Hello and Hi in Ukrainian

Before going to Ukraine, it would be nice to find out something about its customs and norms of everyday etiquette. In particular, you need to know how it is customary to greet other people (say “Hi” or «Hello») and what words and gestures are appropriate in different situations. Remember: the right greeting is the half a …

Job opportunities for foreigners in Ukraine

To find a good job is not a simple task for Ukrainians, not speaking about foreigners, but if you are persistent, purposeful and know what you want, you will find a job of your dream in Ukraine. There are foreigners who prefer to work in Ukraine and don’t wish to return to their mother countries. …

Ukrainian crest (coat of arms) — Tryzub

Most Ukrainians content themselves with simple information that coat of arms of Ukraine is a golden trident over the blue background. There are those who have managed to discern the hidden word «freedom» in it. But in fact, everything is not so simple. Have you ever wondered what does the Ukrainian crest mean? Where did …

Ukrainian cross-stitch

One of the most common and best-loved method of Ukrainian embroidery is cross-stitch. It was used from ancient times and is used nowadays to embellish traditional clothes (vyshyvanky) and fabric everyday and festive items (rushnyk, tablecloth etc.) History In Ukraine cross-stitch embroidery has an ancient history. The cross has always been regarded by Ukrainians as …

How to begin to speak Ukrainian

“Language disappears not because nobody wants learning it, but because, those who know it, don’t speak it” – these words belong to Spanish politician Jose Maria Aznar Lopez. It is great that nowadays many citizens of Ukraine have a wish to know and to speak native language. There are also foreigners that arrive to the …

Ukrainian tattoos

Over the past few years, the attitude towards tattooing In Ukraine has changed radically – both as a culture, and simply as a drawing on the body of our friends and acquaintances. Today, tattoos stopped being associated with a sign of a mafia group or a tribal affiliation, as it was many generations ago. It became …

How to make Ukrainian flower crown

These days, not every girl knows how to do a flower crown, and more importantly – how to do it right. But the latest trends in the fashion world tell that this accessory can be a wonderful addition to the stylish look, making it more colorful and unusual. Ukrainian flower crown can be woven with …

«Vinok» wreath – Ukrainian headdress or flower crown

It is pleasant to note that Ukrainian folk symbols have become a trend. Vyshyvanky, traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts, are already worn not only on holidays, but also in everyday life. These days, the trendy «must-have» began to include not only vyshyvanky, but also Ukrainian wreaths – traditional headdresses. Curiously enough, but many women wear this …

Thank you in Ukrainian

The 11th of January – one of the most «polite» dates in the whole year – this day people all over the world celebrate the “International Thank You Day”. We all understand perfectly well the importance of words of gratitude, their need for daily life. Not by chance, it is often indicated in many travel …

Ukrainian mentality

The study of any national culture is carried out through its mentality. The national mentality is a set of stable spiritual values, habits, stereotypes of behavior, way of thinking and symbols, which are typical for a particular nation. For centuries, Ukrainian people have created and improved certain moral and ethical standards of their life. They …