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Instructions: Try Ukrainian language first (see below: UA). If they don't understand, try Russian language (see below: RU). Key words are written here in CAPITAL letters. Ukrainians use Cyrillic (more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillic... ), but your computer may not show Cyrillic characters. Therefore, below words are written with English letters, exactly as they are pronounced in Ukrainian language (see below: UA) or Russian (also widely used, specifisities at http://goukraineexpat.info/talk_your_way) language (see below: RU).
Hi, I want to BUY THIS [pointing]
UA: Vitaiu! Ya hochu KUPITI TSE [pointing]
RU: Zdrasvuite! Ya hochu KUPIT ETO [pointing]
HOW MUCH does THIS [pointing] COST?
UA: SKILKI TSE [pointing] KOSHTUIE?
RU: SKOLKO ETO [pointing] STOIT?
Can I PAY in HRYVNA? ("hryvna" (UAH) is the Ukrainian currency)
UA:Ya mozu SPLATITI HRIVNOI?
RU: Ya mogu PLATIT GRIVNOI?
I don't speak English.
UA: Ya ne govoriu angliiskoiu.
RU: Ya ne govoriu po-angliiski.
UA: Do pobachennia!
RU: Do svidania!
On the positive side, cost of living in Ukraine is still lower than in Europe and the U.S. Prices in Ukraine depend on petrol/gasoline prices, which determine delivery costs. See http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living , select: "Ukraine" or http://pricesin.net , search for "Ukraine"