Lesson 26
Anton Marianno, shcho ty budesh robyty sohodni vvecheri? Maryanna, what will you do today evening?
Maryanna Sohodni vvecheri ya budu chytaty knyhu vdoma. A ty? Today evening I will be reading a book at home. And you?
Anton Ya budu pratsyuvaty nad proektom. I will be working on a project.
Shcho ty budesh robyty zavtra? What will you be doing tomorrow?
Maryanna Ya ne mayu planiv. I don't have plans.
Anton Chomu ty ne zustrineshsya z Dzhonom? Why don't you meet with John?
Maryanna Vin zaynyatyy. He is busy.
Anton Ty lyubysh Dzhona? Do you like John?
Maryanna Tak, ale ya dumayu shcho vin lyubyt Sofiyu. Yes, but I think he likes Sofia.
Anton Xto taka Sofiya? Who is this Sofia?
Maryanna Vona yoho koleha. She is his colleague.
Vona prohramist. She is a programmer.
Vona shukaye robotu v Ukrayini. She is looking for work in Ukraine.
Anton Pravda? Really?
Nam potriben novyy prohramist. We need a new programmer.
Day meni yiyi nomer telefonu. Give me her telephone number.
Maryanna Dobre. OK.
Anton Chomu ty dumayesh, shcho Dzhon lyubyt Sofiyu? Why do you think John likes Sofia?
Maryanna Tomu, shcho vona krasyva, rozumna i duzhe vysoka. Because she is beautiful, intelligent, and very tall.

Grammar Notes

There are two ways to express the future tense in Ukrainian. One is to use the perfective form of a verb. The second is to use the verb budu ___, which means [will be doing ___].

ya budu ___ means [I will be doing ___].
ty budesh ___ means [You will be doing ___].

ya budu chytaty knyhu means [I will be reading a book].
Shcho ty budesh robyty zavtra? means [What will you be doing tomorrow?].