Is there a pattern in the plural endings? I can see no sense in what ends with i or y...
Here is the table of declension: https://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/m%C4%99%C5%BCczyzna You write "ź" in singular dative and locative, plural nominative and vocative.
Why is the term "mężcyźna" and not "człowiek" used? I'm pretty sure they both mean the same thing- ie. "Man of Iron" being in Polish "Człowiek z Żelaza"?
"Człowiek" is "a man" as in "a human (being)". "Mężczyzna" is "a man" as in "a male person ♂".
Here you have plural "men", not singular "man". Plural of "mężczyzna" is "mężczyźni" (not the Z getting softened to Ź), and plural of "człowiek" is completely irregular and it's "ludzie". Which works here as well.
because it's "these men" not "this men".
Ci is plural masculine personal, ten is singular masculine.
You can use a Polish keyboard instead of English one (that's 2 in 1) or use SwiftKey on your phone.
i am in poland and was finsing it very hard to learn... but i met two polish people that gave me one lesson on the sounds and one on the different plurals and what they are... and oh boy I am finding it much easier, i dont know why either, im finding polish is similar to italian sounds lol
Polish is similar to Russian and Ukrainian and other Slavic languages, Italian is a Latin language as well as French and Spanish
I wrote mecżcyźni and got wrong, not typo because the ę was missing. I call ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤.
What is the difference between Ż and Ź? Are they pronounced differently?
Yes, totally. In English you could write Ż as ZH, more or less. It's also identical to RZ (it's only a matter of orthography). As for Ź (and other consonants with 'accents'), it's a palatalized version, palatalized Z.
Listen to them here: http://popolskupopolsce.edu.pl/lekcja/1/MAZOWIECKIE
z is like the English one, ż can be rendered by zh, ź (with an accent) will probably be the most difficult for you.
My polish keyboard downloaded from the language keyboard setting in my phone only has 2 "z" options: z and ż how do you get the z with the apostraphe (sorry cant remember of the name of the actual letter)