"Pamiętam mojego tatę."

Translation:I remember my dad.

December 23, 2015

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i have one question, if the ę is on the end like in this case of tatę you dont pronounce it like [eo] ? is that a rule?


I thought it was pronounced like [ɛn] ("e" nasalized), [ɛm] (before "b" or "p"). Apparently, in the end of a word, and before "l" or "ł", "ę" is usually just a lengthened "e". Also, I wish the Duolingo font supported ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ś, ż, ź. (compare to a, c, e, l, n, s, z)


From what I read in another thread, you can pronounce it but it sounds a bit posh. Most Poles will pronounce it like the TTS engine, just [e] (see dziękuję for example)


I heard it is really an old thing to pronounce this ę, actually for me it is starting to sound bad when I hear "Proszę {eon}


Why do we use "mojego" (Gen) and then "tatę" (Acc)?


The possesive pronoun for english "my" depends on gender, quantity and case of the noun that complements in the Polish language.

First of all "pamiętać" (to remember) requires accusative (what or who you remember is the direct object).

Second, the direct object is "my dad" (the construction of these two words is a whole for the sentence's logic matter). After knowing we need accusative for the object direct we take a look at the gender of NOUN which is masculine personal and animate. We as well know that is a singular noun, now we can do the endings.

Finally Acc, masc, animate and personal, singular, 1rst person possesive pronoun forms MOJEGO (which matches the same properties and ending for Genitive case as well, causing your understandable confusion).

Acc, singular for Dad forms Tatę (something I am still yet to comprehend why it acquires the fem ending even tho its a masc word, but someone will explain me one day [please!?])

So mojego tatę is the direct object. All accusative, it looks similar to Dopełniacz (Genitive) but we infer its not Gen because of the context. Also masculine singular nouns end with U (mostly) when in Gen.


Dear God...........


Tata needs the fem ending because it ends with an -a.


Really clear. Thanks!



Pamiętam needs accusative.

"Mojego tatę" is entirely accusative.

Mojego is:

Accusative for Masc personal singular, Masc animate singular.


Genitive for Masc and Neuter singular.


Genitive masculine/neuter, but not feminine ;)


Thank you Jellei!

I'm learning some good stuff today :)


Because the verb mój always takes the case of the thing that is being owned (in this case tatę). So in this example because tata is a masculine personal noun, we end up with mojego.


Why not 'I do remember my dad'?


"daddy" is not accepted. Interesting.


Well, the diminutive "daddy" could be said to be an equivalent of our diminutive "tatuś". If many people reported it, we could wonder about ignoring that difference, but I don't think many people do...

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