Ukraine travel guide



Ukraine Travel Guide

Ukraine Languages

Ukraine Languages Ukrainian language has persisted despite continuous persecution from ruling powers, however, the language survived due to the large number of Ukrainian people who even in the bans continued to enjoy their folklore songs, Kobzars and the works of their prominent authors.

Ukraine has a diverse array of spoken languages. About half of the Ukrainian population is bilingual; Ukrainian and Russian are spoken widely, because of long lasted and close bonds between Russian and Ukrainian people. In the Eastern part of Ukraine (kyiv, Donets’k, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnepropetrovsk, Crimea) people mostly speak Russian, in the West of Ukraine (Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Ternopil, Vinnytsia) people mostly speak in Ukrainian, although large segments of the population speak “Surzhyk”, which is a mixture of Ukrainian with Russian.

Russian speakers make up the second largest language group in Ukraine (29.6% of Ukraine population) and the rest are native speakers of other languages including Romanian, North Central Romani, Polish, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Plautdietsch, Lezgian, Tatar and Hungarian. The demand for English is soaring; English speakers won’t have a problem communicating with Ukrainian people.

There is also a large number of dialects spoken in Ukraine, these includes Polissian dialects, Middle Dnieprian, Slobozhan, Balachka, Boyko, Hutsul, Lemko, Podillian, Volynian, Pokuttia (Bukovynian), Upper Dniestrian, Upper Sannian, Dolinian Rusyn, Pannonian, and Pryashiv Rusyn.

Other languages that deserve a mention are

  • Crimean Tatar language: Also known as Crimean and Crimean Turkish, it is spoken in mainly Crimea. With 260.000 Crimean Tatars in Crimea and 150.000 in exile, Crimean Tatar is one of the most endangered languages in Europe.
  • Karaim language: It is a Turkic language with Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian influences; it is spoken by Crimean Karaites, Three different dialects developed: the Troki dialect spoken in Trakai (also known as Troki) and Vilnius, the Lutsk- Halych dialect spoken in Lutsk and Halych, and the Crimean dialect. Most dialects of Karaim are endangered, only the oldest generation still speaks this language.
  • Krymchak language: It is spoken by Krymchak people; the language contains numerous Hebrew and Aramaic loanwords. Before the Soviet period it was written using Hebrew characters, after it was written with the Uniform Turkic Alphabet, now it is written in Cyrillic script. Unfortunately the language is almost extinct.
  • Urum language: It is spoken for several thousand people in the South-eastern Ukraine.
  • Gagauz language: It is spoken by approximately 150,000 people, mainly Gagauz people; this is a different language from Balkan Gagauz Turkish.

Translations in Ukraine

Translation services and the main steps of the translation process. Companies that provide translation services from Ukrainian into other languages

A translator is a person who translates different texts and documents from a source language into a target language. In order to do this task accurately translators must have an excellent command of two or more languages.

The languages in great demand are:

  • The official languages of the European Union (EU)
  • The languages of the United Nations (UN)

Translators can work in different environments such as language schools, universities and Translation companies. On the other hand there many translators who work as freelancers, they work from home for translation agencies or clients.

Translation process involves the following steps:

  • Read carefully the document and get background information about the subject.
  • Search for reference sources and terminology databases in order to get an accurate professional translation.
  • Proofread the document in order to avoid grammar and spelling mistakes.
  • Finally check style and format before submitting the final document.

Translation agency

Translation agencies are companies that provide translation, interpreting, subtitle and localization services to their clients. Since these services are in great demand, translation agencies are in every major city around the world.

Translation agencies tend to specialize in specific languages in order to get a niche in the market. On the other hand every translation agency has a group of translators who are the lifeblood of this business. Usually translators are hired by non-profit organizations and the government.

Finally if you require important information that is in turkish language, then you will need some online tools to translate ukrainian into your mother language. Lately Ukrainian translation companies are very profitable business, because more and more organizations and companies require their services. Rates vary depending on the size, subject and complexity of the document.

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