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"Jesteś człowiekiem!"

Translation:You are a human!

December 16, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krygyz

Nie, jestem jabłko ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe29615

No. I am your nightmare


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idanlipin

Człowiek to mięso?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/igalampa

Co? :) meet-mięso


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrevorChri14

What happens when you do not accept 'person' here is that you drive us to answer 'human' everywhere, otherwise we generate random rejections. If the question has no way for the beginner to predict the answer, it has no place here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nerguy_pablo

in other contexts, 'person' is allowed as a translation for 'człowiek' - why not here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

Well, it's not exactly an equivalent. Deciding on when it works and when not is often hard for us.

I'd say it like that: "Jesteś człowiekiem!" either is a super Captain-Obvious thing to say, or it sounds like from science-fiction/fantasy. And while Spock or Elrond definitely are persons, they are not human.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hwodzak

"You are a person" definitely works in English here! "You are a human" is an odd thing to say in any context but a science fiction story. "You are a person" could be used in other contexts. Eg "you are a person so you deserve respect".
(Nice to see you admitting Spock is a person, though )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sushi6978

I immediately thought of Woody just screaming "You. Are. A. TOYYYY!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Itzlara_gamez

We are all humans!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliT.Firef

So 'Czlowiek z marmuru', just from the title, could as easily be a woman as a man?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

When "człowiek" refers to one, specific person, it's a synonym of "mężczyzna", often a more natural one, actually. No, I would be very surprised if "człowiek z marmuru" denoted a woman. If it was a woman, we'd specify it.

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