"Lubię kawę."

Translation:I like coffee.

December 11, 2015



The intonation on this one sounds like a question

December 17, 2015


I have feeling, that this she is asking, but not telling the fact

December 17, 2015


It is kind of confusing because in Greek "κάβα" ("kava") means (wine) cellar.

December 16, 2015


Why is coffee just kawa, but I like coffee Lubie kawe?

December 18, 2015


"kawę" is the accusative (direct object) form.

December 18, 2015


So do I.

December 11, 2015


Does "I love coffee" not work? It's telling me that that's incorrect.

December 16, 2015


"I love coffee" would be "kocham kawę" in Polish. "Kochać" is much stronger than "lubić".

January 30, 2016


Because love is kocha and like is lubi. But be careful cause lub means or.

March 18, 2016


Is kawę accusative becuase I am likeing the coffee meaning i'm acting on it

December 20, 2015


You could look at it that way. "Lubić" does take a direct object.

January 13, 2016


Sounds like a question to me. Sounds like I'm asking someone if they like coffee

December 25, 2015


I can not hear the e, at the end of lubie, - Is that intentional? I hear it at the end of kawe,

December 18, 2015


...lubię herbata lubię java jive...

July 31, 2016


I asked this question in a different discussion, but didn't save the discussion so I'm asking again here... When I was learning to speak Polish from my immigrant family the way I remember lubię being pronounced was lubi"em". With some other words ending with "ę", the pronunciation I remember was "en", both of which are different from the way "ę" is pronounced here. Are those pronunciations also correct (or am I mis-remembering - as it was decades ago!)?

September 23, 2018


-em or -en seem like rather careless pronunciation, or like an approximation that foreigners make when they try to understand the sound. It surely doesn't end with any consonant, so it's closer to -eu. And in fact, if it's the last sound of the word, most people would make it (almost) identical to a normal -e.

September 25, 2018


Thank you!

October 6, 2018


Someone said on a past thread that -a ending is for masculine nouns and is genitive. He claimed that "Accusative = Genitive for all masculine 'animated words'" So if I said 'Lubię kawa' is that still correct or is it no longer an accusative.

January 25, 2019


I don't quite get your logic, but anyway, the nominative is kawa, and it's feminine. The accusative of feminine nouns always end in -ę, so kawę is the only correct solution here.

January 25, 2019
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