"They are old."
Translation:Oni są starzy.
Przymiotniki kończące się na -y tworzą formę mianownika rodzaju męskoosobowego ze zmianami: adjectives ending with -y form Nominative masculine-personal with changes:
r → rz (stary → starzy, mądry → mądrzy)
s → ś (żałosny → żałośni)
końcówka -ty → -ci (popielaty → popielaci)
końcówka -ły → -li (biały → biali)
końcówka -ny → -ni (wolny → wolni, czytany → czytani)
It's people like you and these responses that are giving me hope learning Polish. Thanks for the time and effort!
Oni są starzy - Masculine personal plural. One są stare - Everything else plural. Gender has to match, so any mixes like 'oni są stare' are not allowed.
Oni should be allowed, because when it ask to translate from English there is no gender so oni and one are both correct
I have the version where you click on the words to make the sentence, and the only option I have for "they" is One, yet it gets marked wrong because I should choose "Oni", which as I said isn't even a choice!
Firstly, the base sentence is "Oni są starzy", so it's rather unusual that "oni" wasn't a choice... but anyway, the question is what your whole answer was. Cause you can answer either "Oni są starzy" or "One są stare".
The rest of the word choices were for "są" and "starzy", which makes sense that it was flagging "One" as wrong, but then "Oni" should have been in the word bank. I flagged the question but there was not an option to explain the problem, so I mostly posted the problem here to bring it to someone's attention.
I was using a web browser, so ultimately I changed to the keyboard option to type in the correct answer, but if I were using the app this would not have been an option and I would have been stuck in a loop, unable to answer the question correctly.
I have to say that this is really weird... if anything like that happens again, could you provide a screenshot? Without a screenshot we are not really able to investigate it further or bring it to the staff...
On a separate note, "Są starzy" itself would be accepted. But it's not a starred option, so it's not what the exercise should expect from you, it's just an acceptable answer... all the words from the main answer have to be in the word bank and if they're not, that looks like a serious bug.
I'd be happy to provide a screenshot if I see it happen again. How should I submit it?
You have to upload it on some image-hosting website and then just post the link.
It would really be helpful if the "adjectives 1" lesson had a tips and notes page that explains the masculine animate plural ending.