"Lubię cię."

Translation:I like you.

December 18, 2015

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What is the difference between " Lubię cię" and "Lubię ciebie"? ci, etc


„Ciebie” is just a longer, accented form of „cię”. Mostly used at the start of the sentences instead of „cię”.

„Ci” is the dative case of „ty”, while „cię” is accusative. Have a link to the declesion table on English wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ty#Polish


when do we use cie and when do we use ciebie?


For some reason I keep hearing this as "Lubicie" (you like). It is only when I recall the correct answer from previous rounds do I recognize what the voice is saying. But outside of the context of this series of practice statements, i doubt that I would hear it as "Lubię cie" unless the speaker inserted a longer pause between the two words. Does this happen often in typical conversations?


Actually, the pause is not the problem here, since it's often absent in natural speech. It's the stress pattern. It should fall on the first syllable: "Lubię cię", but the TTS somehow renders it "Lub cię", which makes it sound like one word. Luckily there is still one distinction left: Lubicie features an [i]-sound, whereas here it's a [ie/ię]-sound.


When you meet a girlfriend at school


so if this is correct, why do I get a red cross?


It would be best if you specified what happened, but we currently have a new bug in the listening exercises which tells you "Good job!" or similar while failing you at the same time.

From the screenshots I've seen (not many), it seems that only the message is wrong, but the user should have indeed been failed, the answer was wrong. Of course I'd need to know what (exactly) you wrote.


I believe depends on context and it also can be used for "I love you" (I know "kocham" is probably the more proper word, but, i still belive "I love you" is also a viable translation, isn't it?)


Maybe in some contexts you can use it as an euphemism, but I wouldn't say it's proper to translate "lubić" as "love".


Are there any tips or notes to these new words, cie,was etc?


Yes, if you go to the browser version of Duolingo, everything is explained in the Tips&Notes.

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