Украина

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Bashkir

Proper noun

Украина (Ukraina)

  1. Ukraine

Komi-Zyrian

Proper noun

Украина (Ukraina)

  1. Ukraine

Russian

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Pronunciation

  • Украи́на: IPA(key): [ʊkrɐˈinə]
  • (common mispronunciation) Укра́ина: IPA(key): [ʊˈkraɪnə]
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Proper noun

Украи́на (Ukraínaf inan (genitive Украи́ны)

  1. Ukraine (country)
    в Украи́неv Ukraínein Ukraine (preferred in Ukraine)
    на Украи́неna Ukraínein Ukraine (preferred in Russia)

Declension

Usage notes

  • Traditionally in English, the proper noun Ukraine has been used with the definite article, the. However, this usage appears to become less common (see References).
  • In Russia, Украина is mostly used with the preposition на (na), as in
Я живу́ на Украи́не.I live in Ukraine.
In Ukraine, Украина is nowadays mostly used with the preposition в, as in
Я живу́ в Украи́не.I live in Ukraine.
The argument for the usage by Ukrainians is that “на Украине” implies that Ukraine is still a part of Russia (or the USSR), which Ukraine left in 1991.

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References