"You are drinking that coffee."
Translation:Pijesz tamtą kawę.
So in the Accusative for feminine nouns, the demonstrative pronouns are: tę and tamtą correct? I could see how that's confusing!
Wolę tamtą pomarańczę. Wolisz tę pomarańczę.
Yes. 'tamtą' is kinda illogical. But people for some reason go the other way round and change the perfectly logical "tę" (tę książkę, tę kawę, tę dziewczynę = ę-ę-ę) to "tą". This is one of the most common mistakes made by natives - but nevertheless, a mistake.
Thanks for all the contributions to the various polish discussions. It really helps out a lot of people like myself.
By the way, when are more Polish Tips and Notes coming? I have to use so many other sources for help on grammar. My Babbel for Polish does a good job.
Well, I'm afraid that it will have to wait until Tree 2.0. Which will be mooonths. The new tree will be so much different (and so much better, I hope), that it just makes no sense to create T&N for a soon-to-be-outdated tree. The material will just be distributed differently.
If you by any chance haven't seen it, you can take a look at the post here, for more other sources: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16296174
And then of course you can always ask :)
This would be "This gentleman is drinking that coffee". You used "pan" as a noun, not as Formal You. Formal You would just be "Pan pije tamtą kawę".
"gentleman" is a weird translation, but I don't think there's a better one. "Ten pan" sounds natural in Polish, but English will probably just use "This man".
Tamta is used when nominative is required, tamtą when accusative. Both are used with female nouns.
I don't know what Accusative means. I have so much difficulty with that being the only explanation. I feel as though I cannot get past where I am with Polish because I don;t understand this.
Why wouldn't it? Many, if not most, languages have separate words for singular and plural 'you', so even just this fact means that there will be more than one equally correct answer.
Agreed, but I don't recall the app instructing us to choose all the correct answers.
It used to until some time ago (When you choose out of three potential answers), but then the developers decided that people don't read instructions and started showing only one that is correct. Did that change again?
Oh, I read your comment below about needing to choose two answers. I didn't realize it was outdated. Thanks.
The aplicacion has some bug even if i choose the any of the 3 option it s always wrong
There are two correct answers here (Pijesz and Pijecie, for singular 'you' and plural 'you'), and you have to choose them both.