вівторок, 10 лютого 2015 р.

Ukrainian lesson #4. Seasons and months

Names of Ukrainian months have slavic origin and are completely different from Russian names of monthes.

If you are from slavik country or know some slavic language, you can find something similar.
If you know Ukrainian language a little, you can easily to remember this moths, because it makes sence in Ukrainian. At first we see the list of monthes, and then I explain the meaning.
We learn here also how to use monthes in the language.


At first we become from seasons - it's simple.

Ukrainian seasons




Season
In season



Winter
Зима
Взимку

Zyma
Vzymku



Spring
Весна
Весною

Vesna
Vesnoyu



Summer
Літо
Влітку

Lito
Vlitku



Autumn
Осінь
Восени

Osin’
Voseny

Ukrainian months



Month
In month



January
Січень
В січні

Sichen’
V sichni



Fabruary
Лютий
В лютому

Lyutyj
V lyutomu



March
Березень
В березні

Berezen’
V berezni



April
Квітень
В квітні

Kviten’
V kvitni



May
Травень
В травні

Traven’
V travni



June
Червень
В червні

Cherven’
V chervni



July
Липень
В липні

Lypen’
V lypni



August
Серпень
В серпні

Serpen’
V serpni



September
Вересень
В (у) вересні

Veresen’
U veresni



October
Жовтень
В жовтні

Zhovten’
V zhovtni



November
Листопад
В листопаді

Lystopad
V lystopadi



December
Грудень
В грудні

Gruden’
V grudni


Now we forget that we are adult people, turn on our fantasy and become think as a little child.
Learn the name of months in pictures.

Січень
Sichen'


From the word "січе" (siche) - swish. Weather with snow swishes so much.


Лютий
Lyutyj


Literally can be translated as fierce. The weather is fierce in this month. We have strong wind and sometimes very cold weather.


Березень
Berezen'


From the name of береза (bereza) - birch. Birch produce it's very useful juice and traditionally people drink it.


Квітень
Kviten'


From the word квіти (kvity) - flowers. Different flowers grown up in this month.


Травень
Traven'


From the word трави (travy) - herbs. Because herbs become grown up so fast in this month.


Червень
Cherven'


From the word червоний (chervonyj) - red. Cherry and bird-cherry you can find this month. 
They have mostly red colour, so that's became the ground for name of march.


Липень
Lypen'



From the word липа (lypa) - linden. You can find linden blossoms this year.


Серпень
Serpen'


From the word серп - sickle. It's traditional ukrainian tools which was used in this month. 
Now I guess everybody use tractor.


Вересень
Veresen'



From the word верес (veres) - heather. You can find heather this month.


Жовтень
Zhovten'



From the word жовтий (zhovtyj) - yellow. All leafage become yellow and orange.


Листопад
Lystopad



It's the most simple. This word is combination of two other - листя і падати (lystya, padaty) that means leafage and fall down. 


Грудень
Gruden'





From the word грудки (grudky) - lumps. Because all the ground become frozen and you can find lumps.

Do you knopw the meaning of months' name in your country? Is there somethig interesting? Waiting for your comments)