сир cheese
Parts of speech

Nouns

сир, gen. сиру - cheese

сирок, gen. сирку or сирка - small individual cheese

Adjectives

сирний - relating or pertaining to cheese

 

Adverbs

 

 

Verbs

 

 

Useful compounds
and collocations

вершковий сир - cream cheese

м'який, твердий сир - soft, hard cheese

сирний пиріг - cheese tart

сирник - cheesecake

Additional information

1. there are a number of traditional Ukrainian words for types of cheese, including бринза or бриндзя (sheep's cheese traditionally made in the Carpathian mountains) and сир домашній, also known colloquially as тваріг (a white cow's cheese, often home-made, used for cooking, and similar to curd cheese)
2. there is a folk saying: жити, як сир у маслі - to live a prosperous life (literally, like cheese in butter).

Related words

сироварня - cheese dairy

сирий - raw, uncooked

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