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"Pomidory smaczne."

Translation:Tomatoes are tasty.

December 29, 2015



Wow, hello, Indo-European relicts! są = sunt in Latin, sind in German, суть in something before Russian (Old Church Slavonic?) I'm so profane in these things, but I love seeing this.


Polish has a large influence from Italian and Latin generally.


In addition to that, Polish, Latin and German were once a single language, and the words są, sunt and sind come straight from that language.


Why 'before Russian'? We use the word суть sometimes.


Но слишком редко, чтобы считать его частью парадигмы слова "быть"


I can't figure out when to use the ending -i, -y, or -e for adjectives that go with nouns in masculine/plural. Is there a rule that would help me remember?


Re Polish plural adjectives: "In plural, the form is the same as neuter singular, unless referring specifically to men or people in general." eg singular adj. {smaczny, smaczna. smaczne} > plural adj. {smaczne}. See LearnPolish24.com "Adjectives" -https://learnpolish24.com/home/artykul/1646/adjectives


...but Polish plural personal masculine endings take -i, or with a root change, -y, eg singular (personal) adjective {czarny, czarna, carne} > plural personal masculine adjective "czarni" & {biały, biała, białe} > "białi". BUT, with a root change, singular (personal) adjective {wysoky, wysoka, wysoke} > "wysocy" & {drogy, droga, drogie > "drodzy". See LearnPolish24.com "Adjectives" -https://learnpolish24.com/home/artykul/1646/adjectives


Do people in Poland eat as many tomatoes as these lessons suggest? It seems to be a constant diet of cookies, apples, tomatoes, ducks, fish and sandwiches - and presumably many of those in sandwiches.


It's rather an instrument for teaching grammer lessons based on different types of nouns and food. Would you prefer to learn the whole dictionary in one lesson? ;)


I can't believe they're teaching us how to lie so early


what's the difference between sa and to?


"to" may be used in an "X is Y" sentence, when both X and Y are noun phrases and use Nominative.

"są" means "(they) are" - it's the 3rd person plural of 'to be'. If in an X is Y sentence Y was a noun phrase, it would need to be in Instrumental. But as here it's just an adjective, it stays in Nominative.


It would be very helpful for beginners, such as myself, if the answers would include the case, for example: "Pomidory są smaczne." (Nominative) Tomatoes are tasty.


Why is "the tomatoes are tasty." wrong?


It's a correct answer, it should have worked.


Same problem here, the tomatoes was marked wrong.


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Hmm Tasty apples . How is this translated into Polish?


"smaczne jabłka".

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