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Should you learn Ukrainian language?
If you have already found your beautiful Ukrainian bride, then you might consider learning Ukrainian language. Of course, it is one of those things that are easier to say than do. After the first lesson you might already notice that this language is much different from English or other European languages. So is it worth to give it a try and learn Ukrainian? As it is known, language has a huge influence on the way how people think. Because of that, many couples try to learn each others’ languages. Knowing the language leads to a better understanding of your significant other. It does not only give a chance to express yourself verbally, but also helps to understand the context behind the words of your partner. There are some expressions that cannot be translated into another language, and if someone tries to do it then it loses its sense. Language is also a big part of the culture. It will be great if you will be able to watch some Ukrainian movies or TV-shows together with your girlfriend. Of course you are not expected to read classic books in the original text. For Ukrainian woman your interest in language is a great compliment.
Opportunity to become closer
Learning the language can also be a way for you two to spend quality time together. Some Ukrainian ladies make very good teachers. However, if you see that it is not working out, do not be too demanding towards your partner. Some people do not possess a talent to teach languages. So it makes more sense to study on your own. What you can do is practice talking with your lady. She will probably laugh a bit about your accent, but at the same time she will be happy about the fact that you are putting some effort into getting closer to her. Another way to get closer to your partner is to get to know their friends and family. This is where knowing Ukrainian might come in handy. Bigger part of the older generation of people in Ukraine does not speak English or any other foreign languages. For Ukrainian women family is very important and if she sees you trying to find a way to communicate with them, it will reallly flatter her. So if you are going to meet her parents, you will be able to understand what they are saying. Otherwise, your girlfriend will have to be in the role of the translator and you will have to communicate through her. Younger people are more advanced in this area, but still, even a lot of younger people are afraid to express themselves in a foreign language due to the lack of practice.
How to learn Ukrainian
As it has been already said above – do not rely on your girlfriend to teach you everything. If it is possible, take a beginner course in Ukrainian. There are plenty of study guides and audio lessons available online and in the bookstores. Ukrainian is one of the most difficult languages in the world, so you have to be really patient in the process of learning. The beginning is always the hardest, since you will have to get used to new alphabet and pronunciation. After you have learned the basics, it makes sense to start reading newspapers in Ukrainian or watch movies that you have already seen. The best way is to connect your language studies with something that you enjoy. Maybe it is music that you like – get to know Ukrainian music artists. Browse through You Tube for some funny videos. Make your learning a game –try to speak to your parent in her native language for the whole day. Learning a new language is always hard. There are not many guys who become fluent in it. However, it always pays off to know at least something. Ukrainian ladies love to hear the words of love in their language, and this is something that everybody is capable to learn.