A pysanka (Ukrainian: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

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Click on the Ukrainian letters on this keyboard to create your words. Use the alphabet reference below to find the English to Ukrainian alphabet translation. When completed, just copy and paste your completed words into your documents, website search forms, etc. 

 

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Cecilio CVN-200 Rosewood Full Size 4/4 Violin with Case and Accessories. A number of Slavic folk music instruments have names which are related to Gusli such as the Czech violin housle, the Balkan one-stringed fiddle gusle. In western Ukraine and Belarus, husli can also refer to a fiddle or even a ducted flute. The violin-like variant of the instrument is also related to the Southern Slavic gusle.The psaltery variant is related to the zither. It is also related to the Latvian kokle, the Lithuanian kankles and the Finnish kantele. Together these instruments make up the family known as Baltic Psalteries.A related instrument is the tsymbaly, a hammered dulcimer.In Ukraine, it is thought that the gusli may have influenced the development of the multi-stringed bandura, which largely replaced it in the nineteenth century. Cecilio CVN-200 Rosewood Full Size 4/4 Violin with Case and Accessories
The Ukrainian alphabet (the Cyrillic alphabet) consists of 33 letters. Some of the sounds represented by these letters are comparable to sounds in English. Others are quite unique and as such should be mastered by the student of the Ukrainian language. The following is a list of the Ukrainian letters, their transliterations, and selections of English words with comparable sounds.

Ukrainian Phonics

Ukrainian letter letter in transcription Description
  a This letter sound always like English A in words - ask, past, task, pass, grass.
  v This letter sound always like English VB in words - back, bad, ball.
  v This letter sound always like English V in words - victory, view, very.
  g This letter sound always like English G in words - gilt, girl.
  g This letter sound always like English G in words - game, gangster.
  d This letter sound always like English D in words - dark, day.
  e This letter sound always like English E in words - men, pent, best.
  je This letter sound always like English YE in words - yellow, yes, yesterday.
  zh This letter sound always like English S in words - treasure, measure.
  z This letter sound always like English Z in words - zone, zoo, zoom.
  i, y This letter sound always like English very soundless I - in words is, ink, pick, VanWyck
  ee, aa This letter sound always like English long E - in words eat, speak, beat, meet
  ji This letter sound always like English YIE - in word yield, or like YEA - in word yesterday
  y This letter sound always like English Y - in words boy, toy, bony
  k This letter sound always like English K - in words kind, kilo, kiss.
  l This letter sound always like English L - in words little, land, lake.
  m This letter sound always like English M - in words little, land, lake.
  n This letter sound always like English N - in words new, no, now.
  o This letter sound always like English O - in words not, got, long.
  p This letter sound always like English P - in words post, please, pack.
  r This letter sound always like English R - in words reply, rest, rent.
  s This letter sound always like English S - in words sent, settle, set.
  t This letter sound always like English T - in words test, table, task.
  u This letter, when the first letter of a word,  sounds like English U - in words put, pull, full.
  f This letter sound always like English F - in words far, fat, fault.
  h This letter sound always like English H - in words hotel, hose, hot
  ts This letter sound always like English TS - in word tsetse, tsar
  ch This letter sound always like English CH - in words chip, church, change.
  sh This letter sound always like English SH - in words shift, shoe, shoot, shine
  sh' This letter sound always like English SH - in words shift, shoe, shoot, but more tender and extended
  ju This letter sound always like English YOU - in words youth, young, you.
  ya This letter sound always like English YA - in words yard, yarn.
' This is not letter, but - symbol. It make preceding consonant more tender.
' ' This is not letter, but - symbol. It make not tender effect between consonant and vowel
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