"I am a girl."
Anyone else picking "Ja jestem dziewczynka" then being counted wrong with this:
CORRECT SOLUTIONS: Jestem dziewczynką., Ja jestem dziewczynką.
Aren't they two different words though? I don't see why a should be accepted if it's wrong.
As of today (15 Dec 2015), "Ja jestem dziewczynka"is accepted.
On a related note, how exactly is the pronunciation of ą different from a?
"a" is NOT pronounced like the "a" in the English word "walk". "A" in "walk" is pronounced like the Polish "O" letter. Polish "a" is just a normal "ah" sound, similar to "a" in "large" or "father". As for the "ą" letter, it has several different pronunciations depending on what sound comes after it. It could be the nasal /ɔ̃/ sound, the standard /ɔ/ sound, or it could be pronounced as [ɔn], [ɔŋ] or [ɔm]. For example, "ząb" is pronounced as /zomp/. The same is true about "ę", only with the /ɛ/ sound instead of /ɔ/.
I don't know Portuguese enough to say for sure, but they are both nasal "a" sounds.
But what is the difference between dziewczynką and dziewczyną? Mine is telling me both work?
Yes. These are Instrumental forms of "dziewczynka" and "dziewczyna". Generally, "dziewczyna" is an older girl. However, there is no clear border. It can start at the age of a teenager, but you could also call an 8-year old like that, that's a matter of one's opinion.
"dziewczyna", if you use some possessive in front of it, means "girlfriend".
I: Little Dee goes to the ZOO, she is INTERESTED in ELEPHANTS & squeezes through the bars & WANDERS far into the CAGE experiencing the other wonders inside the ZOO.
She is so YOUNG & NEVEROUS about her ĄDVENTURE. But proceeds as she is a curious DZIEWCZYNĄ. Maybe she was inspired by Dora the explorer.
II: GO HOME DZIEWCZYNĄ before the GNOMES ascend at night. XD
II: Ona jest dziewczynką
JEST EM D ZI EW C ZY NĄ. ~
DZIEW CZYN Ą
♫ JIV CHIN NOM = Ą
nominative dziewczyna /dziewczyny (PL)
genitive: dziewczyny /dziewczyn (PL)
dative: dziewczynie / dziewczynom (PL)
accusative: dziewczynę /dziewczyny (PL)
instrumental: dziewczyną /dziewczynami (PL)
locative: dziewczynie /dziewczynach (PL)
vocative: dziewczyno /dziewczyny (PL)
It says that "Ja jestem dziewcynka" is wrong because it is wrong.
The correct answer would be "Ja jestem dziewcynką" or "Jestem dziewcynką."
It was clear what you meant by "umlaut," but for future reference, the diacritic mark on the "ą" is called an ogonek (literally a "little tail").
Can someone help me? When do you use "dziewczna" virses "dzieeczną" vaguely, I am aware of intermentals, but I have a hard time knowing when to use them.
"dziewczyna" is Nominative, the basic, dictionary form. Mostly used as the subject of the sentence.
"dziewczyną" is Instrumental, as you said. At this point it's enough to know that it's used after the verb "być" (to be).
Why is that happening that Duolingo teaches us dziewczynka to use for girl and than suddenly its dziewczyna (without k) that they use? Does anybody know what's the difference between dziewczyna and dziewczynka (both in nominative)? Sort of diminutif ?
why does the work for girl sometimes have a k at the end and sometimes not???????
"dziewczynka" is a young girl (up to 13 tops, I'd say - but that's very subjective), "dziewczyna" is an older girl.
dec 31st 2018, still dziewczynca (sorry not able to type right a) instead of dziewczynka (again the a)
I believe you meant "dziewczyną" (no 'c')? Anyway, I'm not sure if that's what you meant, but I switched something around so the audio should soon say "dziewczynką", as "dziewczyną" hasn't been taught yet.