Lesson #8. Prepositions

I hope you had time to learn the previous lessons, so let’s continue our long journey through the Ukrainian language. Our new topic is about the most used prepositions, you will need them at the beginning of your learning. I’ve chosen the really necessary ones for you. They have several meanings and also don’t forget to pay attention to the cases.

HA + Accusative or Locative – at, per, for

  • три рази на день – three times a day
  • на цей час – at this moment (time)
  • поїхати на два тижні – go for two weeks
  • на вулиці – be on the street (Діти на вулиці – The children are outside)

ПІСЛЯ + Genitive – after

  • він прийде пілся роботи – he will come after the work

БІЛЯ + Genitive – near

  • він живе біля моря – he lives near the sea

БЕЗ + Genitive – without

  • кава без молока – coffee without milk

ДЛЯGenitive – for

  • подарунок для кота – a present for the cat

ВІД + Genitive – from

  • від міста до міста – from city to city

ДО + Genitive – to, until, before

  • поїхати до батьків – go to parents
  • до понеділка – until Monday

З (ЗІ) + Genitive or Accusative or Instrumental – from, with

  • повертатися з роботи – come back from work
  • зі мною, з тобою – with me, with you

НАД + Instrumental – over, above

  • над ліжком – over the bed

ПІД + Instrumental – under

  • під столом – under the table

О + Locative – at (time)

  • о сьомій годині – at seven o’clock

ПЕРЕД + Instrumental – in front of

  • перед будинком – in front of the house

КРІМ + Genitive – except, besides

  • всі прочитали книгу, крім неї – Everyone has read the book except her

ПРО + Accusative – about, concerning, for

  • книга про кохання – A book about love

ЧЕРЕЗ + Accusative – across, through, in/after (time), because of

  • йти через місто – to go through the city
  • через місяць – in a month
  • через тебе – because of you

ПО + Accusative – up to, each

  • вода по коліна – the water is up to the knees
  • йти по хліб – to go for the bread
  • з липня по серпень – from July to August

It is not the whole list of the Ukrainian prepositions, I will continue it in the next articles. If you have some questions concerning this topic, please write a comment below.




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