"Mój wujek lubi dywany."

Translation:My uncle likes carpets.

December 14, 2015



...And so did my aunt. That’s why they got divorced.

January 22, 2016


Twoją ciocia je dywany.

April 29, 2016


Wow.... XD

December 2, 2018


Interesting false friend here. Here in the U.K., a divan is an item of furniture like a couch or a bed

August 21, 2016


Same for Russian ... how did this happen?!

June 3, 2017


same for Turkish and German

March 14, 2019


"Dyvan" in ukrainian is "sofa"

October 5, 2016

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English and Ukrainian seem to have borrowed this word from Turkish (divan = sofa), and Turkish borrowed it from Persian.

According to wiktionary:


The Polish language borrowed this word from Arabic word divan meaning court or bureau, but in Arabic this word descends to the same Persian word.

So the words in English, Ukrainian and Polish are etymologically related, but they became false friends, indeed.

December 14, 2016


From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divan_(furniture)

"Divans received this name because they were generally found along the walls in Middle Eastern council chambers of a bureau called divan."

In 19th century, Turkish style furnitures were popular in Europe, and "all the boudoirs of that generation were garnished with divans."

So my guess is that in English, "divan" came to refer to the sofa part of the furniture set, while in polish, "dywan" came to refer to the carpet part.

July 8, 2017


Диван in Bulgarian too :)

February 5, 2017


;) In Polish s(carpet) = skarpeta = sock(s). It is like carpets on the foots.

March 6, 2017


Whereas in Italian, "shoe/shoes" is "scarpa"/"scarpe". I'm wondering if PL "skarpeta" is actually a diminutive = "little shoes" (although I know that "shoe(s)" is "bucik"/"buty" :-) )

July 9, 2017


From the listening and writing exercise ... this is what i heard and wrote ... :-)

"Mój wujek lubi tę wannę"

February 20, 2019


Male voice or female? The male voice sounds pretty good IMHO.

February 20, 2019


It was the male voice and i also think it's very well understandable. The second time i had no problem hearing the correct sentence. Maybe my brain was influenced by one of the previous questions.

I just had to smile and so i shared it ... :-)

February 20, 2019


Dywany is accusative here right?

April 29, 2016


yes. it is accusative. ( as all not masculine personal nouns it is accusative = nominative)

April 29, 2016


is there a rule about endings of plural. parasolE, but diwanY? :)

July 28, 2017


This is based on phonetics. You can take a look here: http://mowicpopolsku.com/polish-grammar/cases/nominative/#noun-plural

(Here, 'dywany' is Accusative, but it's also the same as Nominative and generally it makes sense to discuss it on the base of Nominative.)

July 30, 2017
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