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Ukrainian Grammar

Ukrainian Grammar Beginner Level 20 min

02. Present Tense; irregular verbs

Vocabulary
іти - to go
жити - to live
красти - to steal
плисти - to swim
хотіти - to want
рости - to grow
могти - to be able

Grammar

Some verbs have Present Tense stems that are formed irregulry. Those must be remembered.
хотіти (to want) – “хоч-”
йти (to go) – “йд-”
рости (to grow) – “рост-”
жити (to live) – “жив-”
красти (to steal) – “крад-”
могти (to be able) – “мож-”
плисти (to swim) – “плив-”

Here is a table of personal Present tense endings of verbs of the first conjugation group, irregular verbs:

to go йти – “йд-”
I go Я йд-у
You go Ти йд-еш
He goes Він йд-е
She goes Вона йд-е
It goes Воно йд-е
We go Ми йд-емо
You (plural) go Ви йд-ете
They go Вони йд-уть

Task: Fill in the correct verb form.

Infinitive: жити - to live
Present tense stem: жив-
я
ти
він
ми
ви
вони

Infinitive: хотіти - to want
Present tense stem: хоч-
я
ти
він
ми
ви
вони

Task: Translate the sentences into Ukrainian.

She lives here.
They swim a lot.
We want.
I grow.
You(singular) steal.
You(plural) go.

01 Oct, 2018