The Alternative Ukrainian Dictionary

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абищиця 〈abiŝicâ〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) nonsense, trifle
абрек 〈abrek〉 etymology From Ossetic абрӕг 〈abræg〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) a native of the Caucasus
австріяк 〈avstríâk〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Austrian
австріячка 〈avstríâčka〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Austrian female
авто 〈avto〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) car, automobile
англійська 〈anglíjsʹka〉
adjective: {{head}}
  1. Ukrainian (feminine of англійський)
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) The English language. exampleВи гово́рите англі́йською? Do you speak English?
Synonyms: англійська мова 〈anglíjsʹka mova〉
  • The feminine adjective form or the short noun form is used to express "to speak a language" in the instrumental case. This construct is specific to Ukrainian and uncommon in other Slavic languages.
англійська мова 〈anglíjsʹka mova〉 {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. the English language
Synonyms: англійська 〈anglíjsʹka〉 (colloquial)
батярувати 〈batâruvati〉 etymology From батяр 〈batâr〉 + увати 〈uvati〉.
verb: {{uk-verb}}
  1. (Lviv, pejorative) To keep the company of ruffian.
  2. (Lviv, slang) To go out with friends for entertainment.
Synonyms: (keep bad company) ходити на батярку (xodýty na batjárku); see батярка, (keep bad company) ходити на батяри (xodýty na batjáry); see батяри
related terms:
  • батярня (batjarnjá)
білоруська 〈bílorusʹka〉
adjective: {{head}}
  1. inflection of білоруський)
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) The Belarusian language.
Synonyms: білоруська мова 〈bílorusʹka mova〉
білоруська мова 〈bílorusʹka mova〉 {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. the Belarusian language
Synonyms: білоруська 〈bílorusʹka〉 (colloquial)
бульба 〈bulʹba〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (botany) tuber
  2. bubble мильна бульба — soap bubble
  3. (colloquial, dialectal) potato
  4. (dance)
Synonyms: (potato) картопля
вогонь 〈vogonʹ〉 etymology From orv огнь 〈ognʹ〉, from Proto-Slavic *ognь 〈*ognʹ〉, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥gʷnis 〈*h₁n̥gʷnis〉. pronunciation
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  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. fire
  2. hearth, fireplace
  3. sunlight
  4. (figuratively) sparkle in the eyes as a reflection of an emotional state
    • 1957, Іван Микитенко, II, 58: exampleОчі йому горять упертим вогнем His eyes burning with willful fire
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (uncountable, figuratively) spiritual exaltation, inspiration
  2. (uncountable, colloquial) body heat
  3. (uncountable) shooting, firing of guns
гарний 〈garnij〉 pronunciation
  • [ˈɦɑrnɪj]
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adjective: {{uk-adj}}
  1. pretty, beautiful, handsome
  2. good, pleasant
  3. (of a person) good, ethical
  4. (colloquial) considerable, sizeable, substantial, large
ґедзь 〈g̀edzʹ〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. horsefly, gadfly various species of flies of the family Tabanidae
  2. (colloquial) gadfly, botfly, oestrus family Oestridae
гріх 〈gríh〉 etymology From Proto-Slavic *grěxъ 〈*grěxʺ〉. pronunciation
  • /ɦrix/
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. sin
  2. fault
  3. (colloquial) wrongdoing
добре 〈dobre〉
adverb: {{uk-adv}}
  1. well
  2. (colloquial) very much, a lot (used with verbs)
  3. (substantivised) B academic grade
interjection: {{head}}
  1. OK, all right
дупа 〈dupa〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) ass (the buttocks of a person or animal)
Synonyms: срака 〈sraka〉
дур 〈dur〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (uncountable, colloquial) folly, foolishness, nonsense
  2. (uncountable, slang) marijuana; grass, pot
жадний 〈žadnij〉 pronunciation
  • /ˈʒɑdnɪj/
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adjective: {{uk-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) greedy; avaricious, covetous
Normative language requires using of жадібний instead
жук 〈žuk〉 etymology From Proto-Slavic *žukъ 〈*žukʺ〉.
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. beetle
  2. (colloquial) rogue, crook
залупа 〈zalupa〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) dickhead, glans penis
збіжжя 〈zbížžâ〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (uncountable) corn, grain
  2. (uncountable, colloquial) property, belongings
зона 〈zona〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. zone
  2. (slang) prison
ішак 〈íšak〉 etymology From trk. Compare Turkish eşek. pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) donkey, ass
  2. (colloquial) hinny
їбати 〈í̈bati〉 etymology From orv ебати 〈ebati〉, from Proto-Slavic *jebati, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃yebʰ- 〈*h₃yebʰ-〉.
verb: {{uk-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck
кацап 〈kacap〉 Alternative forms: кацаб (Western Ukraine) etymology From цап 〈cap〉 with a prefix ка- 〈ka-〉. Likening a stereotypically bearded Russian man to a goat. Compare каца́р 〈kacár〉. A common folk etymology explains the word as “как-цап” (kak-cap, “like a billy goat”), deriving from Russian как 〈kak〉. Another credible etymology is from Turkish kasap, from Arabic قصاب 〈qṣạb〉. Compare Tatar kasar, Ukrainian закаца́пити 〈zakacápiti〉, Bulgarian касап 〈kasap〉 and касапин 〈kasapin〉, Serbo-Croatian kasap and kasapin, Romanian casap.
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (slang, pejorative) katsap, a Russian person, Russian, Russki
Synonyms: кацалап, москаль
кацапка 〈kacapka〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (slang, pejorative) a Russian woman, a Moscow woman
Synonyms: (a Russian woman) кацапка 〈kacapka〉
related terms:
  • кацап
  • кацапський
кацапський 〈kacapsʹkij〉
adjective: {{uk-adj}}
  1. (slang, pejorative) Russian
Synonyms: москальский 〈moskalʹskij〉
related terms:
  • кацап, кацапка
козирок 〈kozirok〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. visor of a cap
  2. (colloquial) awning rooflike cover
кулак 〈kulak〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. fist
  2. cog
  3. (historical, usually, pejorative) kulak a prosperous peasant in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, who owned land and could hire workers
Synonyms: (kulak) курку́ль 〈kurkúlʹ〉
купа 〈kupa〉 etymology From orv купа 〈kupa〉, from Proto-Slavic *kupa. pronunciation
  • /ˈkupɑ/
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. heap, pile
  2. (colloquial) group, mass, crowd (large number of people or things)
курва 〈kurva〉 etymology From Proto-Slavic *kury
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) whore, prostitute
куркуль 〈kurkulʹ〉 etymology From Turkish korkulu, from korkulmak. pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (pejorative, colloquial) miser, moneygrubber, penny pincher, cheapskate
  2. (pejorative) kurkul, kulak
    • 1951, Ленін, 29, 232: exampleКуркуль — той, що живе чужою працею, що грабує чужу працю і використовує для себе нужду.. Kurkul — the one who lives on the labor of others, robbing someone else's work and profiting themselves on hardship..
Synonyms: (kulak) кула́к 〈kulák〉
descendants:
  • English: kurkul
  • Russian: курку́ль 〈kurkúlʹ〉
куток 〈kutok〉 pronunciation
  • /kuˈtɔk/
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. angle, corner
  2. (colloquial) home, dwelling
маківка 〈makívka〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. poppyhead
  2. (colloquial) top, summit
маршрутка 〈maršrutka〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology Colloquial shortening of маршрутне таксі 〈maršrutne taksí〉.
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, transport) marshrutka, minibus, fixed route taxi, routed taxi.
Synonyms: маршрутне таксі
мозок 〈mozok〉 pronunciation
  • /ˈmɔzɔk/
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (anatomy) brain
  2. (informal, figuratively) brain, smart person
москаль 〈moskalʹ〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (slang, pejorative) a Russian person, Russki exampleЧи ти ві́риш, що москалі́ з'ї́ли все на́ше са́ло? Do you (really) believe that Russkies have eaten all our salo (lard)?
  2. (slang, pejorative) a Muscovite
  3. (archaic) soldier
Synonyms: (a Russian person) каца́п 〈kacáp〉
мурашник 〈murašnik〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. anthill
  2. (colloquial) crowd, throng
німець 〈nímecʹ〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. German (male person)
  2. (colloquial) German Shepherd dog
  3. (colloquial) German made car
обід 〈obíd〉 pronunciation
  • (обі́д) [{{uk-pron}}]
  • (о́бід) [{{uk-pron}}]
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. dinner, lunch
  2. lunchtime
  3. (informal) noon
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. rim, felly
пизда 〈pizda〉 etymology From Proto-Slavic *pizda, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīˀsdāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *písdeh₂ 〈*písdeh₂〉.
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, taboo slang) pussy, cunt, twat
related terms:
  • пиздити
  • пиздіти
пісня 〈písnâ〉 pronunciation
  • /ˈpisnʲɑ/
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. song
  2. (colloquial) something very good
пісок 〈písok〉 etymology From the Proto-Slavic *pesъkъ 〈*pesʺkʺ〉. pronunciation {{rfp}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. sand {{rfgloss}}
  2. (colloquial) granulated sugar ordinary white sugar having a relatively large crystal size
польська мова 〈polʹsʹka mova〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /ˈpɔlʲsʲkɑ ˈmɔvɑ/
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. the Polish language
Synonyms: польська 〈polʹsʹka〉 (colloquial)
прем'єр 〈prem'êr〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) prime minister, premier
пустеля 〈pustelâ〉 pronunciation
  • /puˈstɛlʲɑ/
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. desert, wilderness
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) unpopulated area
раз 〈raz〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. an instance or occurrence
  2. a case occurring
  3. one, when counting things, or counting off
adverb: {{uk-adv}}
  1. once, one day, once upon a time
conjunction: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) if; since; as long as
річ 〈ríč〉
etymology 1 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. thing, object
  2. matter
etymology 2 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) language, speech
російська 〈rosíjsʹka〉 pronunciation
  • /roˈsʲijsʲkɑ/
adjective: {{head}}
  1. inflection of російський
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) The Russian language.
Synonyms: російська мова 〈rosíjsʹka mova〉
російська мова 〈rosíjsʹka mova〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /roˈsʲijsʲkɑ ˈmɔvɑ/
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. the Russian language
Synonyms: російська 〈rosíjsʹka〉 (colloquial)
рушниця 〈rušnicâ〉 pronunciation
  • /ruʃˈnɪt͡sʲɑ/
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. shotgun, scattergun
  2. (colloquial) rifle especially one for hunting
сантиметр 〈santimetr〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • {{uk-IPA}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. centimeter
  2. (colloquial) ruler or tape divided in centimeters
сатана 〈satana〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (mythology) Satan, devil
  2. (vulgar) (masc. and fem.) asshole, jerk
Synonyms: (Satan) диявол 〈diâvol〉
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (slang) holy cow (expression of surprise, astonishment, etc.)
сестра 〈sestra〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology From Proto-Slavic *sestra, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. pronunciation
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  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. sister
  2. (colloquial) nurse
related terms:
  • медична сестра 〈medična sestra〉
  • двоюрідна сестра 〈dvoûrídna sestra〉
собака 〈sobaka〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. dog animal
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (figuratively, pejorative) scoundrel, detestable person
спір 〈spír〉 pronunciation
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noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. dispute, argument
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (uncountable, colloquial) speed, performance, agility in work, business etc.
срака 〈sraka〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) ass
Synonyms: дупа 〈dupa〉 (more common)
срібло 〈sríblo〉 etymology From the Proto-Slavic *sьrebro 〈*sʹrebro〉. pronunciation {{rfp}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. silver lustrous, white metal
  2. (informal, sports) silver medal
In the meaning of silver medal, the word is countable and can be used in plural for two, three and four medals.
українська 〈ukraí̈nsʹka〉
adjective: {{head}}
  1. inflection of український
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) The Ukrainian language. exampleВи гово́рите украї́нською? Do you speak Ukrainian?
Synonyms: українська мова 〈ukraí̈nsʹka mova〉
  • The feminine adjective form or the short noun form is used to express "to speak a language" in the instrumental case. This construct is specific to Ukrainian and uncommon in other Slavic languages.
українська мова 〈ukraí̈nsʹka mova〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /ukrɑˈjinʲsʲkɑ ˈmɔvɑ/
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. the Ukrainian language
Synonyms: українська 〈ukraí̈nsʹka〉 (colloquial)
хвиля 〈hvilâ〉 pronunciation
  • /ˈxvɪlʲɑ/
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. wave
  2. wavelength
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) minute
  2. (colloquial) moment, instant
хімія 〈hímíâ〉 pronunciation
  • [ˈxʲimʲɪjə]
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (uncountable) chemistry
  2. (colloquial) perm hairstyle
хуй 〈huj〉 etymology Proto-Slavic *xujь 〈*xujʹ〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, taboo slang) dick, prick, cock
хуйло 〈hujlo〉 etymology From хуй 〈huj〉. pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) dickhead, dipshit, asshole
член 〈člen〉
etymology 1 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. member, limb
  2. (colloquial) penis
etymology 2 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. member
шип 〈šip〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (botany) thorn, spine
  2. spine needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant
  3. stud small object that protrudes from something
  4. calk; cleat protrusion on the bottom of a shoe
  5. (engineering) stud, journal
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (zoology) thorn sturgeon, bastard sturgeon (Acipenser nudiventris)
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) hissing
шмата 〈šmata〉
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) whore, prostitute
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. (dated, colloquial) rag a piece of old cloth
юрба 〈ûrba〉 pronunciation
  • [{{uk-pron}}]
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{uk-noun}}
  1. crowd, throng
  2. (colloquial) group, mass (large number of things)
  3. common people

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