why does women in the plural sense end with an " y " and men end with an " i "?
It's a rule in the language.
Check out these charts on wikibooks that show declension for a few common nouns:
1) Polish masculine nouns: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish/Masculine_noun_declension 2) Polish feminine nouns: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish/Feminine_noun_declension 3) Polish neuter nouns: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish/Neuter_noun_declension
Why is ladies deemed the wrong translation for kobiety? It may not be the best translation, but.......
Becorse ladies is a cocial status. Not every woman is lady )). Sory for posible mistakes . I learn polish with english, but I am ukrainian with native russian language.