You can shorten "is not" down to "isn't" and the sentence will be grammatically correct: There isn't any meat in my fridge. Otherwise you can add "any" to the sentence: There is not any meat in my fridge, although it would still sound better with "isn't" rather than "is not". I always teach my students that the opposite of "there is" is "there isn't" and "there are" is "there aren't" as the longer forms often sound strange in modern (British) English.
It... technically is. But it sounds unnatural. "There isn't any meat in my fridge" in probably the most natural way to phrase it, as Andrew said. It's the same in British and American English :>
Yes, what's the question?
As "w lodówce" is locative - which is quite logical because of the "in"; "mojej" = "my" has to match.
So first of all, because the fridge is feminine, we have the feminine version of the pronoun for "my" - that is "moja". And then it goes into Locative - "mojej".
I don't know what more I can say...
First, you translate the word "my" according to the gender of the noun phrase it describes. "lodówka" is feminine, so the proper form is "moja".
And then, depending on the case that is needed in the sentence, you choose a proper form of "moja" to match the noun phrase again. "In the fridge" needs Locative because of "in", therefore "lodówka" takes a Locative form and "In the fridge" translates to "W lodówce".
To match what we already have, "moja" changes to a Locative form: "mojej", and we arrive at "W mojej lodówce".
Yes and no. The rule "negation = Genitive" applies when Accusative was needed for the positive sentence. This is not the case here.
The construction "... jest" (there is) needs Nominative, not Accusative. Its negation, "... nie ma" (there's no) needs Genitive.
Because the fridge doesn't have any meat in it. That's the best explanation I have, hope you understand... sorry :< i'll get back to you if i figure out a better way to phrase it
That would be "I do not have meat in my refrigerator."
"Nie ma" is an expression- it means "there is no something/someone "
If you want to be literal it means " It does not have meat in my refrigerator."
(and that is the same "it" as in "It is raining" )
Would 'na' also equal locative as it is a preposition that indicates the location of something? "On the chair" "in the fridge"
Yes, if something is "on" something else (on top of it), that's also Locative.
Another example of which I spoke, we don't say in my refrigerator there is no meat. This is where confusion resides.
Could we change the word order to emphasise that there is no meat in MY fridge (although there might be some in yours)?
Why does meat take genitive? Shouldn't it remain Instrumental as only Accusative takes Genitive upon negation?
This is not a X is Y noun phrase. I think it's easier to remember that nie ma always takes genitive.
There is not meat is not correct, there is no meat. I did not mean to offend but it was not correct English. Not all sentences are perfect, not by a long shot. This is a sample of American English usage. You tyeach me Polish and I will present English as spoken here.