This is the only official language of Ukraine. More than 44 millions of people speak this language, including Ukrainian diaspora in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and other countries. It is among the top three of the most beautiful languages in the world. People agree that the Ukrainian language reminds the nightingale’s song. It is rich on different synonyms and meanings, and linguists counted more than 5 millions of them. It gives to this language a wide diversity and versatility. People have an opportunity to choose the most appropriate word to describe the things like they wish.
There are lots of controversies about the birth of the Ukrainian language. However, we can definitely say that Ukrainian takes its roots from the Proto-Slavic language, that was formed in the first century BC. However, its own history Ukrainian started approximately in the sixth century AD. Ukrainian inscriptions were found on monuments in eleven-twelve century. Kiev (Kyiv), the capital of Ukraine, is the historical center of the Ukrainian language. Here Ukrainian culture, science and education were born.
A lot of people from all over the world come to Ukraine to learn this language and to find out more about its culture. As all Slavic languages, Ukrainian is difficult to learn for foreign people. There is difficult grammar and some sounds are almost impossible for foreign people to pronounce.
Nevertheless, the Ukrainian language becomes more popular in the world these past years. And there are different reasons why people want to learn it. For example, it can be thanks to the beauty and ancient history or because of the favorite ukrainian football player. Whatever the reason, it means that Ukrainian is required language. The recent surveys show that among all Slavic languages, Ukrainian is on the third place of the languages that people choose for learning, and on the 22th place among all languages in the world.
If you can speak Ukrainian, you can easily understand Polish, Czech or other Slavic language.
In the next articles I will tell you more about the Ukrainian language, its origins and culture.
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