"She likes this soup."

Translation:Ona lubi tę zupę.

December 18, 2015

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As a native I have to say : we do not use "tę zupę" we say "tą zupę"


Well, we shouldn't. "tą zupę" is probably the most common mistake made by Polish native speakers, but it's still considered a mistake.


All this helps a lot... I learn more in the comments than with the exercises. Dzięki!


Do you know where I can find a list of when to use each case? I'm really confused by cases.


Is zupa not a feminine word or should ta not be used here at all?


It is a feminine noun, but "ta" is the wrong case. It must be accusative.



"Well, we shouldn't" The sass :)


Feeling like a true native speaker because that is what i wrote...lol


Could someone please explain why it's "tę" and "zupę" after "lubi (like)"? (With regard to the two ę)


Because after most verbs, the object has to be in the accusative case. And the feminine singular accusative of ten is and the singular accusative of feminine nouns is obtained by replacing the -a ending by .


Wouldnt this soup be tamta zupe if soup is feminine? I thought ten is used in the masculine case (ten mezczyzna)


Well, let's say that 'ten' is the basic form of the determiner equivalent to English 'this', and therefore the feminine singular Accusative of 'ten' is 'tę'.

"tamtą zupę" would be correct, but for "that soup".

And yes, of course "ten" is masculine.


This is where I'm struggling, I thought tamta would be correct.. I really need to get to grips with these cases, cos they're confusing me so much. I feel like I'm getting to grips with it all and then i find out there's a new rule, i didn't know about before.


Why we don't use: tą zupę if it is correct tamtą zupę? Why tę?


why sometimes "ta" changed to "tą" and sometimes it changed to "tę"?


Tą is instrumental, tę is accusative, ta is nominative.


Can someone break down this sentence for me in terms of which words are accusative, instrumental etc, please? I'm trying to understand why "she" is not affecting "this soup".


"ona" - "she", the subject, Nominative case, can be omitted

"lubi" - 3rd person singular form of the verb "lubić" (to like)

"zupę" - a direct object in Accusative case, as most transitive verbs take a verb in Accusative

"tę" - feminine Accusative determiner to match "zupę" grammatically. Of course it goes before "zupę", but explanation-wise it made more sense to explain it later.

Verbs and prepositions affect the cases, I don't think there's any situation in which a pronoun affects it.


Ok. Think I understand a little more. So "ona" affects the form that "lubić" takes, which in turn affects the form "zupa" takes, and that affects the form "ta" takes? Have I got that right?


Yes, that sounds about right.


Awesome! Thank you very much!


Is zupe not a feminine noun in polish as it is in german? Tamta kobieta worked. Or am i missing something?


Yes, "zupa" is feminine.


If soup is feminine, what is wrong with "ta zupa?" (I don't have the accented letters on my American keyboard, so please excuse me not using them.


Well, I'd strongly recommend using Polish characters. If your keyboard is American, you can actually use Polish instead - it has everything in the same places, plus the special characters.

"ta zupa" is the Nominative case, mostly used for the subject of the sentence (Ta zupa jest smaczna = This soup is tasty). The verb "lubić", just like most of the verbs taught in the beginning of this course, takes Accusative. Which is "tę" for "ta" and "zupę" for "zupa".


I only have Polish letters on my phone. My PC must be too old.


I use the Polish keyboard programmed into the computer, then I hold shift then pressing the "~" key. However to find, "ż" you do ~+x.


When to use zupę and zupa?


"zupa" - the basic, Nominative form, used mostly for the subject of the sentence. "Zupa jest smaczna" = "Soup is tasty".

"zupę" - the Accusative form, used mostly for the direct object of the sentence. "Lubię zupę" = "I like soup".


Lubię tę zupę, a ty uraczyłaś mnie tą zupą.

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