"Kaczka to zwierzę."

Translation:A duck is an animal.

December 12, 2015



Could someone explain this sentence? I would have translated it as "Kaczka jest zwierzęciem"

December 12, 2015


Both options are correct. More information here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12264072

December 12, 2015


Dziękuję znowu! :)

December 12, 2015


"duck is an animal" Why would I need any article. I thought it was a correct sentence...

April 23, 2016


in English, we need an article for many more things than most Central and Eastern European languages, though less than some Romance languages....

In this case, both 'a duck...' and 'The duck...' could be correct, but without any article, 'duck' isn't an animal, it's food.

June 21, 2016


Let me show you an example where my sentence would be correct: Why, because duck is an animal. A duck is an animal is very unnatural. Ducks are animals is correct though. Even though I think, if we want to use the singular form, we should say duck is an animal, without any article.

June 26, 2016


As a native English speaker born and raised in Michigan, the phrase "duck is an animal" is as unnatural, and the phrase "a duck is an animal" as perfectly, unremarkably natural, as you seem to think they are the opposite.

"Ducks are animal" is also not correct; 'animal' must be a plural to agree with "ducks" and "are"...

June 26, 2016


As a native English speaker born and raised in Michigan (ironically), I also used "duck is an animal". A lot of the phrasings here hit the ear awkwardly, which is understandable.

The concept that it is wrong because the English speaker is referencing duck as a food rather than duck as an animal just comes off as silly.

July 5, 2017


roger bro, btw, ik animal should have been in plural, it was just a typo, but nvm. damn, bro, u have a point, ❤❤❤❤, just looked up a few wikipedia pages, and they all use those ❤❤❤❤❤❤ articles before the terms.

June 29, 2016


As a native English speaker born and raised in England, "duck is an animal" is absolutely fine. You could use it either to refer to the species or the meat.

July 30, 2018


why is "is" in this sentence TO and not JEST? Thank you so much!

January 30, 2016


Both ways are correct. Keep in mind after jest, the following noun (or the adjective that comes with it) will be in the instrumental case.

February 18, 2016


Dunno why, i have such a hard time remembering that kaczka = duck...

March 26, 2018


I think a duck is a bird.

January 14, 2019


Sure. So? Birds are animals.

January 14, 2019
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