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)
good
Добре
dobre
dobre
bad
поганий
pohanyĭ
pohanyĭ
new
новий
novyĭ
novyĭ
old
старий
staryĭ
staryĭ
small
маленький
malen'kyĭ
malen'kyĭ
large / big
великий
velykyĭ
velykyĭ
long
довгий
dovhyĭ
dovhyĭ
short
короткий
korotkyĭ
korotkyĭ
cheap
дешево
deshevo
deshevo
expensive
дорогий
dorohyĭ
dorohyĭ
light / clear
світло
ясно
svitlo
iasno
svitlo
iasno

dark
темний
temnyĭ
temnyĭ
late
пізно
pizno
pizno
early
рано
rano
rano
interesting
цікаво
tsikavo
tsikavo
boring
нудний
nudnyĭ
nudnyĭ
tired
втомлений
vtomlenyĭ
vtomlenyĭ
easy / simple
легкий
простий
lehkyĭ
prostyĭ
lehkyĭ
prostyĭ

for free
безкоштовно
bezkoshtovno
bezkoshtovno
right / correct
вірно
правильно
virno
pravyl'no
virno
pravyl'no

wrong
неправильно
nepravyl'no
nepravyl'no
strong
сильний
syl'nyĭ
syl'nyĭ
weak
слабкий
slabkyĭ
slabkyĭ

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