"Ciekawe pytanie"

Translation:An interesting question

December 14, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

And thank you Ukrainian for a cognate to ciekawe!

December 14, 2015

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What's the Ukrainian cognate?

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

цікавий :D I knew it looked familiar right away, took a moment to click why, but then I didn't have to look at the hint, which is always nice :)

December 14, 2015

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That's good, you just have to remember that it's a "ч" sound in Polish. :P Assuming the Ukrainian is pronounced "tsikavii"

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

Yup, ц in Ukrainian is ts. In my experience, relatively few cognates are exactly the same between languages, but close enough to be an aide memoire, as in this case. Stuff like this is why I love Slavic languages!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Unless they're the ones that are too close and mess you up as a result. :-) "Man" does that to me with Polish and Russian. :-)

December 15, 2015
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