Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Ukrainian adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Ukrainian“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishUkrainianUkrainian
(Romanization)
Ukrainian
(Stress)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
goodДобреdobredobre
badпоганийpohanyĭpohanyĭ
newновийnovyĭnovyĭ
oldстарийstaryĭstaryĭ
smallмаленькийmalen'kyĭmalen'kyĭ
large / bigвеликийvelykyĭvelykyĭ
longдовгийdovhyĭdovhyĭ
shortкороткийkorotkyĭkorotkyĭ
cheapдешевоdeshevodeshevo
expensiveдорогийdorohyĭdorohyĭ
light / clearсвітло
ясно
svitlo
iasno
svitlo
iasno
darkтемнийtemnyĭtemnyĭ
lateпізноpiznopizno
earlyраноranorano
interestingцікавоtsikavotsikavo
boringнуднийnudnyĭnudnyĭ
tiredвтомленийvtomlenyĭvtomlenyĭ
easy / simpleлегкий
простий
lehkyĭ
prostyĭ
lehkyĭ
prostyĭ
for freeбезкоштовноbezkoshtovnobezkoshtovno
right / correctвірно
правильно
virno
pravyl'no
virno
pravyl'no
wrongнеправильноnepravyl'nonepravyl'no
strongсильнийsyl'nyĭsyl'nyĭ
weakслабкийslabkyĭslabkyĭ

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