Monkeys and Apes — same word in Ukrainian

No wonder I couldn’t explain.

Screenshot - 01172016 - 03:43:51 PM

There are a number of places where English has two words and Ukrainian just one.

monkey, ape == mavpa
pumpkin, squash = harbuz

There are a number of places where it’s the opposite

blueberry, wild blueberry == chronytsia, loxyna
strawberry, wild strawberry == polunytsia, sunytsia
cherry, sour cherry == chereshnia, vyshnia

Leave a Reply