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Welcome to Slovo, a Podcast of the ATA Slavic Languages Division! The Slavic Languages Division (SLD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) brings together professional translators and interpreters working with English and one or more of the Slavic languages spoken in Eastern Europe and the non-Slavic languages of the former Soviet bloc. On this channel, we'll be discussing topics of interest for translators and interpreters from Slavic languages into English and vice versa. We're av ...
 
You don’t need a PhD in linguistics to explore interesting, unique features of different languages. In this podcast, “Language Matters” by Diplomatic Language Services, we make language accessible to everyday people by discussing features which may not exist in other languages. For instance, unless you have studied a Slavic language, you may not be familiar with “verbs of motion”, but we can teach you! Join us each episode as we host experts to discuss how these unique features impact learni ...
 
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Останній епізод — the last episode... You teacher Anna прощається and teaches you 10 great ways to say goodbye in Ukrainian. Last conversation of Andriy and Natalka included! If you listened to 5 Minute Ukrainian, please share your thoughts about it by taking our quick survey. До побачення! До нових уроків української! Конспект уроку – lesson notes…
 
Let's talk about weekend plans in Ukrainian! Listen to the informal conversation between two friends and practce talking about your plans in Ukrainian using the future tense. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand ever…
 
In this episode of Vernacular Reality, Blythe and Sean talk with Jim Toepel, design/product manager working with "weird interfaces" (from VR to Rock Band). They discuss the formative experience where they met, how one's relationship to software changes when moving our bodies in new and different ways, and all the benefits there are to engaging with…
 
In this episode, Andriy will describe his typical day and daily routine in Ukrainian. Listen to the conversation and your teacher Anna's explanations about words and verb conjugations in present. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sur…
 
Добре, this grammar episode is a bit longer than 5 minutes ;) That's because Anna will be covering one of the most important grammar points - present tense and verb conjugations in Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Grammar tables - to review visually; More examples - for extra practice; 3 bonus exercises - to practi…
 
In this episode, we talk to Andrei Falaleyev, a conference interpreter with more than 30 years of experience and a seasoned interpreter trainer. Andrei shares tips on becoming a sought-after interpreter, specializing, and training interpreters.By Slavic Languages Division of the American Translators Association
 
Andriy and Natalka подорожують на машині - they are on a road trip! Listen to them talk in the car and learn more useful phrases about driving in Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases wi…
 
This is the last vocabulary booster of 5 Minute Ukrainian series... Listen to this one to learn some essential Ukrainian vocabulary to talk about машина - car, дорога - road and дорожній рух - traffic. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words -…
 
I am back! New episode discusses Proto-Slavic vowels back & front yer - what happened to them? Why do we lose some vowels in the process of declension? Let´s find out! The transcript to this episode can be found here. You can now support this podcast here. Every little thing counts :) Thank you! Bibliography: 1. Sussex, Roland, and Paul Cubberley. …
 
This time Andriy wants to make an appointment with a doctor in Ukrainian. Listen to him making that call in order to записатися на прийом до лікаря. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with trans…
 
Andriy is not feeling well... У нього болить голова. Natalka also has some ache - у неї болять коліна. Listen to a common conversation of two people describing what hurts in Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you under…
 
In this Vocabulary Booster, we will go through all main body parts in Ukrainian - частини тіла. You might be surprised that in Ukrainian there is less body parts vocabulary than in some other languages! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words …
 
Do you need to chat with a hairdresser in Ukrainian? Then listen to this episode of FMU to get ready for a nice new стрижка - haircut. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with translation - to pr…
 
In this episode, you can review the common greetings in Ukrainian and discover some informal and fun ways to say hello in Ukrainian. We are taking little break - you can expect your next FMU episode on April 9. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translatio…
 
Ринок або базар is a big part of Ukrainian shopping culture. Listen to the conversation at the food market in Ukrainian and learn the most useful phrases for that common situation. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understan…
 
This week, although with a slight delay, I am starting a new chapter - sound changes. In this episode, I will tell you a bit more about liquid metathesis, what is it and what consequences it left in Slavic languages. Note: although I say *krau̯a is a Proto-Slavic word for cow, some sources list *krowa instead. You can decide which one you like bett…
 
Let's review staple food in Ukrainian! These are молоко - milk, борошно - flour and other foodstuffs you can find in every Ukrainian kitchen. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words - to learn more useful phrases on the topic; 3 bonus exercise…
 
У вас є сад чи город? Find out the difference between сад vs город, вирощувати vs рости and learn more useful vocabulary and phrases for talking about gardening in Ukrainian! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand ever…
 
This is a special grammar point episode in which you can learn or review forming plural of nouns in Ukrainian. We will cover three groups of Ukrainian nouns and have some practice! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Grammar tables - to review visually; More examples - for extra practice; 3 bonus exercises - to practice (and pro…
 
In this episode, Andriy and Natalka are going to clean up - прибирати. Listen to their conversation and learn useful vocabulary and phrases about cleaning in Ukrainian! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line…
 
This time, I’m addressing a very important topic that is part of our lives daily, no matter what language you speak. Happy International Women’s day! Transcript can be found here. References: Thaler, Theresa. Feministische Linguistik im russischen Sprachraum. Diss. uniwien, 2012. Рымарь, А. И. "THE PHENOMENON OF SEXISM IN THE ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN LA…
 
Boost your Ukrainian vocabulary with words like швабра - mop and відро - bucket. Learn names of the most common things you can find in the house in Ukrainian! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words - to learn more useful phrases on the topic;…
 
Андрій знайшов квартиру! Andriy has found an apartment! Яка вона? Світла? Простора? Сучасна? Listen to his conversation with Natalka in which he describes his apartment. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every lin…
 
In this Ukrainian vocabulary booster, learn or review all the necessary words for the types of житло - housing and кімнати - rooms in Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words - to learn more useful phrases on the topic; 3 bonus exerc…
 
How do you look for a place to rent in Ukraine? In this quick Ukrainian audio lesson, listen to a conversation between two people discussing the best options of renting a place in Ukraine. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you u…
 
Дякую! Будь ласка! What are some other essential etiquette phrases in Ukrainian? Learn in about 7 minutes in this final episode of the chapter! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with translatio…
 
Everyone loves компліменти. So why not to learn how to pay a compliment in Ukrainian? Listen a simple Ukrainian conversation and teacher's explanations in this episode of 5 Minute Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you…
 
In this episode, I had the honor to talk with yet another amazing professor, this time - from my own university. Prof. Newerkla & I chatted about contact between Czech & Slovak, but also what traces did they leave on Austrian German, as well as the language policy in Habsburg monarchy & much more! You can find prof. Newerkla’s work here.…
 
Happy Valentine's Day! In this special episode, Anna tells all about that subtle difference between the most romantic words in Ukrainian: любов and кохання, любити and кохати, кохана and коханка ... and more! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation …
 
Natalka and Andrii are having their first date - перше побачення. Listen to some parts and learn how a date could sound in Ukrainian! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with translation - to pra…
 
Are you ready to ask a Ukrainian on a date - побачення? Listen to a quick conversation and learn some useful phrases for asking someone out in Ukrainian! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with …
 
I am very honored that I got the chance to talk to prof. Greenberg from the University of Kansas about various topics - his recent publications, features of Prekmurje dialect, language contact, language privilege and so much more! I enjoyed every moment of this interview, and I hope you will, too! Because prof. Greenberg is not only a linguist, but…
 
Let's learn 25 common jobs and professions in Ukrainian in this quick vocabulary booster. Female forms included! Try to repeat out loud to master your Ukrainian pronunciation. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words - to learn more useful phra…
 
In this episode, I explored a minority language that kept one very interesting feature to this very day - Sorbian. P.S. Since Sorbian (both Upper and Lower) are small languages and the pronunciation was hard to find, it may be that /w/ is pronounced different, and I apologize for that. The transcript & a map can be found here. References: 1. Gvozda…
 
In this episode, you will listen to a common conversation about jobs and professions in someone's family. Then practice talking about jobs in Ukrainian! Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with t…
 
Let's learn or review family members in Ukrainian! And not just sisters and brothers, but also different kinds of cousins and parents-in-law. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Word list with translation - to practice reading and translating from English; Bonus words - to learn more useful phrases on the topic; 3 bonus exercise…
 
We talk to Altynay Linstrum about her training, career in localization, and the opportunities for language professionals in the tech industry.Altynay is a Localization Producer at Riot Games, a video game developer based in LA. She is a graduate from the Translation Studies program at Kent State University. Her professional interests include produc…
 
Although the quality of the sound in this episode is a bit lower than what you’re used to, I couldn’t miss the chance of talking to these two amazing girls - Nina Tunteva & Viktorija Blazheska, founders of Jazicharnica, a blog about linguistics in Macedonian. I had a blast chatting with them about their blog, Macedonian dialects, how my (Torlakian)…
 
This is a special grammar point episode in which you can learn or review using conditional sentences in Ukrainian, like хотіла б, було б добре etc. Готові слухати? Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Grammar tables - to review visually; More examples - for extra practice; 3 bonus exercises - to practice (and progress!) To receiv…
 
Let's start talking about робота - work! In this episode, listen to the conversation between two people discussing their jobs and occupation in Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases with…
 
In episode #6, I am going to give you an overlook of Czech dialects, that can be split into two main categories - Bohemian and Moravian. The map of Czech dialects, as well as the transcript of this episode can be found here. References: 1. Kosek, Pavel. "Česká nářečí." Historická mluvnice češtiny-překlenovací seminář (2014): 84-100. 2. A script for…
 
Коли у вас була відпустка? When was your last vacation? Listen to the conversation of two people sharing their memories of відпустка - vacation in Ukrainian. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Dialogue transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Dialogue translation - to make sure you understand every line; Phrases w…
 
Learn or review names of seasons and months in Ukrainian in this quick audio Vocabulary Booster! Repeat out loud to perfect your Ukrainian pronunciation. Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include: Text transcript - to practice reading (with word stresses); Text translation - to make sure you understand every line; Word list with transl…
 
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