"To jajko jest smaczne."

Translation:This egg is tasty.

December 21, 2015



Is this usual way to say something "tastes good," or is there another common way?

For example, in English and German, we can say both: "the egg is yummy" ("tasty" isn't really said but is recognized)/"das Ei ist lecker" and "the egg tastes good"/"das Ei schmeckt gut" (or just "das Ei schmeckt").

March 6, 2016


We also use "dobrze smakuje" (I wouldn't rather say "smakuje dobrze" in this case but it is correct of course). "To jajko dobrze smakuje" (This egg tastes good). "Dobrze" might be replaced by "świetnie" (great). We may also say "smakuje komuś"/"komuś smakuje" ("komuś" should be replaced by a proper pronoun): "To jajko mi smakuje" (This egg tastes good to me).

April 6, 2016


Most people I know stopped saying things were 'yummy' when they left nursery school

April 13, 2016


"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - CS Lewis

April 13, 2016


I left nursery school 19 years ago and I say "yummy" quite often, but to each their own.

January 27, 2018


Can I also say "To jajko to smaczny" ? Or is it more common to say "To jajko jest smaczne" because double "to" in the sentence will sound weird?

November 22, 2017


You can't. Firstly, as "jajko" is neuter (that's why you use "to", which is the neuter form of "this"), the adjective also has to match: "smaczne".

Secondly, you can only use the construction with "to" if on its both sides you have noun phrases. Here, on the right side you have only an adjective, so you can't use this construction.

As for double "to", it sounds perfectly possible, even if a little bit weird. "To zwierzę to tygrys" (This animal is a tiger). A normal sentence.

November 22, 2017


Ok, got it. Very clear explanation. I will keep this as my notes. Thanks

November 23, 2017


It's very confusing that "to" can be a verb and the neutral "this" at the same time.

February 18, 2016


When “to” can be a verb?

February 24, 2016


It can be used as a copula (thing A = thing B, or thing A belongs to the category of thigs B's), as in "tygrys to kot." Copulas are considered verbs in grammars that don't have the concept of "copula." :)

February 27, 2016


Tasty is far more commonly used than yummy. But its going off topic.

June 30, 2016


yummy egg

December 2, 2017
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