In Ukrainian, there is a grammatical difference between location and destination. That is why prepositions у (в) and на are used with different cases to express that difference. 

What is more, prepositions у (в) and на have different uses with places, people, and events. How to keep all that in mind for a Ukrainian learner? 

Ukrainian Lessons comes to the rescue! We summarized all the tricky aspects of expressing location and destination with prepositions in Ukrainian in a simple yet comprehensive table.

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Using prepositions to express location vs. destination

In Ukrainian, there is a grammatical difference between destination and location.

While the same prepositions can be used, they require different cases, depending on the dynamic (destination) or static (location) role of prepositions in context.


Check out the Grammar category of our blog for more insightful articles to sort out some tricky Ukrainian grammar rules.

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Anna Ohoiko

Привіт! Мене звати Анна. I am a Ukrainian linguist, teacher, and the Ukrainian Lessons founder. My biggest hobby is to learn foreign languages and my passion to teach the most beautiful one. I also enjoy traveling, cooking and being with my friends and family.

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