Ukrainian Vocabulary

The Ukrainian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: один  [odin] Audio Two: два  [dva] Audio
Three: три  [tri] Audio Four: чотири  [chotiri] Audio
Five: п'ять  [p'yatʲ] Audio Six: шість  [shіstʲ] Audio
Seven: сім  [sіm] Audio Eight: вісім  [vіsіm] Audio
Nine: дев'ять  [dyev'yatʲ] Audio Ten: десять  [dyesyatʲ] Audio
First: перший  [pyershiy] Audio Second: другий  [drooguiy] Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: понеділок  [ponyedіlok] Audio Tuesday: вівторок  [vіvtorok] Audio
Wednesday: середа  [syeryeda] Audio Thursday: четвер  [chyetvyer] Audio
Friday: п'ятниця  [p'yatnitzya] Audio Saturday: субота  [soobota] Audio
Sunday: неділя  [nyedіlya] Audio Now: зараз  [zaraz] Audio
Yesterday: вчора  [vchora] Audio Today: сьогодні  [sʲoguodnі] Audio
Tonight: сьогодні ввечері  [sʲoguodnі vvyechyerі] Audio Tomorrow: завтра  [zavtra] Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: фрукти  [frookti] Audio Apples: яблука  [yablooka] Audio
Bananas: банани  [banani] Audio Tomatoes: помідори  [pomіdori] Audio
Potatoes: картопля  [kartoplya] Audio Onions: цибуля  [tziboolya] Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: червоний  [chyervoniy] Audio Green: зелений  [zyelyeniy] Audio
Blue: синій  [sinіy] Audio White: білий  [bіliy] Audio
Black: чорний  [chorniy] Audio Grey: сірий  [sіriy] Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: сніданок  [snіdanok] Audio Lunch: обід  [obіd] Audio
Dinner: обід  [obіd] Audio Milk: молоко  [moloko] Audio
Coffee: кава  [kava] Audio Bread: хліб  [khlіb] Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: сонячний  [sonyachniy] Audio Windy: вітряний  [vіtryaniy] Audio
Rainy: дощовий  [doshtoviy] Audio Snowy: сніжний  [snіʐniy] Audio
Cold: холодний  [kholodniy] Audio Hot: гарячий  [guaryachiy] Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: хлопчик  [khlopchik] Audio Girl: дівчина  [dіvchina] Audio
Son: син  [sin] Audio Daughter: дочка  [dochka] Audio
Brother: брат  [brat] Audio Sister: сестра  [syestra] Audio
Man: чоловік  [cholovіk] Audio Woman: жінка  [ʐіnka] Audio
Father: батько  [batʲko] Audio Mother: мати  [mati] Audio
Grandfather: дід  [dіd] Audio Grandmother: бабуся  [baboosya] Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: будинок  [boodinok] Audio Toilet: туалет  [tooalyet] Audio
Room: кімната  [kіmnata] Audio Bedroom: спальня  [spalʲnya] Audio
Kitchen: кухня  [kookhnya] Audio Table: стіл  [stіl] Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: кішка  [kіshka] Audio Dog: собака  [sobaka] Audio
Mouse: миша  [misha] Audio Bird: птах  [ptakh] Audio
Cow: корова  [korova] Audio Horse: кінь  [kіnʲ] Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: шкарпетки  [shkarpyetki] Audio Shoes: взуття  [vzoottya] Audio
Trousers: брюки  [bryoki] Audio Shirt: сорочка  [sorochka] Audio
Sweater: светр  [svyetr] Audio Coat: пальто  [palʲto] Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: англійська  [angulіysʲka] Audio French: французька  [frantzoozʲka] Audio
German: німецька  [nіmyetzʲka] Audio Spanish: іспанська  [іspansʲka] Audio
Italian: італійська  [іtalіysʲka] Audio Portuguese: португальська  [portoogualʲsʲka] Audio
Greek: грецька  [guryetzʲka] Audio Russian: російська  [rosіysʲka] Audio
Arabic: арабська  [arabsʲka] Audio Hindi: гінді  [guіndі] Audio
Chinese: китайська  [kitaysʲka] Audio Japanese: японська  [yaponsʲka] Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: таксі  [taksі] Audio Bus: автобус  [avtoboos] Audio
Hotel: готель  [guotyelʲ] Audio Reservation: номер  [nomyer] Audio
Airport: аеропорт  [ayeroport] Audio Passport: паспорт  [pasport] Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: студент  [stoodyent] Audio Teacher: вчитель  [vchityelʲ] Audio
Pen: ручка  [roochka] Audio Books: книги  [knigui] Audio
Page: сторінка  [storіnka] Audio Dictionary: словник  [slovnik] Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: долоня  [dolonya] Audio Feet: ноги  [nogui] Audio
Hair: волосся  [volossya] Audio Eye: око  [oko] Audio
Mouth: рот  [rot] Audio Nose: ніс  [nіs] Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: швидка допомога  [shvidka dopomogua] Audio Doctor: лікар  [lіkar] Audio
Hospital: лікарня  [lіkarnya] Audio Pharmacy: аптека  [aptyeka] Audio
Police: поліція  [polіtzіya] Audio Stomach Ache: біль у животі  [bіlʲ oo ʐivotі] Audio

As you can see, this Ukrainian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.