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Old 10-27-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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For me, for example, Finnish and Estonian sound about the same, they are probably not less different than Russian and Ukrainian.
Examples:
Russian:

’ œоскве на‡ался нов‹й э‚ап о‚сева кавказ†ев. Новос‚и 2013 - YouTube
Ukrainian:

НТА-Новини-›Œв–в: ’иˆ– Ук€а—ни оп€илŽднили пе€ˆ– €езƒлŒ‚а‚и вс‚ƒпно— кампан–— - YouTube
Also, to which language are Russian and Ukrainian similar?

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Old 10-27-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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Well, I am fairly familiar with Russian and can usually tell them apart. Haven't heard too much Bulgarian or Slovak but plenty of Serbo-Croat or whatever it's called now. Polish 's also nice -I like Ukranian and Russian but the latter's faster and sounds more strident.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Romania
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Ukrainian sounds less Slavic and closer to Romanian.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:26 AM
 
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Ukrainian sounds less Slavic and closer to Romanian.
?????

Interesting. Maybe it sounds so during the audition. But it is Eatern Slavic.

Well, I suppose I can understand lots of words while reading Ukrainian text.

Yet, they have some borrowings from Persian and other languages for example:

maidan Ukr. - ploshchad' Rus
(it means the same that the Italian word "Piazza" means or city square in English)
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:41 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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God only knows I see or have no reason to ever visit those countries and I don't think I ever want to. So for me I will not know ever.

To be honest looking at those videos they both sound like they'd hare you at any moment. Except the Russian one is more masculine than the Ukrainian one.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:57 AM
 
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Mac15
Well, you can visit Saint-Petersbourg. It is a beautiful city. Alas, some suburbs can be not so good, but still it's a woderful city.

And Moscow has also good museums. It was OUR collectors, who bought Matisse and Picasso, when they were not very popular even on the Continent.


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To be honest looking at those videos they both sound like they'd hare you at any moment. Except the Russian one is more masculine than the Ukrainian one.
Yes, the author of this topic chose not the most apt videos. One in Russian is a TV-News program about the problems with immigration.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Yes, the author of this topic chose not the most apt videos. One in Russian is a TV-News program about the problems with immigration.
I have choosen videos that I firstly found, so I don't care about its content.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Oh, I have no problems with them.It seems to me that Mac did not like them.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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God only knows I see or have no reason to ever visit those countries
God thank you for that, I am grateful in my own way.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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fznamzon

Oh, I have no problems with them.It seems to me that Mac did not like them.
And what does Mac like?
Did anyone figure that much out so far?
I suspect he doesn't like anything in particular, except for the meals that his mom cooks him for dinner.
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