"My lubimy ciasteczka."

Translation:We like cookies.

December 12, 2015

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-- said Santa Claus and Cookie Monster


Who doesn't, really?


Why can't I say "We love cookies" instead of like? Is there another word for love?


We love people - Kochamy ludzi/rodziców/dziadków/żonę/męża

We love cookies - Uwielbiamy ciastka/ Bardzo lubimy ciastka


Yeah, what is love. Me: Hey Google, what is love in Polish? Google: I can't tell you that right now since you must learn on Duolingo before asking me and you have not yet learnied it on Duolingo. Me: 'Annoyed, go onto Duolingo and stay on until I learn love' Me: Hey Google, what is love in Polish? Google: I can now tell you that love in Polish is miłość. Me: Hey Google, why didn't you just tell me that before. Google: I don't know. Me: 'Annoyed'



I am confused. Shouldn't the sentence be "My lubie ciasteczka." Its like having we in the sentence twice; My and lubimy.


no. that would be something like "we likes" or "we am"

"lubimy" is a form of "lubić" =to like , that goes with "my", no other form can be used with "my" (in present tense).

But because "lubimy" already contains information about "my", it is unnecessary, and is usually omitted, unless you want to make a point that it's us who likes cookies.

(ja) lubię= I like
(ty) lubisz= you like (1 person)
on/ona/ono lubi = he/she/it likes

(my) lubimy= we like
(wy) lubicie= you like (2+ people)
on/one lubią = they like


The sentence "My lubie ciasteczka" is not correct, but your sense of redundancy in proposed exercise is very correct and valuable. In fact,
Polish speakers rarely use personal pronouns, because the conjugated
has all the necessary information. In contrast, English conjugation (reduced to almost "no conjugation") requires and "glues" the personal pronoun to the verb, because without it the verb has very little meaning:

Conjugation of the verb:
lubić - to LIKE

Lubię ciastka - I LIKE cookies
Lubisz ciastka - You LIKE cookies
Lubi ciastka - He/She/It LIKES cookies

Lubimy ciastka - We LIKE cookies
Lubicie ciastka - You LIKE cookies
Lubią ciastka - They LIKE cookies


I agree with you


Hello people! I little piece of advice. You should add as a synonym of "cookie - cookies", the British English word "biscuit - biscuits".


"Biscuits" works in this sentence.


There are lots of sentences using food items like cookies XD


Same with Ukrainian where: 'Ми любимо' (pronounced as 'My lubymo') = 'We like' (Eng.) = 'My lubimy' (Pol.).

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    I always get mixed up with Мы=My because of the fact that English "My" looks just like the Polish word. Is sad because of fact that Russian has same word, and yet with different alphabet, it makes it a little bit funny to read at times.

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