzhe pryemno poznayomytys’ya!
    • It’s very nice to meet you!
  • Ihor: Мені теж!
    • Meni tezh!
    • Likewise (me too)

2. What’s your name in Ukrainian? (Formal)

This is a much more formal approach that you would hear among strangers or business encounters.

  • Olha: Здрастуйте, як вас звати?
    • Zdrastuyte, yak vas zvaty?
    • Hello, what is your name?
  • Stanislav: Мене звуть Станіслав. Можно просто Стас. А як вас звати?
    • Mete zvut’ Stanislav. Mozhno prosto Stas. A yak vas zvaty?
    • My name is Stanislav. You can call me Stas. And what is your name?
  • Olha: Мене звати Ольга.
    • Mene zvaty Olha.
    • My name is Olha.
  • Stanislav: Дуже приємно, Ольга!
    • Duzhe pryemno, Olha!
    • Nice to meet you, Olha!
  • Olha: Дуже приємно, Стас!
    • Duzhe pryemno, Stas!
    • Nice to meet you, Stas!

3. Asking “How are you”? 

This conversation is all about asking how are you in Ukrainian. You’ll probably have similar conversations.

  • James: Привіт, Світлано, як справи?
    • Pryvit, Svitlano, yak spravy?
    • Hi Svitlana, how are you doing?
  • Svitlana: Все дуже добре, дякую. А як в тебе, Джеймс?
    • Vse duzhe dobre, d’yzkuyu. A yak v tebe, dzheyms?
    • Everything is great, thanks. How about you, James?
  • James: У мене теж все добре. Я завтра йду на концерт.
    • U mene tezh vse dobre. Ya zavtra ydu na kontzert.
    • I’m fine too. I’m going to a concert tomorrow.
  • Svitlana: Чудово! Який концерт?
    • Chudovo! Yakyy kontzert?
    • That’s great! What concert is that?
  • James: Це симфонічний концерт. Хочеш піти зі мною? У мене є один зайвий квиток.
    • Tze symfonichnyy kontzert. H’ochesh pity zi mnoyu? U mene ye odyn zayvyy kvytok.
    • It’s a symphonic concert. Want to come with me? I have one extra ticket.
  • Svitlana: Так, звичайно хочу!
    • Tak zvychaino h’ochu!
    • Yes, of course I do!

4. What are you doing?

You’ll be asking “what are you doing?” plenty if you speak with natives. So, this is another one of those basic Ukrainian conversations that are good to know.

  • Ihor: Що ви робите?
    • Sh’yo vy robyte?
    • What are you doing?
  • Jane: Готую вечерю.
    • Hotuyu vecher’yu.
    • I cook dinner.
  • Ihor: Я чую дуже смачний запах. Що це?
    • Ya chuyu duzhe smachnyy zapah’. Sh’yo tze?
    • It smells very delicious. What is it?
  • Kate: Це смажена індичка з овочами.
    • Tze smazhena indychka z ovochamy.
    • It’s fried turkey with vegetables.

5. Asking about age

How do you ask what someone’s age is in Ukrainian? This is how.

  • Ivan: Скільки вам років?
    • Skil’ky vam rokiv?
    • How old are you?
  • Hanna: Мені 35, а вам скільки?
    • Meni 35, a vam skil’ky?
    • I’m 35. How old are you?
  • Ivan: Мені 37.
    • Meni 37.
    • I’m 37.
  • Hanna: Чудово!
    • Chudovo!
    • Great!

6. Asking about things

This is another good Ukrainian conversation. It’s good to learn basic questions like, “what is this?”

  • Ivan: Що це?
    • Sh’yo tze?
    • What is this?
  • Hanna: Це моя книга.
    • Tze moyz knyha.
    • This is my book.
  • Ivan: А що це?
    • A sh’yo tze?
    • And what is this?
  • Hanna: Це мій ноутбук.
    • Tze miy noutbuk.
    • This is my laptop.

7. Asking about plans in Ukrainian

  • Tom: Юлія, у вас є плани на завтра?
    • Yuliya, u vas ye plany na zavtra?
    • Julia, do you have any plans for tomorrow?
  • Yulia: Ні, у мене немає ніяких планів.
    • Ni, u mene nemaye niyakyh’ planiv.
    • No, I don’t have any plans.
  • Tom: Тоді давайте завтра підемо разом у кіно.
    • Todi davaite zavtra pidemo razom u kino.
    • Then let’s go to the movies tomorrow together.
  • Hanna: Так, з радістю!
    • Tak, z radist’yu!
    • Yes, with pleasure!

8. Asking about time

Another very common dialogue that you should know. Of course, you’ll also need to know numbers in Ukrainian to talk about time.

  • Sully: Вибачте, котра зараз година?
    • Vybachte, kotra zaraz hodyna?
    • Excuse me, what time is it?
  • Dmytro: Зараз пів на сьому.
    • Zaraz piv na s’yomu.
    • It’s half-past six.
  • Sully: Дякую!
    • D’yakuyu!
    • Thank you!
  • Dmytro: Будь ласка!
    • Bud’ laska!
    • You’re welcome!

9. Introducing someone

In this case, you’re introducing someone else in Ukrainian.

  • Andrii: Познайомтесь з моєю сестрою Тетяною.
    • Pznayomtes’ z moyeyu sestroyu Tet’yanoyu.
    • Meet my sister, Tetiana.
  • Tim: Приємно познайомитися. Я не знав, що у вас є сестра.
    • Pryevno poznayomytys’ya. Ya ne znav, sh’yo u vas ye sestra.
    • Nice to meet you. I didn’t know you have a sister.
  • Andrii: Ну, тепер ви знаєте.
    • Nu, teper vy znayete.
    • Well, now you know.

10. Asking about birthday

  • Maria: Коли у вас день народження?
    • Koly u vas den’ narodzhen’ya?
    • When is your birthday?
  • Sam: Четвертого серпня. А у вас коли?
    • Chetvertoho serpn’ya. A u vas?
    • On August 4. And when is yours?
  • Maria: Двадцять восьмого квітня.
    • Dvadtz’yat’ vos’moho kvitn’ya.
    • On April 28.
  • Sam: Це ж зовсім скоро!
    • Tze zh zovsim skoro!
    • This is very soon!

11. Seeing a doctor in Ukrainian

  • Oleksandr: Доброго ранку.
    • Dobroho ranku.
    • Good morning.
  • Doctor: Доброго ранку. Що трапилося?
    • Dobroho ranku. Sh’yo trapylos’ya?
    • Good morning. What’s the matter?
  • Oleksandr: Я погано себе почуваю. У мене болить голова.
    • Ya pohano sebe pochuvayu. U mene bolyt’ holova.
    • I’m not feeling well. I have got a headache.
  • Doctor: Зрозуміло. Чи є у вас температура?
    • Zrozumilo. Chy ye u vas temperatura?
    • I see. Have you got a fever?
  • Oleksandr: Ні.
    • Ni.
    • No.
  • Doctor: Випийте таблетку від головного болю.
    • Vypyyte tabletku vid holovnoho bol’yu.
    • Take a pain-relieving pill.
  • Oleksandr: Дякую!
    • D’yakuyu!
    • Thank you!

Ukrainian Conversation Practice

Now that you have 10+ Ukrainian conversation scripts, what’s next?

How can you get some good Ukrainian conversation practice from this?

1) Read out loud and 2) try and speed up your reading. Why?

The faster you can read, the better you’ll get at reading and speaking in general.

Speaking fast Ukrainian is a sign of expertise. When native speakers notice this, they’ll understand that you’re good “enough” and don’t need to stop and think of every word.

3) Review these Ukrainian conversations as much as possible. Nobody masters things on the first try. If you want these to be in your head, you need to review them for a few minutes per day.

4) Print this page out. That will make the reviewing easier.

– PDF Jeff

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