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"Ty masz mleko i wodę."

Translation:You have milk and water.

December 11, 2015



I'm from Poland and I don't know why I'm doing this course It is my language lol


I'm from the Soviet Union, and I did the Russian course anyway--I liked it! I was born in Ukraine but never learned the language, so I did Ukrainian after Russian, and that interested me in Polish. I love Polish! It's challenging! (And so similar to Ukrainian!)


Bo fajnie się czyta dyskusje


And now, I started Czech. Duolingo just opened it in beta, but the Android app doesn't have it yet; only the website has it. I hope they'll have Bulgarian soon


It's so nice to be a slavic person)) Because i understand which rules i should use; it has almost the same rules about conjugations as in Russian/ancient Russian)


Yeah, almost. The difference between Russian and Polish (and Ukrainian) are so interesting to me! Polish is a Catholic country but the language seems closer to Old Church Slavonic than the Eastern Orthodox countries themselves


why does the ending in wodę change?the ending in mleko remains the same


Mleko is neuter gender noun, woda is feminine.


Why would i ever need feminine water?


The water isn't feminine. The noun is gender-feminine.


Why is ę in "wodę" being read as regular E, and not like nasal E(N)?

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At the end of words, ę is usually not nasalized. I am to understand that you could do it, but that it's not normal.


I am Polish and this is very difficult haven't spoken to language since 1965


Ty means "you" when you're talking to only one person. Wy means "you" when you're talking to more than one person.


Hi, i know 'Ty' is you. Isnt 'masz' you have. So isnt 'Ty masz' you you have? Cant it be 'Ty ma'? I thought 'ma' means have (singular)? So i guessed 'Ty ma' but was wrong. Can anyone clarify?


It's not that "masz" is literally "you have". It's a form of the verb "mieć" (to have) used for 2nd person singular, i.e. singular 'you'.

In Polish, using the personal pronoun is not obligatory and in fact it is usually omitted for 1st and 2nd person, and sometimes also for 3rd. But anyway, "Ty masz" and simple "Masz" mean exactly the same: you have (singular).

"ma" is the form of 3rd person singular: on/ona/ono ma (he/she/it has).


Is this a mixture of milk and water or are they separate? Or could it be either?


Rather separate. To underline that they are mixed one would use: "Mleko z wodą".


Dziękuję! So "with" rather than "and". Would it matter which order the nouns were in, would it change the meaning at all to say "Woda z mlekiem" instead?


There is a slight but meaningful distinction:

  • Mleko z wodą: majority of mixture is milk
  • Woda z mlekiem: majority of mixture is water

This is how it is perceived. You can add additional words to describe it better like: mleko z wodą, pół na pół (milk mixed with water, 50%/50%). mleko (zmieszane) z wodą, w proporcji 6:4 (milk mixed with water, the proportion id 6:4).

This rule is not strict. For me "płatki z mlekiem" = "mleko z płatkami", milk with flakes. Probably it can be used for items of same or similar type.


Very clear, thank you very much! Hopefully I'll remember...


Why is there so many haves???


In most languages, verbs are conjugated. Only English uses "has/have"

Polish has mam/mamy, masz/macie, ma/mają


i literally tiped in you have milk and water . and it wrong "You have milk and water " wtf man trying to beat a kid whos cheating with his points man


If you think that your answer was 100% correct but still rejected, we'd need a screenshot as a proof to be able to investigate.


Can you please tell me why in the previous sentence it was "Macie" ciasteczka i mleko, for You have cookies and milk... And now it's ty "masz" młeko i wodę. Its the macie masz that I haven't understood.


Ty masz. You singular

Wy macie. You plural


I have absolutely no knowledge of Polish aside from a few picked up words from videos, this test, a brief stint with Ukrainian, and Polandball comics. And I guessed right.


It's horrible. I'm pole and I don't understand what she said...


I am a Serb and I understand her perfectly, even without knowing Polish. Slavic power ;)


И ја! (Сам руски) Живео Словени!


Lol, the Polish voice synthesizer is speaking Serbian :P

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