The Ukrainian language is very rich in synonyms. For example, the word “horizon” has 12 synonyms. But the absolute record is the verb “to beat”. According to the “Dictionary of Synonyms of the Ukrainian Language”, it has 45 synonyms.
The Ukrainian language is rich in diminutive forms. Oddly, but even the word “enemies” has its own diminutive form.
The most commonly used letter in the Ukrainian alphabet is the letter “n”. The letter “f” is the least-used letter of the Ukrainian alphabet. Words starting with this letter, in the vast majority of cases, came to Ukrainian from other languages.
The Ukrainian language is officially recognized as one of the most beautiful: it occupies the second place in the world by melodic (after Italian) and the third most beautiful vocabulary (after French and Persian). In the video below you may enjoy listening to famous Ukrainian poetry about love by Volodymyr Sosuyra “Tak nikhto ne kokhav”:
The most translated among Ukrainian poetry works is Taras Shevchenko’s “Testament”: it has been translated into 147 languages.
Outside Europe, Ukrainian has a semi-official status in the United States (Cook County, Illinois). About 5.5 million people live in this district. And the Ukrainian language was chosen as one of the most commonly used languages in the area.
The Cherkasy or Cherkassy Oblast lies in the center of Ukraine and borders four regions, which includes Poltava, Kiev, Kirovograd and Vinnytsa. The Cherkasy region is ranked the eighteenth largest oblast in Ukraine, covering 20,900 square kilometers. Smila, Kaniv, Vatutine and Zolotonosha are some of the cities found in Cherkasy, most of which are densely populated.
Balta is a relatively small city in comparison to most that are based in the province of the Odessa Oblast, which lies in the south-west of Ukraine. Presently it acts as the administrative center for the district of the Baltsky Raion located about 200 kilometers from the capital of Odessa with a population of over 20,000 people.
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