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To ask for time in Ukrainian, we use the phrase Котра година? – What time is it? To tell the time in Ukrainian, you would need two different kinds of numerals for hours and minutes.

Firstly we talk about година – an hour. We use a special type of numbers for this purpose, порядкові числівники – ordinal numbers. Learn more about ordinal numbers in Ukrainian in our article here.

Then we say хвилини – minutes. This part is very simple! You just need to name кількісний числівник – cardinal number (it is a usual number in the form we learn it) and add the word хвилина, хвилини or хвилин in different cases. Look at the picture to understand more and learn better!

Котра година у вашому місті зараз? What time is in your city now? Tell us in comments!

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