Why choose ITC for your Ukrainian translation projects?

Over the years, ITC has developed a strong network of translators whose native language is Ukrainian. These linguists have passed several rounds of tests and are evaluated regularly. In addition, the ITC project managers have drawn up language guides to help translators follow the specific rules that apply to Ukrainian.

History of the language: translation into Ukrainian

Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine 32 million people listed it as their mother tongue. Ukrainian language together with Russian and Belorussian makes up the Eastern branch of Slavic family of languages that belongs to the large group of Indo-European languages.

It traces its origins to the Old East Slavic, which was spoken on the territory of the former Kievan Rus. The actual writing system emerged with the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet in the 9th century by two brothers, monks Cyril and Methodius, who translated the Bible from Greek into Old Slavic, and introduction of Christianity in the 10th century. Due to historical conditions, it was difficult for the Ukrainian language to develop. Despite that, Ukrainian language has continued to exist and be used by Ukrainians. It has always maintained a sufficient base among the Ukrainian people in its folklore, songs, and prominent authors.

Specific features of the Ukrainian language

The similarity of Russian and Ukrainian languages has been widely discussed, but they have principal differences that give us the opportunity to assert that Ukrainian is unique and distinctive. Though being one of the East Slavic languages, Ukrainian has retained some linguistic peculiarities, for example, vocative case when referring to another person. Compared with Russian Ukrainian language has much fewer homonyms, which tells us about peculiar lexical diversity of the language.