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Although Belarusian uses the Cyrillic alphabet, it still has close links to other Slavic languages which use the Latin alphabet. There is no definite article in Slavic languages, which means that a noun, say, 'book', could mean just 'book', 'a book' or 'the book'. uTalk's games will soon help you get the hang of it.§

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Fun facts about Belarusian

The single word 'самота' - samota - in Belarusian conveys a sense of pining, sadness, and longing which is both painful and pleasant.

Less than 20% of schoolchildren in Belarus are taught in Belarusian - most instruction happens in the country's other official language, Russian.

Belarusian is about 80% mutually intelligible with Ukrainian and 75% with Russian.

Belarusian has a letter, Ў ў, which makes it easily distinguishable from Russian.

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