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Djil Badr (12 days ago)
like in French tu and vous.
Troy Sterling (19 days ago)
I always wanted to go to Ukraine it seems like a nice place verse Russia! What are some of the places that I should visit and what are the things I should do to have fun?
Jay MyLotto (1 month ago)
Basically, Ukrainians originally learned manners from western Europe and have internalized them with deadly rigidity. Western people invented these manners and are able to view them with some relativity, but Ukrainians can not. Look how she uses that Ukrainian concept" Intelligent people", lol.
R Kossover (2 months ago)
Taya, you sound like travelling to the Ukraine is more a trip backwards in time, than a trip to a poor Slavic nation. You are describing a culture that was common to Europe (And North America) over a century ago.
ismail emon (2 months ago)
s1svegeta (2 months ago)
You are adorable, thanks for the info
Benjamin Frieven (3 months ago)
Very understandable the difference between you informal and formal because Spanish language has the same. English doesn't. If you use it in Spanish, it doesn't give you any trouble using it in Russian. It is the same
jack60091 (3 months ago)
Most cultures do not ask how old you are or how much money do you make!
jack60091 (3 months ago)
My mother was named Olga. But she had no middle name. She was 100% Ukrainian.. Do they have a middle name?
Adam Mada (3 months ago)
It's funny how our cultures differentiate, in Australia swearing is a common trait amongst mainly intelligent people. Some reasoning is that it's a great social deterrent, for times you don't want to interact with people but need to be in that vicinity, bust out a few loud swear words and now people actively avoid you, that's one example but there's multitudes more.
Vivro virno (3 months ago)
I want fuck you Ukraines only . You are beautiful than Turkish cows.. .
Cobra Commander (4 months ago)
They ask the age because you look underage with braces. 18 is age of consent in the U.S.A.. FYI... NOTHING to be insulted over when 1 asks the age? Now if you were over 35, then I might understand? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Snowwie88 (6 months ago)
Question about the hugging, I will meet my Ukrainian woman for the first time here in MY country, and we have been doing very great, by using whatsapp calling and we both are on the same level and the same thoughts and even hugging has been discussed, I wonder what is your opinion about hugging NOT in Ukraine but hugging a Ukrainian woman who is coming for the first time to MY country and it's also the first time we meet. Is it wise? (I am from The Netherlands by the way).
Daniel Malloy (7 months ago)
future wife after correspondence....this is ukraine
ToolsConsumables (7 months ago)
Essentially very similar to "Tu" & :Vous" in French??? Would my assumption be quite close to the mark??? Great video by the way. Kind regards.
Bohdan Trypolets (8 months ago)
Are you Ukrainian 🤨
luisfilipe1983 (9 months ago)
You made me think with that "intelligent people never use swearing words" because i use them all the time :( is it just cultural or something else...thinking...
tempest411 (10 months ago)
My God your eyes are amazing.
tempest411 (10 months ago)
Wow. If I ever find myself in Ukraine I'll just remand myself to your custody and you can take me around on a leash to avoid any international incidents.
Khaled rah (10 months ago)
Thanks for your advises , we dont kcnow mush about ukrienien behaviours
James H (11 months ago)
What the fuck? No swearing? Bled
Dick Midnyte (11 months ago)
When I was there. I probably swore in English a bunch. I apologize. I only know one way to speak my native English.
Shawn Gladue (11 months ago)
Do Ukrainians women like Canadian guys?
Olga Reznikova (11 months ago)
If this is nice Canadians, yes, if it's bad, no ;-)
Data Masked (11 months ago)
"How old are you?" is forbidden in EVERY LANGUAGE. This transcends all cultures and all languages. LOL
LILZACKK FANZ (11 months ago)
I wont to came in keiv
И. Лимарченко (11 months ago)
Hello, Reznikova, very nice video :P
Vivek Ashwin Vanam (1 year ago)
Good I love all your videos good job seriously
TheCheeto420 (1 year ago)
i recently studied japanese culture. i find it funny that Ukraine and Russia treat surnames in the opposite way as japan. in japanese culture you always call people by their surnames unless you know them very well.
Tickled Funny (1 year ago)
Ty, old man, how the fuck are you? Come here, gimme a kiss. ;)
CamaradeBurton (1 year ago)
well, I swore in public in a gaz station. after asking tritdsyyat litrivs he asked me if I wanted to pay by card or cash. I was barely awake , didnt understand. then I'd let go a Cyka Blyat and I swear , the 5 peoples int he gaz station, the cashier and his hot female co-worker litterally cried laughing. are you sure it's accurate 😂
Sputnik (1 year ago)
5:38 lol- Kissing and hugging a stranger in the USA. Get you slapped,punched, beat up, or even shot and/or killed. Yeah I know nice country we have here.
Sputnik (1 year ago)
America saying You is like saying "hey You: to a stranger. To get quick quick attention. An aggressive version is Yo! But depends on the tone used. It it be used only among friends or to get a stranger attention.(Tone of voice is important or it can be rude or aggressive)
steven romero (1 year ago)
Welcome to Spanish, we also have two ways to say YOU, one polite and one informal, for instance Tu - ти Usted - ви great video, thank you for sharing this amazing information!!
Delvin Walton (1 year ago)
love her accent
Adi A (1 year ago)
Just another question, do you shake hands with opposite gender? As I know majority are orthodox Christian which has similiarities in looks with Islam or Judaism... I am not sure if shake hand is possible to do..
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
Mostly time we are not shaking hands, but in business it's possible.
NECHO II (1 year ago)
Yes, it's the same in the English speaking world. Calling people by only their last name is considered rude and disrespectful.
Lisa Kass (1 year ago)
I asked a Ukrainian man at what age he started playing the violin. Was that ok??
DESTRO (1 year ago)
якщо відео про речі які не можна робити в Україні, то росію приписувати було зайвим і казати що це одне і теж..
NECHO II (1 year ago)
It's the same in English / American society. Don't call people, especially girls by their last name. unless you do it like this, Hello, Miss or Ms. or Mrs. Reznikova. We also do not hug people who we have just met. People who swear frequently or even at all is STRONGLY DISAPPROVED in most English / American society. As you said, people who swear a lot ; it shows their lack of intelligence. It is also considered very rude to ask someone how old they are if you do not know them well. But I noticed in Iran, Iranian girls immediately wanted to know how old I was even though I am a man.
John Steed (1 year ago)
Using "bad words", swearing, is treated similarly in the United States. It is a sign of low breeding, low intelligence, and immaturity. It may be becoming more popular, but, that does not take anything away from what I said previously.
Bob Appleman (1 year ago)
Thank you. Most helpful!
Jeff Brown (1 year ago)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3949986/Is-swearing-sign-intelligence-People-curse-larger-vocabulary-don-t.html I still don't think I would swear in your country since it is considered improper... and there is never a good reason to appear rude or boorish. However not staying informed about something and judging the intelligence of others for any reason is kind of lame regardless of if they say things you don't like. ;-)
How old are you😂😂
و عليكم السلام
Ridwan Embayah (1 year ago)
السلام عليكم
Rohit Poddar (1 year ago)
Thanks for your valuable inputs! n yes how are you doing? ;)
Zana Karim/China (1 year ago)
Thanks for the information
GW (1 year ago)
Here is what I have learned in all my travels around the world, and I have been MANY places with my work. You sit back and shut up. Listen and learn. I aim that one mainly at Americans and UK men. Believe me, sitting quiet and listening, will tell you about all you need to know on how not to behave.
jaku (1 year ago)
Everything (from part 1 and 2) is same in Ukraine as in Poland. Cheers from Poland.
R A (1 year ago)
It's all about the same in every country , it dependes how persons are educated no matter what country you are.
Violetta Terpetska (1 year ago)
I'm Ukrainian and I have to disagree with some Olga's points. It is not "crazy impolite" to call person by their last name. It just requires appropriate situation. Obviously you won't call your friend by surname, because it's odd. I'm not sure if any country in the world does that. Sometimes people from other countries just don't know which one is your first name: Olga or Resnikova. I highly doubt they want to show their disrespect to you. So, you shouldn't take it that way. Also, I don't consider asking someone's age rude. Pretty outdated rule. If the girl/woman is insecure about herself, then any question might offend her. How are men suppose to know if you are underage? No one wants to go to jail for being polite;) And lastly, you are generalizing too much while talking about hugging and kissing. It's varies a lot from person to person, from family to family and different parts of our country. If you're comfortable with a person- go ahead and give him/her a big hug, even if you meet each other for the first time. I don't think anyone in Ukraine will get offended by someone giving them a hug or a friendly kiss on a cheek. Unless those people are judging, close minded and take everything personally, as if someone constantly tries to assault them. But that's their problem, right? We just have to be opened to other cultures and embrace diversity, in order to stop this attitude: "don't do this, don't do that..." Take it easy, people ;)
Yaroslav Voryk (2 months ago)
Mert Özer I can try to answer your answers. What questions do u have?
Nunna Sandeep (3 months ago)
Hello Violetta...I'm Sundeep... I'm from India & I have few more questions to ask,but I don't think Olga will answer... So,it's my humble request is that, can u plsss suggest me for those few of my questions which I have...if u don't mind...Thank U...
Mert Özer (7 months ago)
Violetta Terpetska Hey! I am gonna go to Ukraine next 4 months.I just wanna know something about the Ukraine and I wanna learn something of course if you want?
Mateusz MgR (1 year ago)
You're right Nestor Makhno forever!
UmeshJavaMentor (1 year ago)
you are so sweet
Wondrous Rojas (1 year ago)
Thank you Olga for your advice, this will help me when I communicate with my Ukraine girl.
Stephen b (1 year ago)
Do you really think a person would be offended if a foreigner mistakenly uses the informal version of "you"? I mean usually I try to be very accepting when someone is struggling to speak my language, because I understand how challenging it is.
sankalp vyawahare (1 year ago)
your eyes are so pretty......
etniks (1 year ago)
Olga Reznikova, thank you for your info. In Spanish also there is a difference for the word YOU. If casually is used TU and formally with respect is USTED.
Jacob Boyko (1 year ago)
How old are you? I'm kidding, I watched the video.
Adam Eden (1 year ago)
Thank you for the great advice.
Gaurav Paul (1 year ago)
lol none of my Russian or Ukrainian frnds told me about this. I don't know what u r talking about. Ukrainian are obviously Russian coz they belong from same empire of soviet union
Paul Luna (1 year ago)
These rules with distance and asking someone's age also apply in the United States.
Linards Smeiksts (1 year ago)
You seem such a nice person! Thanks for the advice!
mstevenchapman (1 year ago)
Hey Olya how are you? OOops I mean Dobre Noche Olya! Ti Harne Divchita! I am a Black American from NYC. I lived in Ukraine for three months exactly one year ago today. I met a woman while I was there and lived with her as a couple. Watching your video I see lot of mistakes I made. Once she introduced me to her childhood friend and I went to hug and give her a polite kiss on the cheek and she freaked out lol. It was hilarious. You should talk about how it is rude to whistle in places of business. I got into trouble a lot because of this, my ex-girlfriend would scowl me constantly. One taxi driver told my Ex-girlfriend in Ukranian that there would be 'racism' (violence) if I whistled again while in his car. If you ever want to Skype interview a foreigner who has lived in Ukraine and/or someone who had a relationship with a Ukrainian woman I'd be glad to give my thoughts. SLAVA UKRAINE!!
Rıdvan Matuk (6 months ago)
I have been living in Ukraine for 7 months. I want to say something. Actually, that's what I want to say. You know. If you are acquainted with a foreign person and the person you meet is a friend of your friend, whats wrong with that? ı experienced do the same problem. when ı meet my teacher I was hug and little kiss her for polite. and she looks me for find stranger. you now ı mean this is so different our countires. but ı have to give right she ask me why you are hug and kiss me by the way when ı hug her she hug better than me xd ı said this is so normal in our country if ı make a mistake ı want to say sorry. And she say bla bla bla it is necessary to respect the cultures of the countries. I did not feel uncomfortable with it.
megardin (6 months ago)
My friend if you like hug an kiss you should visit Turkey :) Our citizens hug and kiss in first meet . we love hugging i think :)
harry flander (1 year ago)
Hahaha. What do they have against whistling? Did you experience racism being in Ukraine bro ?
zefinhagotoza (1 year ago)
mstevenchapman I just laugh a lot. thanks for sharing.
omar hassan (1 year ago)
Привіт excuse me Olga could you please tell me what is the name of your new channel? because you didn't tell us in the video
Spity (1 year ago)
Hey Olga, how old are you? Feel hugged. xD
kenzoa2 (1 year ago)
ok~i dont ask "how old are you" how about "how young are you"?
Andrew Buolo (1 year ago)
There only two things you don't do in Ukraine. 1.Call them Russian. 2.And call the separatists Ukrainian.
rockitawkwardly (1 year ago)
If you have tattoos, should you hide them? In North America they're common but it seems like they might be interpreted differently in Ukraine.
elanie pillow (11 months ago)
rockitawkwardly it's no big deal. Show them as much as you want :)
Vadim Uliyanov (1 year ago)
Вот еще, тоже поражают, все российские тусовки за границей - это в основном украинцы отчего-то.
Vadim Uliyanov (1 year ago)
Украинки за границей молвят, что они российские. Когда удивишься - у их сходу отмазка - они российские - попросту с Украины...
Polysoon Palichuk (1 year ago)
Olga I also hate when people say i russian because i not russian its annoying
Ivan Krivyakov (1 year ago)
You have to give them some slack: all Slavic languages sound the same to Americans. We have many Polish people in my area, so when I speak Russian, people routinely ask me if it's Polish. Worse yet, when there was some kind of Polish Americans parade and I happened to walk nearby, some people would nonchalantly approach me and start speaking Polish, and would almost get offended when I replied that I don't speak Polish.
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
WhenI am abroad, I try speak only English on the streets, because when I speak Ukrainian, everyone comes to me and ask if I am form Russia. I don't want somebody think that I am from Russia))) And of course I will never say that I am from that country))
Erik Standswithtrees (1 year ago)
VERY instructive. Very useful information. Thank you.
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
thank you! )
Nazar Argent (1 year ago)
Cool video!)
Sungindra Setiawan (1 year ago)
It is impolite to call Slavic person by surname? I call President Putin as President Putin all the time, time to change and call him President Vladimir
Sungindra Setiawan (1 year ago)
Ohh, Okay, thank you
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
You don't speak with Pitin perosnally))) You just mentioned him on your conversations. But when you speak with person directly, youi need to call by name and fathers name.
Bharadwaj Goda (1 year ago)
Which city are you from in Ukraine?
Tatted Andup (11 months ago)
I'm n ur room
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
Ronnie Rawson (1 year ago)
Hello! :)
QUARK (1 year ago)
Thank you Olga, man, if I only knew that 2 years ago.
様シド (1 year ago)
What if u want to date ukranian girl? We cant ask age?
magicwheel1 (1 year ago)
because female fertility declines with age.
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
why you need that?
Veasel Sharp (1 year ago)
smart and polite and very well educated lady...cheers from Argentina
Diyer Martinez (1 year ago)
So aré you ukraine YES Trut, because speak English teachme you language so invite me cook food tradicional ukraine i like BORCH, PELMINY OR VARENIKY Remember i am mexican i like visite you nation i need prepare my passport.
ayad01 (1 year ago)
in german they have du and Sie instate te &ve
khalid saeed (1 year ago)
I think Ukrainian girls are cold & un expressive like Japanese and need male harmone😜😂
DR Paquette (1 year ago)
Hello, Olga I must say your English is very good. Thank you for the information on your culture. Have a wonderful day.
jonny jonsson (1 year ago)
could you please give the adress of some good brothel in Ukrain ?
TRI99ER (10 months ago)
jonny jonsson they are illegal here.
UkroBot BotoUkro (1 year ago)
I know people who talk using only sweary words in Ukraine and russia)) And they really think that they are cool..
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
for sure)
Jay MyLotto (1 year ago)
Most of your points are just about common sense. However, there is one thing that bothers me incredibly. And I say this based on experience as well: Russians and Ukrainians seem to be ao incredibly RIGID and set in their ways when it comes to these things. example: you say A= you must be rude. you say B = you must be dumb because "intelligent people don't talk that way". In the West, there unconventional, non-conformist people that don't always behave according to these little rules. Some of the most intelligent people I've met are free with the language that they use. Ukrainians and Russians, especially the women, seem to have a million rigid little rules that they judge people by. They seem to have no room for non-conformism and they are very very focused on the outer form and not so much on the inner meaning. I would be curious to hear your response.
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
hehe, maybe you are right! We heard about all of those rules at school since childhood all the time, so maybe this is why everyone pay attention on it and it embarrassed them so much)
Andrew_koala (1 year ago)
In Spanish there are some ten forms of YOU in árabic there are some eight different forms of YOU English is a corrupt language ... Inconsistent and non-phonetic - And the alphabet bears no relevance to the spoken words.
QibuckCoins (1 year ago)
So ty is for a friend,Vy is for formal yea?
Gaetan Giroux (1 year ago)
How can we find/ look for a good Ukrainian wife, without going through agencys and pay them a huge amount of money?
Dott. Andrea La Torre (1 year ago)
Your videos are very nice and I agree with everything but to come from a different culture and to make mistakes just because you don't know still good the different culture of the place doesn't mean not to be intelligent.. I have been in 126 different countries of the world until now and even if this opened a lot my mind, it is almost impossible no to make mistakes... Intelligence in the literal meaning meaning means ability to understand.. And intelligence must be even understand that in the end if someone use rude words.. call you by surname.. use Tи.. blow the nose in public and so on.. (not with the purpose to offend you) he or she is not doing nothing that can hurt or change the life of nobody.. To blame people for being different (and right for their culture).. is the non intelligent thing.. This at least is my opinion. Of course not directed to you or your nice words.. but generally speaking... 😉
Stefan Reichenberger (1 year ago)
Good to know about the swearing. Swearing is very popular in Spain and France, for example.
Jose Bettencourt (1 year ago)
Funny, interesting and instructive ! Дуже дякую , Olga ! (-:
Masonu ` (1 year ago)
you are ugly with make-up
Masonu ` (1 year ago)
not every man belongs to the cathegory that blow in the women ass "omg you are so gorgeous"
Paweł C (1 year ago)
100% true! And about rich language: the thing is people sometimes will reprimand you about swearing in a pub, when you're speaking in English with your buddy! The thing is according to all the studies, recent it was published by researchers at Marist College in New York, intelligent people swear more. So it's sometimes hard to express in Ukraine:(
Jörg Wessels (1 year ago)
I didn't listen because of your beautiful eyes, Reznikova. BTW how are you and how old are you?
Boyd Turchinetz (8 months ago)
And don’t ask her age. Haha you really didn’t watch it at all
TRI99ER (8 months ago)
She just said not to call her by surname.
Gabriel Andrade (10 months ago)
Well, she looks really young but mature...
Gabriel Andrade (10 months ago)
just kidding i do not know
Gabriel Andrade (10 months ago)
And 21
Anatolii Tupkalo (1 year ago)
Оля, потрясающий британский, однако выговор можно было бы подвести, при таком уровне познания языка, над произношением необходимо поработать.
Cosmic Shaman (1 year ago)
that and grammar lol
ironpyrites (1 year ago)
You make a good point, but her accent is very cute. lol.
Fred Lamm (1 year ago)
And when I am in Kyiv everyone says that I talk fast..
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
Рубэн Шторм (1 year ago)
So how to find out how old she is before dating her if I not suposed to ask her for her age? Today a 50 year old woman still look like 20!
Рубэн Шторм (1 year ago)
Olga Reznikova because I want to know if she is in my age range... But I know you don't ask a woman that. My mom and grandmother already told me. 😉
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
why you need to know her age?
DominicanRegulator (1 year ago)
One thing you dont need to do in Ukraine for sure is to travel by road. The roads are shit.
Olga Reznikova (1 year ago)
not everywhere. It depends where do you go)
spudnic88 (1 year ago)
Very good video Olga. You are helping people to understand each other.
omg i make a SO BIG MISTAKE with the surname i know in poland you also say pani nataliya and not pani nikolaychuk and so i say the name automatic but i called a ukrainian person сука but she dont understand this i write сука but not to her i write it to another person and now she has blocked me and dont like me but i dont like to say this to her but she is my pianist😭
Victor Tovar (1 year ago)
you teach very well
Axer G. (1 year ago)
You have forgotten about one questison : "why do you honore S.Bandera and UPA " ? For many foreigners they are criminals.I know that is not too good idea to ask Ukraininas about that.

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