Past tense is used to describe actions that occurred in the past. Ukrainian verbs agree in gender and number with the subject of the sentence.

The past tense is formed with the suffix “” for masculine singular and “-л-” for feminine, neuter and plural.

  роби́тиговори́типиси́тишуки́тимитися*
masculine (+в)я (I)
ти (you)
він (he)
роби́вговори́вписа́вшука́вми́вся
feminine (+ла)я (I)
ти (you)
вона́ (she)
роби́лаговори́лаписа́лашука́ламилася
neuter (+ло)воно́ (it)роби́логовори́лописа́лошука́ломилося
plural (+ли)ми (we)
ви (you)
вони́ (they)
роби́лиговори́липиса́лишука́лимилися
* it’s a reflexive verb

Я шука́в свої́ ключі́. – I was looking for my keys.
Я шука́ла свою́ су́мку. – I was looking for my bag.
Ти чита́в кни́гу. – You were reading the book.
Ти чита́ла журна́л. – You were reading the magazine.
Ми співа́ли пі́сню. – We were singing a song.
Вони танцюва́ли. – They were dancing.

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