Slavic Languages | Why are they so similar to eachother?

In Europe there are three main or should I say larger language families so I don’t offend too many people. There are the latin or romance languages germanic languages And then there are slavic languages But have you ever wondered why slavic languages are so similar to each other? I mean of course all the language family shares the similarities. The slavic languages are a lot more similar to each other than German to English or Italian to French for example. Before we head into why they are so similar to each other Let’s take a look at a few examples so you won’t think I’m full of s**t Let’s first check how to say in Slavic languages things such as “I am”, “you are” and “we are”. So in slavic languages “I am” you can say Ja sam, Ja sem Jestem. Things like that, so you can see very similar. If we head into “you are” you can see, ti si, ti. Again very, very similar. If we head into “we are”, we can also see, mi sme, mi smo. Nie sme, again very very similar. Now let’s choose random words for, let’s say objects, emotions and characteristics activities. For word “bread” in Slavic language We would use like kruh in Slovenia or Croatia you would say chleb (hleb), chlieb in Russia, ukrainian or other countries. “Beer” for example pretty much the same in every country except for Bulgarians you want to be a little bit special – bira. Otherwise you use Pivo. For the word “knife” you would say in every slavic language almost the same We would use: Nůž, Nož, Nož Now if we went into the how we say “good” in Slavic languages you use dobro, dobri. Pretty much there are only russians who would use Khorosho (Horosho). Also very very similar. “Evil” for example you would say Zlo, Zli, Zle, Zło (Zwo) Again very similar. “Work” you would say robotat, rabotat, raditi, pracovat. Only Slovenians decided they want to be different like delati. Although I always thought that russians say delati. That’s actually not even similar. Nevermind. For example “talk”. You would say pričati mluvit, razgovariati, pogovariati, govoriti, hovoryty, so again the root of the word is basically the same in most of those languages. Also “cheers” for example sounds very similar in all the Slavic languages, so “pivo” and “na zdrowie” would be very useful in Slavic countries, so for example you would say: na zdrowie, živeli, na zdravie. Again very very similar. And there are tone of other words that either sound exactly the same or similar in those slavic languages. Now obviously those languages aren’t the same, but they’re really similar to each other especially based on geographical position. Southern Slavic for example sounds more the same than West and East Slavs do. But although those people share many distances between each other they still sound more the same Especially to the people that isn’t familiar with slavic languages. Now why the f* is that so Germans don’t really sound like brits, do they? No, not really. So let’s finally get to the question: why? Well first reason would be time. Germanic languages began their virgin significantly after 1000 BC. By the time of the Roman Empire the germanic languages had already split into two branches: east and west. Following that they split into four additional groups and there you go. While slavic languages didn’t diverge into different sub branches until 900 to 1000 ad. It’s believed that proto Slavic language had been spoken from 500 to 1000 ad. So that’s the first reason. Second one – geography. Mountains and geographic barriers tend to decrease mutual intelligibility. For example Polish and Slovak are mutually more intelligible than Polish and Czech which is still highly mutually intelligible with Slovak. There is a mountain range dividing Poland from the Czech Republic. Because of Eastern Europe is easily accessible it worked in the favour of Slavic languages having contact with one another for a long time. Really until the Uralic people and Germanic people settled between many of the Slavic in the medieval era. Now although those different slavic languages developed over 1,000 instead of 3,000 years they’re in fact very complex with not only singular and plural but also dual nouns complex grammar and other interesting * such as words that you won’t be able to pronounce. Slavic languages really make a challenge for everyone to learn. But don’t worry, once you learn Slavic you’ll love it. You know what they say: once you go slavic you never go back. Nobody really says that but considering how many hours you’ll spend learning those amazingly hard languages you surely won’t have a choice to go back. This is the end. If you haven’t yet a reminder subscribe, like and all that youtube stuff people say at the end. I want to thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed it and perhaps learned a thing or two. Nasvidenje. germanic languages began their virgin significantly… germanic language…

100 Replies to “Slavic Languages | Why are they so similar to eachother?

  1. In Bulgaria we still use the word Pivo but most of the youth doesn't use it because they think it is an old word where it actually isn't

  2. Similar and not – as a Polish I have fundamental problem to understand people in the street in Beograd, and I am using English to communicate with my friends from Czech Rep. or Slovakia… Its easier and more functional .I understand Russian in a part only because 12 years torture of “communist education”. The same with other “familiar similarities”, there are often Cain and Abel relations…

  3. These are all even more similar when you consider how some words are exactly the same just have close meanings.
    Almost all the slavic nations use dorbedorby or etc for "good" but Russians use Khorosho… Why ? Beacuse Dobro in russian means " the greater good" , and an adjective "dobry" means kind.
    Same goes with "to work" : In slovenia it is delati , and in russia it is rabotat , since in russian word "delat" means not "to work" but "to do" and can be used with pretty much anything.

  4. ……………WTF Lithuanian and Latvian is not slavic. It's baltic !!! Make your research right please don't confuse people

  5. Только славяне могут в комментариях написать на десяти разных языках и все равно все друг друга поймут (ну 60-70 процентов точно).

    p.s. Home – дом, horse – конь, dog – пес

  6. I love all Slavic languages and People! 🇧🇾🇧🇦🇧🇬🇨🇿🇭🇷🇲🇰🇵🇱🇷🇸🇷🇺🇸🇮🇸🇰🇺🇦 ❤💖💕💟💗😊😉👍


  8. As a Pole, I confirmed. All of the slavic labguages are super similar. For instant, I have no single idea what the language is the example from the beggining, yet I still know it was about sucking dick! XD

  9. Slavonic Lenguage comes from Macedonia .
    Cyril And Meahodius ‘Disciples Clement And Naum Of Ohrid spread the Christianity in the Slavonic Lenguage And Establishes the first Slavonic University Of Ohrid Literary Shool |.

  10. Here is a challenge can you find similarities between old celtic languages and slavic languages or perhaps old slavonic.

  11. I am kurdish and I am fluent in Russian, I was very surprised When I found alot of grammatical and common words between Russian and kurdish. by the way Russian is very hard and enjoyable language to learn.

  12. Polish – talk. There are many synonyms. Gwarzyc, mowic, gwara, mowa. More representative would be worl SLOWO in all languages

  13. The answer is easy and obvious. Slaves are Aryans and their language was Sanskrit
    DNA (Aryan Haplogroup R1a1) and Sanskrit (languages)


    Sorbs Lužički Srbi (not confuse with Serbs) 63%

    Polish 55%

    Byelorussians 50%

    Russians 46%
    Lithuanians 45%

    Ukrainians 43%


    North India 48-72%,

    Kyrgyz people 63%

    Pashtuns (Pakistan, Afghanistan) 40-45%


    Slavic and Balto-slavic languages are the most similar to Indian from all European languages.

    Some categories of words (especially religious or philosophical) are 60-90% compatible.

    (Curiosity – In middle age Poland, yoga was still practiced. The Germanic savages called it "witch exercises")

    SANSKRYT – Polish Similarities (a few examples)

    There are differences in letters but it doesn’t change pronunciation much. Those who speak any Slavic will not have any problems with understanding

    Sanskryt -Polish-English


    2- Dwa → Dva, Dwoje → Dvaja

    3 – Trzy → Tri, Troje → Traja

    4 – Cztery → Czatur

    5 – Pięć → Panća (Pańć)

    6 – Sześć → Szasz

    7 – Siedem → Saptam

    8 – Osiem → Aśtan

    9- Dziewięć → Navam (DŹ :N)

    10- Dziesięć → Daśan

    12 – Dwanaście → Dvadaśa (N::DŹ),

    20 – Dwadzieścia → Vimśat (DŹ::M)

    30- Trzydzieści → Trimśat (DŹ::M)

    100 – Sto → Śata


    Bhaga ->Bóg, Boga – God

    Veda -> Wiedza – Knowledge

    Para Veda -> Prawda – truth (Pra Wiedza / Old knowledge )

    Shiva – Siwa → Żiwa (its temple was found on a mountain, near Żywiec, 100 km from Cracow)

    also Siwy(a) – gray (Shiva is described as a character with gray skin)

    Krishna -> Kristos -> Christos -> Chrystus (son of Krishna)

    Budh (budhyate) -> Budzić – to wake up

    Bhakta / Bhakti -> (Bhaga – Bóg) -> Bogacz / Bogaty – rich man

    To be reach inside (to have God inside)

    Dosha -> Dusza – soul, spirit

    Babel -> Wawel (castle on a hill, seat of Polish kings in Cracow )

    Nabhas -> Niebo – sky, heaven

    Raji -> Raj – Paradise – (wealth, joy)

    Samskara / saṁskārāḥ -> Sakrament – sacrament

    Mati-> Matka – mother

    Bratr -> Brat – brother

    Żani -> Żona – wife

    Cacera -> Córa – daughter

    Caca -> Ciocia – aunt

    Kravas – > Krew – blood

    Megha -> Mgła – fog

    Rodhati ->Rodzić – to give birth

    Walsa – Włosy→ hair (Plant stems)

    Bhavana -> Hava -> Chata – house

    Bhiyas > Bojaźń fear

    Bol -> Bal – ball

    Brahma -> Brama – gate

    Prabudh (prabodhayati) -> Przebudzić – to be awake

    Dam -> Dom – home

    Dvara –> Drzwi – doors

    Dati -> Dać – to give

    Jebhati -> Jebać – to copulate (also ‘fuck” -the word "jebać" is not vulgar in all Slavic languages. Croatian treats it as a normal word )

    Gadita -> Gadać – talk

    Giri -> Gora -> Góra – mountain

    Hari / Hoyri -> Hojrak – daredevil

    Perin -> Pierun -> Perun – thunderbolt

    Jaka, Taka, Śaka -> Jaka, Taka, Siaka – “after a fashion”

    Jiva [Dźiwa] -> Żiwa -> Żywa – alive

    jnati [znati/dźnati] -> Zna -> Znać – to know

    Kada -> Kiedy – when

    Kalaćara -> Kultura – culture

    Kara -> Kara – punishment

    Kāsate -> Kaszleć – to cough

    Kaścit -> Ktoś – someone

    Katha -> Kazanie / Kazać – speech or order

    Kaṭu -> Katować – Kat – to beat

    Kośa -> Koza – goat

    Ko -> Kto – who

    Kshīra -> Kszir -> Kser -> Ser – cheese

    Lubh -> Lubić – to like

    Nah -> Nasz – ours

    Śālā -> sala – hall

    Om -> Aum -> Aumen -> Amen

    Pat -> Pad – fall

    Patat -> Ptak – bird

    Pragadita -> Pogadać – talk

    Priya -> Przyjazny – frindly

    Rasa -> Rosa – dew

    Rata/Rati -> Radość – happines

    Sadas -> Siadać – to seat

    Samsara -> Szansar (in old polish reincarnation) -> Szansa – new chance

    Smi -> Śmiać – to laugh

    Sri (sāryate) -> Srać – to shit

    Svanti -> Święto, święty – Saint, Holy

    Svap (svapiti) -> Spać – to sleep

    Yama -> Jama – cavity

  14. Jeśli chodzi o memy o różnych językach z całego świata to pierwszym krajem, który ma najbardziej popierdolony język jest zawsze Polska. Chińczycy mają trudniejszy, do chuja.

  15. тут и так куча ошибок, а про украинский так вообще молчу

  16. "Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina".. people of those countries speak serbo-croatan language.. there is no such thing as bosnian or montenegrian language.. its newest bullshit invented in the 90s because of pathological hate towards serbs..

  17. Jim Carrey the American actor said ' lake's in one of his comedies.
    Stay he Kaka?
    You are full of it!
    Love the video and subscribed and shared moi Mali brat.

  18. He is full of shit. Panslavic communist. He took the words and phrases that are similar and used them as proof that they are similar languages. He ignored the 95% of the words and phrases that are totally different. Slavs in balkan (south europe) were a small minority who made an agreement with the Roman and Byzantium Churches to become missionaries in the balkan, and they were allowed to print bibles in the slavic language. So they pushed the christianity with the slavic language on the natives who talked latin, greek, hungarian, albanian. Thats why south slavic has a mix of all those languages today. Slavic is estimated to be 15% in total. They want to say southslavs are slavs like the rest of them so they can make a Yugoslavia again which was the Soviets puppet state. You saw what happened, as soon as Soviet collapsed in 1991, The independence began in Yugoslavia 1991 because Soviet could not stop it. So they gave us war instead. Alot of russian ex-kgb soldiers in balkan in the 90s.

  19. Slavic languages are beautiful! ❤👍😉 🇧🇾🇧🇦🇧🇬🇨🇿🇭🇷🇲🇪🇲🇰🇵🇱🇷🇸🇷🇺🇸🇮🇸🇰🇺🇦
    Greetings from 🇧🇬 Slavic brothers and sisters! 💖💖😊😊👍👍

  20. we don't say na zdorovie/ на здоровье in russia. Only in western movies.

  21. Što jest moje to jest tvoje, i što jest tvoje to jest moje. Jedna zemlja, jedno sunce, jedan Bog, jedna DNA, duša Slavenka! Don't believe that we are different cause of temporary conditions that are on the schedule for 1000 years! Uzdravlje

  22. Slovenian is still similar with “Delati”, it sounds very similar to the word “delat” which means do in Russian.

  23. How do you feel about the Interslavic language?
    As an English speaker natively, it makes sense for me to learn it.

  24. Hey, Latvian and Lithuanian are not Baltic so why are they coloured green
    VERY disappointed especially when I’m Latvian

  25. It's funny how Slovakian people and Czech people can pretty much speak others language without learning it

  26. 1:48 На русском языке "добро" (dobro) тоже упоминается, как "хорошо" в зависимости от контекста предложения, может быть и синонимом, также в зависимости от контекста в котором оно употребляется.

    2:10 "делати" тоже можно и в качестве работы употреблять, что либо "делать"

    В общем и дальше в видео очень много других ошибок на русском языке.

    "Home" это "Дом" , а не "главная" . Автор видео где брал перевод с какого сайта? Абсолютно не разбирается в языке. Главная страница на сайтах, может называться "главная"

    Послушай русскую песню "выйду в поле с конём" там и будет "конь" , а не лошадь.

    "Пёс" в русском языке языке и будет пёс. Собака это синоним.

  27. But wait, romance languages aren't really that much older than Slavic… And their heartlands, with the exception of Romanian and maybe northern France, connected by the Mediterranean sea

  28. Uważam,że powinien powstać jeden język dla całej v4 np. zachodnioslowianski by się nazywał. Jeden język dla Polaka, Slowaka,Czecha i Wegra. A jakby już on powstal to mogli by się go nauczyć i Rosjanie i Ukrainy i Bulgarzy itd…..można by spoic jednym językiem wszystkie kraje slowianskie.Ktos powinien opracować ten język i wdrożyć go. Do nauki dla wszystkich na pewno nie bylby trudny..mysle ze po 4..6 miesiącach nauki byśmy swobodnie mogli miedzy soba rozmawiać, a to jest bardzo ważne. A tak niby wiemy…niby domyślamy się…i musi polak rozmawiać ze slowakiem po angielsku,zeby wszystko bylo jasne..smutne to. Trzeba stworzyć nasz wlasny język i go uczyc dzieci i dorosłych. Pozdrawiam z Polski wszystkich slowian:)

  29. It's obvious why slavic languages are so similar!
    You guys ask why the Bulgarain country fought so tough with the Roman empire for centuries west and Mongols and their cretation the Turks to East for so long!
    Also you guys should ask yorself why Bulgarian country shared the Bulgarian alphabet throuout the slavic nation, and also why Bulgaran country spread the orthodox Christianity throuout the slavic nations, and why even I these days they preach in old Bikagarian language, example the Russian Church.
    Ask yourself those questions then, come to me with questions and answers, so we have proper chat

  30. I only respect Russia and Belorussia of Slavic States others are tratiors and pro Muslims who recognize fake country Kosovo! Kosovo is Serbia ! 🇷🇸🦅

  31. Well you take Proto-Slavic and you have lots of sinonym words and some slavic languages take the root of one word to form another, and other slavic languages take root of other sinonym word to form another.

  32. Things that impress me a lot of Slavic people from different countries is most of them want the best to others (as brothers)
    wish could be the same in Latin America (but unfortunately it isn't, even when most of us speak the same language) and I also consider Slavic women are very beautiful.

    Greetings from Mexico (In the future I would like to learn Russian, Serbian and Polish)

  33. Ja is also used for I in bulgarian but rarely,hleb,pivo and pes are used as well in bulgarian,govoresht is an adjective meaning a guy who speaks,govorya/govorim is the verb and u doma means at home dom is home.Anyways great video,love from Bulgaria to all slavic brothers <3

  34. The first map shows that there are three Indoeuropean language groups. Some parts of Europe where other Indoeuropean languages branches are found, such as Baltic languages (Latvian and Lithuanian) are ignored. Why so? If the author thinks that those languages are Slavic languages there is comparative information missing (the author does not refer to Latvian and Lithuanian) about those languages. Are those languages so irrelevant according to the author? At least some clarification would help to understand such a selective approach

  35. И в русском языке есть слово "работать", и есть слово "добро". точно в таком же значении. Автор видео не совсем компетентный в этом вопросе. За славянами – будущее! Слава славянам!

  36. некоторые пишут что они прям пиздато понимают речь из другого славянского языка, мой язык русский, я нихуя не понимаю. Ну разве что украинский. Но это должно быть потому что я азиат, был бы славянином, тоже возможно понимал бы

  37. I'm historian and throughout these videos, you guys can easely realise that all the slavs were one country at some point.
    Also a Slav is a word created by the Bulgarains for all the people who knew how to read and write in Bulgarian alphabet. That's why the churches use bulgarian language and most of the slavs read and write in Cyrilic.
    Then that Slavic world split apart.
    In the past Bulgarian Empire was leading culturally the slavic world.
    There was no Russians and Ukrainians back then, most the so called slavs were called Poleni (field)but still with tribic name, today this word have been preserved in Polish nation (polaks).
    The split of the slavic world became a fact during the mongolian and Turkish (which is still Mongolian) invasion.
    Slavic is not a nation its a social status, Bulgrians are not geneticly perfectly same with most of Russians or polaks, but long time ago Bulgarains and those Poleni people got along very well, also marriages were welcomed, that realation is even better than Bulgarians – Persian conection.
    Bulgarians are the real Aryans, not Germans or someone else.Bulgarian tsardoms are always been exactly where, Aryans poped out as humans and group of people then they spread around and grew more and more.
    Bulg Aryan!

  38. Croatians is not Slavic,they are from planet krypton.They are way too perfect to be Slavic.At least Croatian propaganda told me that.

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