"I am."

Translation:Ja jestem.

December 12, 2015



Can the pronoun be omitted ?

December 12, 2015

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December 14, 2015


There is no correct answer. I was asked this twice and the first time i clicked "ja jestem" and it said it was wrong and "jestem" was correct. Then it came up again so i hit "jestem" and it said i was still wrong and "ja jestem" was correct...

May 12, 2016


You have to click both

May 19, 2016



October 29, 2017


why is ja needed jestem is 1st person is it for emphasis

December 19, 2015


Correct. You can omit the "Ja" unless emphasis or clarity seems to call for it.

January 13, 2016


This is the first time I checked two answers, there's always only one right answer in the Russian course (the first part)

January 23, 2016


Dlaczego jak ją daje ją jestem wyskakuje mi że jest źle

April 11, 2016


"Ją jestem?" Nie "ja jestem?" "Ją" z ogonek jest źle.

April 11, 2016


I am so proud I can understand parts of this sentence

August 12, 2018


Dlaczego "Ja jestem" i "jestem" nie działają?

August 13, 2016


Actually this sentence is not in the database anymore, so that's a bug that you even encountered it... unfortunately such bugs happen definitely too often...

August 13, 2016


Is this the same as something say "On jest"? Where the "On" isn't actually needed unless speaking formally? What I mean is, do you use "Jestem" when speaking informally and "Je jestem" when speaking formally?


November 14, 2016


Well, frankly "I am" and "He is" don't mean much on their own. Generally pronouns are redundant, although it's hard to discuss them on such a short example.

"Jestem" is the answer "Present" when the teacher is checking the attendance. To say "ja jestem' would be totally weird in such a situation.

November 15, 2016


Why the answer here is Ja jestem? Not just ja or jestem? I don't get it... ;-;

March 19, 2017


Well, first of all, this sentence is not even in the database anymore, it's a ghost sentence that keeps on scaring people after its death ;)

Secondly, it must have been deleted because it just means so little. On its own, it's hard to call it a sentence. It's just conjugating the verb "to be". Theoretically you could defend "Jestem" as an answer because pronouns are redundant, but if the 'sentence' was only "I am", then I guess the pronoun should stay. As I wrote above:

"Jestem" is the answer "Present" when the teacher is checking the attendance. To say "ja jestem' would be totally weird in such a situation.

Not sure if 'totally', but let's go with just 'weird'.

March 19, 2017


You say it's not in the database anymore, but I just encountered it... has it been re-added, or is this a bug?

(And in English, at least, "I am" is a perfectly reasonable sentence, though one that would generally be said in response to something else. I can think of a lot of contexts other than calling attendance when it would naturally be used. "Who's in the kitchen?" "I am." / "Are you serious?" "I am." / "Which of you is Dr. Whozis?" "I am." / "I'm not hungry." "I am!" Don't know if these examples would work the same way in Polish, though.)

March 30, 2017


I'm not exactly sure how it works. Now I see that there is a copy somewhere...

Anyway, it seems that both "Ja jestem" and "Jestem" work here. As for your question, I'd answer those differently, depending on the context:

Who's in the kitchen? - Ja.

Are you serious? - Tak. (As generally we'd translate the question as "Are you talking seriously?", unless you mean exactly "Are you a serious person")

"Which of you is Dr Whozis?" - Ja, maybe "Ja jestem Doktor Whozis"

"I'm not hungry" - Ale ja tak/ Ale ja jestem / JA jestem

Well, it's a very general thing, a lot of things come into the picture here :)

March 31, 2017


Excellent comment! In every language there are sentences thatmake sense only if put into context.

May 29, 2017


I keep mixing up jest and jestem how do i avoid this

August 6, 2017


The forms of "to be" are longer than the forms of "to eat". They really are quite different, you will see it very soon.

August 7, 2017


Magdalena Tul - Polska Eurovision 2011 ^^

August 9, 2017


what if i say "ja jest" what would that mean

August 16, 2018


The same as "I is" in English.

August 16, 2018
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