Question words in Ukrainian

Question words in Ukrainian. Питальні слова

Question / Interrogative words (Питальні слова) and special words that help us to ask a specific question, which cannot be answered with “yes” or “no”. In Ukrainian question words always come at the beginning of the sentence.

  • хто? – who?
  • що? – what?
  • де? – where?
  • куди́? – to where?
  • коли́? – when?
  • як? – how?
  • зві́дки? – from where?
  • скі́льки? – how much, how many?
  • чому́? – why?
  • яки́й? – what? what kind?
  • чий? – whose?
  • котри́й? – which?
  • Хто це? – Who is this?
  • Що це? – What it is?
  • Що ти ро́биш? – What are you doing?
  • Де зупи́нка? – Where is the busstop?
  • Коли́ закі́нчується урок? – When does the lesson end?
  • Як спра́ви? – How are you?
  • Зві́дки ти? – Where are you from?
  • Скі́льки ко́штує? – How much does it cost?
  • Чому́ ти вивча́єш украї́нську? – Why are you studying Ukrainian?
  • Який це підру́чник? – What textbook is this?
  • Чий це телефо́н? – Whose phone is this?
  • Котра́* годи́на? – What time is it?

* In Ukrainian adjectives and possessive pronouns agree with nouns in gender and number. So the question words "яки́й", "чий", and "котри́й" have different forms according to the noun. Find more in the lessons Possessive pronouns and Ukrainian Adjectives


1. Translate the questions below:

  1. What are you learning?
  2. Where is your house?
  3. From where is Anna?
  4. Where do you work?
  5. Whose laptop is this?
  6. How did you do it?
  7. How old are you?

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