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"Idź kupić piwo."

Translation:Go buy beer.

December 29, 2015

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RP29

Go buy beer sounds dreadful in English (but not American?). We would say "go and buy beer".


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

I'm American. "Go buy beer!" Pretty normal. :)


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

Agreed, Americans are informal (and forceful) like that


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

Even nice ones, like me!


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

"Go to buy beer" is considered incorrect. Why's that?


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

We don't really use the infinitive after the imperative of "go":

"I'm going to buy some beer"
BUT "Go and buy some beer" (BrE)
"Go buy some beer" (AmE)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenKeohane1

I'm English and totally disagree. None of the options is technically wrong, but you would have been taught in school that "go to buy", "go to get" is the preferred form.

"Go and" isn't necessarily wrong, but is less formal and can sound a little lazy in some situations.

Just "go buy" sounds American and would sound very unnatural if said by a British native.


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

We're in fact using a double imperative.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judith360746

Sounds awful to a British English speaker. We just wouldn't say it that way.


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

We wondered about that and decided to leave it as the main answer for now, even if it may sound kinda rude. It's not like "Idź kupić piwo" is super polite either.

It's just the closest construction in terms of grammar.


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

I thought she said, 'Idź popić piwo.' It made me smile.


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

Daj mi piwo! TERAZ!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stewart288923

Exactly... In English, 'Go buy beer' would be extremely rude and anticipating a reply telling one to go and do some rather awkward things! 'Go and buy some beer' is very polite and much more normal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Huw67280

"Go and buy beer" in BE, but no possibility for this on the "buttons".


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

This is an accepted answer if you type it, but the tiles ('buttons') just need to make it possible to create one, main answer, not any correct answer.


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

This whole exercise is a lesson in being rude. Not one proszę anywhere...

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