The Most Important Words And Phrases To Welcome Refugees From Ukraine

Learning even a little bit of someone’s language can help make them feel at home.
słowa i zdania w języku ukraińskim

While learning a new language opens new doors, you probably didn’t expect to open those of your own home and have to pick up a few sentences of Ukrainian so suddenly. Here is a list of words and sentences we’ve put together to help you put your guests at ease during the first few days after their arrival.

The 12 Most Important Ukrainian Phrases And Words

  • Welcome!Ласкаво просимо!
    [Laskavo prosymo!]
  • Hello, my name is…Привіт! Мене звуть…
    [Pryvit! Mene zvut…]
  • Do you want anything to drink?Бажаєте що-небудь випити?
    [Bazhaiete shcho-nebud vypyty?]
  • Do you want anything to eat?Бажаєте що-небудь поїсти?
    [Bazhaiete shcho-nebud poisty?]
  • Do you need this?Вам потібно це?
    [Vam potribno tse?]
  • yesтак
  • noні
  • Feel free to use (this).Сміливо користуйтесь (цим).
    [Smilyvo korystuites (tsym).]
  • Do you need anything?Вам що-небудь потрібно?
    [Vam shcho-nebud potribno?]
  • Can you show me in Google Translate?Ви можете показати це в Google-перекладачі?
    [Vy mozhete pokazaty tse v Google-perekladachi?]
  • Can you show me a picture in Google?Ви можете показати мені зображення в Google?
    [Vy mozhete pokazaty meni zobrazhennia v Google?]
  • I will help you.Я допоможу Вам.
    [Ya dopomozhu Vam.]

Would you like to learn more? In the below sections, you’ll find a few more handy expressions to make your new guests feel welcome.


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General Expressions

  • Good morning.Доброго ранку!
    [Dobroho ranku!]
  • Hello.Привіт.
  • Good night.Надобраніч.
  • thank youдякую
  • please/here you areбудь ласка
    [bud laska]

At The Station

  • This way.Сюди, будь ласка.
    [Siudy, bud laska.]
  • English?Ви говорите англійською?
    [Vy hovoryte anhliiskoiu?]
  • German?Ви говорите німецькою?
    [Vy hovoryte nimetskoiu?]
  • trainпотяг
  • busавтобус
  • Follow me.Ідіть за мною.
    [Idit za mnoiu.]


  • This is…Це…
  • my partner (masc.)мій партнер
    [mii partner]
  • my partner (fem.)моя партнерка
    [moia partnerka]
  • my daughterмоя донька
    [moia don’ka]
  • my sonмій син
    [mii syn]
  • familyсім’я

Guests With Children

  • nappies (British)/diapers (American)підгузки
  • dummy (British)/pacifier (American)пустушка
  • baby foodдитяче харчування
    [dytiache kharchuvannia]
  • tiredвтомився (masc.) / втомилась (fem.)
    [vtomyvsia (masc.) / vtomylas (fem.)]
  • to playграти

Dealing With A Problem

  • I am sorry.Вибачте.
  • I don’t know.Я не знаю.
    [Ya ne znaiu.]
  • I am looking for a solution.Я намагаюся вирішити цю проблему.
    [Ya namahaiusia vyrishyty tsiu problemu.]
  • I’m looking for this information.Я шукаю цю інформацію.
    [Ya shukaiu tsiu informatsiiu.]
  • You can use this link.Ви можете скористатися цим посиланням.
    [Vy mozhete skorystatysia tsym posylanniam.]

Food And Drinks

  • Allergies?Маєте алергію на що-небудь?
    [Maiete alerhiiu na shcho-nebud?]
  • meatм’ясо
  • vegetablesовочі
  • fruitsфрукти
  • teaчай
  • waterвода
  • breadхліб
  • food and drinksїжа та напої
    [yizha ta napoyi]

In The Bathroom

  • to take a showerприйняти душ
    [pryiniaty dush]
  • soapмило
  • towelрушник
  • sanitary padsгігієнічні прокладки
    [hihiienichni prokladky]
  • toilet paperтуалетний папір
    [tualetnyi papir]


  • healthздоров’я
  • painбіль
  • feverлихоманка
  • medicineліки
  • pharmacyаптека
  • doctorлікар (masc.) / лікарка (fem.)
    [likar (masc.) / likarka (fem.)]

Dealing With Bureaucracy

  • the department / the bureauУстанова
  • formформа
  • passportпаспорт
  • signatureпідпис
  • appointmentзустріч

Дуже добре! Well done! You’ve made it to the end of the list! It might seem like very little but with the help of those few Ukrainian phrases, your hands, a couple of pictures and a positive outlook, you’ll achieve more than you ever imagined. Now it’s your turn to be creative, brave and show support… and who knows? You might just discover that mutual understanding changes everything.