"What is that sound?"

Translation:Co to za dźwięk?

December 21, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skahmed23

What's the grammar behind this sentence? I'm struggling to figure out how it works.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerardd88

It's an expression. (or rather a collocation)
Co to za zapach/kolor/hałas? = What is that smell/colour/noise? etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabe81
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The full sentence may be: 'Co to jest za dźwięk?'. 'Co' is an interrogative pronoun meaning 'what', and 'Co to za ...?' is a fixed expression that would translate to 'What kind of ... is this?'.

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