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(in English transliteration)

Nouns - Imen'nyky:

mo'va - language
so'ntse - sun
trava' - grass
vikno' - window
ma'ty, ma'ma - mother, mom
ba'tko, ta'to - father, dad
syn - son
simya' - family
stil - table
doro'ha - road
vu'lytsia - street
kokhan'nia - love
ka'zka - fairy-tale
khlo'pets - boy
div'chyna - girl
muzhchy'na - man 
zhin'ka - woman, wife
shliakh - way
li'zhko - bed
stina - wall
noha' - foot
ruka' - hand
holova' - head
zir'ka - star
ti'lo - body
mis'to - town
krayi'na - country
derzha'va - state
stoly'tsia - capital city
kimna'ta - room
vovk - wolf
ne'bo - sky
khma'ra - cloud
liudy'na - man (in sense of human)
kny'zhka - book
kvit'ka - flower
dim - house
kit - cat
pes - dog
hody'na - hour
hodyn'nyk - watch, clock
chas - time
kartop'lia - potatoe
bul'ba - potatoe (in rural dialects all over Ukraine)
barabo'lia - potatoe (Berezhany district dialect)
rika', rich'ka - river
o'zero - lake
mo're - sea
po'tik, strumok' - brook
lis - forest
hora' - mountain
horb, pa'horb - hill
hay - wood, little forest
de'revo - tree
selo' - village
po'le, lan - field
si'no - hay
tser'kva - church
stezh'ka - path, pathway
zemlya' - land
vohon' - fire
hroma'da - community
hro'shi - money
litak' - plane
mashy'na - car
po'tiah, po'yizd - train
vedmid' - bear
za'yets - hare
vovk - wolf
bil'ka - squirell
olen' - deer
o'ko - eye
vu'kho - ear
nis - nose
rot - mouth
lytse' - face
mor'kva - carrot
tsybu'lia - onion
yab'luko - apple
yab'ko - apple (Western Ukrainian dialect)
vynohrad' - 
Pronouns - Zaymen'nnyky:

Ya - I
Ty - You
Vin - He
Vona' - She
Vono', Tse - It
My - We
Vy - You (polite form)
Vony' - The

Conjugation of personal pronouns of 1 st, 2 nd, 3 person sing. and plural:

Nom.: Ya (I), ty (You),  Vin (He), Vona (she), My (we), Vy (You, plural), vony (they)
Gen.:  miy,     tviy,          yoho',       yiyi',             nash,         Vash,                    yikh'niy
Dat.:  meni,    tobi,         yomu',       yiy,               nam,          Vam,                     yim 
Acc.:  mene,   tebe,         yoho',        yiyi',             nas,            Vas,                        yikh

Possesive pronouns:
miy - my (masc.)
moya' - my (fem.)
moyi' - my (plural)
tviy, tvoya', tvoyi' - your
Vash, Va'sha, Va'shi - your (polite form)
yikh, yi'khnia, yi'khni - their
yiyi' - her
yoho' - his
nash, na'sha, nashi - our

Adjectives - Prykemt'nyky:

Adjectives have masculine, feminine and middle forms:

For example:

bi'lyy - white (masc.)
bi'la - white (fem.)
bi'le - white (mid.) 

zele'nyy - green (masc)
zele'na - green (fem.)
zele'ne - green (mid.) 

novyy' - new (masc.)
nova' - new (fem.)
nove' - new (mid.)

Other adjectives are conjugated the same way as above:

chor'nyy - black
sy'niy - blue
chervo'nyy - red
kory'chnevyy - brown
shvydkyy' - fast
povil'nyy - slow
cika'vyy - interesting
dale'kyy - far
blyzkyy' - near, close
har'nyy - nice
poha'nyy - bad
smachnyy' - tasty
dobryy' - good
strashnyy' - horrible, frightful
svit'lyy - clear
tem'nyy - dark
vazhkyy' - heavy
lehkyy' - easy
bid'nyy - poor
baha'tyy - rich
kozh'nyy - every

Verbs - Diyeslova':

yty - to go
bih'ty - to run
spiva'ty - to sing
yis'ty - to eat
pamyata'ty - to remember
zabuva'ty - to forget
dava'ty - to give
bra'ty - to take
pysa'ty - to write
zhy'ty - to live
lita'ty - to fly
vi'ryty - to believe
du'maty - to think
dya'kuvaty - to thank
Dia'kuyu! - (I) thank you!
Dia'kuyemo!  - (We) thank you!
hra'ty - to play
hovory'ty - to speak
skaza'ty - to say
slu'khaty - to listen
chu'ty - to hear
krycha'ty - to shout
pla'katy - to cry
vchy'ty - to study
spa'ty - to sleap
mri'yaty - to dream
shuka'ty - to seek
znakho'dyty - to find
cheka'ty - to wait
liuby'ty - to like
kokha'ty - to love
ba'chyty - to see
dyvy'tysya - to look, to watch 
vybacha'ty  - to excuse
perepro'shuvaty - to ask pardon
Vy'bachte! - Excuse me!
Perepro'shuyu, pro'shu! - pardon!
zna'ty - to know


Ya znayu  - I know
Ty zna'yesh - You (singular form) know
Vin, Vona, Vono zna'ye - He, She, It knows
My zna'yemo - We  know
Vy zna'yete - You (polite and plural form) know
Vony' zna'yut - They know 

The same way most of other verbs are conjugated

Modal Verbs - Modal'ni diyeslova:

ma'ty - have, to own
mohty' - can, to be able

Ya ma'yu/mo'zhu - I have/can
Ty ma'yesh/mo'zhesh - You have/can
Vin, Vona, Vono ma'ye/mo'zhe - He, She, It has/can
My ma'yemo/mo'zhemo - We have/can
Vy ma'yete/mo'zhete - You (as polite form) have/can
Vony ma'yut/ mo'zhut - They have/can
"BU'TY" - TO BE:

Ya ye - I am
Ty ye - You (singular form) are
Vin, Vona', Vono'/Tse ye - He, She, It is
My, Vony' ye - We, they are
Vy ye - You (plural & polite form) are


Ya budu - I will be
Ty bu'desh - You will be 
Vin, Vona', Vono'/Tse bu'de - He, She, It will be
My bude'mo - We will be
Vy bude'te - You (polite form) will be
Vony bu'dut - They will be

Adverbs - Prysliv'nyky:

shvyd'ko - quickly
povil'no - slowly
cika'vo - interestingly
ma'lo - little
baha'to - a lot, a number, many, much
dale'ko - faraway
blyz'ko - closely
pravyl'no, vir'no - correctly, right
de'koly, in'koly - sometimes
des' - somewhere
vnyz - down, downwards
vnyzu' - down there
vverkh - up, upwards
naverkh', naverkhu', nahori' - up, on the top
nicho'ho - nothing
shchos' - something
khtos' - someone
nikto' - nobody
ko'zhen - every, each
Tre'ba - it is needed
Neobkhid'no - it is necessary
Bud' las'ka! - Please!

Khto? - Who?
De? - Where?
Yak? - How?
Yakyy', Yaka', Yake'? - Which? (Masc., Fem., Mid.)
Shcho? - What?
Koly'? - When?
Skil'ky? - How many/much?
Chomu'? - Why?
Choho'? Dliacho'ho? - Why for?

Prepositions - Pryymen'nyky:

v, u - in, at
na - on
pid - under
tam - there
tut - here
ot'zhe - therefore
bi'lia, ko'lo - at, near
shcho - that, which
tsey, tsia - this (masc, fem.)
tse - it 
toy, ta, to - that (indicative forms in masc., fem., mid.)
tak - yes

Conjuctions - Spolu'chnyky:

i [ee] - and
dlia  - fo
yakshcho' - if
bo - because
tomu' shcho - since, because
chy - whether
z - with
bez - without
ra'zom - together

Negative forms:

Ni [nee] - No (Literary Ukrainian)
Nie - No (Western Ukrainian dialect)
Ne - not
Nema', nema'ye - there is not, there are not
niyak' - nohow
nishcho', nicho'ho - nothing

Exclamations - Vy'huky: 

Os'! - Here you are!
Hey! - Hey!
Hayda'! - Let's (go, do etc.)!
Oy! Oy-yoy! - expresses surprise
Okh! - exclamations when one is tired
Harazd'! - Okey! Deal! 

Numerals - Chysliv'nyky:

odyn' - one
dva - two
try - three
choty'ry - four
pyat' - five
shist' - six
sim - seven
visim - eight
de'vyat - nine
de'syat - ten
odyn'natsyat - eleven
dvannad'tsyat - tvelve
trynad'tsyat - thirteen
dvad'tsyat - tventy
tryd'tsyat - thirty
sto - one hundred
dvis'ti - two hundred
trys'ta - three hundred
ty'siacha - one thousand
million' - one million

Plural forms of nouns are usually formed by endings change into: "-y", "a":
For example:
stil (table) - stoly' (tables) selo' (village) - se'la (villages) sad (garden) - sady' (gardens) sumka, torba (bag) - sumky', tor'by trava' (grass) - tra'vy (grasses) voda' (water) - vo'dy (waters) Plural form of adjectives is formed by endings change from "yy" or "iy" into "i": For example: rozum'nyy (intellegent) - rozum'ni novyy' (new) - novi' dalekyy' (far) - daleki' koly'shniy (former) - kolysh'ni popered'niy (previous) - popered'ni


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