Shevchenko reads poetry and cooks borsch: how a student from the USA became the star of Ukrainian Instagram
"Hello, everyone is healthy, welcome, can you please?" (hello everyoneоhello, how are you?) - this way in English and Ukrainian greets Judah readers on Facebook.
Jude is 23 years old, he studies in English, but knows Ukrainian and has mastered Polish a little.
“Everyone in my group is from Poland, so I speak a little Polish, I don't understand everything, but I can say something,” says Judah in Polish.
The student admits that learning Ukrainian was difficult.
“I almost cried, honestly, I almost cried,” he says. - There are a lot of cases, I don't know where to put the stress! ”
“I was in a store, wanted to pay for groceries. I said I was plаChu, but I meant that I was cryingу “, - says the young man. - And the saleswoman says: "Don't cry, it's not so expensive!" And everyone laughed at me so! I laughed too, because it's really funny. "
“I felt that living in this country and not knowing the language is disrespect for other Ukrainians, I just think so. And I mean, learn the language well. Not so simple sentences like “I love you,” he adds.
Judah came to study in Ukraine on the advice of his aunt, who studied here back in the 70s. He often emphasizes that a Ukrainian diploma is valid in the United States. But you need to pass exams to practice medicine.
He often calls himself Yura from Kolomyia (a city in the Ivano-Frankivsk region).
At the same time, Judah is teaching subscribers American slang.
“You know, between young people in America, we very rarely write“ how are you ”,” he replies to a subscriber when asked about a greeting in English. - You can say: yo, bro, what's up, wassup, how you feel, how you doin, how you been, what's going on, what's Gucci, what's popping, ”y'aight”.
They ask him: “Are you nuts? What does it mean - you are a nut? ”, To which Judah laughingly replies:“ No, nuts are something like “are you nuts?” or "are you crazy?"
And he also masters Ukrainian cuisine - in the saved insta-stories he showed how he independently prepared real Ukrainian borscht.
"And last, but not least - sour cream!" Judah says off-screen with a plate of borscht.
“This is not for you, Taras,” he turns to the plaster bust of Taras Shevchenko, standing right there on the table.
By the way, Shevchenko respects Judah very much. In his instagram, the student read a poem to his subscribers by heart: "For me thirteen minutes ..."
And the American learns Ukrainian songs and plays the guitar for subscribers, asking them how a particular phrase is translated into English.
“My foreign friends,” Judah says to subscribers. - Learn Ukrainian! ”
“You won't regret it, trust me,” he adds, repeating the phrase in English. “This is the best solution!”
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