How to: Personal realtionships

In Ukrainian and in Russian there are 2 different ways for to talk with a person.

1 Polite, formal way
2 Friendly, informal way

In the first case you need to use the 2nd PLURAL person. YOU
In the other situation you can use the 2nd SINGULAR person. YOU

In Ukraine and in Russia people don’t use to call unknown people (and people in general) as Mister or Madam.

They just call them by gender and age. Man, (Muzhchina Мужчина), Woman (Zhenschina Женщина), Young man (Molodoy chelovek Молодой человек) and Girl (Devushka Девушка).

They don’t even use to call people by surname. If you need to have a formal conversation you need to call the interlocutor by name + patronymic.

If you are going to talk with a baby or a dear person, you can call her/him just by name or even better using a short – sweet form of his/her name.

Russian and Ukrainian names:

http://en.ukrlandia.com.ua/ukrainian-russian-male-names
(male names)

http://en.ukrlandia.com.ua/ukrainian-russian-female-names
(female names)

Ukrainian and Russian female names

Here you can find a list of typical Ukrainian/Russian names.
Next to each name there are some of the most popular way to make it sound more friendly.

If you are going to adopt an Ukrainian baby, or you have some Ukrainian friends/Girl these “short – sweet” names will be very useful for you since they are the most common way to call a close person.

—–A—–
Aleksandra – Александра Sasha, Shura, Sashen’ka
Alyona – Алена Alionushka, Alionochka
Alla – Алла Allochka
Anastasia – Анастасия Nastia, Nasten’ka, Nastiona
Anna – Анна Ania, Anechka, Aniuta
—–D—–
Daria – Дарья Dasha, Dashen’ka, Dashulia
Diana – Диана Dina, Dinochka
—–E—–
Ekaterina – Екатерина Katia, Katiusha, Katen’ka
Yelena – Елена Lena, Lenochka
Elizaveta – Елизавета Liza, Lizochka, Lizon’ka
Evgeniya – Евгения Zhenia, Zhenechka
—–G—–
Galina – Галина Galia, Galochka
—–I—–
Irina – Ирина Ira, Irochka, Irisha
Inna – Инна Innochka
—–K—–
Katerina – Катерина Katia, Katiusha, Katen’ka
Kira – Кира Kirochka
—–L—–
Larisa – Лариса Lora, Lorik
Lyubov – Любовь Liuba, Liubasha, Liubon’ka, Liubochka
Lyudmila – Людмила Liuda, Liudochka
—–M—–
Margarita – Маргарита Rita, Ritochka, Ritulia
Maria – Мария Masha, Mashen’ka
Marina – Марина Marinochka, Marisha, Marishka
—–N—–
Nadezhda – Надежда Nadia, Naden’ka, Nadiusha
Natasha – Наташа Natashen’ka, Natusik, Nata
Nina – Нина Ninochka, Ninulia
—–O—–
Oksana – Оксана Oksanochka
Olga – Ольга Olia, Olechka, Olen’ka
—–P—–
Polina – Полина Polia, Polinochka
Raisa – Раиса Raia, Raechka
—–S—–
Sophia – София Sonia, Sonechka, Sophiika
Svetlana – Светлана Sveta, Svetochka, Svetik
—–T—–
Tamara – Тамара Toma, Tomik, Tomarochka
Tatiana – Татьяна Tania, Taniusha, Tanechka
—–V—–
Valeriya – Валерия Lera, Lerochka
Valentina – Валентина Valia, Valechka, Valiusha
Vera – Вера Verochka, Verunia
Viktoriya – Виктория Vika, Tori, Vikulia
—–Ya—–
Yaroslava – Ярослава Slava
—–Yu—–
Yuliya – Юлия Yul’chik, Yulechka

For the male names:

http://en.ukrlandia.com.ua/ukrainian-russian-male-names

Ukrainian and Russian male names

Here you can find a list of typical Ukrainian/Russian names.
Next to each name there are some of the most popular way to make it sound more friendly.

If you are going to adopt an Ukrainian baby, or you have some Ukrainian friends/Boy these “short – sweet” names will be very useful for you since they are the most common way to call a close person.

—–A—–
Aleksander – Александр Sasha, Sashen’ka, Sashulia, Shurik
Aleksey – Алексей Aliosha, Liosha, Lioshen’ka
Anatoliy – Анатолий Tolik
Andrey – Андрей Andriusha, Andriushen’ka
Anton – Антон Antosha
Artyom – Артем Artiomka, Artiomchik
Artur – Артур Arturchik
—–B—–
Boris – Борис Boria, Boren’ka
—–D—–
Danil – Данил Dania, Danechka
Dmitriy – Дмитрий Dima, Dimochka
—–E—–
Evgeniy – Евгений Zhenia, Zhenechka
—–F—–
Fyodor – Федор Fedia, Feden’ka
—–G—–
Gennadiy – Геннадий Gena, Genochka
Georgiy – Георгий Zhora, Zhorik
Grigoriy – Григорий Grisha, Grishen’ka
—–I—–
Igor – Игорь Igorek
Iosif – Иосиф Iocia
Ivann – Иван Vania, Vanechka, Vaniusha
—–K—–
Kirill – Кирилл Kiriusha
Konstantin – Константин Kostia, Kosten’ka
Kirill – Кирилл Kiriusha
Konstantin – Константин Kostia, Kosten’ka
—–L—–
Leonid – Леонид Lionia, Lionechka
Lev – Лев Liova, Liovchik
—–M—–
Maksim – Максим Maks, Maksimushka
Mikhail – Михаил Misha, Mishen’ka
—–N—–
Nazar – Назар Nazarchik
Nikita – Никита Nikitushka
Nikolay – Николай Kolia, Kolen’ka
—–O—–
Oleg – Олег Olezhik, Olezhen’ka
—–P—–
Pavel – Павел Pasha, Pashen’ka
—–R—–
Roman – Роман Roma, Romachka
—–S—–
Sergey – Сергей Serezha, Serezhen’ka
Stanislav – Станислав Stas, Stasik
—–T—–
Taras – Тарас Tarasik
Timofey – Тимофей Tima, Timoshka, Timochka
—–V—–
Valeriy – Валерий Valera, Valerochka
Vasiliy – Василий Vasia, Vasen’ka
Vitaliy – Виталий Vitalik
Vladimir – Владимир Vova, Volodia, Vovchik, Vovachka
—–Ya—–
Yaroslav – Ярослав Slava, Slavik
—–Yu—–
Yuriy – Юрий Yura, Yurchik, Yurochka

If you want to know the pronunciation of one of these name, just write us a line as comment.
The same if you want to know about some other name.

For the female names:

http://en.ukrlandia.com.ua/ukrainian-russian-female-names