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Offline zetnktel

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How to say in Ukrainian...
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:27:41 PM »
Hello. I hope I can find here Ukrainian people.

I would want to know, how to write in ua, expression Have fun/ enjoy

I don't trust translators online, each one saying different thing, and I just can't get it wrong.

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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 02:10:50 PM »
Hello is understood in every language.

As for Ukrainians, well some here are exactly that, other have partners from Ukraine and some have never ever been there. So be prepared for a variety of answers.

Curious do you have short term plans to travel to the Borderlands?
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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 03:23:17 PM »
seems that pозважайся is more of what you'd say to a kid at water park (развлекайся in russian),

whereas приємного времяпровежденія seems quite formal

and

Бажаю приємного відпочинку (ru. Желаю приятного отдыха) could be too informal.  :biggrin:

I've checked couple of sources, but obviously i speak Russian, not Ukrainian. Hope some native speaker will be of more help. (I am interested to learn myself.)
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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 04:02:38 PM »
Curious do you have short term plans to travel to the Borderlands?

Ukraine means borderlands in Russian
Ukraine means land with many borders in Ukrainian.
Ukraine borders Image result for ukraine borders how many countries
Ukraine borders seven countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania,
Moldova, Russia, and Belaru

Some people use the first definition to explain that it belongs
to their country rather than they are a country of their own.


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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 05:03:23 PM »

Ukraine means borderlands in Russian


It doesn't  :laugh:

How do you guys come up with this stuff?  ;D

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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 06:10:12 PM »

Ukraine means borderlands in Russian


It doesn't  :laugh:

How do you guys come up with this stuff?  ;D

OK lets hear your theory what Ukraine means.  :popcorn:


NB: I responded to the initial question to say hello in ua (Ukraine). In the Netherlands one would say gezellig for a good time, not sure for an equivalent, I think in Ireland they would say good 'krack'.
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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 06:23:17 PM »

Ukraine means borderlands in Russian


It doesn't  :laugh:

How do you guys come up with this stuff?  ;D

OK lets hear your theory what Ukraine means.  :popcorn:

Theory? It's my language, silly.  :party0011:

There is no Russian word Ukraine simply because Russians don't use Latin alphabet. There is a Russian word Украина, which meant "название союзной республики (УССР), входящей в состав СССР" (the name of a Soviet Socialist Republic) during the USSR times. Now, after the dissolution of the USSR, it means the name of the respective country. There is no other word with the same spelling but a different meaning.

Borderlands is "пограничные земли" in Russian. If you can't read Cyrillic, count the number of letters and compare  :)

Thanks for playing though. :)

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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 06:34:18 PM »

Ukraine means borderlands in Russian


It doesn't  :laugh:

How do you guys come up with this stuff?  ;D

OK lets hear your theory what Ukraine means.  :popcorn:

Theory? It's my language, silly.  :party0011:

There is no Russian word Ukraine because Russians don't use Latin alphabet. There is a Russian word Украина, which meant "название союзной республики (УССР), входящей в состав СССР" (the name of a Soviet Socialist Republic) during the USSR times. Now, after the dissolution of the USSR, it means the name of the respective country. There is no other word with the same spelling but a different meaning.

Borderlands is "пограничные земли" in Russian. If you can't read Cyrillic, count the number of letters and compare  :)

Thanks for playing though. :)

Curious how old are you?

In maps dating back a number of centuries the region considered Ukraine in Latin, German and French is referred to Ukraine. On one map it is noted as the borderlands between what is now Russia and present day Poland/Slovakia (in French) are the Russian borderlands.  I have always assumed this meant region between the Slavic and Germanic/Frank regions. But this is not quite true as most of this region present day Poland had a Norse or Varangian background.
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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017, 06:39:49 PM »


Curious how old are you?

In maps dating back a number of centuries

I assure you that I am not that old.

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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2017, 06:42:22 PM »


Curious how old are you?

In maps dating back a number of centuries

I assure you that I am not that old.

For that you can be grateful.

So in your opinion what does Ukraine mean or where does the word come from?
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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2017, 06:44:51 PM »

Ukraine means borderlands in Russian


It doesn't  :laugh:

How do you guys come up with this stuff?  ;D

OK lets hear your theory what Ukraine means.  :popcorn:


NB: I responded to the initial question to say hello in ua (Ukraine). In the Netherlands one would say gezellig for a good time, not sure for an equivalent, I think in Ireland they would say good 'krack'.

It’s ‘craic’ btw!! In Denmark it’s ‘hygge ‘..

I think we’re talking about etymology here, I read the Ukraine stems from U krai - something like ‘at the edge’ so at the border, borderlands is reasonable.


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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 06:49:56 PM »


Curious how old are you?

In maps dating back a number of centuries

I assure you that I am not that old.

For that you can be grateful.

So in your opinion what does Ukraine mean or where does the word come from?

I don't know where the word comes from, I am not an etymologist. I can use my imagination and make things up, but I am old enough not to do it. I know what it means in modern Russian. It means one and only one thing which I already explained.

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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 06:57:36 PM »


Curious how old are you?

In maps dating back a number of centuries

I assure you that I am not that old.

For that you can be grateful.

So in your opinion what does Ukraine mean or where does the word come from?

I don't know where the word comes from, I am not an etymologist. I can use my imagination and make things up, but I am old enough not to do it. I know what it means in modern Russian. It means one and only one thing which I already explained.

Am I speaking with a poster named Halo/Boethuis?

The reference to Ukraine predates the communist period of Ukraine.
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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 06:59:19 PM »

Am I speaking with a poster named Halo/Boethuis?


Definitely not.

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Re: How to say in Ukrainian...
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2017, 07:03:06 PM »

Am I speaking with a poster named Halo/Boethuis?


Definitely not.

I hope you will continue to post on RUA while I may not agree, I can respect your opinions.
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