In Ukrainian we make interrogative sentences with intonation and question mark without any special changing of words order. However, question words normally come at the beginning of the sentence. More about words order in Ukrainian you can find in the lesson “Words order in Ukrainian sentences“
So, how are questions formed in Ukrainian? Questions can be formed in different ways:
1. With the help of intonation.
Put a question mark in the end of a normal sentence and when speaking make your intonation go up at the end
|Is Anna at work now?
|Анна зараз на роботі?
|Do you know the answer to this question?
|Ти знаєш відповідь на це питання?
2. By adding interrogative words at the beginning of the interrogative sentences.
|Who is at work now?
|Хто зараз на роботі?
|How much does it cost?
|Скільки це коштує?
|Where‘s the store here?
|Де тут магазин?
3. With the help of particle “whether“:
Particle “чи” (“whether“) in the first place in the sentence (usually after it we put verb)
|Do you know that Anna is at work now?
|Чи знаєте ви, що Анна зараз на роботі?
|Is it true that you have been to the USA twice?
|Чи правда, що ви були в США два рази?
|Will you be at the party tomorrow?
|Чи будеш ти завтра на вечірці?
|Have there been many people in this cafe already?
|Чи багато людей вже було в цьому кафе?
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