December 15, 2015

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On- he ,ona-she,to-it ,one-they(only girls),oni-they-(only boys or girl and boy)


I think "it" is actually "ono", and "to" is "this". But I'm not sure--maybe the usage of "to" is closer to the usage of "it".


You are closer, but like everything in polish its not always simple. Usually "to" you might use like "to auto" -"this car"; and "ono" like "ono (dziecko) płacze" - "it (baby) is crying".


You can also say "to płacze" but it would be rather rude...


"Ono" refers to neuter gender in Polish grammar, so
you can say:
"Ono/Dziecko płacze" - He/She/A/The baby is crying

Note: English "it" refers to animals and objects, so both sentences "To płacze" and "It is crying" sound very rude,
or inappropriate when referring to a human child.


So I take it since the hover-hints also suggest "him" and "her" (ona) that this serves not only for the nominative (mianownik?) but also for either the accusative (biernik?) or dative (celownik?). Is that dual-use correct, that on/ona are NOT only used in the nominative (like he/she are only used that way in English and have him/her for the others?)


Mianownik/Nom. (kto? co?) - on/ona (subject of the sentence) - he/she Dopełniacz/Gen. (kogo? czego?) - go/jego (short/long form)/jej - his/her Celownik/Dat. (komu? czemu?) - mu/jemu (short/long form)/jej - him/her Biernik/Acc. (kogo? co?) - go/jego (short/long form)/ - him/her

[deactivated user]

    Him = Jemu

    I gave him an apple = Dałam/dałem jemu habłko

    Her = Jej

    I gave her an apple = Dałam jej jabłko.

    On & jemu are not in the same tence.

    You can ask "who? what?" (kto? co?) for nominative and the answer will be "on". And there are questions for every tence (search for it, it is very helpful).

    Wikipedia might help you a little. Also, don't worry, cause sometimes even Poles have problems with tences :) (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_grammar)


    him - mu (short form)/jemu (long form)

    The sentence "Dałam/Dałem jemu jabłko" is not
    correct here, because it requires the short form:
    I gave him an apple - Dałem/Dałam mu jabłko

    her - jej (there is one form only)
    I gave her an apple - Dałem/Dałam jej jabłko

    "on & jemu are not in the same case"

    "Many Polish native speakers use wrong cases" :-)

    [deactivated user]

      Noted! Thank you :)


      Finally a normal word


      I dont know any Polish. How am I supposed to answer "what does this mean?" if ive never seen/heard of it before?


      Well, you can click on the word this see what it means in English. That's how it works: you click on the words to learn them, and then you make sentences with them.


      wait..if ona is she..and on is he..is the 'a' in "ona" supposed to separate it from "he"?


      I think that's too far. We could then say that you have "she" and "he" in English so 's' separates those words. They're just similar, which I believe is quite common throughout different languages.


      finally a word that doesn't look like cyzrszlwa


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