Optima Tours office in Moscow:
Phone: 7-495-505-6325
Phone/Fax: 7-495-649-8328
Optima Tours office in
St. Petersburg:

Phone: 7-812-309-5760
Phone/Fax: 7-812-233-8283



 Helpful Phrases

Before you go do not forget to learn some basics in the Ukrainian or Russian language. Such phrases as "Thank you", "Excuse me", "Please", "Do you speak English?", "Can you help me?", "How much is it?" and others in the language of Ukraine will help you much even if this is all you know in Ukrainian or Russian.
Knowing your hotel's location in Ukrainian (as well as other destinations you might need to visit) will help you greatly when talking to taxi drivers or people in the street, asking the directions. Basic numbers, such words as "left", "right", "back", "forward", names of your medical conditions, expressions of agreement or disagreement (at least "yes" and "no") are better to learn.
Here are some useful phrases that will help you "communicate" in Ukraine.

Hello Pryvit/Vitayu
Good morning Dobrogo ranku
Good afternoon Dobry dehn
Good evening Dobry vechir
Good night Dobranich
Goodbye Do pobachenya
What is your name Yak vi nazivayetesya?
Nice to meet you Priemno z vami zapiznatisya.
Good Dobre
Bad Pogano
Thank you Dyakuyu
Please Bud' laska
Sorry/Excuse me Pereproshuyu/Proshu probachinya/Vybachte
Do you speak (English)? Chi vi govoriti po (angliyski)
I don't understand Ya (vas) ne rozumiyu
How much is it? Skilky koshtuye?
What is this? Shchto tse ye?
I'll buy it Ya tse kupl'u
I would like to buy Ya khotivby kupiti
It is too expensive Tse duzhe bogato koshtuye/Tse duzhe dorogo
Yes/No Tak/Ni
Where is? De?
When Koly
Who Khto
Where is the nearest metro station? De naiblizshcha stantsya metro?
How to get to? Yak doekhati do? /Yak potrapyti do?
Could you help us? Dopomozhit' nam bud' laska
Left Na livo
Right Na pravo
Straight Pryamo
Far Daleko
Near Bliz'ko
Delicious Duzhe smachno
To your health (toast) Za vashe zdorovye!
Congratulations! (We) Pozdorovlyaem/Vitaem!
(I) Pozdorovlyayu/Vitayu!
Happy birthday! (We) Pozdorovlyaem z dnim narodzhenya/ Vitaem z dnim narodzhenya
(I) Pozdorovlyayu z dnim narodzhenya/Vitayu z dnim narodzhenya
Thank you very much! We enjoyed our time! Duzhe dyakuyuem!Nam vse duzhe spodobilos!
1. odin, odna
2. dva, dvi
3. tri
4. chotiri
5. pyat'
6. shist'
7. sim
8. visim
9. devyat'
10. desyat'
11. odinadtsyat'
12. dvenadtsyat'
13. trinadtsyat'
14. chotirnadtsyat'
15. pyatnadtsyat'
16. shisnadtsyat'
17. simnadtsyat'
18. visimnadtsyat'
19. devyatnadtsyat'
20. dvadsyat'
21. dvadsyat' odin
30. tridsyat'
40. sorok
50. pyatdesyat'
60. shist'desyat'
70. simdesyat'
80. visimdesyat'
90. devyat'desyat'
100. sto
1,000. tisyacha
1,000,000. milion

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