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by Enzfj2
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: Is "родом" a Ukrainian adverb?
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Ukraine

Re: Is "родом" a Ukrainian adverb?

The entry 'рід' in Академічний тлумачний словник (1970—1980) is quite extensive, so here I put just the relevant piece: ... [З] якого роду хто; Родом звідки, хто — уживається для визначення місця народження, національності, фаху і т. ін. кого-небудь. ... So, 'родом' is treated as the instrumental of...
by Enzfj2
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: ке́ксик = cupcake?
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Ukraine

Re: ке́ксик = cupcake?

At the end of the communist era, a lot of foreign words became popular in post-soviet countries, not only computer and other technical terms, but also food and drink names, like 'капкейки' and 'мафіни' dicussed above. Before, fresh bread with anything was called 'бутерброд' (yes, it's of German orig...
by Enzfj2
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: ке́ксик = cupcake?
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Ukraine

Re: ке́ксик = cupcake?

@Meli578588
Sono un po' perplesso: ho pensato che 'crostino/crostini' è un antipasto italiano, non è ucraino, il nome è solo un trucco per vendere le cose più caro. Ma hai scritto 'your crostini' come se no fosse italiano. Forse è una cosa regionale?

by Enzfj2
Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:49 pm
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: ке́ксик = cupcake?
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Ukraine

Re: ке́ксик = cupcake?

Yum, Panettone! I grew up on this. 🙂 Every Christmas in everyone’s house. Yes, I noticed that they start to sell panettoni before Christmas, as well as German Stolen . But in Ukraine, we eat 'паска' only on Easter, as the name pasqua suggests. @Enzfj2 , May I ask if you make “Crostoli “ in your Cou...
by Enzfj2
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: ке́ксик = cupcake?
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Ukraine

Re: ке́ксик = cupcake?

Davey944676 'кекс' refers first of all to a certain kind of sweet bread: light brown or yellow, denser than normal bread, very often with raisins https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1b/%D0%9A%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81_%D0%B7_%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B7%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B8.JP...
by Enzfj2
Sun Jan 07, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Spot the language - Mutyn Women's Folk Choir
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Ukraine

Re: Spot the language - Mutyn Women's Folk Choir

I learned from someone who was from that region of Europe that if someone from I think he was Romanian, anyway if you spoke to a Russian in Ukrainian or a Romanian in Russian they'd understand, but if you wrote it to them they may not understand as well cause as u said they have similar alphabets t...
by Enzfj2
Sun Jan 07, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Spot the language - Mutyn Women's Folk Choir
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Ukraine

Re: Spot the language - Mutyn Women's Folk Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoQQdE7ydeU Can you spot the Russian words, if they are Russian at all?--or shared by both languages? Your confusion is maybe caused by words "ясная", "красная" etc. They are not Russian — the Ukrainian poetic tradition allows endings - ая when re...
by Enzfj2
Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:34 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: The best movie quotes of all time (translation game)
Replies: 340
Views: 2477840
Ukraine

Re: The best movie quotes of all time (translation game)

↖️ See Explorer's Bladerunner post at the end of the previous page... ↖️ — "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. ...
by Enzfj2
Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Beware False Cognates
Replies: 86
Views: 61570
Ukraine

Re: Beware False Cognates

🇩🇪 alt / alte = 🇬🇧🇺🇸 old
🇪🇸🇮🇹 alto / alta = 🇬🇧🇺🇸 tall / high

by Enzfj2
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Russian or Ukrainian - how to tell some differences
Replies: 37
Views: 11129
Ukraine

Re: Russian or Ukrainian - how to tell some differences

@Basler Biker You're right, Ukrainian vowels sound different from Russian, as well as some consonants; moreover, some combinations in Ukrainian are next to impossible to pronouce correctly for most Russians, esp. ж/ч/ц/ш + і/ю/я

by Enzfj2
Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:37 am
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: Does anybody know what verb "вжийте" comes from?
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Ukraine

Re: Does anybody know what verb "вжийте" comes from?

Thanks very much, @Enzfj2 Wiktionary has confused me. :) Weirdly though, the wiktionary imperative forms for вжити are different, and are also different in the conjugation table referenced on the wiktionary page... https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%B2%D0%B6%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B8 Would you say the impe...
by Enzfj2
Thu Oct 12, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Questions and answers
Topic: Does anybody know what verb "вжийте" comes from?
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Ukraine

Re: Does anybody know what verb "вжийте" comes from?

Does anybody know what verb "вжийте" come from? On the reverse (Ukrainian to English) course, there is the skill heading "Вжийте базові фрази, поговоріть про сім'ю", which from context I take to mean "Use basic phrases, talk about family" Also from context, it seems th...
by Enzfj2
Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Ukrainians foods
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Ukraine

Re: Ukrainians foods

@Enzfj2 Thank you for the corrections and the links. There is a comment on this one complaining about its inaccuracy too. >A lot of this information is dated and inaccurate. Borsch truly is a red soup. It also has beets. But tomatoes make the soup red. Beets are usually of a similar amount as the o...
by Enzfj2
Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Ukrainians foods
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Ukraine

Re: Ukrainians foods

Hi @Enzfj2 You wrote "the topping can be just fried onion or include fried bacon (сало)." I thought I had a general idea about what сало was, but does that mean сало can also refer to British-style bacon (i.e. an actual slice of cured pork meat, with varying amounts of fat/rind depending ...
by Enzfj2
Tue Oct 10, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Ukrainians foods
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Ukraine

Re: Ukrainians foods

What are some traditional Ukrainians foods? Perhaps I'm too pedantic, but I have a lot of remarks to the given recipes https://www.recipesfromeurope.com/galushki/ Usually milk is not used for such dough, even eggs — but, possibly, yeast (дріжджі) and/or whey (сироватка); the topping can be just fri...
by Enzfj2
Mon Oct 09, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Ukrainian
Topic: Ukrainians foods
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Ukraine

Re: Ukrainians foods

What are some traditional Ukrainians foods? This bread is called коровай /korovay/ and I wouldn't say it's traditional food because it's strictly ceremonial: mostly for weddings and, sometimes, to welcome very-very important people. And it must be presented on a decorative towel. This one in the pi...
by Enzfj2
Fri Sep 29, 2023 12:28 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: International expressions for (it will) never (happen)
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Ukraine

Re: International expressions for (it will) never (happen)

Ukrainian "на турецьку паску" — "On Turkish Easter"
"Як рак [на горі] свисне" — "When a crayfish whistles [on a mountain]" (the words in square brackets [] are optional)

by Enzfj2
Fri Sep 29, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: International expressions for something very urgent
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Ukraine

Re: International expressions for something very urgent

Basler Biker wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 6:33 pm

Dutch:
"Het moest eigenlijk gisteren al klaar zijn" (it should have been done yesterday already)

Ukrainian "на вчора" and Russian "на вчера" (for yesterday) is very common way to say "ASAP"

by Enzfj2
Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:36 am
Forum: Duolingo
Topic: Sentence Discussion? No More!
Replies: 183
Views: 1097244
Ukraine

Re: Sentence Discussion? No More!

It was, and is, just a matter of time for them to completely disappear. After the "discuss" button had been removed, the SD were still accessible through Google search. About a week ago, at least for me, they were still googleable, but any attempt to open the link led to the Duolingo home...
by Enzfj2
Fri Sep 08, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: Я розмовляю українською
Topic: duome в Україні
Replies: 1
Views: 1874
Ukraine

duome в Україні

Маю здогади щодо того, чому так мало користувачів в україномовному сегменті форуму. Нещодавно я побував в Україні і виявив, що duome недоступний , принаймні через багатьох провайдерів, включно з мобільним Vodafone'ом, так само як всі сайти з російським корінням, навіть не .ru, наприклад livejournal....
by Enzfj2
Mon Jul 24, 2023 5:35 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: The Retro Club
Replies: 145
Views: 14536
Ukraine

Re: The Retro Club

binge-watching those stepper music clips ... Suddenly this came up, and I would be surprised if someone here has ever worked with "analog computers" So the values inside the computer are a analog voltage between 0 and 10 volt. To "program" it, one uses calculation "units&qu...
by Enzfj2
Sat Jul 22, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: The Retro Club
Replies: 145
Views: 14536
Ukraine

Re: The Retro Club

Punched cards... God forbid you loose the stake, and the puncher didn't print the code on the card (most of them didn't), or at least have line numbers punched at 8 rightmost positions out of 80... Well, I remembered then the ASCII binary code and was able to read just punches :geek: Sometimes we ev...
by Enzfj2
Thu Jul 20, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the funniest word in your target language?
Replies: 61
Views: 9497
Ukraine

Re: What's the funniest word in your target language?

Dana_Dany Danuta wrote: Mon Jul 17, 2023 7:33 pm
  • ubikacja/toilet = záchod/zachód/West

To close the loop

🇵🇱🇨🇿🇺🇸
ubikacja, toaletazáchodtoilet
zachódzapadWest
wschódvýchodEast
wychodek(venkovní) záchodouthouse (backhouse)
by Enzfj2
Wed Jul 19, 2023 5:37 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the funniest word in your target language?
Replies: 61
Views: 9497
Ukraine

Re: What's the funniest word in your target language?

Это не правда в Известие & это не известия в Правде No, this is a not so correct reverse translation. The original was В "Правде" нет известий, в "Известиях" нет правды. (No tidings in Truth, no truth in Tidings.) "Известия" ("Izvestiya", 'tidings' was th...
by Enzfj2
Tue Jul 18, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the funniest word in your target language?
Replies: 61
Views: 9497
Ukraine

Re: What's the funniest word in your target language?

I'm still thinking about starting to learn Czech seriously, however I like the announcement in Prague metro: "Ukončete, prosím, výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají." (Please finish exiting and boarding, the doors are closing.) "exiting"— výstup —has an obvious Ukrainian cognate &q...
by Enzfj2
Tue Jul 18, 2023 9:31 am
Forum: Duolingo
Topic: Duolingo max--Duolingo's replacement of sentence discussions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1168
Ukraine

Re: Duolingo max--Duolingo's replacement of sentence discussions?

That would be great to get an explanation if you made a real mistake, but what if your answer is correct, but is not stored in the database? Or, even worse, the stored answer(s) is/are simply wrong? It seems they don't care of correcting their mistakes, just blindly running ahead in the mad race to ...
by Enzfj2
Mon Jul 17, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the funniest word in your target language?
Replies: 61
Views: 9497
Ukraine

Re: What's the funniest word in your target language?

@Basler Biker Yes, that is totally true. However, it can also be "ananá" in Spanish. I mistakenly thought that "ananas" was another Spanish word for "pineapple". ... and in English it is also not to be confused with a hand grenade ! The 'pinapple' hand grenade https://...
by Enzfj2
Mon Jul 17, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the funniest word in your target language?
Replies: 61
Views: 9497
Ukraine

Re: What's the funniest word in your target language?

A joke from the Soviet era: A man wants to buy a newspaper ( any newspaper!) and hears from the seller: "Правды" нет, "Советская Россия" вся продана, остался только "Труд" за 3 копейки There is no Truth (Pravda), Soviet Russia is sold out, only Labor (Trud) left for 3 k...
by Enzfj2
Mon Jul 17, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the funniest word in your target language?
Replies: 61
Views: 9497
Ukraine

Re: What's the funniest word in your target language?

What is funny about prawda? (I know it was a newspaper.) Prawda/pravda/правда means "truth". And there is a quite common saying in English: "It's funny because it's true" :) This reminds me of the absurd syllogism from the communist doctrine: "Учение Маркса всесильно, потом...
by Enzfj2
Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Things one may have thought were universal...
Replies: 104
Views: 13667
Ukraine

Re: Things one may have thought were universal...

The Universal Euro plug/socket (as used in a.o. BE and NL) has both the earthpin as well as the schuko contact on the side. But beware, such plug does not fit into the German (only) Schuko socket (= Schutz Kontakt by the way in German), as this one has no hole for the Euro earthpin ;-) I was too la...

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