Tell us about your hobbies in Ukrainian! For this, you only need to use the basic verbs in Ukrainian in their infinitive form. In Ukrainian, the infinitives end with -ти. This is the ending that is changed when the verb is conjugated in different tenses.

To say “I like to do something” in Ukrainian we use one of these phrases + the infinitive:

  1. Мені подобається + інфінітив
  2. Я люблю + інфінітив (stronger)

And now try it! Study the basic verbs in Ukrainian below and tell us your story: Що ви любите робити у вільний час? – What do you like to do in your free time?

Basic Verbs in Ukrainian

Basic Verbs in Ukrainian

Basic Verbs in Ukrainian

Плавати – to swim

Їсти – to eat

Кататися на велосипеді – to ride a bike

Грати у футбол – to play football

Грати у теніс – to play tennis

Вчитися – to study

Готувати – to cook

Спати – to sleep

Гуляти – to walk

Цілуватися – to kiss

Читати – to read

Писати – to write

В’язати – to knit

Дивитися кіно – to watch a movie

Слухати музику – to listen to the music


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