One of the greatest challenges facing England fans at Euro 2012 will be communication.
The official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian, although Russian is widely spoken.
In Kiev the metro system has recently installed signs in English as well as the Cyrillic alphabet to help supporters travelling around the capital.
But English is not common in Ukraine, and fans will find it easier if they learn a small amount of the native language.
Here are some phonetic translations of Ukrainian words and phrases:
Hello: Pree veet
Goodbye: Do po-ba-chen-ya
Please: Boot la-ska
Thank you: Dya-ku-you
My name is...: Mene zvut...
I'm from England: Ya z an-hli-yi
Do you speak English?: V sna yete angli isco?
How to get to the stadium?: Jak doyhaty na stadion?
How much is a ticket?: Skylky koshtuye bylet?
The score is 3-0 to England: Ra-khu-nok try nul na ko-ryst an-hli-yi
Can I look at the menu please?: Mohzh-nah meh-nyoo boot la-ska?
A table for two people please: Boot la-ska stohlihk dvohkh
One beer please: Od-ne py-vo boot la-ska
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