|Sofia|| U tebe ye braty abo sestry? |
in you there-is brothers or sisters
|Do you have brothers or sisters?|
|John|| Tak! U mene ye odyn brat i odna sestra. |
yes in me there-is one brother and one sister
|Yes! I have one brother and one sister.|
|Sofia|| Tviy brat student? |
your brother student
|Is your brother a student?|
|John|| Ni, vin pratsyuye. Vin menedzher. |
no he works he manager
|No, he works. He is a manager.|
|Sofia|| A tvoya sestra studentka? |
and your sister student
|And is your sister a student?|
|John|| Tak! Vona vchytsya v universyteti. |
yes she learns in university
|Yes! She studies at university.|
| A u tebe ye braty abo sestry? |
and in you there-is brothers or sisters
|And do you have brothers or sisters?|
|Sofia|| U mene nemaye sestry ale ye dva braty. |
in me does-not-have sisters but there-is two brothers
|I have no sisters, but I have two brothers.|
| Odyn starshyy brat, i odyn molodshyy brat. |
one older brother and one younger brother
|One older brother, and one younger brother.|
As with the expression of possession in general, there are two ways to express that one has siblings.
U mene ye odyn brat i odna sestra.
To express that one does not have a sibling, use the word nemaye, which means [there is not].
U mene nemaye brat means [I dont have a brother].
U tebe ye braty abo sestry? is the informal version of the question, [Do you have any brothers or sisters?]. Note that this sentence translates literally to [In you there are brothers or sisters?].