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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ukraine’s Anthem in 14 Languages

Enjoy the fullest compilation!

Some look a bit unnatural, comic and over-multiculturalized (the get-together one below, sung in Ukrainian).



At the end of the day, we’re not a nation of immigrants. I mean we’re not as ethnically diverse as Canada, Australia and the US. (That may change as we borrow another 7 billion dollars from the IMF and lend another 7 million of our population to the great beyond.)

The point is, when it comes to ethnic makeup, we’re more like France, Germany and Poland. It’s just that we’re a bit less Westernized and more Russified.


In other words, we’re not Europe. We’re not the West. We’re stupid savages that trade nukes for nothing and tolerate crooks. We’re Eurasia, a label promoted by the US Department of Sweet Harvests and Reset Buttons.


That said, it’s important that Ukrainians of all creeds and colors live in the spirit of e pluribus unum. In this regard, learning to speak Ukrainian as fluently as one’s mother tongue would be a plus:)


З Днем Незалежності, Україно! Happy Independence Day, Ukraine!



Greek


Tatar


Gagauz


Polish


Romanian


Georgian


Yiddish


Romani


Russian


Hungarian


Belarusian


Armenian


Azeri

Videos embedded from: http://inter.ua/uk/video/episode/independence

6 comments:

John Kalitka said...

Happy Independence Day, Taras!  Slava Ukraini!

Ropi said...

Happy Independence Day! Your anthem is very nice. Hungarians in Ukraine pronounce Ukraine different as we do it in Hungary. They said Ukraina while we call Ukraine Ukrajna.

Taras said...

Thank you, John! Heroyam slava!:)

Köszönöm, Ropi! Did they sing without an accent?:)

Ropi said...

They had a little.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Must make one correction. The "Hebrew" version is in Yiddish, not Hebrew. Otherwise, beautiful and fascinating

Taras said...

Thank you!

I stand corrected:)