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"Oni idą do domu."

Translation:They are going home.

December 12, 2015

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert674379

why is it not "they go home"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrazynaBonati

I agree - this tense would also be used for "they go home".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarsawWill

From the English point of view, I can't think when we'd say, "They go home" without further information, for example, "for lunch every day". On the other hand, "They're going home" is a meaningful stand-alone sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Layla_the_Wailer

What do they do for lunch? They go home.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aproul13

Why not "they walk home" in this case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabe81
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I think it is also correct, so report it, next time you see it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris_Rzech

Does "do" indicate a location? Like "to" in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mihxal

It indicates direction.

And yes, "to" and "do" share even etymology.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/do#Polish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zagadka314

"to" indications intended destination while "toward" indicates direction


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PratikPate530695

why they show me wrong answer as "They are walking to home". Is this answer really wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

Yes, I am afraid that 'walking to home' is not something that an American or British person would ever say.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Layla_the_Wailer

Yes. In English "home" is used like "up" or "inside". If you were using "to", you would say "to my house". Sorry, not sure what the rule is but that's what we say


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steverat

it can also mean they will walk home, but this is marked incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/immery

Why would you translate polish present tense to English future? The sentence does not indicate this use, also English has present tense for future events too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kulink

I've gotten away so far with just using the base letter e and a, but can someone recommend good keyboard for Android with easy access to the special e and a characters? Mine has characters with accents above the letter, but not below


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

If you go into the keyboard settings and add the Polish language, then you can switch to it by swiping the space bar to use the Polish characters.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malcolm7777777

Use the polish one go to settings and its in there somewhere it took me like ten minutes but i kept getting shit wrong even though i could spell it and it was pissing me off.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A__drian

SwiftKey works perfectly for me. Also remembers typed words so sometimes offers suggestions when typing in polish. (DON'T TELL DUOLINGO)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christian7652

Would /they are going into the house/or/ they are going to the house be a correct translation? If not how would you say that Thxs


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NixanOrdyna

This is genetive and not locative right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LivingLifeform

Isn't Ida only meant to mean yourself?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/immery

Ty idziesz = You (one person) go Wy idziecie = You (more people) go


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HellRaider

"They go home" should be also right I think so


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

This question has already been asked and answered. It's the question at the top of this page.

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