Video FAQ #5: Ukrainian dating dilemma: No language, no relationship?

Dear friends,

Today I continue to respond to the most frequently asked questions on Ukrainian and Russian online dating. Today’s video is the last most asked question of the five. We discuss the possibility of building a happy intercultural relationship without speaking the language of your partner. Moreover, we talk about how to deal with language barriers in your Ukrainian/Russian-Western relationship.

The video is taken by Alexandra Vetter (her official site:

Enjoy! 🙂

Transcription of the video tutorial:

Hello guys! I got the following message from James:


Intercultural relationships are not easy. They are tons of fun, very exciting and the most romantic thing in the world, but easy? Not a chance. There are numerous walls to intercultural relationships and the hardest to overcome are language and communication issues.

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times. Educate yourself. Learning about your woman’s country, language and traditions not only helps to break the language barriers but also cultural barriers.

Learn the most important things you want to say to her in her own language. Words and phrases that you use every day is the best place to start. Learn to say things like “I love you!”, “I miss you!”, or “how are you?”.

Use free translation software gladly available online to help learn the basics of Russian and then go from there. Consider getting a translator to help you learn the language. Many are more economical that you’d think. Use language dictionaries to pick up new words and phrases and learn to put them to proper use in conversation.

Help her to learn your language as well. Teach her simple words and phrases so that she is able to communicate with you when she really needs to. Showing her a few words in your language helps her to feel closer to you.

So the answer is yes it is possible to build a happy relationship with a Ukrainian or Russian woman who speaks English only a little. But be prepared that building such a relationship will be not easy for you both.


krystyna Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)



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