"I have milk and bread."

Translation:Mam mleko i chleb.

December 18, 2015



Why can you not use maja in this situation? Could you please explain im have trouble with the have useage.

December 18, 2015


"mają" is used only when the subject is third person plural (they)

December 18, 2015


Do you mean „mają”?

Mają means ‘they have’. ie. third person plural of ‘have’. Koty mają (Cats have), (Oni) mają (They have), Mężczyźni mają (Men have)…

Mam means ‘I have’, ie. first person singular of ‘have’. Mam kota (I have a cat).

There are different forms for other grammatical persons: Mam (I have), Masz (Thou hast), Ma (He/she/it has), Mamy (We have), Macie (Y’all have), Mają (They have).

The same goes for all verbs in Polish.

December 18, 2015

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Verb : MIEĆ - to have (aspect: durative, conjugation model I) in present tense, indicative mood

In Polish the verb "mieć" has many meanings, the most important are "to own", "to hold". None of them means eating. See mieć:

mieć I
  1. to own
  2. to consist of, to include
  3. to be equipped with
  4. to experience some sensation
  5. to have a feature, opinion
  6. to be in relation with sb/sth
  7. to be in specified situation
  8. to take part in some experience
  9. to have some level of education
  10. (colloquial) to be in some spatial relation to something or to be in specified place or time
mieć II
  1. to have some sort of obligations or plans
  2. used in expressions meaning future with verb in infinitive
  3. used in expressions meaning past with verb in participle
  4. used in expressions meaning negation with verb in subjunctive
  5. used in expressions meaning doubt with verb in past tense
mieć się
  1. to be in certain condition (in a given moment)


person male, female & neutre
——————————————— ————————————
ja (I) mam
ty (you singular) masz
on/ona/ono (he/she/it) ma
my (we) mamy
wy (you plural) macie
oni/one/oni (they) mają


Derived frequentive verb:

  • miewać : to have (something) sometimes (e.g. "headaches").
  • miewać się : to feel (good or bad); to be in certain condition, over longer period of time.
December 18, 2015


When i choose the correct translation "Ja mam mleko i chleb" it's marking it as wrong?

February 8, 2016

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It should be accepted. Did you report it?

February 8, 2016


Same here

April 20, 2017


Won't let me leave an answer.

October 29, 2018


Still confused.

October 29, 2018
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