But I would like to abstract from the propaganda that I usually see or read and say that for me doesn’t really matter which language person speaks.
I think both languages are rather challenging to learn but also want people to understand that Ukrainian is not some kind of Russian dialect—there is a HUGE difference between Ukrainian and Russian.
It doesn’t have at the beginning or at the end of the sentence, so for each word you need to remember it. One of the interesting subjects is the abusive or obscene language.
It has the same F*** words, its’ various forms and rude words forms for genitalia.
Surzhyk is Russian and Ukrainian words combined in one.Those who speak Ukrainian also often use Russian Mat with an accent and the meaning will be the same.However, people from Ukraine use as well the dialectic words that are popular at Western part or some unusual phrases which Russian-speaking people won’t understand.That is a result of an influence of Polish, Hungarian and Slovakian.A lot of people think that those who live at the west do not understand Russian, but that is definitely not right and reasonable people will not treat you worse because of that.
Though they will be much more hospital and happy if tourist speaks Ukrainian or just a little bit of it. However, it often occurs when the public attention should be distracted from some other current affairs.