Prepositions

Most prepositions are short, one-syllable words and, obviously, indeclinable. They are, however, extremely important grammatical words, and the material below will help you to revise both the principal meanings and pronunciation of the most frequently used prepositions.

More information on prepositions in Ukrainian, their meanings, use and the cases they take: Read Ukrainian! pages 16.4, 16.5 and 16.6.

безwithout

бі́ляnear to, by

бли́зькоnear to

в/уin; into; in the possession of

відfrom

впродо́вж/упродо́вжalong, in the course of, during

дляfor

доto, until

заin the course of; for, in exchange for; after, beyond; according to

завдяки́thanks to

з/зі/ізfrom, of; with

за́містьinstead of

ко́лоnear to

крізьthrough

крімexcept for

між, по́мі́жamong

наon; onto; for

навко́лоaround

над, по́надabove, over

о/обat (with time by the clock)

пе́редbefore, in front of

під, по́пі́дunder, below, near

пі́сляafter

поup to, as far as; along; after

по́заbeyond

по́приin spite of

приby, attached to, in the presence of

проabout

про́тиagainst

про́тягомduring, in the course of

се́редamong

че́резacross, through, because of

що́доas to, concerning

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