"When I sleep I do not talk."

Translation:Kiedy śpię, to nie mówię.

December 26, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Nepenti

Is there a difference between starting this sentence with "Kiedy" or with "Gdy"? So far, I have seen "kiedy?" as a question, and have not seen "gdy" at all (but it was in the tool tip).

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immery

you are right kiedy is a question word, or a word to link two related parts of sentence, gdy only links parts of sentence.

I do not think doulingo tips are even able to differentiate how is a word used in the sentence, otherwise we would not get so many misleading ones

April 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Xee

Kiedy śpię, ja nie mówię. Is it really wrong?

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Christian668877

A polish friend says, it's not wrong but emphasizes the "ja" ("I") a lot. Could be considered as a correct answer, i think.

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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Sure, it's not wrong, but I think it's pretty strange. If you put "ja" before "śpię", then it would simply emphasize "I". But putting "ja" before "nie mówię"... That sounds as if I didn't talk, but other people did...

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Christian668877

Sounds plausible. Very likely my friend meant the same "No" in a polite and not discouraging way by saying "it's not wrong, but" ... :-)

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BernardoFo527982

Why 'to'? Is it necessary?

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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It's not necessary (the answer is accepted without it), but it's a useful conjunction. "When X happens, then Y happens". It works like that.

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nondidjou

Is "Jak śpię..." a possible option?

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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I think it may be considered colloquial, but it seems so common that I think it can be accepted. Added.

July 17, 2018
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