Ukrainian as Foreign: The 4 Seasons

Winter is here. Time to learn seasons in Ukrainian!

Here they are:

зима — winter
весна — spring
літо — summer
осінь — autumn

Now, when we want to say that something happened “in summer, in winter, etc.”, sticking a preposition in front is not enough. You see, in Ukrainian, the whole word changes:

in winter – взимку (if the previous word ends with a consonant) / узимку (if the previous word ends with a vowel)
in spring – навесні
in summer – влітку / улітку
in autumn – восени

For example:

Зараз осінь чи зима? (Is it autumn or winter now?) – Зараз зима. (It’s winter.)

Тобі подобається подорожувати взимку чи навесні? (Do you like traveling in winter or in spring?) – Мені подобається подорожувати навесні. (I like traveling in spring.)

That was it from ALMA on seasons in Ukrainian.
In case that hasn’t quenched your thirst for knowledge, feel free to take up a course of Ukrainian or Russian as foreign here at our all-year-round cozy ALMA School ;)