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Easter in Ukraine

Easter is coming up here in Ukraine (May 2nd) — a beautiful holiday, whether you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ or the coming of spring, warm sunny weather and rebirth of nature. Here are some local Easter facts and traditions. The Russian word for “Easter” is “ Пасха”, the Ukrainian — “Великдень”. The…

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Ukrainian Easter Treats (+ a raw vegan recipe!)

Easter attributes in Ukraine are painted Easter eggs (писанки) and Easter treats (паски, куличи). Bunnies for some reason did not make it as Easter mascots in these parts 🐰 If you live in Ukraine, you will have seen sweet pastries with raisins inside and white icing with colourful decorations on top being sold every…

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Verbs + Prefixes: НЕСТИ / НОСИТЬ (Part 3)

Here is the final part in the "НЕСТИ / НОСИТЬ + Prefixes" trilogy. Enjoy! 11. ПОД (поднести, подносить) to bring sth close to sth / sb. while holding it: Он поднёс бумажку к носу и начал громко читать. (He brought a piece of paper right up to his nose and started to read loudly.) 12. ПРЕ + ПОД (преподнести, преподносить) to present or give sth ceremo…

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Verbs + Prefixes: НЕСТИ / НОСИТЬ (Part 2)

We continue our Verbs + Prefixes series with the verb of motion НЕСТИ and its "ходить" pair — НОСИТЬ. Now, the most simple and direct translation is "to carry", however, once you add prefixes, the meanings get so numerous and varied, that one post isn't enough to cover them. See our previous post …

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Verbs + Prefixes: НЕСТИ / НОСИТЬ (Part 1)

We continue our Verbs + Prefixes series with the verb of motion НЕСТИ and its "ходить" pair — НОСИТЬ. Now, the most simple and direct translation is "to carry", however, once you add prefixes, the meanings get so numerous and varied, that one post isn't enough to cover them. So here is Part One. …

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