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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet represents Ukrainian language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-uk}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

Ukrainian contrasts palatalized "soft" and unpalatalized "hard" consonants. Palatalized consonants, denoted by a superscript ⟨j⟩, are pronounced with the body of the tongue raised toward the hard palate, like in the [j] sound in yes.

See Ukrainian phonology for more details on the sounds of Ukrainian.

Consonants
IPA Examples English approximations
b бог[1] About this sound[bɔɦ] boot
d дим[1] About this sound[dɪm] do
дім, мідь[1] About this sound[d⁽ʲ⁾im], [midʲ] dew
dz дзе́ркало[1] About this sound[ˈdzɛrkɐlo] pads
dzʲ ґедзь, дзьоб[1] About this sound[ɡɛdzʲ], About this sound[d

Ukrainian contrasts palatalized "soft" and unpalatalized "hard" consonants. Palatalized consonants, denoted by a superscript ⟨j⟩, are pronounced with the body of the tongue raised toward the hard palate, like in the [j] sound in yes.

See Ukrainian phonology for more details on the sounds of Ukrainian.