"Pająk jest zwierzęciem."
Translation:A spider is an animal.
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You might have missed the part where every living "stworzenie" that is not a human is "zwierzę", "stworzenie(creature/creation) is a living istota (being) and istota is stworzenie.
Also check definition of insect in merriam-webster dictionary- you will find out that yes spider is an insect :) Love dictionaried and their writers.
"horse -how it looks everyone has seen ":)
A spider is not an insect. It is an arachnid. Insects have 6 legs and arachnids have 8.
Stworzenie = creature… Interesting. I never realized creature has the same root as creation until this discussion. In English, "creation" is a religious term and "creature" is not.
Humans are animals too, though usually people tend to use the word to talk about non-human animals. People also tend to exclude insects, arachnids, and other small creatures. I guess the most common thought is a mammal or perhaps a bird.
Life and death can be very arbitrary at times. People still argue about whether or not viruses are living organisms. Some may also arguing about bacteria. If you don't count either one and then throw fungi into plants, you might get that definition of "animal."
There are up to 5 other kingdoms in biology, depending on how you count.
Perhaps this may help: https://mowicpopolsku.com/polish-grammar/cases/instrumental/
"zwierzę" is Nominative (the basic form, used mostly for the subject of the sentence) and "zwierzęciem" is Instrumental, used mostly after forms of "być" (to be) and after the preposition "z" (with).
For a sentence built like this one, both can be used: it's either "Pająk jest zwierzęciem" or "Pająk to zwierzę". More info here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16373167
"zwierzę" is the basic, Nominative form, used mostly for the subject of the sentence ("Zwierzę je zupę" - "The animal is eating soup") or after "to" in "[noun] is [noun]" sentences ("Tygrys to zwierzę" - "A tiger is an animal").
"zwierzęciem" is the Instrumental form, used mostly after the preposition "z" (with) and after forms of "to be" in sentences like this one.
"A spider is an animal" can be translated two ways: "Pająk jest zwierzęciem" ('jest' + Instrumental) and "Pająk to zwierzę" ('to' + Nominative).