Obu... Masculin plural.. Oboje /obydwoje mix gender or young (cats) ..... But... Oboje drzwi.... Two doors.... ☺
I've never heard about "the both", maybe except rare occurences of "the both of you"... are you sure it's correct?
Well, one of the contributors checked it a few hours ago and yeah, we learned something new today - therefore 'the both' will be now accepted (it sometimes takes a few days to get implemented in the system).
I am a native English speaker. We don't say "the both", although we do say "both of the".
I asked around a bit, and I learned that that may be acceptable in some contexts for some natives (Scottish especially), but not here. Well, deleted from here, but we added it in many places, hard to delete it everywhere one by one. We probably won't accept it in Tree 2.0. Will see.
In English, one can say: we support the both of them. However, "we support the both children" will be heard. One will say, "We support both of the children". One needs "of" in the sentence.
Hmmm....oboje could be either nom or acc. Is it clear that this sentence is "they help both children" and not possibly "they both help children?"
Well... it's not totally impossible that it means "They both help children", but it's not very probable. That would be stylistically unusual.
"Oboje wspierają dzieci" would without a doubt be "They both help children".
Can someone tell me how oba conjugates please? I can't find this anywhere on the net.
Take a look here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/19529552$comment_id=19554885 :)